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

Fix the shell script! - 1380 entries

Fix the shell script with the fewest keystrokes!

  • Best score: 26
  • Best player score: 26
  • Position: #7 / 344
  • Number of attempts: 8
Put a newline after every 10 lines in vim - 1163 entries

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

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #299 / 401
  • Number of attempts: 1
hello-world-vimgolf - 1758 entries

Simple number generation

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #71 / 505
  • Number of attempts: 7
Contribute to keyboard mashing - 692 entries

Speak in tongues

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #8 / 214
  • Number of attempts: 8
Reordering Lorem Ipsum - 210 entries

Who even sorted this?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #5 / 51
  • Number of attempts: 10
Inverting Lines - 1436 entries

A simple challenge to invert all lines, except the first.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #34 / 395
  • Number of attempts: 9
swap number pairs - 1664 entries

Swap the numbers in a bunch of 2-element arrays.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #57 / 311
  • Number of attempts: 11
Rural Post - 4156 entries

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

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #44 / 1030
  • Number of attempts: 13
Simple, Practical, and Common - 33029 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: #1528 / 7290
  • Number of attempts: 15
prepend * to every non-blank line - 6061 entries

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

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #339 / 1481
  • Number of attempts: 8
One number per line - 18439 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #889 / 3802
  • Number of attempts: 7
Swap values inside brackets - 2440 entries

Easy challenge.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #159 / 563
  • Number of attempts: 11
Applying same text modification in several lines - 2768 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #48 / 821
  • Number of attempts: 4
Add semicolons - 10715 entries

Simply add a semicolon at the end of each line

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #344 / 3019
  • Number of attempts: 13
Com(m)a Trouble - 3454 entries

Someone was real stupid when placing his commas. Can you fix it?

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #190 / 775
  • Number of attempts: 13
Just the middle - 11281 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #871 / 4139
  • Number of attempts: 5
Team names - 1783 entries

The team names are misspelled.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #195 / 573
  • Number of attempts: 5
Basic renumbering - 5476 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #747 / 1237
  • Number of attempts: 3
Vice versa - 7598 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #414 / 2059
  • Number of attempts: 10
I forgot quotes - 15804 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #801 / 4123
  • Number of attempts: 15
120 Degrees - 457 entries

Rotate that triangle.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 24
  • Position: #99 / 142
  • Number of attempts: 4
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10560 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #1326 / 3645
  • Number of attempts: 3
Make it more readable - 1921 entries

Insert blank lines to make it more organized and readable

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #90 / 631
  • Number of attempts: 9
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