Real Vim ninjas count every keystroke - do you?

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

Played Challenges

Fix the shell script! - 987 entries

Fix the shell script with the fewest keystrokes!

  • Best score: 26
  • Best player score: 51
  • Position: #203 / 253
  • Number of attempts: 2
Put a newline after every 10 lines in vim - 942 entries

Goal is to put a newline after every 10 lines in vim.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #187 / 332
  • Number of attempts: 1
Wikitext headings to markdown - 597 entries

Convert the wikitext headings to markdown.

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 29
  • Position: #82 / 135
  • Number of attempts: 1
hello-world-vimgolf - 1533 entries

Simple number generation

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #300 / 437
  • Number of attempts: 1
Contribute to keyboard mashing - 613 entries

Speak in tongues

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #162 / 185
  • Number of attempts: 1
simple replacements - 1072 entries

The goal is to see the replacement commands in action.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #141 / 239
  • Number of attempts: 1
Inverting Lines - 1296 entries

A simple challenge to invert all lines, except the first.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #333 / 363
  • Number of attempts: 1
Making 3 line function a one liner. - 163 entries

Simple challenge for frequent action while programming.

  • Best score: 4
  • Best player score: 4
  • Position: #85 / 106
  • Number of attempts: 2
Modernise code - 827 entries

Modernise and clean up some C++ code.

  • Best score: 34
  • Best player score: 44
  • Position: #101 / 191
  • Number of attempts: 2
Enumerate Bullets - 194 entries

We will need to refer to the bullet points in our document explicitly later, so we need to assign them some ID's!

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 67
  • Position: #46 / 50
  • Number of attempts: 1
Python: Def to Lambda - 372 entries

LAMBDA!!!

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #95 / 124
  • Number of attempts: 1
Rural Post - 4105 entries

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

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #646 / 1015
  • Number of attempts: 5
Multiline to Single Line - 522 entries

Convert a multiline, indented file to a single line with no whitespace

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Position: #100 / 235
  • Number of attempts: 1
Yo To Hello - 1048 entries

Simply Turn Yo To Hello

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #290 / 481
  • Number of attempts: 2
Simple, Practical, and Common - 32904 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: 28
  • Position: #4434 / 7270
  • Number of attempts: 1
prepend * to every non-blank line - 5959 entries

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

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #1122 / 1463
  • Number of attempts: 1
One number per line - 18378 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #1977 / 3788
  • Number of attempts: 3
V to the i - 4639 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #1457 / 1856
  • Number of attempts: 1
Add semicolons - 10539 entries

Simply add a semicolon at the end of each line

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #2100 / 2988
  • Number of attempts: 1
remove lines containing the word "reader" - 3454 entries

easy stuff

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #1048 / 1121
  • Number of attempts: 1
Box it - 7680 entries

Create a box around a line.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 26
  • Position: #1080 / 1835
  • Number of attempts: 2
multiple cursor alternative - 1447 entries

from: https://www.reddit.com/r/vim/comments/6w5pfa/crosspost_from_remacs_how_would_you_do_this_in_vim/

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 30
  • Position: #333 / 369
  • Number of attempts: 1
That hyphen - 2498 entries

"vim vi improved"

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #475 / 683
  • Number of attempts: 2
Just the middle - 11136 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #3804 / 4112
  • Number of attempts: 1
Team names - 1777 entries

The team names are misspelled.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #486 / 570
  • Number of attempts: 1
Vice versa - 7522 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #1630 / 2044
  • Number of attempts: 1
Collect List - 4178 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #1069 / 1166
  • Number of attempts: 1
I forgot quotes - 15728 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #2000 / 4114
  • Number of attempts: 1
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10533 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #2461 / 3637
  • Number of attempts: 1
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