Real Vim ninjas count every keystroke - do you?

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

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

Played Challenges

vim = 22 / 7 - 424 entries

pi square vim

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 30
  • Position: #83 / 130
  • Number of attempts: 2
Search and Replace 0 - 4695 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #762 / 1556
  • Number of attempts: 3
Words in parens - 12769 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #1864 / 3925
  • Number of attempts: 3
Word frequency alignment - 250 entries

You've got to align the second column, but the spacing is inconvenient and there are nasty tabs in the way. If you're a "real Vim ninja," this could be very quick indeed...

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Position: #44 / 148
  • Number of attempts: 1
REDRUM - 147 entries

If you remember "The Shinning", the first time you saw the bloody word REDRUM you probably thinked "What the Hell is that?" Well, then you know that you need a little help from a looking-glass to make sense of it. Now it's time to use vim like a mirror to reveal the message.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #11 / 60
  • Number of attempts: 4
SFD-ROC: vimvimvim - 1522 entries

Oh no, this line is longer than 80 chars... put each 'vim' on a new line.

  • Best score: 8
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #375 / 428
  • Number of attempts: 1
Let's play some Ivmgolf - 1022 entries

Oops, I spelled that wrong.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #62 / 422
  • Number of attempts: 3
Generate English Alphabets - 448 entries

Start with a, get up to z.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 24
  • Position: #58 / 196
  • Number of attempts: 4
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