Real Vim ninjas count every keystroke - do you?

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Played Challenges

Wikitext headings to markdown - 202 entries

Convert the wikitext headings to markdown.

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 24
  • Position: #30 / 59
  • Number of attempts: 5
Rural Post - 3833 entries

Simple challenge to remove all but the post code on each line

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #320 / 946
  • Number of attempts: 4
Simple, Practical, and Common - 32798 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: #967 / 7244
  • Number of attempts: 13
prepend * to every non-blank line - 5835 entries

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

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #770 / 1436
  • Number of attempts: 4
One number per line - 18318 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #1671 / 3774
  • Number of attempts: 3
Separate the lines - 153 entries

Every other line is mixed up. Separate them into their original texts.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #67 / 83
  • Number of attempts: 1
Add semicolons - 10475 entries

Simply add a semicolon at the end of each line

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #1567 / 2970
  • Number of attempts: 2
Box it - 7667 entries

Create a box around a line.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #767 / 1831
  • Number of attempts: 3
From argument to object - 1258 entries

This task typifies those programmers endure while coding. This C-family pseudocode needs a function argument to be repurposed as an object call. Simply search and replace? Repeat a pattern of edits?

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #33 / 416
  • Number of attempts: 5
comment and uncomment code inline - 981 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: 10
  • Position: #158 / 293
  • Number of attempts: 4
Just the middle - 11092 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #2424 / 4096
  • Number of attempts: 2
Todo list specification - 359 entries

The every item on the todo list must be done today. Modify the list to reflect that.

  • Best score: 37
  • Best player score: 37
  • Position: #12 / 164
  • Number of attempts: 5
Text to HTML Table - 156 entries

Turn the plain text table to an HTML table.

  • Best score: 52
  • Best player score: 52
  • Position: #12 / 45
  • Number of attempts: 3
Missing Library and a Typo - 829 entries

I forgot to add a c library, please add it for me. Also I'm bad at typing so fix my typo too.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #116 / 203
  • Number of attempts: 2
Simple addition - 288 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #15 / 105
  • Number of attempts: 2
Adam's challenge - 912 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: 26
  • Position: #227 / 255
  • Number of attempts: 1
Add Go XML to structure tags - 143 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: 30
  • Position: #37 / 60
  • Number of attempts: 1
I forgot quotes - 15687 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #2141 / 4103
  • Number of attempts: 2
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