Real Vim ninjas count every keystroke - do you?

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Played Challenges

Innocent Monster - 128 entries

You have the tools, just create him!

  • Best score: 60
  • Best player score: 139
  • Position: #30 / 38
  • Number of attempts: 1
Put a newline after every 10 lines in vim - 1163 entries

Goal is to put a newline after every 10 lines in vim.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #160 / 401
  • Number of attempts: 1
Wikitext headings to markdown - 709 entries

Convert the wikitext headings to markdown.

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #56 / 157
  • Number of attempts: 11
hello-world-vimgolf - 1758 entries

Simple number generation

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #72 / 505
  • Number of attempts: 3
Contribute to keyboard mashing - 692 entries

Speak in tongues

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #19 / 214
  • Number of attempts: 4
Inverting Lines - 1436 entries

A simple challenge to invert all lines, except the first.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #351 / 395
  • Number of attempts: 2
Simple, Practical, and Common - 33029 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: #1375 / 7290
  • Number of attempts: 7
Swap values - 4484 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #83 / 1245
  • Number of attempts: 7
One number per line - 18439 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #1063 / 3802
  • Number of attempts: 6
V to the i - 4647 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #388 / 1861
  • Number of attempts: 4
Copy three lines - 2819 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #203 / 629
  • Number of attempts: 10
That hyphen - 2517 entries

"vim vi improved"

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #98 / 687
  • Number of attempts: 7
Just the middle - 11281 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #499 / 4139
  • Number of attempts: 5
Make HTML List - 994 entries

Turn the comma separated list into an unordered html list.

  • Best score: 33
  • Best player score: 35
  • Position: #43 / 264
  • Number of attempts: 3
Basic renumbering - 5476 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #412 / 1237
  • Number of attempts: 9
Wrap text in quotes - 345 entries

All the blocks of text should be wrapped in quotation marks.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #100 / 117
  • Number of attempts: 1
Vice versa - 7598 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #718 / 2059
  • Number of attempts: 5
-a-b-c- - 3129 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #134 / 1116
  • Number of attempts: 4
Don't know what this is - 1959 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: 11
  • Position: #53 / 574
  • Number of attempts: 6
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10560 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #856 / 3645
  • Number of attempts: 6
attr_aligner - 3402 entries

Two attr keywords. Two separate indentations. Align the colons.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #103 / 685
  • Number of attempts: 14
Words in parens - 12775 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #1525 / 3926
  • Number of attempts: 2
Simple text editing with Vim - 11746 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #1426 / 3444
  • Number of attempts: 5
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