Real Vim ninjas count every keystroke - do you?

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Played Challenges

Rural Post - 3762 entries

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

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #299 / 931
  • Number of attempts: 5
Yo To Hello - 923 entries

Simply Turn Yo To Hello

  • Best score: 8
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #403 / 434
  • Number of attempts: 1
Simple, Practical, and Common - 32758 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: 31
  • Position: #5571 / 7239
  • Number of attempts: 9
Hogwarts Email Sorting - 788 entries

Given a list of emails, get the students full name and their associated house.

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 28
  • Position: #189 / 226
  • Number of attempts: 2
Get mail address from outlook format - 549 entries

Create a mail list space separated of mail list formatted by outlook

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #132 / 170
  • Number of attempts: 1
prepend * to every non-blank line - 5804 entries

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

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #604 / 1428
  • Number of attempts: 11
One number per line - 18278 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #2493 / 3768
  • Number of attempts: 6
V to the i - 4605 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #1729 / 1842
  • Number of attempts: 4
Applying same text modification in several lines - 2704 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #503 / 804
  • Number of attempts: 6
Swap the operands under comparison - 251 entries

Swap the operands under comparison to prevent null pointer exception (at least in java)

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 32
  • Position: #79 / 90
  • Number of attempts: 1
Add semicolons - 10455 entries

Simply add a semicolon at the end of each line

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #1420 / 2962
  • Number of attempts: 17
Split line with dots - 2075 entries

This line is too long, split it.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 28
  • Position: #569 / 616
  • Number of attempts: 1
Com(m)a Trouble - 3287 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 31
  • Position: #659 / 743
  • Number of attempts: 1
multiple cursor alternative - 1427 entries

from: https://www.reddit.com/r/vim/comments/6w5pfa/crosspost_from_remacs_how_would_you_do_this_in_vim/

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 28
  • Position: #312 / 365
  • Number of attempts: 1
Array propagate - 290 entries

Complete the array with the keys as part of the value

  • Best score: 23
  • Best player score: 44
  • Position: #96 / 102
  • Number of attempts: 1
Search and Replace 0 - 4580 entries

Replace every instance of 'aaa' with 'xaaax'.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #1140 / 1516
  • Number of attempts: 1
comment and uncomment code inline - 974 entries

It's very useful to be able to comment out a block of code in a quick edit. And likewise to uncomment the code. This operation often involves multi-line stanzas and even large blocks. With just line-wise navigation and insert mode this would cost you about 4 keystrokes per line. Master this hole of VimGolf and you'll quickly drop your key count in day to day Vim as well.

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #280 / 290
  • Number of attempts: 1
Just the middle - 11080 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #3487 / 4091
  • Number of attempts: 4
Fiddle percentages into real numbers - 791 entries

Get rid of the '%' symbols and shift the decimal place. This is the easier version - all the columns line up.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #251 / 269
  • Number of attempts: 1
Vice versa - 7434 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #1816 / 2016
  • Number of attempts: 2
comments galore - 956 entries

Basic comment reformatting

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #398 / 406
  • Number of attempts: 1
One to Ten - 2066 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: 17
  • Position: #516 / 632
  • Number of attempts: 2
convert yml into java pojo field - 800 entries

How fast vim can create fields for java pojo i.e class declaration referring to a (simple) yml file

  • Best score: 29
  • Best player score: 49
  • Position: #207 / 212
  • Number of attempts: 1
Collect List - 4149 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 29
  • Position: #1140 / 1160
  • Number of attempts: 1
Space out the alphabet - 1543 entries

Put 3 spaces between adjacent letters.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 35
  • Position: #414 / 422
  • Number of attempts: 1
I forgot quotes - 15656 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #3778 / 4097
  • Number of attempts: 2
-a-b-c- - 3081 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #979 / 1100
  • Number of attempts: 1
attr_aligner - 3350 entries

Two attr keywords. Two separate indentations. Align the colons.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 48
  • Position: #646 / 678
  • Number of attempts: 1
Words in parens - 12682 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #2701 / 3905
  • Number of attempts: 5
Let's play some Ivmgolf - 985 entries

Oops, I spelled that wrong.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #375 / 409
  • Number of attempts: 3
Vertical Limit - 2312 entries

transform a succession of one word lines to a an array of strings

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 36
  • Position: #673 / 703
  • Number of attempts: 1
Switch function arguments - 1945 entries

How to switch two arguments of a function.

  • Best score: 3
  • Best player score: 26
  • Position: #609 / 618
  • Number of attempts: 2
switch variable - 4866 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #1383 / 1690
  • Number of attempts: 3
Make it more readable - 1860 entries

Insert blank lines to make it more organized and readable

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #513 / 613
  • Number of attempts: 1
Ruby 1.9 hashes - 1113 entries

Rubyists talk about being cutting edge but how many are using 1.9 in production? Time to convert those verbose 1.8 hashes in to symbolic, succinct 1.9 beauties!

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #305 / 372
  • Number of attempts: 1
Whitespace, empty lines and tabs - 2788 entries

Convert tabs to spaces, strip empty lines and trailing whitespace.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 46
  • Position: #608 / 636
  • Number of attempts: 1
Reformat/Refactor a Golfer Class - 5839 entries

A simple case of removing unneeded code and fixing broken indentation.

  • Best score: 32
  • Best player score: 78
  • Position: #1415 / 1443
  • Number of attempts: 1
Shunichi Kanade
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started in dot-coms during bubble years, crash, switched to finance industry, back to software industry because I love it. Java mostly, Ruby is my passion.

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