Real Vim ninjas count every keystroke - do you?

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Played Challenges

Rural Post - 4105 entries

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

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #109 / 1015
  • Number of attempts: 16
Satisfy the go linter - 2007 entries

You just came up with this briliant go vars package. But dang, you forgot to add comments to the exported variables. Can you add a comment over each variable with a TODO-placeholder?

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 24
  • Position: #199 / 404
  • Number of attempts: 13
Simple, Practical, and Common - 32910 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: #2749 / 7271
  • Number of attempts: 17
Swap values - 4440 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #302 / 1241
  • Number of attempts: 8
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: 10
  • Position: #379 / 1463
  • Number of attempts: 12
One number per line - 18378 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #2998 / 3788
  • Number of attempts: 9
Swap values inside brackets - 2431 entries

Easy challenge.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #69 / 560
  • Number of attempts: 11
SCREAMING_SNAKE_CASE to Title Case - 1117 entries

Convert strings in SCREAMING_SNAKE_CASE to Title Case. Examples: EMPLOYEE_NAME -> Employee Name REVENUE_YEAR_TO_DATE -> Revenue Year To Date SALARY -> Salary

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 34
  • Position: #200 / 232
  • Number of attempts: 3
Add semicolons - 10539 entries

Simply add a semicolon at the end of each line

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #357 / 2988
  • Number of attempts: 11
Bad Copy Syntax - 1938 entries

Copy should be from right to left, but sometimes you type it wrong.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #149 / 493
  • Number of attempts: 18
remove lines containing the word "reader" - 3454 entries

easy stuff

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #239 / 1121
  • Number of attempts: 14
Com(m)a Trouble - 3376 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #85 / 760
  • Number of attempts: 28
Box it - 7680 entries

Create a box around a line.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 162
  • Position: #1833 / 1835
  • Number of attempts: 1
Extract argument from function - 2215 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #243 / 728
  • Number of attempts: 4
That hyphen - 2498 entries

"vim vi improved"

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #262 / 683
  • Number of attempts: 6
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: 9
  • Position: #132 / 296
  • Number of attempts: 6
Just the middle - 11136 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #1321 / 4112
  • Number of attempts: 6
Team names - 1777 entries

The team names are misspelled.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #247 / 570
  • Number of attempts: 12
Make HTML List - 987 entries

Turn the comma separated list into an unordered html list.

  • Best score: 33
  • Best player score: 42
  • Position: #108 / 261
  • Number of attempts: 5
Missing Library and a Typo - 836 entries

I forgot to add a c library, please add it for me. Also I'm bad at typing so fix my typo too.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #115 / 205
  • Number of attempts: 15
Fiddle percentages into real numbers - 795 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: 13
  • Position: #139 / 271
  • Number of attempts: 3
Vice versa - 7522 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #515 / 2044
  • Number of attempts: 12
Order and join - 877 entries

There's something special about the input order.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #68 / 241
  • Number of attempts: 4
One to Ten - 2093 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: 19
  • Position: #538 / 641
  • Number of attempts: 10
citizen_hacks_2019_challenge5 - 119 entries

For the Citizen Hacks 2019 Vim competition.

  • Best score: 6
  • Best player score: 6
  • Position: #28 / 62
  • Number of attempts: 2
Join 'em - 228 entries

This shouldn't be too tough

  • Best score: 4
  • Best player score: 5
  • Position: #109 / 134
  • Number of attempts: 1
Remove quotes after first field - 319 entries

Remove the quotes around each field except for the first field.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 26
  • Position: #67 / 79
  • Number of attempts: 2
move titles next to url, in quotes - 487 entries

had trouble with something similar

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #19 / 128
  • Number of attempts: 7
Space out the alphabet - 1590 entries

Put 3 spaces between adjacent letters.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #100 / 433
  • Number of attempts: 9
I forgot quotes - 15740 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #3701 / 4115
  • Number of attempts: 3
quotes inside quotes - 3026 entries

taken from tip 85 of the very good book 'Practical Vim: Edit Text at the Speed of Thought' ! I'd be interested what people use :)

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #332 / 1044
  • Number of attempts: 6
Words in parens - 12736 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #1039 / 3919
  • Number of attempts: 10
Vertical Limit - 2367 entries

transform a succession of one word lines to a an array of strings

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #240 / 716
  • Number of attempts: 9
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