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

Every other line - 2781 entries

AaAaAaA

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #461 / 677
  • Number of attempts: 2
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: 28
  • Position: #287 / 290
  • Number of attempts: 1
Just the middle - 11079 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #3412 / 4090
  • Number of attempts: 4
Adam's challenge - 905 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: 22
  • Position: #158 / 253
  • Number of attempts: 6
Fiddle percentages into real numbers - 791 entries

Get rid of the '%' symbols and shift the decimal place. This is the easier version - all the columns line up.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #221 / 269
  • Number of attempts: 2
Vice versa - 7434 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 46
  • Position: #1990 / 2016
  • Number of attempts: 1
Words in parens - 12682 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #3225 / 3905
  • Number of attempts: 3

Contributed Challenges

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.

Nathan Slaughter
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contributed 1 challenges