Real Vim ninjas count every keystroke - do you?

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

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Played Challenges

Making 3 line function a one liner. - 80 entries

Simple challenge for frequent action while programming.

  • Best score: 4
  • Best player score: 4
  • Position: #1 / 61
  • Number of attempts: 1
Extend shell script - 64 entries

Just add some more stuff

  • Best score: 37
  • Best player score: 63
  • Position: #16 / 25
  • Number of attempts: 2
Rural Post - 3797 entries

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

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #49 / 938
  • Number of attempts: 6
Multiline to Single Line - 374 entries

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

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Position: #6 / 177
  • Number of attempts: 1
Yo To Hello - 980 entries

Simply Turn Yo To Hello

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #5 / 452
  • Number of attempts: 3
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: 44
  • Position: #7062 / 7241
  • Number of attempts: 1
prepend * to every non-blank line - 5829 entries

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

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #117 / 1434
  • Number of attempts: 4
One number per line - 18294 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #1908 / 3770
  • Number of attempts: 2
Applying same text modification in several lines - 2710 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #683 / 806
  • Number of attempts: 1
Add semicolons - 10467 entries

Simply add a semicolon at the end of each line

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #512 / 2966
  • Number of attempts: 10
remove lines containing the word "reader" - 3436 entries

easy stuff

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #364 / 1113
  • Number of attempts: 4
Box it - 7657 entries

Create a box around a line.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 31
  • Position: #1411 / 1829
  • Number of attempts: 1
Just the middle - 11086 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #1347 / 4093
  • Number of attempts: 3
Vice versa - 7449 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #528 / 2020
  • Number of attempts: 2
One to Ten - 2071 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 / 634
  • Number of attempts: 6
Line under headers - 1877 entries

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

  • Best score: 24
  • Best player score: 26
  • Position: #60 / 464
  • Number of attempts: 9
Delete to the end of the current line - 711 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 / 348
  • Number of attempts: 3
unknown command - 142 entries

I want change 5 words

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #52 / 71
  • Number of attempts: 2
learn vim in short time - 212 entries

so happy to learn vim.because vim is awesome

  • Best score: 8
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #110 / 144
  • Number of attempts: 2
Where should I put the Newline? - 832 entries

Help me put the newline.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #213 / 416
  • Number of attempts: 3
Word frequency alignment - 233 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 / 142
  • Number of attempts: 4
Alphabet soup - 353 entries

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

  • Best score: 25
  • Best player score: 26
  • Position: #26 / 83
  • Number of attempts: 8
Remove semicolons after expressions - 518 entries

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

  • Best score: 6
  • Best player score: 6
  • Position: #109 / 227
  • Number of attempts: 5
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