Real Vim ninjas count every keystroke - do you?

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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: 62
  • Position: #7 / 39
  • Number of attempts: 4
Put a newline after every 10 lines in vim - 1171 entries

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

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #32 / 404
  • Number of attempts: 3
Java to JavaScript - 208 entries

Let convert some simple Java file to JavaScript!

  • Best score: 59
  • Best player score: 59
  • Position: #4 / 53
  • Number of attempts: 1
Wikitext headings to markdown - 709 entries

Convert the wikitext headings to markdown.

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #5 / 157
  • Number of attempts: 4
hello-world-vimgolf - 1768 entries

Simple number generation

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #43 / 509
  • Number of attempts: 3
Contribute to keyboard mashing - 698 entries

Speak in tongues

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #60 / 215
  • Number of attempts: 2
Solve anagram with ASCII letters - 29 entries

ASCII created by TOIlet command

  • Best score: 48
  • Best player score: 48
  • Position: #2 / 12
  • Number of attempts: 2
Make list of numbers from 1 to 30 more compact, but more confusing - 81 entries

Change the naming logic of numbers to end up with less lines.

  • Best score: 75
  • Best player score: 75
  • Position: #1 / 33
  • Number of attempts: 7
HS Final exam vimgolf - 754 entries

Change the initial file to a single line containing all names comma-separated with numbers inside parentheses.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 24
  • Position: #86 / 202
  • Number of attempts: 1
Turn the x - 263 entries

Turn the x to a +

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #21 / 68
  • Number of attempts: 2
Rural Post - 4160 entries

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

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #197 / 1030
  • Number of attempts: 4
Levenshtein distance - 85 entries

Compute distance for each pair. Notice that this recursive implementation is very inefficient. Wagner-Fischer algorithm is iterative and much faster. #vimscript

  • Best score: 28
  • Best player score: 28
  • Position: #1 / 29
  • Number of attempts: 1
Satisfy the go linter - 2032 entries

You just came up with this briliant go vars package. But dang, you forgot to add comments to the exported variables. Can you add a comment over each variable with a TODO-placeholder?

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #24 / 413
  • Number of attempts: 7
Add quotes to ansible playbook - 822 entries

You created an ansible playbook, but forgot to add quotes. Can you fix it?

  • Best score: 8
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #8 / 258
  • Number of attempts: 1
Data reformat - 241 entries

Reformat this copy-paste data! #csv

  • Best score: 38
  • Best player score: 38
  • Position: #7 / 57
  • Number of attempts: 1
Yo To Hello - 1066 entries

Simply Turn Yo To Hello

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #178 / 489
  • Number of attempts: 1
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: #17 / 7290
  • Number of attempts: 1
Swap values - 4484 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #14 / 1245
  • Number of attempts: 2
One number per line - 18439 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #819 / 3802
  • Number of attempts: 2
Wget failed to download redirections - 180 entries

Output of a wget session, where 302 where not properly handled due to certificate problems, has been saved to a file. Keep the correct URLs to start again downloading.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #15 / 61
  • Number of attempts: 2
Prime Numbers - 337 entries

List the first 100 prime numbers.

  • Best score: 34
  • Best player score: 39
  • Position: #15 / 98
  • Number of attempts: 6
Separate the lines - 161 entries

Every other line is mixed up. Separate them into their original texts.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #5 / 86
  • Number of attempts: 2
vim = 22 / 7 - 424 entries

pi square vim

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #5 / 130
  • Number of attempts: 2
Unsemantic linewrapping - 849 entries

[Inspired by a blog post I read: https://scott.mn/2014/02/21/semantic_linewrapping/. Text adapted.] Sometimes when editing a Markdown file, I wrap the lines semantically. Instead of inserting a newline at 70 columns (or whatever), or making paragraphs one long line, I put in newlines at a point that seems logical to me. This may seem silly, but it produces better diffs. Semantic linewrapping also makes editing snappier. I can delete, edit or insert sentences easily using linewise operations. Code-oriented text editors like Vim and [REDACTED] are really good at this kind of manipulation. Editing text that hasn't been wrapped semantically is a pain, though:

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #10 / 215
  • Number of attempts: 4
V to the i - 4647 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #10 / 1861
  • Number of attempts: 1
Bad Copy Syntax - 1951 entries

Copy should be from right to left, but sometimes you type it wrong.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #63 / 497
  • Number of attempts: 1
Split line with dots - 2113 entries

This line is too long, split it.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #19 / 625
  • Number of attempts: 2
remove lines containing the word "reader" - 3480 entries

easy stuff

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #14 / 1127
  • Number of attempts: 1
Word Blender - 129 entries

The insides of long words seem to have been run through the blender. Can you fix this famous tale, brave knight?

  • Best score: 28
  • Best player score: 29
  • Position: #4 / 54
  • Number of attempts: 7
Wrap the text of an email message to 79 characters - 608 entries

You're replying to an email with silly long lines. Clean them up.

