Real Vim ninjas count every keystroke - do you?

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Played Challenges

Rural Post - 3731 entries

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

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #689 / 919
  • Number of attempts: 4
Simple, Practical, and Common - 32746 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: #1629 / 7235
  • Number of attempts: 10
Swap values - 4390 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #726 / 1230
  • Number of attempts: 1
prepend * to every non-blank line - 5776 entries

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

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #1180 / 1421
  • Number of attempts: 2
One number per line - 18240 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #882 / 3760
  • Number of attempts: 11
Separate the lines - 152 entries

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

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #74 / 82
  • Number of attempts: 1
Swap values inside brackets - 2404 entries

Easy challenge.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #354 / 555
  • Number of attempts: 2
V to the i - 4596 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #625 / 1837
  • Number of attempts: 5
Applying same text modification in several lines - 2699 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #321 / 803
  • Number of attempts: 2
Add semicolons - 10429 entries

Simply add a semicolon at the end of each line

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #2391 / 2954
  • Number of attempts: 1
Split line with dots - 2075 entries

This line is too long, split it.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 27
  • Position: #563 / 616
  • Number of attempts: 1
remove lines containing the word "reader" - 3419 entries

easy stuff

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #527 / 1108
  • Number of attempts: 4
Com(m)a Trouble - 3284 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #401 / 741
  • Number of attempts: 4
Box it - 7622 entries

Create a box around a line.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 27
  • Position: #1077 / 1819
  • Number of attempts: 2
Every other line - 2773 entries

AaAaAaA

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #335 / 676
  • Number of attempts: 3
Extract argument from function - 2186 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #346 / 721
  • Number of attempts: 4
Kolakoski sequence -- level 1 - 51 entries

Generate the Kolakoski sequence as described by its first 75 terms.

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 114
  • Position: #13 / 14
  • Number of attempts: 1
That hyphen - 2464 entries

"vim vi improved"

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #194 / 674
  • Number of attempts: 3
comment and uncomment code inline - 974 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: #177 / 290
  • Number of attempts: 4
Just the middle - 11074 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #2746 / 4088
  • Number of attempts: 1
Team names - 1754 entries

The team names are misspelled.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #369 / 564
  • Number of attempts: 2
Remember VimGolf Rules ! - 225 entries

Rules, ... and don't forget !

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #119 / 123
  • Number of attempts: 4
Basic renumbering - 5393 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #463 / 1218
  • Number of attempts: 7
Vice versa - 7416 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #1313 / 2011
  • Number of attempts: 3
comments galore - 954 entries

Basic comment reformatting

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #383 / 405
  • Number of attempts: 1
Generate a list of numbers - 269 entries

Please generate list of numbers from 1 to 20.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #101 / 127
  • Number of attempts: 4
One to Ten - 2055 entries

Generate the sequence of numbers from 1 to 10, one number per line. Inspired by this Reddit thread: https://redd.it/ak4it2

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #21 / 629
  • Number of attempts: 1
Change part of a function name in multiple occurrences - 590 entries

Change the middle part of the function name in multiple places, preferably using the next and dot commands.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #19 / 188
  • Number of attempts: 7
Build a six - 264 entries

Just enjoy building "a" floors...

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 54
  • Position: #81 / 87
  • Number of attempts: 4
Delete to the end of the current line - 708 entries

Delete to the end of the current line, but keep the character under the cursor.

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Position: #64 / 346
  • Number of attempts: 2
Put the months in order - 911 entries

Our contractor thought that months should be in alphabetical order. Put them in calendar order please.

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 48
  • Position: #108 / 154
  • Number of attempts: 1
move titles next to url, in quotes - 464 entries

had trouble with something similar

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 24
  • Position: #95 / 124
  • Number of attempts: 1
unknown command - 142 entries

I want change 5 words

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #36 / 71
  • Number of attempts: 2
Collect List - 4146 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #831 / 1159
  • Number of attempts: 2
I forgot quotes - 15639 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #2597 / 4095
  • Number of attempts: 2
-a-b-c- - 3077 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #982 / 1099
  • Number of attempts: 1
Don't know what this is - 1913 entries

Replace contents of brackets with matching number of spaces. Don't ask what the format's supposed to be.

  • Best score: 3
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #552 / 563
  • Number of attempts: 2
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10507 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #1356 / 3626
  • Number of attempts: 4
Words in parens - 12678 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #3537 / 3904
  • Number of attempts: 2
The name of the game - 597 entries

End up with the name of the game.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #246 / 328
  • Number of attempts: 3
SFD-ROC: vimvimvim - 1441 entries

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

  • Best score: 8
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #98 / 411
  • Number of attempts: 8
Let's play some Ivmgolf - 979 entries

Oops, I spelled that wrong.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #296 / 407
  • Number of attempts: 3
replacing each line of a block selection - 2740 entries

replace each line's ../assets/js with /javascripts

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 31
  • Position: #637 / 724
  • Number of attempts: 3
switch variable - 4863 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #539 / 1688
  • Number of attempts: 7
Ruby 1.9 hashes - 1113 entries

Rubyists talk about being cutting edge but how many are using 1.9 in production? Time to convert those verbose 1.8 hashes in to symbolic, succinct 1.9 beauties!

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #89 / 372
  • Number of attempts: 5
A Simple One - 870 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
  • Position: #490 / 581
  • Number of attempts: 1
Simple text editing with Vim - 11365 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #1650 / 3337
  • Number of attempts: 4
Patrick Lavin
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PhD Student at Georgia Tech in the @hpcgarage. Author of the Spatter memory benchmark. GRT.

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