Real Vim ninjas count every keystroke - do you?

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

Played Challenges

Put a newline after every 10 lines in vim - 944 entries

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

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #252 / 333
  • Number of attempts: 1
hello-world-vimgolf - 1534 entries

Simple number generation

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #340 / 438
  • Number of attempts: 1
Fill in the chess board - 543 entries

Fill in the name of each square using its file (a-h) and rank (1-8).

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 34
  • Position: #51 / 113
  • Number of attempts: 2
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: #506 / 7271
  • Number of attempts: 7
Swap values - 4440 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #72 / 1241
  • Number of attempts: 4
One number per line - 18378 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #135 / 3788
  • Number of attempts: 8
Split line with dots - 2098 entries

This line is too long, split it.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #181 / 622
  • Number of attempts: 5
Extract argument from function - 2215 entries

The aim is to see if you can do some refactoring very fast.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #513 / 728
  • Number of attempts: 2
That hyphen - 2498 entries

"vim vi improved"

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #128 / 683
  • Number of attempts: 5
Just the middle - 11136 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #652 / 4112
  • Number of attempts: 2
Basic renumbering - 5430 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #642 / 1227
  • Number of attempts: 5
Fiddle percentages into real numbers - 795 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: #40 / 271
  • Number of attempts: 5
Vice versa - 7522 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #193 / 2044
  • Number of attempts: 7
Order and join - 877 entries

There's something special about the input order.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #6 / 241
  • Number of attempts: 2
Align commas - 1040 entries

There are 15,000 aligning challenges on vimgolf.com, and they're all exactly the same. I hope this one is a little different.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #32 / 236
  • Number of attempts: 5
Collect List - 4178 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #700 / 1166
  • Number of attempts: 3
I forgot quotes - 15740 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #414 / 4115
  • Number of attempts: 6
-a-b-c- - 3118 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #339 / 1112
  • Number of attempts: 4
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10533 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #968 / 3637
  • Number of attempts: 2
Words in parens - 12736 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #1512 / 3919
  • Number of attempts: 2
Shebangs for all - 1771 entries

We've all seen or used a shebang once or twice. Ditch the specific paths and leave just a dynamic Ruby and Python bath behind.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #136 / 467
  • Number of attempts: 4
Pablo R. Dinella
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An ok software developer (js, React, node), husband, casual gamer (TF2, CSGO, Sea of Thieves), pseudo-youtuber&livestreamer, saved by grace. Nice to meet you :)

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