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Position: #181 / 363
  • Number of attempts: 2
Box it - 7718 entries

Create a box around a line.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 24
  • Position: #817 / 1841
  • Number of attempts: 1
multiple cursor alternative - 1452 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: 20
  • Position: #113 / 371
  • Number of attempts: 2
html paragraph to table - 583 entries

reformat html paragraph to table

  • Best score: 48
  • Best player score: 49
  • Position: #22 / 121
  • Number of attempts: 1
From argument to object - 1439 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: #29 / 440
  • Number of attempts: 2
Every other line - 2850 entries

AaAaAaA

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #87 / 690
  • Number of attempts: 2
Copy three lines - 2819 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #12 / 629
  • Number of attempts: 2
Convert Application Output to CSV - 180 entries

Change the application output to comma-separated values

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #5 / 50
  • Number of attempts: 1
Array propagate - 318 entries

Complete the array with the keys as part of the value

  • Best score: 23
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #1 / 114
  • Number of attempts: 1
Extract argument from function - 2261 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #11 / 735
  • Number of attempts: 2
Kolakoski sequence -- level 1 - 57 entries

Generate the Kolakoski sequence as described by its first 75 terms.

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 117
  • Position: #16 / 16
  • Number of attempts: 2
Search and Replace 0 - 4722 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #206 / 1562
  • Number of attempts: 3
Across-Down Flip - 53 entries

Do this instead of the Sunday crossword.

  • Best score: 23
  • Best player score: 52
  • Position: #21 / 24
  • Number of attempts: 1
Preferably without multi-cursor plugin - 508 entries

Originally asked as question on reddit by kpthunder: https://www.reddit.com/r/vim/comments/9fvsro/what_is_the_most_efficient_way_to_go_about/

  • Best score: 30
  • Best player score: 30
  • Position: #6 / 121
  • Number of attempts: 1
Number Sort - 294 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
  • Position: #19 / 157
  • Number of attempts: 1
That hyphen - 2520 entries

"vim vi improved"

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #3 / 688
  • Number of attempts: 3
comment and uncomment code inline - 1019 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: #13 / 301
  • Number of attempts: 1
Just the middle - 11281 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #11 / 4139
  • Number of attempts: 1
Team names - 1783 entries

The team names are misspelled.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #43 / 573
  • Number of attempts: 1
Make HTML List - 994 entries

Turn the comma separated list into an unordered html list.

  • Best score: 33
  • Best player score: 35
  • Position: #34 / 264
  • Number of attempts: 2
Interweave two blocks of text - 613 entries

Suppose you've got data on a list of things from multiple sources. They're all in separate chunks, so how might you create a tabular output?

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #4 / 208
  • Number of attempts: 2
Todo list specification - 368 entries

The every item on the todo list must be done today. Modify the list to reflect that.

  • Best score: 37
  • Best player score: 37
  • Position: #7 / 169
  • Number of attempts: 2
Text to HTML Table - 157 entries

Turn the plain text table to an HTML table.

  • Best score: 52
  • Best player score: 52
  • Position: #3 / 46
  • Number of attempts: 1
Python Hello World! Reformatting - 910 entries

A novice Python using prints Hello World! and a pro shows him different way. Using vim to get into pro style from novice, win the challenge.

  • Best score: 39
  • Best player score: 40
  • Position: #18 / 355
  • Number of attempts: 1
Return the cow - 71 entries

This cow is too verbose. Give it a lesson.

  • Best score: 52
  • Best player score: 52
  • Position: #3 / 28
  • Number of attempts: 1
Extended Customer 2 - 44 entries

Format the chars

  • Best score: 47
  • Best player score: 82
  • Position: #14 / 19
  • Number of attempts: 2
Remember VimGolf Rules ! - 242 entries

Rules, ... and don't forget !

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 47
  • Position: #130 / 130
  • Number of attempts: 1
Back to the roots - 47 entries

Johnny has a file with more integers. He wants to change each number with its square root. Can you help him?

  • Best score: 23
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #13 / 33
  • Number of attempts: 1
Missing Library and a Typo - 838 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: 40
  • Position: #204 / 206
  • Number of attempts: 2
Acute accents - 31 entries

Featuring all 17 lowercase letters with an acute accent digraph. Find a way to automate the digraphs.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #6 / 23
  • Number of attempts: 1
Basic renumbering - 5477 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #299 / 1238
  • Number of attempts: 3
Simple addition - 301 entries

The right side of the equation is already there. We just need the left one now.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #59 / 112
  • Number of attempts: 2
Adam's challenge - 922 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: #17 / 260
  • Number of attempts: 2
Create Leading Zeros - 205 entries

Create leading zeros only for id columns. Please use generic approach!

  • Best score: 23
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #2 / 77
  • Number of attempts: 1
Create a table - 309 entries

Convert the given input into a formatted table

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #8 / 100
  • Number of attempts: 2
Nesting SASS - 257 entries

Move a block inside another block and indent it

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #20 / 91
  • Number of attempts: 1
JS notation to Immutable.js notation - 155 entries

Now Immutable.js made its way into many frontends. This challenge consists of a typical refactoring that many of us are facing now.

  • Best score: 35
  • Best player score: 35
  • Position: #4 / 59
  • Number of attempts: 2
Forgot to follow the naming convention... - 25 entries

Rename everything like MY_VAR_SOMETHING to MyVarSomething.

  • Best score: 32
  • Best player score: 32
  • Position: #2 / 13
  • Number of attempts: 2
Add to end of each line... kinda - 307 entries

Visual-block mode can be used to add something to the end of each line, even if they are of differing lengths. However, what if it's not quite at the end?

