Real Vim ninjas count every keystroke - do you?

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

Played Challenges

Innocent Monster - 128 entries

You have the tools, just create him!

  • Best score: 60
  • Best player score: 94
  • Position: #23 / 38
  • Number of attempts: 1
Put a newline after every 10 lines in vim - 1157 entries

Goal is to put a newline after every 10 lines in vim.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #183 / 399
  • Number of attempts: 1
Contribute to keyboard mashing - 689 entries

Speak in tongues

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #191 / 213
  • Number of attempts: 2
Put a cross in the square - 143 entries

Put a cross in the square

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #33 / 62
  • Number of attempts: 1
swap number pairs - 1664 entries

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

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 37
  • Position: #243 / 311
  • Number of attempts: 4
HS Final exam vimgolf - 745 entries

Change the initial file to a single line containing all names comma-separated with numbers inside parentheses.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 35
  • Position: #144 / 200
  • Number of attempts: 3
Turn the x - 263 entries

Turn the x to a +

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #47 / 68
  • Number of attempts: 3
Rural Post - 4152 entries

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

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #649 / 1029
  • Number of attempts: 5
Satisfy the go linter - 2031 entries

You just came up with this briliant go vars package. But dang, you forgot to add comments to the exported variables. Can you add a comment over each variable with a TODO-placeholder?

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 33
  • Position: #332 / 412
  • Number of attempts: 8
Add quotes to ansible playbook - 822 entries

You created an ansible playbook, but forgot to add quotes. Can you fix it?

  • Best score: 8
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #247 / 258
  • Number of attempts: 3
Multiline to Single Line - 552 entries

Convert a multiline, indented file to a single line with no whitespace

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Position: #157 / 248
  • Number of attempts: 2
xrandr outputs and dashes - 613 entries

uh oh, different video drivers identify display outputs with more dashes. Quick, need to change this xrandr script!

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #153 / 199
  • Number of attempts: 1
Yo To Hello - 1066 entries

Simply Turn Yo To Hello

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #405 / 489
  • Number of attempts: 2
Replace pattern with 1, 2, 3, ... on each line - 1047 entries

For each line replace a search pattern (in this case $) with numbers starting at 1 and then increasing by 1 for each replaced match. a$b$c$ -> a0b1c2

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 32
  • Position: #148 / 211
  • Number of attempts: 4
Simple, Practical, and Common - 33028 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: 31
  • Position: #5615 / 7289
  • Number of attempts: 5
prepend * to every non-blank line - 6059 entries

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

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #941 / 1481
  • Number of attempts: 5
One number per line - 18439 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #3073 / 3802
  • Number of attempts: 3
Add semicolons - 10714 entries

Simply add a semicolon at the end of each line

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #2295 / 3018
  • Number of attempts: 4
remove lines containing the word "reader" - 3479 entries

easy stuff

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #900 / 1127
  • Number of attempts: 3
Com(m)a Trouble - 3454 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 33
  • Position: #702 / 775
  • Number of attempts: 1
Box it - 7718 entries

Create a box around a line.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 59
  • Position: #1771 / 1841
  • Number of attempts: 1
Just the middle - 11281 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #3124 / 4139
  • Number of attempts: 4
Line under headers - 1933 entries

Put a line under each header, and remove the other markdown formatting.

  • Best score: 24
  • Best player score: 37
  • Position: #389 / 476
  • Number of attempts: 2
I forgot quotes - 15804 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #3511 / 4123
  • Number of attempts: 2
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10560 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #3172 / 3645
  • Number of attempts: 3
Words in parens - 12775 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #2975 / 3926
  • Number of attempts: 2
Leander Hendrikx
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