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

Simple, Practical, and Common - 32904 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: 22
  • Position: #957 / 7270
  • Number of attempts: 9
One number per line - 18377 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #287 / 3787
  • Number of attempts: 7
multiple cursor alternative - 1447 entries

from: https://www.reddit.com/r/vim/comments/6w5pfa/crosspost_from_remacs_how_would_you_do_this_in_vim/

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #106 / 369
  • Number of attempts: 4
From argument to object - 1262 entries

This task typifies those programmers endure while coding. This C-family pseudocode needs a function argument to be repurposed as an object call. Simply search and replace? Repeat a pattern of edits?

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #23 / 417
  • 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: #42 / 296
  • Number of attempts: 1
Just the middle - 11136 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #921 / 4112
  • Number of attempts: 2
Todo list specification - 365 entries

The every item on the todo list must be done today. Modify the list to reflect that.

  • Best score: 37
  • Best player score: 37
  • Position: #33 / 168
  • Number of attempts: 2
For all cases. - 127 entries

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

  • Best score: 8
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #1 / 91
  • Number of attempts: 1
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: 16
  • Position: #32 / 205
  • Number of attempts: 4
Simple addition - 293 entries

The right side of the equation is already there. We just need the left one now.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #74 / 108
  • 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: 19
  • Position: #104 / 257
  • Number of attempts: 6
Vice versa - 7520 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #289 / 2043
  • Number of attempts: 8
Add Go XML to structure tags - 148 entries

The Go programming language can directly map XML to structure fields. Add the correct XML tag after each field.

  • Best score: 23
  • Best player score: 31
  • Position: #44 / 64
  • Number of attempts: 1
Array transposition - 2312 entries

Transpose two arrays into one.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #236 / 431
  • Number of attempts: 3
I forgot quotes - 15728 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #592 / 4114
  • Number of attempts: 8
-a-b-c- - 3118 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #646 / 1112
  • Number of attempts: 2
Don't know what this is - 1948 entries

Replace contents of brackets with matching number of spaces. Don't ask what the format's supposed to be.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #205 / 571
  • Number of attempts: 5
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10533 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #2173 / 3637
  • Number of attempts: 1
Words in parens - 12736 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #1569 / 3919
  • Number of attempts: 5
Simple text editing with Vim - 11624 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #2102 / 3410
  • Number of attempts: 1

Contributed Challenges

For all cases. - 127 entries

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

Christian Stammen
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entered into 20 challenges

contributed 1 challenges