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 - 40 entries

You have the tools, just create him!

  • Best score: 61
  • Best player score: 62
  • Position: #4 / 15
  • Number of attempts: 5
Put a newline after every 10 lines in vim - 319 entries

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

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #25 / 124
  • Number of attempts: 4
Contribute to keyboard mashing - 427 entries

Speak in tongues

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #6 / 133
  • Number of attempts: 6
Reordering Lorem Ipsum - 122 entries

Who even sorted this?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #11 / 32
  • Number of attempts: 8
Solve anagram with ASCII letters - 19 entries

ASCII created by TOIlet command

  • Best score: 48
  • Best player score: 61
  • Position: #3 / 8
  • Number of attempts: 4
Fill in the chess board - 336 entries

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

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 45
  • Position: #61 / 85
  • Number of attempts: 4
swap number pairs - 1357 entries

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

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 46
  • Position: #231 / 263
  • Number of attempts: 2
Rural Post - 3894 entries

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

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #66 / 964
  • Number of attempts: 5
Simple, Practical, and Common - 32803 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: 24
  • Position: #3033 / 7246
  • Number of attempts: 7
prepend * to every non-blank line - 5850 entries

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

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #361 / 1439
  • Number of attempts: 7
One number per line - 18320 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #1957 / 3775
  • Number of attempts: 5
Add semicolons - 10480 entries

Simply add a semicolon at the end of each line

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #681 / 2972
  • Number of attempts: 8
Box it - 7667 entries

Create a box around a line.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #778 / 1831
  • Number of attempts: 6
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