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 - 32765 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: #960 / 7241
  • Number of attempts: 9
Swap values - 4409 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #419 / 1235
  • Number of attempts: 5
One number per line - 18294 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #248 / 3770
  • Number of attempts: 13
From argument to object - 1256 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: 22
  • Position: #347 / 415
  • Number of attempts: 3
Every other line - 2790 entries

AaAaAaA

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #380 / 679
  • Number of attempts: 2
comment and uncomment code inline - 976 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: #44 / 291
  • Number of attempts: 5
Just the middle - 11086 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #797 / 4093
  • Number of attempts: 4
Team names - 1763 entries

The team names are misspelled.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #29 / 566
  • Number of attempts: 6
Text to HTML Table - 156 entries

Turn the plain text table to an HTML table.

  • Best score: 52
  • Best player score: 52
  • Position: #4 / 45
  • Number of attempts: 4
For all cases. - 123 entries

In this case... change it! :) Watch the line.

  • Best score: 8
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #33 / 87
  • Number of attempts: 1
Stairstep digits - 238 entries

Remove the evens. Double the odds.

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #84 / 113
  • Number of attempts: 2
create arrows in a list - 78 entries

Add arrow at same distance

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #37 / 59
  • Number of attempts: 1
Adam's challenge - 906 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: 23
  • Position: #198 / 254
  • Number of attempts: 4
Fiddle percentages into real numbers - 791 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: 13
  • Position: #80 / 269
  • Number of attempts: 4
Vice versa - 7448 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #1011 / 2019
  • Number of attempts: 7
Collect List - 4155 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #813 / 1161
  • Number of attempts: 1
I forgot quotes - 15666 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #2511 / 4098
  • Number of attempts: 5
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10513 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #1140 / 3629
  • Number of attempts: 3
Words in parens - 12690 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #2337 / 3906
  • Number of attempts: 2
remove dupes from array - 1266 entries

given a random string that contains a ruby-esque array, make sure that there are no duplicate elements

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #201 / 322
  • Number of attempts: 3
Mayank Suman
Twitter:

Student, PhD, School of Water Resources, IIT

entered into 20 challenges

contributed 0 challenges