Real Vim ninjas count every keystroke - do you?

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Played Challenges

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: 14
  • Position: #256 / 332
  • Number of attempts: 1
hello-world-vimgolf - 1533 entries

Simple number generation

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #297 / 437
  • Number of attempts: 2
Add quotes to ansible playbook - 781 entries

You created an ansible playbook, but forgot to add quotes. Can you fix it?

  • Best score: 8
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #193 / 246
  • Number of attempts: 3
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: #122 / 235
  • Number of attempts: 1
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: #4225 / 7270
  • Number of attempts: 4
Reconstruct the actual output from my unit test tool report - 131 entries

When a test fails, my unit test tool reports differences between the actual output and the expected output as follow: - line in the expected output but missing in the actual output are prefixed with a dash - unexpected lines in the actual output are prefixed with a plus sign - comments added by the unit test tool are prefixed with a question mark - common lines are showed `as-is` (well, almost;) From that "diff" format, I would like to reconstruct the actual output.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #32 / 44
  • Number of attempts: 4
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: 15
  • Position: #869 / 1463
  • Number of attempts: 3
One number per line - 18377 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 24
  • Position: #3136 / 3787
  • Number of attempts: 2
comment and uncomment code inline - 995 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: 12
  • Position: #227 / 296
  • Number of attempts: 1
Just the middle - 11136 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #2570 / 4112
  • Number of attempts: 2
Team names - 1777 entries

The team names are misspelled.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #414 / 570
  • Number of attempts: 2
Format java properties - 66 entries

Format java properties to a different format. The value which is the string following the first '=' cannot & should not change. All periods in the key get replaced with an underscore "_" and get a prefix of "b_".

  • Best score: 27
  • Best player score: 37
  • Position: #25 / 31
  • Number of attempts: 1
Simple addition - 293 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #83 / 108
  • Number of attempts: 3
Adam's challenge - 916 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: #230 / 257
  • Number of attempts: 1
Vice versa - 7520 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #1035 / 2043
  • Number of attempts: 3
Add Go XML to structure tags - 148 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: 32
  • Position: #53 / 64
  • Number of attempts: 2
I forgot quotes - 15728 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #2566 / 4114
  • Number of attempts: 2
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10533 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #2249 / 3637
  • Number of attempts: 3
Words in parens - 12736 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #3094 / 3919
  • Number of attempts: 1
Sergio Semedi
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