Real Vim ninjas count every keystroke - do you?

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

Changelog, Rules & FAQ, updates: @vimgolf, RSS.

Your VimGolf key: please sign in

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

Played Challenges

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: 29
  • Position: #4424 / 7239
  • Number of attempts: 2
V to the i - 4605 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #248 / 1842
  • Number of attempts: 3
Extract argument from function - 2194 entries

The aim is to see if you can do some refactoring very fast.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #131 / 723
  • Number of attempts: 5
That hyphen - 2464 entries

"vim vi improved"

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #77 / 674
  • Number of attempts: 9
Just the middle - 11080 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #1896 / 4091
  • Number of attempts: 3
Make HTML List - 982 entries

Turn the comma separated list into an unordered html list.

  • Best score: 33
  • Best player score: 35
  • Position: #38 / 259
  • Number of attempts: 7
Basic renumbering - 5395 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #519 / 1219
  • Number of attempts: 8
Vice versa - 7434 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #831 / 2016
  • Number of attempts: 5
Mirror Symmetry - 752 entries

Add backslashes.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #29 / 257
  • Number of attempts: 4
Collect List - 4149 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #61 / 1160
  • Number of attempts: 5
camel riding - 734 entries

add a prefix on some camelCase variables

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #209 / 263
  • Number of attempts: 1
Space out the alphabet - 1543 entries

Put 3 spaces between adjacent letters.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #336 / 422
  • Number of attempts: 1
Fix the XML - 934 entries

The challenge consists in having a valid xml from an incomplete source.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #22 / 273
  • Number of attempts: 9
I forgot quotes - 15656 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #234 / 4097
  • Number of attempts: 3
-a-b-c- - 3077 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #112 / 1099
  • Number of attempts: 4
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10511 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #2001 / 3628
  • Number of attempts: 2
quotes inside quotes - 2996 entries

taken from tip 85 of the very good book 'Practical Vim: Edit Text at the Speed of Thought' ! I'd be interested what people use :)

  • Best score: 3
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #202 / 1037
  • Number of attempts: 4
Words in parens - 12682 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #565 / 3905
  • Number of attempts: 5
Simple text editing with Vim - 11391 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #364 / 3347
  • Number of attempts: 5
Reformat/Refactor a Golfer Class - 5835 entries

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

  • Best score: 32
  • Best player score: 32
  • Position: #121 / 1442
  • Number of attempts: 8
Дима Давыдов
Twitter:

Лентяй и программист

entered into 20 challenges

contributed 0 challenges