Real Vim ninjas count every keystroke - do you?

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Played Challenges

Put a newline after every 10 lines in vim - 1176 entries

Goal is to put a newline after every 10 lines in vim.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #224 / 405
  • Number of attempts: 1
Java to JavaScript - 208 entries

Let convert some simple Java file to JavaScript!

  • Best score: 59
  • Best player score: 72
  • Position: #19 / 53
  • Number of attempts: 5
hello-world-vimgolf - 1768 entries

Simple number generation

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #313 / 509
  • Number of attempts: 2
Add quotes to ansible playbook - 822 entries

You created an ansible playbook, but forgot to add quotes. Can you fix it?

  • Best score: 8
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #171 / 258
  • Number of attempts: 3
Multiline to Single Line - 552 entries

Convert a multiline, indented file to a single line with no whitespace

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Position: #176 / 248
  • Number of attempts: 5
Simple, Practical, and Common - 33029 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: 27
  • Position: #3995 / 7290
  • Number of attempts: 2
Reconstruct the actual output from my unit test tool report - 135 entries

When a test fails, my unit test tool reports differences between the actual output and the expected output as follow: - line in the expected output but missing in the actual output are prefixed with a dash - unexpected lines in the actual output are prefixed with a plus sign - comments added by the unit test tool are prefixed with a question mark - common lines are showed `as-is` (well, almost;) From that "diff" format, I would like to reconstruct the actual output.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #36 / 47
  • Number of attempts: 1
prepend * to every non-blank line - 6061 entries

Prepend an asterisk to every non-blank line in the input file.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #1043 / 1481
  • Number of attempts: 1
One number per line - 18439 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #744 / 3802
  • Number of attempts: 1
comment and uncomment code inline - 1019 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: 13
  • Position: #270 / 301
  • Number of attempts: 3
Just the middle - 11281 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #3160 / 4139
  • Number of attempts: 1
Format java properties - 66 entries

Format java properties to a different format. The value which is the string following the first '=' cannot & should not change. All periods in the key get replaced with an underscore "_" and get a prefix of "b_".

  • Best score: 27
  • Best player score: 36
  • Position: #22 / 31
  • Number of attempts: 1
Simple addition - 301 entries

The right side of the equation is already there. We just need the left one now.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #71 / 112
  • Number of attempts: 1
Adam's challenge - 922 entries

Change both normal to bold and 4 by 2. Adam Wathan challenge this on twitter . He did it in 11 keystrokes on Sublime.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #189 / 260
  • Number of attempts: 1
Vice versa - 7598 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #1408 / 2059
  • Number of attempts: 1
Add Go XML to structure tags - 151 entries

The Go programming language can directly map XML to structure fields. Add the correct XML tag after each field.

  • Best score: 23
  • Best player score: 33
  • Position: #60 / 65
  • Number of attempts: 1
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10560 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #2479 / 3645
  • Number of attempts: 3
Words in parens - 12775 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #7 / 3926
  • Number of attempts: 4
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