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

The name of the game - 596 entries

End up with the name of the game.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 1
Extract argument from function - 2134 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 18
  • Number of attempts: 2
Copy three lines - 2483 entries

If the site is up (by some miracle), make the text under every header identical.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 25
  • Number of attempts: 1
Change the content of a string - 1267 entries

This docstring is a complete lie. Fix it.

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 28
  • Number of attempts: 1
I forgot quotes - 14503 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 19
  • Number of attempts: 3
Number Sort - 263 entries

sort the list of newline-separated numbers incrementally. Numbers are in the range 1 to 1000, with 500 missing

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Number of attempts: 2
Gray area - 669 entries

It's a golf metaphor or something.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 4
Search and Replace 0 - 4444 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 3
Make it more readable - 1812 entries

Insert blank lines to make it more organized and readable

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 19
  • Number of attempts: 7
Simple text editing with Vim - 11056 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 18
  • Number of attempts: 5
Simple, Practical, and Common - 30384 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: 35
  • Number of attempts: 3
Count both ways - 918 entries

Right AND down.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 3
Team names - 1637 entries

The team names are misspelled.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 23
  • Number of attempts: 3
Groups magic - 137 entries

Regexp or macros for string converting: (a) -> ___ (abc) -> ____ (abcd) -> ______ All in the '(' replace to _ multiply by char count + ()

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 2
Ruby 1.9 hashes - 1111 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: 19
  • Number of attempts: 2
Just the middle - 10458 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 1
Scrambled numbers - 757 entries

Four is NOT 1. One is 1.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 37
  • Number of attempts: 1
Let's play some Ivmgolf - 975 entries

Oops, I spelled that wrong.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 1
Don't know what this is - 1872 entries

Replace contents of brackets with matching number of spaces. Don't ask what the format's supposed to be.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 3
Vertical Limit - 2243 entries

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

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 29
  • Number of attempts: 3
Remember VimGolf Rules ! - 213 entries

Rules, ... and don't forget !

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 9
  • Number of attempts: 2
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10149 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 1
V to the i - 4376 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 9
  • Number of attempts: 2
One number per line - 16671 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 24
  • Number of attempts: 1
Collect List - 3930 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 23
  • Number of attempts: 1
comments galore - 924 entries

Basic comment reformatting

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 19
  • Number of attempts: 3
Order and join - 811 entries

There's something special about the input order.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 6
switch variable - 4663 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 6
The holy-grail may help - 302 entries

Can you find it in less than 20 strokes, Arthur?

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 2
Make HTML List - 923 entries

Turn the comma separated list into an unordered html list.

  • Best score: 33
  • Best player score: 60
  • Number of attempts: 1
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