Real Vim ninjas count every keystroke - do you?

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Played Challenges

Simple, Practical, and Common - 32972 entries

Simple things we do all the time should be able to be done with very few keystrokes, but sometimes I find something I need to do makes me go, "There MUST be a better way." This challenge is just a simple movement and entering text at a certain place.

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 25
  • Position: #3246 / 7278
  • Number of attempts: 4
One number per line - 18395 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #875 / 3793
  • Number of attempts: 11
Swap values inside brackets - 2433 entries

Easy challenge.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #132 / 561
  • Number of attempts: 8
Add semicolons - 10546 entries

Simply add a semicolon at the end of each line

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #1244 / 2990
  • Number of attempts: 8
Every other line - 2836 entries

AaAaAaA

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #279 / 687
  • Number of attempts: 7
Copy three lines - 2811 entries

If the site is up (by some miracle), make the text under every header identical.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 41
  • Position: #616 / 626
  • Number of attempts: 2
Extract argument from function - 2218 entries

The aim is to see if you can do some refactoring very fast.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #207 / 729
  • Number of attempts: 5
Search and Replace 0 - 4681 entries

Replace every instance of 'aaa' with 'xaaax'.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #532 / 1550
  • Number of attempts: 5
comment and uncomment code inline - 995 entries

It's very useful to be able to comment out a block of code in a quick edit. And likewise to uncomment the code. This operation often involves multi-line stanzas and even large blocks. With just line-wise navigation and insert mode this would cost you about 4 keystrokes per line. Master this hole of VimGolf and you'll quickly drop your key count in day to day Vim as well.

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #101 / 296
  • Number of attempts: 4
Just the middle - 11141 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #2683 / 4114
  • Number of attempts: 1
Make HTML List - 987 entries

Turn the comma separated list into an unordered html list.

  • Best score: 33
  • Best player score: 48
  • Position: #164 / 261
  • Number of attempts: 2
Basic renumbering - 5444 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #541 / 1229
  • Number of attempts: 9
Vice versa - 7541 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #1762 / 2049
  • Number of attempts: 1
Array transposition - 2312 entries

Transpose two arrays into one.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 39
  • Position: #385 / 431
  • Number of attempts: 2
Collect List - 4184 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #382 / 1167
  • Number of attempts: 2
I forgot quotes - 15749 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #2218 / 4117
  • Number of attempts: 2
-a-b-c- - 3122 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #984 / 1113
  • Number of attempts: 1
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10538 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #1301 / 3638
  • Number of attempts: 2
Words in parens - 12736 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #901 / 3919
  • Number of attempts: 3
abcd > a b c d - 263 entries

transform the single spaces into 4 spaces repeat for each line

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #169 / 207
  • Number of attempts: 1
replacing each line of a block selection - 2826 entries

replace each line's ../assets/js with /javascripts

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #106 / 739
  • Number of attempts: 3
switch variable - 4945 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #516 / 1708
  • Number of attempts: 3
Ugly spreadsheet copy/paste to CSV - 864 entries

convert an ugly spreadsheet copy/paste into a CSV format.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 82
  • Position: #171 / 174
  • Number of attempts: 1
Make it more readable - 1905 entries

Insert blank lines to make it more organized and readable

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #177 / 625
  • Number of attempts: 4
Simple text editing with Vim - 11662 entries

Make the pairs of lines match up by making each second line same as first

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #2763 / 3419
  • Number of attempts: 1
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