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #7 / 163
  • Number of attempts: 1
Combines all items - 290 entries

For each line that starts with the same number I want to combine its contents

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #41 / 131
  • Number of attempts: 1
Wrap text in quotes - 345 entries

All the blocks of text should be wrapped in quotation marks.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #20 / 117
  • Number of attempts: 2
Fun With The Diagonal - 99 entries

change the lowercase characters on the main diagonal to uppercase

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #10 / 76
  • Number of attempts: 1
JSON string rotation - 51 entries

Right value strings are misplaced. Just rotate them! I'm too kind with you guys and didn't included "strings with \" in it"!

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #3 / 18
  • Number of attempts: 1
ninja substitution - 1324 entries

How can you reuse a previous substitution ?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #84 / 252
  • Number of attempts: 1
Vice versa - 7598 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #4 / 2059
  • Number of attempts: 3
Double and switch - 37 entries

Aaaanother case switcher

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #13 / 17
  • Number of attempts: 1
Free hyphen! - 156 entries

Just like "Inner hyphens", but I'm giving you a free hyphen to play with. Will your solution be any different?

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #43 / 84
  • Number of attempts: 1
C Reformatting - 686 entries

You may use Visual mode... or not. #uppercase

  • Best score: 30
  • Best player score: 30
  • Position: #3 / 159
  • Number of attempts: 5
Paragraph sort - 421 entries

My large herbivorous mammals, Vim commands, and POSIX utilities need to be sorted separately.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #9 / 122
  • Number of attempts: 2
Vim's not included features - 183 entries

Filter not included (-) features in a hypothetical installation of vim.

  • Best score: 23
  • Best player score: 25
  • Position: #12 / 59
  • Number of attempts: 1
Order and join - 900 entries

There's something special about the input order.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #97 / 246
  • Number of attempts: 1
Paragraph breaks - 497 entries

Swap the blank lines and the aaa lines.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #51 / 163
  • Number of attempts: 2
Array of characters - 135 entries

We all copy paste things off the internet, but the syntax doesn't look right. Fix it as fast as possible.

  • Best score: 33
  • Best player score: 33
  • Position: #6 / 41
  • Number of attempts: 1
lipsum lines - 247 entries

Convert a quoted block of text into strings in a list.

  • Best score: 28
  • Best player score: 30
  • Position: #27 / 89
  • Number of attempts: 2
Inner hyphens - 124 entries

Yet another hyphen challenge. Adding 5 hyphens to a file shouldn't be too hard.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #23 / 77
  • Number of attempts: 2
Angular naming conventions - 285 entries

In angular, a directive name follows the camelCase convention. When the directive is used in an HTML template, the words are instead separated by a dash. Go from to the other the fastest!

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #12 / 111
  • Number of attempts: 1
Scrambled numbers - 775 entries

Four is NOT 1. One is 1.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #4 / 181
  • Number of attempts: 3
Alsa configuration - 485 entries

I'm tweaking my ~/.asoundrc file!

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #5 / 123
  • Number of attempts: 1
Align commas - 1046 entries

There are 15,000 aligning challenges on vimgolf.com, and they're all exactly the same. I hope this one is a little different.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #27 / 238
  • Number of attempts: 2
A grid of punctuation - 120 entries

Create a checkerboard of = and - in an 80×24 grid!

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #9 / 56
  • Number of attempts: 2
Maze path - 32 entries

Follow the given motions and mark your path with Xs. Attention: This maze is quite big (20x20), please set your terminal size to at least 82.

  • Best score: 25
  • Best player score: 25
  • Position: #2 / 13
  • Number of attempts: 1
Hello ${world} - 298 entries

Migrate a JavaScript String from concatenation to ES6 interpolation.

  • Best score: 24
  • Best player score: 24
  • Position: #7 / 93
  • Number of attempts: 3
Generate a list of numbers - 280 entries

Please generate list of numbers from 1 to 20.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #7 / 134
  • Number of attempts: 2
One to Ten - 2116 entries

Generate the sequence of numbers from 1 to 10, one number per line. Inspired by this Reddit thread: https://redd.it/ak4it2

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #384 / 647
  • Number of attempts: 1
Change part of a function name in multiple occurrences - 611 entries

Change the middle part of the function name in multiple places, preferably using the next and dot commands.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #3 / 196
  • Number of attempts: 1
Build a six - 267 entries

Just enjoy building "a" floors...

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #37 / 89
  • Number of attempts: 1
ASCII Art - 81 entries

how good are you with simple regex?

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #11 / 51
  • Number of attempts: 1
Hail to Alekseï Pajitnov - 33 entries

Wanna play tetris? Don't panic, it's quite long but there's no piece rotation. Little advice: source the file, Luke!

  • Best score: 51
  • Best player score: 52
  • Position: #3 / 13
  • Number of attempts: 3
Greek Letters - 60 entries

Starting with a list of Greek letters, create a cross-reference table showing all of the Greek alpha-beta. You'll likely need to use digraphs (:help digraphs). Note that while most digraphs can be entered with either character first, lowercase sigma has two digraphs -- s* AND *s! Good luck!

