Real Vim ninjas count every keystroke - do you?

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

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

Played Challenges

Mirrored text - 153 entries

backward and forward, and long enough to be challenging

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 20
  • Number of attempts: 1
-a-b-c- - 2637 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 2
Alsa configuration - 471 entries

I'm tweaking my ~/.asoundrc file!

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 25
  • Number of attempts: 3
Simple text editing with Vim - 10553 entries

Make the pairs of lines match up by making each second line same as first

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 3
Scrambled numbers - 730 entries

Four is NOT 1. One is 1.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 31
  • Number of attempts: 1
Basic renumbering - 4690 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 6
Inner hyphens - 111 entries

Yet another hyphen challenge. Adding 5 hyphens to a file shouldn't be too hard.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 1
Words in parens - 11195 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 6
Just the middle - 9428 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Number of attempts: 1
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 9619 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 2
Simple, Practical, and Common - 25756 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
  • Number of attempts: 6
Collect List - 3555 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 4
V to the i - 3983 entries

Input is 99 V's. Output is 100 i's.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Number of attempts: 1
Free hyphen! - 115 entries

Just like "Inner hyphens", but I'm giving you a free hyphen to play with. Will your solution be any different?

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 1
Swap values - 3633 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 4
comments galore - 908 entries

Basic comment reformatting

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 2
Sorting a glossary - 101 entries

Sort a glossary. Glossary head contains a header phrase ending with ':' and glossary body has multi line text indented with a tab.

  • Best score: 6
  • Best player score: 6
  • Number of attempts: 2
Fun With The Diagonal - 85 entries

change the lowercase characters on the main diagonal to uppercase

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 1
I forgot quotes - 12173 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 3
Vice versa - 6071 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 4
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