Real Vim ninjas count every keystroke - do you?

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

Changelog, Rules & FAQ, updates: @vimgolf, RSS.

Your VimGolf key: please sign in

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

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: 29
  • Position: #4455 / 7276
  • Number of attempts: 6
V to the i - 4641 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #256 / 1857
  • Number of attempts: 3
That hyphen - 2500 entries

"vim vi improved"

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #556 / 683
  • Number of attempts: 1
Just the middle - 11141 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #2005 / 4114
  • Number of attempts: 6
Make HTML List - 987 entries

Turn the comma separated list into an unordered html list.

  • Best score: 33
  • Best player score: 50
  • Position: #189 / 261
  • Number of attempts: 6
Basic renumbering - 5436 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #981 / 1228
  • Number of attempts: 1
Vice versa - 7537 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #1417 / 2049
  • Number of attempts: 3
Mirror Symmetry - 781 entries

Add backslashes.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #35 / 262
  • Number of attempts: 7
Collect List - 4184 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #677 / 1167
  • Number of attempts: 8
camel riding - 745 entries

add a prefix on some camelCase variables

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #214 / 267
  • Number of attempts: 1
Space out the alphabet - 1595 entries

Put 3 spaces between adjacent letters.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #270 / 434
  • Number of attempts: 3
Fix the XML - 958 entries

The challenge consists in having a valid xml from an incomplete source.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 25
  • Position: #156 / 279
  • Number of attempts: 4
I forgot quotes - 15748 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #1581 / 4116
  • Number of attempts: 3
-a-b-c- - 3122 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #316 / 1113
  • Number of attempts: 5
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10538 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #2700 / 3638
  • Number of attempts: 3
Words in parens - 12736 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #575 / 3919
  • Number of attempts: 7
Simple text editing with Vim - 11657 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #2079 / 3418
  • Number of attempts: 4
Jesse Atkinson
Twitter:

Detroit native. Software engineer at @MeetEarnest. Vim & Fish shell enthusiast. Music & film buff. Ornery about whitespace.

entered into 17 challenges

contributed 0 challenges