  • Best score: 34
  • Best player score: 62
  • Position: #9 / 22
  • Number of attempts: 3
Around the clock - 183 entries

You'll want to use 2 special commands to complete this. If you haven't yet, read through 'input.txt', especially :help simple-changes

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #20 / 71
  • Number of attempts: 2
Join 'em - 234 entries

This shouldn't be too tough

  • Best score: 4
  • Best player score: 5
  • Position: #64 / 139
  • Number of attempts: 1
change parenthesis - 260 entries

change the pair of braces into a pair of parentheses

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #30 / 147
  • Number of attempts: 1
Remove quotes after first field - 332 entries

Remove the quotes around each field except for the first field.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #33 / 83
  • Number of attempts: 2
Put the months in order - 922 entries

Our contractor thought that months should be in alphabetical order. Put them in calendar order please.

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 50
  • Position: #119 / 156
  • Number of attempts: 1
Separating firstname & lastname - 117 entries

Seperate named with equal tabs.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #3 / 54
  • Number of attempts: 2
Add Go XML to structure tags - 151 entries

The Go programming language can directly map XML to structure fields. Add the correct XML tag after each field.

  • Best score: 23
  • Best player score: 25
  • Position: #18 / 65
  • Number of attempts: 1
Restore order to the alphabet - 183 entries

The numbers are OK. The letters are wonky.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #17 / 66
  • Number of attempts: 1
O Christmas Tree - 102 entries

Design a macro that makes trees grow (or ASCII triangles, if that's too hard).

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #2 / 41
  • Number of attempts: 1
Array transposition - 2321 entries

Transpose two arrays into one.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #53 / 434
  • Number of attempts: 3
Sierpinski's Triangle - 82 entries

Build the famous fractal, Sierpinski's Triangle.

  • Best score: 25
  • Best player score: 25
  • Position: #3 / 24
  • Number of attempts: 1
Assign numbers to fields - 94 entries

You are given a list of space-separated strings. Add an increasing numeric prefix to each one.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #6 / 53
  • Number of attempts: 1
Mirror Symmetry - 787 entries

Add backslashes.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #6 / 264
  • Number of attempts: 1
No naked if allowed! - 25 entries

House style forbids naked condition statements, comments should start with a space character and be on their own line. Good luck!

  • Best score: 46
  • Best player score: 46
  • Position: #2 / 14
  • Number of attempts: 1
Swap assigned value - 567 entries

Simple problem but looking for interesting solutions.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #45 / 237
  • Number of attempts: 1
Binary and Increment - 42 entries

Some numbers fun: not only increasing numbers but also increasing binary.

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 24
  • Position: #5 / 16
  • Number of attempts: 1
From A to B - 562 entries

Mirror and change this text block

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #5 / 154
  • Number of attempts: 2
Cartesian product - 218 entries

{1,2,3,4,5} X {1,2,3,4,5}

  • Best score: 24
  • Best player score: 24
  • Position: #3 / 92
  • Number of attempts: 2
Change your calendar - 349 entries

Happy New Year!

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #15 / 82
  • Number of attempts: 1
Entries sort - 80 entries

It cames to my mind a weird idea : sorting parts of my .vimrc. Take few minutes to sort out this, it's easy !

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #3 / 37
  • Number of attempts: 2
Collect List - 4203 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #20 / 1173
  • Number of attempts: 2
VimGolfNight - 510 entries

Based on "The name of the game".

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #5 / 335
  • Number of attempts: 1
Rail fence transposition cipher - 70 entries

Solve a rail fence transposition cipher using vim. This ciphertext was created using two rails. Use vim to transpose the text and recover the original quote.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #6 / 24
  • Number of attempts: 3
camel riding - 757 entries

add a prefix on some camelCase variables

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #80 / 271
  • Number of attempts: 2
swap or reverse - 105 entries

Try to swap or reverse the line as needed.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #16 / 63
  • Number of attempts: 1
readability - 310 entries

Make the code readable by adding some spaces

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #6 / 147
  • Number of attempts: 1
Logging with key - 299 entries

Sometimes it is better to log with meaningful key

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #5 / 85
  • Number of attempts: 2
Space out the alphabet - 1602 entries

Put 3 spaces between adjacent letters.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #134 / 436
  • Number of attempts: 1
Sort with uniq OpenEmbedded package names - 33 entries

For each line take 4th dirname of path. For example: "alsa-utils", "gawk-3.1.5", ... But! But if previous result is "files", take 3rd dirname instead. For example: "mktemp", "mklibs" ... If version is present in package name (dash is the separator character), take it. For example: "apt-0.9.9.4" prevails over "apt". And finally, use sort -u to get unique names!

  • Best score: 32
  • Best player score: 37
  • Position: #5 / 13
  • Number of attempts: 1
remove all lines in first part - 189 entries

From the second part, remove all lines in the first part. It can be useful when you have done something from a long list, you want to know what is not done yet!

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #3 / 64
  • Number of attempts: 2
Merge blank lines and properly capitalize - 69 entries

Here you need complete 2 tasks: 1. Remove all unwanted continuous blank lines and leave only 1 blank line between paragraphs. 2. Properly capitalize the sentences.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #4 / 21
  • Number of attempts: 2
Fill visual area - 77 entries

Just have fun!

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #4 / 34
  • Number of attempts: 1
Fix the XML - 962 entries

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

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #5 / 280
  • Number of attempts: 3
Line 'em up! - 373 entries

It can be so hard to keep everything neatly lined-up. Somebody clearly hasn't bothered here. Tidy it up, please!

