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

V to the i - 4605 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #1599 / 1842
  • Number of attempts: 2
Bad Copy Syntax - 1887 entries

Copy should be from right to left, but sometimes you type it wrong.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #292 / 480
  • Number of attempts: 1
Just the middle - 11080 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #549 / 4091
  • Number of attempts: 3
Basic renumbering - 5405 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #626 / 1220
  • Number of attempts: 2
Vice versa - 7434 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #962 / 2016
  • Number of attempts: 3
comments galore - 956 entries

Basic comment reformatting

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #299 / 406
  • Number of attempts: 4
Assign numbers to fields - 91 entries

You are given a list of space-separated strings. Add an increasing numeric prefix to each one.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #16 / 51
  • Number of attempts: 5
I forgot quotes - 15656 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #295 / 4097
  • Number of attempts: 6
-a-b-c- - 3081 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #785 / 1100
  • Number of attempts: 2
Words in parens - 12682 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #598 / 3905
  • Number of attempts: 6
A Simple One - 877 entries

Here is a very simple one - just to illustrate/introduce a vim feature that some people seem to miss...

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #421 / 586
  • Number of attempts: 1
Simple text editing with Vim - 11393 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #1396 / 3348
  • Number of attempts: 8
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