Real Vim ninjas count every keystroke - do you?

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Simple, Practical, and Common - 32953 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: 22
  • Position: #1903 / 7275
  • Number of attempts: 13
Swap values - 4440 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #605 / 1241
  • Number of attempts: 7
One number per line - 18395 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #1202 / 3793
  • Number of attempts: 8
V to the i - 4641 entries

Input is 99 V's. Output is 100 i's.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #605 / 1857
  • Number of attempts: 7
Applying same text modification in several lines - 2751 entries

Remove identical text at the beginning of several lines and the closing parenthesis.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #387 / 815
  • Number of attempts: 3
Add semicolons - 10545 entries

Simply add a semicolon at the end of each line

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #189 / 2989
  • Number of attempts: 3
Bad Copy Syntax - 1938 entries

Copy should be from right to left, but sometimes you type it wrong.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 27
  • Position: #382 / 493
  • Number of attempts: 4
remove lines containing the word "reader" - 3454 entries

easy stuff

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #274 / 1121
  • Number of attempts: 2
Com(m)a Trouble - 3410 entries

Someone was real stupid when placing his commas. Can you fix it?

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #334 / 764
  • Number of attempts: 5
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: 23
  • Position: #708 / 729
  • Number of attempts: 1
Search and Replace 0 - 4676 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #1167 / 1549
  • Number of attempts: 3
That hyphen - 2500 entries

"vim vi improved"

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #524 / 683
  • Number of attempts: 2
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: 12
  • Position: #239 / 296
  • Number of attempts: 3
Just the middle - 11141 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #1181 / 4114
  • Number of attempts: 4
Basic renumbering - 5436 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #573 / 1228
  • Number of attempts: 5
Order and join - 881 entries

There's something special about the input order.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 37
  • Position: #240 / 242
  • Number of attempts: 2
Array transposition - 2312 entries

Transpose two arrays into one.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 54
  • Position: #413 / 431
  • Number of attempts: 1
unknown command - 144 entries

I want change 5 words

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #11 / 73
  • Number of attempts: 3
I forgot quotes - 15748 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #2235 / 4116
  • Number of attempts: 6
Don't know what this is - 1951 entries

Replace contents of brackets with matching number of spaces. Don't ask what the format's supposed to be.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #559 / 572
  • Number of attempts: 3
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10538 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #1330 / 3638
  • Number of attempts: 6
Words in parens - 12736 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #1673 / 3919
  • Number of attempts: 5
Vertical Limit - 2369 entries

transform a succession of one word lines to a an array of strings

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 24
  • Position: #289 / 717
  • Number of attempts: 4
Switch function arguments - 1982 entries

How to switch two arguments of a function.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #549 / 627
  • Number of attempts: 1
switch variable - 4944 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #529 / 1708
  • Number of attempts: 5
A Simple One - 934 entries

Here is a very simple one - just to illustrate/introduce a vim feature that some people seem to miss...

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #485 / 617
  • Number of attempts: 1
Simple text editing with Vim - 11657 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #1656 / 3418
  • Number of attempts: 4
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