Real Vim ninjas count every keystroke - do you?

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Played Challenges

Simple, Practical, and Common - 32953 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: 24
  • Position: #2925 / 7275
  • Number of attempts: 5
One number per line - 18395 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #1772 / 3793
  • Number of attempts: 3
V to the i - 4641 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #557 / 1857
  • Number of attempts: 2
Copy three lines - 2801 entries

If the site is up (by some miracle), make the text under every header identical.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #492 / 625
  • Number of attempts: 1
Array propagate - 311 entries

Complete the array with the keys as part of the value

  • Best score: 23
  • Best player score: 28
  • Position: #69 / 110
  • Number of attempts: 4
Search and Replace 0 - 4676 entries

Replace every instance of 'aaa' with 'xaaax'.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #514 / 1549
  • Number of attempts: 7
That hyphen - 2500 entries

"vim vi improved"

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #357 / 683
  • Number of attempts: 4
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: #92 / 296
  • Number of attempts: 5
Remember VimGolf Rules ! - 235 entries

Rules, ... and don't forget !

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #28 / 127
  • Number of attempts: 2
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: 18
  • Position: #63 / 257
  • Number of attempts: 6
comments galore - 970 entries

Basic comment reformatting

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #246 / 410
  • Number of attempts: 4
Switch function arguments - 1982 entries

How to switch two arguments of a function.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #288 / 627
  • Number of attempts: 3
Numbering a List - 1832 entries

Pretty simple, number the list.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #30 / 627
  • Number of attempts: 7
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