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

Simple, Practical, and Common - 32910 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
  • Position: #898 / 7271
  • Number of attempts: 22
One number per line - 18385 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #1662 / 3789
  • Number of attempts: 12
Every other line - 2829 entries


  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #593 / 686
  • Number of attempts: 1
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 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: #25 / 102
  • Number of attempts: 12

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