Real Vim ninjas count every keystroke - do you?

Pick a challenge, fire up Vim, and show us what you got.

Changelog, Rules & FAQ, updates: @vimgolf, RSS.

Your VimGolf key: please sign in

$ gem install vimgolf
$ vimgolf setup
$ vimgolf put [challenge ID]

31803 active golfers, 385491 entries, 531 challenges

Open VimGolf challenges

remove all lines in first part - 162 entries

From the second part, remove all lines in the first part. It can be useful when you have done something from a long list, you want to know what is not done yet!

Shuffled numbers - 205 entries

Each number is paired with the number it should follow. That's enough information to put them in order.

camel riding - 737 entries

add a prefix on some camelCase variables

Merge blank lines and properly capitalize - 49 entries

Here you need complete 2 tasks: 1. Remove all unwanted continuous blank lines and leave only 1 blank line between paragraphs. 2. Properly capitalize the sentences.

Remove hard line breaks - 51 entries

Text files with Hard breaks are not good for e-readers. We need remove all hard line breaks and have long lines.

Custom McCarthy sequence - 31 entries

Generate the first one hundred and twenty numbers (starting with n=1). See here for some inspiration:

Fix the XML - 952 entries

The challenge consists in having a valid xml from an incomplete source.

Rail fence transposition cipher - 70 entries

Solve a rail fence transposition cipher using vim. This ciphertext was created using two rails. Use vim to transpose the text and recover the original quote.

Interleave lines - 133 entries

This is some kind of « paste -d'\n' c b a ». There are many ways to achieve this.. just find the shortest!

Land of the Lost - 76 entries

Enter the tabs below the lyrics

Not enough Ps - 65 entries

Different type of code

Fill visual area - 77 entries

Just have fun!

Conway sequence - 22 entries

Generate the the first fifteen numbers. See here for more information:

Logging with key - 287 entries

Sometimes it is better to log with meaningful key

Sorting database text output - 204 entries

Sometimes it is nice to be able to quickly take column-formatted text output from the SQL command line and turn it into a list of useful data. In this case we want a unique, sorted list of the values from the second column combined into one comma-separated list. What is the fewest strokes you can do this in?

ASCII box - 304 entries

Don't forget to fix typos!

Space out the alphabet - 1563 entries

Put 3 spaces between adjacent letters.

Mute the second method of this script - 430 entries

prepend a # infront of every line of the second method

50 factorials mod 97 - 44 entries

List 1! to 50!, but give your answer mod 97.

Sort with uniq OpenEmbedded package names - 33 entries

For each line take 4th dirname of path. For example: "alsa-utils", "gawk-3.1.5", ... But! But if previous result is "files", take 3rd dirname instead. For example: "mktemp", "mklibs" ... If version is present in package name (dash is the separator character), take it. For example: "apt-" prevails over "apt". And finally, use sort -u to get unique names!

Winning streak - 113 entries

Make the number on each line equal the consecutive L's or W's.

Separating firstname & lastname - 109 entries

Seperate named with equal tabs.

Greek column realign - 42 entries

Oops one letter is missing! Shift down the second column to insert nu letter. Symbol can be entered using: <C-K>n*

Wget failed to download redirections - 169 entries

Output of a wget session, where 302 where not properly handled due to certificate problems, has been saved to a file. Keep the correct URLs to start again downloading.

C to VimDict - 46 entries

Convert a C data structure to a Vimscript dictionary.

Happy TvvO - 379 entries

Don’t forget the past, learn from it. Happy New Year.

range(10) digit rotation - 32 entries

This is a data generator challenge or some kind of gift..

increment by column in XML - 143 entries

modify an arbitrary "column" in an xml table by incrementing a an arbitrary placeholder string

Binary and Increment - 41 entries

Some numbers fun: not only increasing numbers but also increasing binary.

Refactoring useless Method away - 89 entries

Real-life challenge, convert a bunch of ifs to a switch statement

Square numbers - 81 entries

Boring math puzzle.

Hail to Alekseï Pajitnov - 30 entries

Wanna play tetris? Don't panic, it's quite long but there's no piece rotation. Little advice: source the file, Luke!

JSON string rotation - 51 entries

Right value strings are misplaced. Just rotate them! I'm too kind with you guys and didn't included "strings with \" in it"!

Test everything! - 136 entries

... and build the desired input data structure. Transform a list of values into a non-trivial format.

Just the middle - 11092 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

Simple Maths - 35 entries

Not much to say, discover by yourself!

Config Sections - 38 entries

Section me!

Pretty format for variable declarations - 129 entries

Project standards demand the equal signs must be aligned for better readability.

Condensed Cases - 735 entries

Apple's new programming language, Swift, allows two style of case statements: 1) one Enum case on each line, or 2) multiple Enum cases on a single line. Convert the following from the first case (no pun intended) to the second type.

I forgot quotes - 15687 entries


Replace Parameter with Explicit Methods - 61 entries

Implementing the methods of a Java Interface

Basic renumbering - 5419 entries

Renumbering Basic.

Shift down - 189 entries

Number words are back.

learn vim in short time - 212 entries

so happy to learn vim.because vim is awesome

Gray area - 678 entries

It's a golf metaphor or something.

Winding path - 91 entries

It's a maze, but the bad paths have been blocked off. Mark the correct path.

That hyphen - 2478 entries

"vim vi improved"

Refactor static member invocation - 187 entries

Someone used a static method. Refactor the method into a static import while fixing the assertion.

Acute accents - 31 entries

Featuring all 17 lowercase letters with an acute accent digraph. Find a way to automate the digraphs.

Count both ways - 935 entries

Right AND down.

VimGolf Chatter