Real Vim ninjas count every keystroke - do you?

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Played Challenges

Simple, Practical, and Common - 32962 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: 27
  • Position: #3956 / 7276
  • Number of attempts: 1
Swap values - 4440 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #474 / 1241
  • Number of attempts: 5
One number per line - 18395 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 24
  • Position: #3183 / 3793
  • Number of attempts: 1
Swap values inside brackets - 2433 entries

Easy challenge.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 24
  • Position: #479 / 561
  • Number of attempts: 1
V to the i - 4641 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #1361 / 1857
  • Number of attempts: 1
Applying same text modification in several lines - 2751 entries

Remove identical text at the beginning of several lines and the closing parenthesis.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #358 / 815
  • Number of attempts: 3
Add semicolons - 10545 entries

Simply add a semicolon at the end of each line

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #748 / 2989
  • Number of attempts: 4
remove lines containing the word "reader" - 3454 entries

easy stuff

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #593 / 1121
  • Number of attempts: 1
Com(m)a Trouble - 3410 entries

Someone was real stupid when placing his commas. Can you fix it?

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #575 / 764
  • Number of attempts: 2
Box it - 7682 entries

Create a box around a line.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 25
  • Position: #962 / 1836
  • Number of attempts: 2
Tables, Functions, Sprocs - 116 entries

In order to load some scripts into my database in the correct order I need to load tables first (t_), then functions (fn_), then stored procedures (sp_). The order of the t_ lines and the order of the sp_ lines should also match. Reorder the lines so they will load correctly.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #22 / 39
  • Number of attempts: 3
Cool or not? - 761 entries

abc trying to be cool or not...

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #94 / 216
  • Number of attempts: 2
Every other line - 2829 entries

AaAaAaA

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #395 / 686
  • Number of attempts: 2
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: #117 / 296
  • Number of attempts: 4
Just the middle - 11141 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #3760 / 4114
  • Number of attempts: 1
Basic renumbering - 5436 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #909 / 1228
  • Number of attempts: 2
Vice versa - 7536 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #1337 / 2049
  • Number of attempts: 1
One to Ten - 2095 entries

Generate the sequence of numbers from 1 to 10, one number per line. Inspired by this Reddit thread: https://redd.it/ak4it2

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 35
  • Position: #637 / 642
  • Number of attempts: 1
Join 'em - 229 entries

This shouldn't be too tough

  • Best score: 4
  • Best player score: 5
  • Position: #33 / 135
  • Number of attempts: 1
Delete to the end of the current line - 713 entries

Delete to the end of the current line, but keep the character under the cursor.

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Position: #132 / 349
  • Number of attempts: 2
Remove quotes after first field - 322 entries

Remove the quotes around each field except for the first field.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 27
  • Position: #74 / 80
  • Number of attempts: 1
Put the months in order - 915 entries

Our contractor thought that months should be in alphabetical order. Put them in calendar order please.

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 53
  • Position: #132 / 155
  • Number of attempts: 1
Array transposition - 2312 entries

Transpose two arrays into one.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 24
  • Position: #269 / 431
  • Number of attempts: 3
Collect List - 4184 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #723 / 1167
  • Number of attempts: 4
I forgot quotes - 15748 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #2981 / 4116
  • Number of attempts: 1
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10538 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #2356 / 3638
  • Number of attempts: 2
Words in parens - 12736 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #2691 / 3919
  • Number of attempts: 1
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