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

Innocent Monster - 129 entries

You have the tools, just create him!

  • Best score: 60
  • Best player score: 75
  • Position: #17 / 39
  • Number of attempts: 3
Put a newline after every 10 lines in vim - 1176 entries

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

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #308 / 405
  • Number of attempts: 3
Java to JavaScript - 208 entries

Let convert some simple Java file to JavaScript!

  • Best score: 59
  • Best player score: 102
  • Position: #45 / 53
  • Number of attempts: 3
hello-world-vimgolf - 1768 entries

Simple number generation

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #124 / 509
  • Number of attempts: 3
Fill in the chess board - 668 entries

Fill in the name of each square using its file (a-h) and rank (1-8).

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 52
  • Position: #113 / 142
  • Number of attempts: 1
CSV to MD format - 328 entries

To convert a CSV list to Markdown list

  • Best score: 36
  • Best player score: 99
  • Position: #59 / 75
  • Number of attempts: 2
Python dataclasses - 724 entries

Simple challenge to extract fields from a Python class

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #67 / 186
  • Number of attempts: 5
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: #1276 / 7290
  • Number of attempts: 6
One number per line - 18439 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #1756 / 3802
  • Number of attempts: 4
Just the middle - 11281 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #2593 / 4139
  • Number of attempts: 1
Vice versa - 7598 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #1297 / 2059
  • Number of attempts: 4
Collect List - 4203 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #574 / 1173
  • Number of attempts: 4
I forgot quotes - 15808 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #3211 / 4124
  • Number of attempts: 1
Simple text editing with Vim - 11753 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #2856 / 3447
  • Number of attempts: 2
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