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

html paragraph to table - 450 entries

reformat html paragraph to table

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 76
  • Number of attempts: 2
Box it - 4185 entries

Create a box around a line.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 36
  • Number of attempts: 2
Bad Copy Syntax - 998 entries

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

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 35
  • Number of attempts: 1
I forgot quotes - 12694 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 4
Swap values - 3747 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 3
Team names - 1507 entries

The team names are misspelled.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 21
  • Number of attempts: 3
Vice versa - 6234 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 7
Reorder the groups - 663 entries

Change the order so that the groups of fruit come before the vegetables.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 28
  • Number of attempts: 4
Just the middle - 9656 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Number of attempts: 6
Words in parens - 11363 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 6
ninja substitution - 754 entries

How can you reuse a previous substitution ?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 11
Swap values inside brackets - 1722 entries

Easy challenge.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 23
  • Number of attempts: 6
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 9706 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 7
Unsemantic linewrapping - 449 entries

[Inspired by a blog post I read: https://scott.mn/2014/02/21/semantic_linewrapping/. Text adapted.] Sometimes when editing a Markdown file, I wrap the lines semantically. Instead of inserting a newline at 70 columns (or whatever), or making paragraphs one long line, I put in newlines at a point that seems logical to me. This may seem silly, but it produces better diffs. Semantic linewrapping also makes editing snappier. I can delete, edit or insert sentences easily using linewise operations. Code-oriented text editors like Vim and [REDACTED] are really good at this kind of manipulation. Editing text that hasn't been wrapped semantically is a pain, though:

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Number of attempts: 7
Applying same text modification in several lines - 1975 entries

Remove identical text at the beginning of several lines and the closing parenthesis.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 6
One to Ten - 1251 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: 13
  • Number of attempts: 7
remove lines containing the word "reader" - 2153 entries

easy stuff

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Number of attempts: 4
Add semicolons - 4184 entries

Simply add a semicolon at the end of each line

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 8
Simple text editing with Vim - 10656 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 10
Com(m)a Trouble - 2078 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 4
Collect List - 3603 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 19
  • Number of attempts: 6
change parenthesis - 185 entries

change the pair of braces into a pair of parentheses

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 21
  • Number of attempts: 2
Basic renumbering - 4829 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 23
  • Number of attempts: 4
One number per line - 14098 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 24
  • Number of attempts: 4
Simple, Practical, and Common - 26721 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: 33
  • Number of attempts: 3
Increment each number - 593 entries

Increment each number individually by one

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 28
  • Number of attempts: 4
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