Real Vim ninjas count every keystroke - do you?

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

Played Challenges

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: 22
  • Position: #60 / 193
  • Number of attempts: 2
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: 23
  • Position: #2691 / 7241
  • Number of attempts: 4
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: 15
  • Position: #875 / 1434
  • Number of attempts: 4
One number per line - 18294 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #2221 / 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: 12
  • Position: #1819 / 2966
  • Number of attempts: 1
remove lines containing the word "reader" - 3436 entries

easy stuff

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #744 / 1113
  • Number of attempts: 1
Box it - 7657 entries

Create a box around a line.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 26
  • Position: #1069 / 1829
  • Number of attempts: 1
Just the middle - 11086 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #3772 / 4093
  • Number of attempts: 2
learn vim in short time - 212 entries

so happy to learn vim.because vim is awesome

  • Best score: 8
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #111 / 144
  • Number of attempts: 1
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