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #12 / 106
  • Number of attempts: 1
Shuffled numbers - 224 entries

Each number is paired with the number it should follow. That's enough information to put them in order.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #14 / 90
  • Number of attempts: 3
ASCII box - 324 entries

Don't forget to fix typos!

  • Best score: 23
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #5 / 103
  • Number of attempts: 1
50 factorials mod 97 - 47 entries

List 1! to 50!, but give your answer mod 97.

  • Best score: 28
  • Best player score: 34
  • Position: #9 / 18
  • Number of attempts: 1
Mute the second method of this script - 444 entries

prepend a # infront of every line of the second method

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #23 / 236
  • Number of attempts: 1
Remove hard line breaks - 61 entries

Text files with Hard breaks are not good for e-readers. We need remove all hard line breaks and have long lines.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #19 / 29
  • Number of attempts: 1
Custom McCarthy sequence - 32 entries

Generate the first one hundred and twenty numbers (starting with n=1). See here for some inspiration: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/McCarthy_91_function

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #10 / 13
  • Number of attempts: 2
Conway sequence - 23 entries

Generate the the first fifteen numbers. See here for more information: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Look-and-say_sequence

  • Best score: 43
  • Best player score: 43
  • Position: #3 / 18
  • Number of attempts: 1
Greek column realign - 42 entries

Oops one letter is missing! Shift down the second column to insert nu letter. Symbol can be entered using: <C-K>n*

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #9 / 23
  • Number of attempts: 1
Winning streak - 124 entries

Make the number on each line equal the consecutive L's or W's.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #5 / 49
  • Number of attempts: 3
Sorting database text output - 213 entries

Sometimes it is nice to be able to quickly take column-formatted text output from the SQL command line and turn it into a list of useful data. In this case we want a unique, sorted list of the values from the second column combined into one comma-separated list. What is the fewest strokes you can do this in?

  • Best score: 24
  • Best player score: 24
  • Position: #10 / 80
  • Number of attempts: 1
Config Sections - 38 entries

Section me!

  • Best score: 43
  • Best player score: 43
  • Position: #3 / 18
  • Number of attempts: 1
Refactoring useless Method away - 91 entries

Real-life challenge, convert a bunch of ifs to a switch statement

  • Best score: 47
  • Best player score: 47
  • Position: #4 / 32
  • Number of attempts: 1
Test everything! - 152 entries

... and build the desired input data structure. Transform a list of values into a non-trivial format.

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #3 / 49
  • Number of attempts: 1
Condensed Cases - 765 entries

Apple's new programming language, Swift, allows two style of case statements: 1) one Enum case on each line, or 2) multiple Enum cases on a single line. Convert the following from the first case (no pun intended) to the second type.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #3 / 235
  • Number of attempts: 3
increment by column in XML - 146 entries

modify an arbitrary "column" in an xml table by incrementing a an arbitrary placeholder string

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #10 / 53
  • Number of attempts: 1
Pretty format for variable declarations - 147 entries

Project standards demand the equal signs must be aligned for better readability.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #3 / 57
  • Number of attempts: 1
Simple Maths - 36 entries

Not much to say, discover by yourself!

  • Best score: 26
  • Best player score: 28
  • Position: #3 / 24
  • Number of attempts: 1
Happy TvvO - 394 entries

Don’t forget the past, learn from it. Happy New Year.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 46
  • Position: #196 / 196
  • Number of attempts: 3
C to VimDict - 46 entries

Convert a C data structure to a Vimscript dictionary.

  • Best score: 39
  • Best player score: 40
  • Position: #5 / 13
  • Number of attempts: 2
range(10) digit rotation - 32 entries

This is a data generator challenge or some kind of gift..

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #6 / 20
  • Number of attempts: 1
I forgot quotes - 15808 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #4 / 4124
  • Number of attempts: 1
Shift down - 191 entries

Number words are back.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #9 / 66
  • Number of attempts: 1
learn vim in short time - 221 entries

so happy to learn vim.because vim is awesome

  • Best score: 8
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #5 / 152
  • Number of attempts: 1
Replace Parameter with Explicit Methods - 61 entries

Implementing the methods of a Java Interface

  • Best score: 33
  • Best player score: 35
  • Position: #4 / 25
  • Number of attempts: 2
vim1001 - 274 entries

change number 1001 into a "vim1001 sequence". (My first challenge, hope it is not too bad... )

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #17 / 106
  • Number of attempts: 2
Subtraction - 177 entries

Solve the equations.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #3 / 60
  • Number of attempts: 1
Roman numerals - 68 entries

Use the substitutions on top to convert unary to Roman numerals.

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #5 / 27
  • Number of attempts: 1
-a-b-c- - 3129 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #4 / 1116
  • Number of attempts: 1
Count both ways - 968 entries

Right AND down.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #1 / 344
  • Number of attempts: 3
Suffix sort - 242 entries

Sort from the end of the line, as if the letters in each line were reversed.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #4 / 63
  • Number of attempts: 1
NBCU Weekly Challenge - Test - 233 entries

Just testing.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #16 / 112
  • Number of attempts: 1
Change name of a variable - 167 entries

Replace the name of the $variable with the fastest move possible. The challenge is having a command that allow you to easily change the variable name even if its indented.

