Real Vim ninjas count every keystroke - do you?

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Played Challenges

Order and join - 768 entries

There's something special about the input order.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 37
  • Number of attempts: 2
comment and uncomment code inline - 850 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
  • Number of attempts: 3
Simple, Practical, and Common - 26721 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
  • Number of attempts: 13
switch variable - 4437 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 5
V to the i - 4095 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Number of attempts: 7
Extract argument from function - 2045 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 23
  • Number of attempts: 1
Don't know what this is - 1797 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
  • Number of attempts: 3
Add semicolons - 4183 entries

Simply add a semicolon at the end of each line

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 3
remove lines containing the word "reader" - 2153 entries

easy stuff

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Number of attempts: 2
Just the middle - 9651 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Number of attempts: 4
Swap values - 3747 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 7
Vertical Limit - 2163 entries

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

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 24
  • Number of attempts: 4
unknown command - 111 entries

I want change 5 words

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Number of attempts: 3
Words in parens - 11363 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 5
A Simple One - 849 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
  • Number of attempts: 1
Array transposition - 1738 entries

Transpose two arrays into one.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 54
  • Number of attempts: 1
I forgot quotes - 12685 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 6
That hyphen - 2250 entries

"vim vi improved"

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 2
Com(m)a Trouble - 2078 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 5
Simple text editing with Vim - 10650 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 4
Applying same text modification in several lines - 1975 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 3
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 9706 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 6
Switch function arguments - 1850 entries

How to switch two arguments of a function.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 1
Search and Replace 0 - 4205 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 3
One number per line - 14098 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 8
Basic renumbering - 4829 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 5
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