Real Vim ninjas count every keystroke - do you?

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

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Played Challenges

Simple, Practical, and Common - 32752 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: #1035 / 7238
  • Number of attempts: 6
Swap values - 4401 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #184 / 1233
  • Number of attempts: 5
One number per line - 18255 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #282 / 3765
  • Number of attempts: 9
Prime Numbers - 303 entries

List the first 100 prime numbers.

  • Best score: 34
  • Best player score: 39
  • Position: #20 / 91
  • Number of attempts: 2
multiple cursor alternative - 1419 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: 19
  • Position: #5 / 364
  • Number of attempts: 5
From argument to object - 1250 entries

This task typifies those programmers endure while coding. This C-family pseudocode needs a function argument to be repurposed as an object call. Simply search and replace? Repeat a pattern of edits?

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #50 / 412
  • Number of attempts: 5
Every other line - 2781 entries

AaAaAaA

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #200 / 677
  • Number of attempts: 5
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: 9
  • Position: #63 / 290
  • Number of attempts: 3
Just the middle - 11076 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #969 / 4089
  • Number of attempts: 6
Missing Library and a Typo - 826 entries

I forgot to add a c library, please add it for me. Also I'm bad at typing so fix my typo too.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #52 / 202
  • Number of attempts: 4
Interactive git rebase changing commands - 155 entries

How to change the action of some commits in git rebase dialog.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #14 / 73
  • Number of attempts: 2
Adam's challenge - 905 entries

Change both normal to bold and 4 by 2. Adam Wathan challenge this on twitter . He did it in 11 keystrokes on Sublime.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #45 / 253
  • Number of attempts: 6
Vice versa - 7430 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #309 / 2015
  • Number of attempts: 8
Array transposition - 2244 entries

Transpose two arrays into one.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #67 / 423
  • Number of attempts: 10
I forgot quotes - 15647 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #619 / 4096
  • Number of attempts: 11
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10509 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #1166 / 3627
  • Number of attempts: 2
Words in parens - 12678 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #795 / 3904
  • Number of attempts: 8
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: #494 / 3347
  • Number of attempts: 8
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