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #18 / 130
  • Number of attempts: 1
Lisp Condense - 432 entries

Reduce 4 cons selection operations down to one function call.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #7 / 152
  • Number of attempts: 1
120 Degrees - 457 entries

Rotate that triangle.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #2 / 142
  • Number of attempts: 2
Gray area - 712 entries

It's a golf metaphor or something.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #3 / 264
  • Number of attempts: 2
NBCU Weekly Challenge - #0 - 124 entries

One of our favorites lines here at NBCU! p.s. The first version of #0 was deleted due to me copy/pasting a HTML entity. Congrats to the one who figured that out, you are a true ninja warrior!

  • Best score: 30
  • Best player score: 30
  • Position: #4 / 55
  • Number of attempts: 1
Refactor static member invocation - 194 entries

Someone used a static method. Refactor the method into a static import while fixing the assertion.

  • Best score: 28
  • Best player score: 28
  • Position: #2 / 62
  • Number of attempts: 1
Winding path - 91 entries

It's a maze, but the bad paths have been blocked off. Mark the correct path.

  • Best score: 27
  • Best player score: 27
  • Position: #4 / 39
  • Number of attempts: 2
Comparing scores - 94 entries

If Alice and Bob both did the challenge, put their entries together in the top paragraph, so we can compare their scores more easily.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #3 / 33
  • Number of attempts: 1
Neither Fizz nor Buzz - 223 entries

Not your regular increment macro! The gaps are tricky.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #15 / 98
  • Number of attempts: 1
Do you demand a shrubbery? - 1107 entries

Use :redir and crush the emacsgolfers.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #2 / 292
  • Number of attempts: 2
Don't know what this is - 1959 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: 11
  • Position: #9 / 574
  • Number of attempts: 2
Two become one - 706 entries

We have two c arrays and want to make one two dimensional out of it. Can we do that?

  • Best score: 25
  • Best player score: 28
  • Position: #45 / 204
  • Number of attempts: 1
Where should I put the Newline? - 849 entries

Help me put the newline.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #16 / 425
  • Number of attempts: 1
Vim tetris - 351 entries

Vim can play tetris too!

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #8 / 100
  • Number of attempts: 1
Piphilology - 125 entries

Piphilology comprises the creation and use of mnemonic techniques to remember a span of digits of the mathematical constant π. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Piphilology

  • Best score: 29
  • Best player score: 38
  • Position: #20 / 50
  • Number of attempts: 1
Mess in revision history - 1151 entries

Help Joe clean up what Steve has cobbled.

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #71 / 244
  • Number of attempts: 2
Shuffle puzzle - 317 entries

Sort the lines in each indent group, and sort the groups. That's the pattern. Or just move lines around manually to get a better score.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #4 / 101
  • Number of attempts: 1
Carriage return - 42 entries

I have some raw data from terminal output which uses carriege return for formatting. Carriage return sets the pointer to the first character on the line, and subsequent characters will overwrite what was there before. The challange is to simulate the terminal behaviour in vim. I'm kind of unsure if I should have skipped lines 9 and 15, since there might be some interesting solutions which are not that generic. Happy Golfing!

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #3 / 20
  • Number of attempts: 1
HTML formatting: vertical alignment for readability - 60 entries

We did this a VimGolf challenge at work and now that we have finished I want to see if you guys can come up with something even better than we could. Our best solution was 44 keystrokes.

  • Best score: 33
  • Best player score: 33
  • Position: #4 / 32
  • Number of attempts: 1
Going underground.... - 315 entries

Simple reformatting: in this case changing from the format London underground supplies its customers with, to the format that Google Calendar likes...

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #3 / 122
  • Number of attempts: 1
Split the words - 356 entries

Add the spaces manually if you must, but if you use Vim's spell checking feature wisely, I think you'll save a LARGE number of strokes.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #2 / 108
  • Number of attempts: 3
Permutations N=4 - 60 entries

Could use backtracking or other algorithm to generate sorted numbers. Second chance !

  • Best score: 25
  • Best player score: 27
  • Position: #8 / 18
  • Number of attempts: 3
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10560 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #8 / 3645
  • Number of attempts: 3
attr_aligner - 3402 entries

Two attr keywords. Two separate indentations. Align the colons.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #3 / 685
  • Number of attempts: 2
Under the cupola - 45 entries

Taking some liberty about the name and plot of the Stephen King's famous novel (and TV series) to make this challenge. Are you able to recreate graphically the key phrase of the story? (I think is gonna be hard!)

  • Best score: 33
  • Best player score: 34
  • Position: #10 / 17
  • Number of attempts: 1
Ninjas Leaderboard - 84 entries

The two lines in "Start file" has an obfuscated email address. Second line give an index (from 1 to 30) to the chars list of the first line, for example, the first char of email (n) is in position 25, second char (i) is in position 19 and s.o.

  • Best score: 25
  • Best player score: 31
  • Position: #7 / 38
  • Number of attempts: 2
Counting in binary - 442 entries

"a" represents 0; "A" represents 1. Start from zero and count to 15.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #6 / 110
  • Number of attempts: 4
Letter case trickery - 1563 entries

This file is in a downright esoteric format, consisting of hexadecimal numbers, non-hexadecimal keywords, and "Z" indicating end-of-line. Make the hexadecimal numbers lowercase.

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #41 / 503
  • Number of attempts: 1
Untangle my tail, please! - 57 entries

You know, this words were playing to chase their tails and Oops! What happened? Now we have a complete mess, their tails are totally tangled, can you please help them to untangle their tails?

