Real Vim ninjas count every keystroke - do you?

Pick a challenge, fire up Vim, and show us what you got.

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$ vimgolf setup
$ vimgolf put [challenge ID]

Played Challenges

One number per line - 18377 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #273 / 3787
  • Number of attempts: 6
Separate the lines - 155 entries

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

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #35 / 84
  • Number of attempts: 2
Palindrome numbers - 21 entries

For each number compute its associated palindrome. First number (first line) has been eaten! #prime

  • Best score: 30
  • Best player score: 34
  • Position: #12 / 14
  • Number of attempts: 1
V to the i - 4635 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #511 / 1855
  • Number of attempts: 2
Split line with dots - 2098 entries

This line is too long, split it.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #121 / 622
  • Number of attempts: 5
Every other line - 2829 entries

AaAaAaA

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #201 / 686
  • Number of attempts: 2
comment and uncomment code inline - 984 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: #60 / 294
  • Number of attempts: 4
Just the middle - 11135 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #955 / 4111
  • Number of attempts: 2
For all cases. - 126 entries

In this case... change it! :) Watch the line.

  • Best score: 8
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #44 / 90
  • Number of attempts: 1
Stairstep digits - 240 entries

Remove the evens. Double the odds.

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #28 / 115
  • Number of attempts: 2
Missing Library and a Typo - 830 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: 15
  • Position: #9 / 204
  • Number of attempts: 6
Interactive git rebase changing commands - 156 entries

How to change the action of some commits in git rebase dialog.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #29 / 74
  • Number of attempts: 2
Adam's challenge - 913 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: 18
  • Position: #42 / 256
  • Number of attempts: 3
Create a table - 302 entries

Convert the given input into a formatted table

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #21 / 98
  • Number of attempts: 3
I forgot quotes - 15719 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #610 / 4110
  • Number of attempts: 5
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10533 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #1162 / 3637
  • Number of attempts: 2
Words in parens - 12733 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #795 / 3918
  • Number of attempts: 6
Simple text editing with Vim - 11595 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #2313 / 3404
  • Number of attempts: 1
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