Real Vim ninjas count every keystroke - do you?

Pick a challenge, fire up Vim, and show us what you got.

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$ gem install vimgolf
$ vimgolf setup
$ vimgolf put [challenge ID]

Played Challenges

Sort the VimGolf challenges by popularity - 338 entries

"Sort by popularity" is a good order to play the challenges. Not perfect, but you could do a lot worse. ;) Input is a sample copy-pasted from vimgolf.com. Some of the challenge names have digits that will get in your way, so read ":help :sort" for hints on sorting with a regex. When you're done, try your solution on the full list!

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #5 / 102
  • Number of attempts: 4
Words in parens - 12736 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #281 / 3919
  • Number of attempts: 1
Hole-in-one - 973 entries

Lets take this golf thing literally.. Drive off the tee into the hole, and of course you don't strike the ball completely clean.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #199 / 297
  • Number of attempts: 2
abcd > a b c d - 260 entries

transform the single spaces into 4 spaces repeat for each line

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #201 / 204
  • Number of attempts: 1
A simple change - 396 entries

Just change the numbers in the most efficient way ...

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #63 / 175
  • Number of attempts: 1
Extract text from xml - 102 entries

Extract text from xml file (ignoring commented out elements) and create a one line regex.

  • Best score: 28
  • Best player score: 46
  • Position: #33 / 42
  • Number of attempts: 2
Vertical Limit - 2367 entries

transform a succession of one word lines to a an array of strings

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #187 / 716
  • Number of attempts: 7
replacing each line of a block selection - 2791 entries

replace each line's ../assets/js with /javascripts

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #401 / 732
  • Number of attempts: 5
un-C-escape string - 54 entries

Convert escape sequences to characters

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #15 / 48
  • Number of attempts: 2
switch variable - 4917 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #687 / 1701
  • Number of attempts: 3
The meaning - 521 entries

Numbers are fun!

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Position: #34 / 336
  • Number of attempts: 2
Ugly spreadsheet copy/paste to CSV - 840 entries

convert an ugly spreadsheet copy/paste into a CSV format.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 44
  • Position: #120 / 173
  • Number of attempts: 6
Replacing some words - 412 entries

How fast could it be?

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 25
  • Position: #94 / 145
  • Number of attempts: 5
Make it more readable - 1891 entries

Insert blank lines to make it more organized and readable

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #337 / 622
  • Number of attempts: 2
Whitespace, empty lines and tabs - 2979 entries

Convert tabs to spaces, strip empty lines and trailing whitespace.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 34
  • Position: #556 / 663
  • Number of attempts: 1
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: #1996 / 3410
  • Number of attempts: 4
Reformat/Refactor a Golfer Class - 6014 entries

A simple case of removing unneeded code and fixing broken indentation.

  • Best score: 32
  • Best player score: 37
  • Position: #481 / 1481
  • Number of attempts: 3
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