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #12 / 31
  • Number of attempts: 1
quotes inside quotes - 3070 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: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #19 / 1055
  • Number of attempts: 1
Hanging Indent for Footnotes - 69 entries

Format this footnote (in kramdown syntax) so that it has hanging indent.

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #4 / 28
  • Number of attempts: 1
Recursive Cowsay - 58 entries

Convert 'cowsay' statement to recursive output

  • Best score: 33
  • Best player score: 33
  • Position: #2 / 17
  • Number of attempts: 3
Top X - 191 entries

The End File is the Top 10 Vimgolf Leaderboard at June 29, 2013. This is a second version, with a great contribution of @udioica. X is ten in Roman,a numeric system in ancient Rome

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #7 / 69
  • Number of attempts: 3
Change The Perspective - 36 entries

This is a go game recodes file(.sgf file, refer to http://www.red-bean.com/sgf/). It base on such a coordinate system: in vertical direction, is from top(farthest end) to bottom, mark as a,b,c,...,s(19*19 board); in horizontal direction, is from left to right, uses the same notations. For Example, the coordinate notation 'cq', is the position at the bottom-left corner(vertical coordinate first). The record is from one player's perspective. We need to change to another's, but we don't want to change coordinate system, let it keep top to bottom and left to right. so we have to change the coordinates, a <-> s, b <-> r,c <-> q, etc. the Position 'cq', as transformation, it will be 'qd'.

  • Best score: 33
  • Best player score: 35
  • Position: #3 / 22
  • Number of attempts: 1
Sort the VimGolf challenges by popularity - 340 entries

"Sort by popularity" is a good order to play the challenges. Not perfect, but you could do a lot worse. ;) Input is a sample copy-pasted from vimgolf.com. Some of the challenge names have digits that will get in your way, so read ":help :sort" for hints on sorting with a regex. When you're done, try your solution on the full list!

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #2 / 103
  • Number of attempts: 3
Number an outline - 246 entries

The indent and words are right, but the numbers are all wrong.

  • Best score: 25
  • Best player score: 25
  • Position: #3 / 74
  • Number of attempts: 5
Words in parens - 12775 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #479 / 3926
  • Number of attempts: 3
Pairs of numbers - 347 entries

Line 1 represents x, line 2 y-data. Bring the corresponding pairs in the form "[x,y]\n"

  • Best score: 26
  • Best player score: 27
  • Position: #5 / 131
  • Number of attempts: 1
Assign list - 166 entries

Assign list elements to matrix

  • Best score: 30
  • Best player score: 30
  • Position: #2 / 58
  • Number of attempts: 3
Draw the Go board - 140 entries

which is a 19×19 lines board. Here we use ascii characters only for simplicity. See diff file to get a sense. (See also http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Go_(game))

  • Best score: 50
  • Best player score: 57
  • Position: #11 / 48
  • Number of attempts: 3
paste indent correction - JS - 97 entries

You copy some javascript code from a website and paste it into vim, it does not look good!

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #9 / 55
  • Number of attempts: 1
Hole-in-one - 984 entries

Lets take this golf thing literally.. Drive off the tee into the hole, and of course you don't strike the ball completely clean.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #6 / 299
  • Number of attempts: 2
It's a factor - 91 entries

Flaunt your macro prowess by factoring some numbers. Too hard? It takes less than 30 strokes, I promise.

  • Best score: 24
  • Best player score: 26
  • Position: #6 / 36
  • Number of attempts: 5
Delete unwanted lines - 390 entries

Delete all lines which does not end in "o.."

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #13 / 223
  • Number of attempts: 1
Parsing with CSV: Unify lines and result. - 164 entries

col1;col2;col3;col4 A;1;4;5 A;3;4; A;1;4; # New output: col1;col2;col3;col4 A;1(2x);3;4(3x);5 any ideas?

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #3 / 72
  • Number of attempts: 2
Fibonacci Triangles - 49 entries

Triangles

  • Best score: 40
  • Best player score: 41
  • Position: #4 / 20
  • Number of attempts: 5
Lookahead and Lookbehind - 67 entries

Look everywhere

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #3 / 29
  • Number of attempts: 2
Word frequency alignment - 256 entries

You've got to align the second column, but the spacing is inconvenient and there are nasty tabs in the way. If you're a "real Vim ninja," this could be very quick indeed...

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Position: #65 / 150
  • Number of attempts: 4
Minimalist Limerick - 507 entries

Reproduce this lovely poem.

  • Best score: 31
  • Best player score: 31
  • Position: #11 / 168
  • Number of attempts: 3
Coordinates placeholder - 61 entries

Place coordinates instead of target search.

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #3 / 35
  • Number of attempts: 4
Define to require - 118 entries

When JSHint is enabled, there's a rule that doesn't let you have more than 6 arguments in a function, so the moment you need to add a 7th argument, you need to do a refactoring.

  • Best score: 62
  • Best player score: 62
  • Position: #5 / 48
  • Number of attempts: 1
fib.c cleanup - 65 entries

cleanup the file

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #22 / 53
  • Number of attempts: 2
Enumerate words - 241 entries

Enumerate the unique words in order.

