Real Vim ninjas count every keystroke - do you?

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Played Challenges

Simple, Practical, and Common - 32746 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: #984 / 7235
  • Number of attempts: 14
Swap values - 4390 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #175 / 1230
  • Number of attempts: 6
One number per line - 18240 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #2039 / 3760
  • Number of attempts: 4
Separate the lines - 152 entries

Every other line is mixed up. Separate them into their original texts.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #27 / 82
  • Number of attempts: 2
From argument to object - 1250 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: #38 / 412
  • Number of attempts: 4
Every other line - 2773 entries

AaAaAaA

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #324 / 676
  • Number of attempts: 2
comment and uncomment code inline - 974 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: #50 / 290
  • Number of attempts: 3
Just the middle - 11074 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #2425 / 4088
  • Number of attempts: 2
Todo list specification - 350 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: #30 / 161
  • Number of attempts: 5
Text to HTML Table - 156 entries

Turn the plain text table to an HTML table.

  • Best score: 52
  • Best player score: 56
  • Position: #27 / 45
  • Number of attempts: 4
Stairstep digits - 233 entries

Remove the evens. Double the odds.

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #26 / 111
  • Number of attempts: 2
Missing Library and a Typo - 815 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: #43 / 200
  • Number of attempts: 2
Basic renumbering - 5393 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #74 / 1218
  • Number of attempts: 2
Simple addition - 288 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #24 / 105
  • Number of attempts: 4
Adam's challenge - 904 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: #37 / 252
  • Number of attempts: 4
Fiddle percentages into real numbers - 789 entries

Get rid of the '%' symbols and shift the decimal place. This is the easier version - all the columns line up.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #86 / 267
  • Number of attempts: 3
Vice versa - 7416 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #294 / 2011
  • Number of attempts: 5
Add Go XML to structure tags - 143 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: 26
  • Position: #22 / 60
  • Number of attempts: 2
Collect List - 4146 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #317 / 1159
  • Number of attempts: 2
I forgot quotes - 15639 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #2849 / 4095
  • Number of attempts: 3
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10507 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #1151 / 3626
  • Number of attempts: 4
Words in parens - 12678 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #781 / 3904
  • Number of attempts: 4
Simple text editing with Vim - 11365 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #487 / 3337
  • Number of attempts: 3
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