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

Yo To Hello - 980 entries

Simply Turn Yo To Hello

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #22 / 452
  • Number of attempts: 1
Replace pattern with 1, 2, 3, ... on each line - 954 entries

For each line replace a search pattern (in this case $) with numbers starting at 1 and then increasing by 1 for each replaced match. a$b$c$ -> a0b1c2

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 43
  • Position: #179 / 193
  • Number of attempts: 1
Simple, Practical, and Common - 32765 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: 29
  • Position: #4822 / 7241
  • Number of attempts: 2
Get mail address from outlook format - 552 entries

Create a mail list space separated of mail list formatted by outlook

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #124 / 171
  • Number of attempts: 2
prepend * to every non-blank line - 5829 entries

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

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #1067 / 1434
  • Number of attempts: 2
One number per line - 18294 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #2223 / 3770
  • Number of attempts: 1
Add semicolons - 10467 entries

Simply add a semicolon at the end of each line

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #1954 / 2966
  • Number of attempts: 3
Box it - 7657 entries

Create a box around a line.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 28
  • Position: #1221 / 1829
  • Number of attempts: 1
I forgot quotes - 15666 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #3479 / 4098
  • Number of attempts: 1
Words in parens - 12690 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #3459 / 3906
  • Number of attempts: 1
Kieran
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