Real Vim ninjas count every keystroke - do you?

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Played Challenges

Simple, Practical, and Common - 32992 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 / 7283
  • Number of attempts: 9
Swap values - 4482 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #424 / 1245
  • Number of attempts: 5
One number per line - 18426 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #248 / 3799
  • Number of attempts: 13
From argument to object - 1433 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: #367 / 437
  • Number of attempts: 3
Every other line - 2839 entries

AaAaAaA

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #386 / 688
  • Number of attempts: 2
comment and uncomment code inline - 1014 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 / 298
  • Number of attempts: 5
Just the middle - 11261 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #797 / 4135
  • Number of attempts: 4
Team names - 1780 entries

The team names are misspelled.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #29 / 571
  • Number of attempts: 6
Text to HTML Table - 157 entries

Turn the plain text table to an HTML table.

  • Best score: 52
  • Best player score: 52
  • Position: #4 / 46
  • Number of attempts: 4
For all cases. - 127 entries

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

  • Best score: 8
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #33 / 91
  • Number of attempts: 1
Stairstep digits - 357 entries

Remove the evens. Double the odds.

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #92 / 135
  • Number of attempts: 2
create arrows in a list - 89 entries

Add arrow at same distance

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #37 / 63
  • Number of attempts: 1
Adam's challenge - 917 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: #202 / 258
  • Number of attempts: 4
Fiddle percentages into real numbers - 801 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 / 274
  • Number of attempts: 4
Vice versa - 7563 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #1023 / 2054
  • Number of attempts: 7
Collect List - 4190 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #819 / 1169
  • Number of attempts: 1
I forgot quotes - 15769 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #2530 / 4119
  • Number of attempts: 5
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10555 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #1140 / 3642
  • Number of attempts: 3
Words in parens - 12769 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #2352 / 3925
  • Number of attempts: 2
remove dupes from array - 1308 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: #206 / 327
  • Number of attempts: 3
Mayank Suman
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Student, PhD, School of Water Resources, IIT

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