Real Vim ninjas count every keystroke - do you?

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Played Challenges

Modernise code - 444 entries

Modernise and clean up some C++ code.

  • Best score: 34
  • Best player score: 44
  • Number of attempts: 2
swap number pairs - 1038 entries

Swap the numbers in a bunch of 2-element arrays.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 25
  • Number of attempts: 7
Rural Post - 3649 entries

Simple challenge to remove all but the post code on each line

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 4
Simple, Practical, and Common - 32690 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
  • Number of attempts: 12
Swap values - 4374 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 1
prepend * to every non-blank line - 5728 entries

Prepend an asterisk to every non-blank line in the input file.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 2
One number per line - 18195 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 19
  • Number of attempts: 6
Swap values inside brackets - 2403 entries

Easy challenge.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 23
  • Number of attempts: 1
Add semicolons - 10409 entries

Simply add a semicolon at the end of each line

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 2
Split line with dots - 2075 entries

This line is too long, split it.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 23
  • Number of attempts: 1
multiple cursor alternative - 1410 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
  • Number of attempts: 4
From argument to object - 1246 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: 21
  • Number of attempts: 1
Every other line - 2769 entries

AaAaAaA

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 2
comment and uncomment code inline - 973 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: 3
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 4
Just the middle - 11073 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Number of attempts: 2
Todo list specification - 345 entries

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

  • Best score: 37
  • Best player score: 39
  • Number of attempts: 2
Basic renumbering - 5393 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 18
  • Number of attempts: 1
Interactive git rebase changing commands - 155 entries

How to change the action of some commits in git rebase dialog.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 4
Adam's challenge - 903 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: 22
  • Number of attempts: 4
Create a table - 285 entries

Convert the given input into a formatted table

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 21
  • Number of attempts: 3
Fiddle percentages into real numbers - 784 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: 16
  • Number of attempts: 2
ninja substitution - 1200 entries

How can you reuse a previous substitution ?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 3
Array transposition - 2234 entries

Transpose two arrays into one.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 29
  • Number of attempts: 4
Collect List - 4138 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 1
I forgot quotes - 15634 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 18
  • Number of attempts: 1
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10509 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 2
Words in parens - 12676 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 5
Simple text editing with Vim - 11334 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: 2
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