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

V to the i - 4615 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #217 / 1846
  • Number of attempts: 3
That hyphen - 2467 entries

"vim vi improved"

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #70 / 675
  • Number of attempts: 7
Just the middle - 11086 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #319 / 4093
  • Number of attempts: 4
Basic renumbering - 5408 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #360 / 1221
  • Number of attempts: 7
Restore order to the alphabet - 162 entries

The numbers are OK. The letters are wonky.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #20 / 61
  • Number of attempts: 3
camel riding - 737 entries

add a prefix on some camelCase variables

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #26 / 264
  • Number of attempts: 4
Fix the XML - 934 entries

The challenge consists in having a valid xml from an incomplete source.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #19 / 273
  • Number of attempts: 7
Line 'em up! - 361 entries

It can be so hard to keep everything neatly lined-up. Somebody clearly hasn't bothered here. Tidy it up, please!

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #7 / 103
  • Number of attempts: 3
I forgot quotes - 15666 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #3060 / 4098
  • Number of attempts: 1
Where should I put the Newline? - 832 entries

Help me put the newline.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #35 / 416
  • Number of attempts: 4
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10513 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #371 / 3629
  • Number of attempts: 1
Words in parens - 12690 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #541 / 3906
  • Number of attempts: 13
Simple text editing with Vim - 11431 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #351 / 3357
  • Number of attempts: 10
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