Real Vim ninjas count every keystroke - do you?

Pick a challenge, fire up Vim, and show us what you got.

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$ vimgolf setup
$ vimgolf put [challenge ID]

Played Challenges

Making 3 line function a one liner. - 183 entries

Simple challenge for frequent action while programming.

  • Best score: 4
  • Best player score: 4
  • Position: #1 / 121
  • Number of attempts: 1
Extend shell script - 96 entries

Just add some more stuff

  • Best score: 37
  • Best player score: 63
  • Position: #22 / 33
  • Number of attempts: 2
Rural Post - 4138 entries

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

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #49 / 1023
  • Number of attempts: 6
Multiline to Single Line - 542 entries

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

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Position: #6 / 243
  • Number of attempts: 1
Yo To Hello - 1059 entries

Simply Turn Yo To Hello

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #5 / 485
  • Number of attempts: 3
Simple, Practical, and Common - 32989 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: 44
  • Position: #7104 / 7283
  • Number of attempts: 1
prepend * to every non-blank line - 6037 entries

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

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #117 / 1478
  • Number of attempts: 4
One number per line - 18434 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #1927 / 3800
  • Number of attempts: 2
Applying same text modification in several lines - 2765 entries

Remove identical text at the beginning of several lines and the closing parenthesis.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #696 / 819
  • Number of attempts: 1
Add semicolons - 10711 entries

Simply add a semicolon at the end of each line

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #512 / 3015
  • Number of attempts: 10
remove lines containing the word "reader" - 3477 entries

easy stuff

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #364 / 1126
  • Number of attempts: 4
Box it - 7696 entries

Create a box around a line.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 31
  • Position: #1418 / 1838
  • Number of attempts: 1
Just the middle - 11263 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #1347 / 4135
  • Number of attempts: 3
Vice versa - 7588 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #528 / 2055
  • Number of attempts: 2
One to Ten - 2114 entries

Generate the sequence of numbers from 1 to 10, one number per line. Inspired by this Reddit thread: https://redd.it/ak4it2

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #256 / 646
  • Number of attempts: 6
Line under headers - 1931 entries

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

  • Best score: 24
  • Best player score: 26
  • Position: #64 / 475
  • Number of attempts: 9
Delete to the end of the current line - 716 entries

Delete to the end of the current line, but keep the character under the cursor.

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Position: #206 / 351
  • Number of attempts: 3
unknown command - 146 entries

I want change 5 words

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #52 / 74
  • Number of attempts: 2
learn vim in short time - 220 entries

so happy to learn vim.because vim is awesome

  • Best score: 8
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #110 / 151
  • Number of attempts: 2
Where should I put the Newline? - 847 entries

Help me put the newline.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #213 / 423
  • Number of attempts: 3
Word frequency alignment - 250 entries

You've got to align the second column, but the spacing is inconvenient and there are nasty tabs in the way. If you're a "real Vim ninja," this could be very quick indeed...

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Position: #103 / 148
  • Number of attempts: 4
Alphabet soup - 392 entries

Create a column of all alphabet characters organized in a funky way

  • Best score: 25
  • Best player score: 26
  • Position: #29 / 93
  • Number of attempts: 8
Remove semicolons after expressions - 576 entries

A follow-up for http://vimgolf.com/challenges/4fc9d767d3a0d4000100000e.

  • Best score: 6
  • Best player score: 6
  • Position: #109 / 244
  • Number of attempts: 5

Contributed Challenges

Put a newline after every 10 lines in vim - 1092 entries

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

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