  • Best score: 23
  • Best player score: 25
  • Position: #25 / 86
  • Number of attempts: 3
199 Fibonacci Numbers - 37 entries

Generate 199 Fibonacci Numbers using, if you like, the function S(x,y), a vimscript to sum two big numbers in reverse order.

  • Best score: 51
  • Best player score: 51
  • Position: #2 / 16
  • Number of attempts: 6
Execute immediate SQL - 84 entries

Sql string tranformation ...

  • Best score: 60
  • Best player score: 68
  • Position: #7 / 29
  • Number of attempts: 3
Chinese Multiplication Table - 77 entries

Print a Chinese multiplication table in Vim. In China, every kid is asked to memorize this table. And thanks to the mono-syllabism of Chinese characters, it is not that hard. Printing the multiplication table is also a good exercise for programming beginners. For-loop, escaped characters, etc... There should be some special ways to print it in Vim.

  • Best score: 39
  • Best player score: 49
  • Position: #5 / 24
  • Number of attempts: 5
Transposition - 73 entries

Transpose the original lines in separate columns, one for each line.

  • Best score: 31
  • Best player score: 34
  • Position: #4 / 28
  • Number of attempts: 1
Block Fun 1 - 187 entries

Manipulate the columns to produce desired result.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #7 / 71
  • Number of attempts: 3
Groups magic - 144 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: 13
  • Position: #10 / 86
  • Number of attempts: 1
Prefixes and suffixes - 571 entries

Generate all prefixes of "vimchallenge", then all suffixes.

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #6 / 186
  • Number of attempts: 3
Refactor arguments into object argument - 160 entries

A relatively common Javascript refactoring.

  • Best score: 48
  • Best player score: 48
  • Position: #2 / 64
  • Number of attempts: 5
Sort by your own sum - 61 entries

Same numbers as last time, but you'll have to add them yourself.

  • Best score: 25
  • Best player score: 26
  • Position: #3 / 25
  • Number of attempts: 1
Sort by sum of numbers in a line(?) - 53 entries

The lines with the biggest sums need to be at the top. The sums are on the right, which makes life hard. Maybe you can find a feature that will do all the work for you...

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #4 / 34
  • Number of attempts: 2
abcd > a b c d - 270 entries

transform the single spaces into 4 spaces repeat for each line

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #95 / 211
  • Number of attempts: 2
Python: Lots of function arguments - 88 entries

The function definition is too long for one line. The modeline helps you with some typical Python indent settings.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #9 / 41
  • Number of attempts: 3
Readable Rubyhash - 240 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: 23
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #3 / 89
  • Number of attempts: 3
Dehamlizing - 177 entries

Change this piece of HAML code back into erb

  • Best score: 32
  • Best player score: 32
  • Position: #5 / 68
  • Number of attempts: 1
NATO phonetic alphabet - 490 entries

Transform the series of words into a list.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #12 / 185
  • Number of attempts: 4
Pascal's Triangle - 34 entries

Generate the first 17 left-justified rows of Pascal's triangle.

  • Best score: 36
  • Best player score: 36
  • Position: #4 / 15
  • Number of attempts: 1
Printable ASCII characters - 120 entries

From a blank input, print all 95 printing ASCII characters one per line, from space to tilde.

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #2 / 40
  • Number of attempts: 6
A simple change - 429 entries

Just change the numbers in the most efficient way ...

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #12 / 184
  • Number of attempts: 4
SFD-ROC: Tic-Tac-Toe - 131 entries

Tic-Tac-Toe You are 'X', and it is your turn. Stop 'O' from winning, and complete the game. Draw a diagonal line through your winning row of three X's.

  • Best score: 25
  • Best player score: 25
  • Position: #5 / 49
  • Number of attempts: 2
Presidential Sorting - 47 entries

Given a nice CSV formatted arrangement of the Presidents of the United States, we need to print out an alphabetical list in pretty columns. Prove that vim can conquer this basic Excel task!

  • Best score: 40
  • Best player score: 47
  • Position: #11 / 22
  • Number of attempts: 2
Extract text from xml - 106 entries

Extract text from xml file (ignoring commented out elements) and create a one line regex.

  • Best score: 28
  • Best player score: 28
  • Position: #3 / 43
  • Number of attempts: 7
Tiny column alignment - 39 entries

Align using the four blocks, don't forget to lowercase and have fun!

  • Best score: 33
  • Best player score: 33
  • Position: #3 / 18
  • Number of attempts: 1
The Quick Brown Fox Jumps Over The Lazy Vim - 393 entries

Someone has vandalized this text file and replaced the beginning character of one word in each line with a Big "X." Please remove the big X's, and fix each line to read "The Quick Brown Fox Jumps Over The Lazy Dog."

  • Best score: 8
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #52 / 183
  • Number of attempts: 3
The name of the game - 636 entries

End up with the name of the game.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #91 / 348
  • Number of attempts: 3
lamb had a little Mary - 569 entries

"Mary" and "lamb" are swapped. Unswap them. Fast as you can.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #6 / 159
  • Number of attempts: 8
SFD-ROC: vimvimvim - 1527 entries

Oh no, this line is longer than 80 chars... put each 'vim' on a new line.

  • Best score: 8
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #32 / 429
  • Number of attempts: 5
Chucking wood - 92 entries

An exercise in compressing repetitive text. For this challenge, any entry that uses keys outside the main row (such as arrow keys, Home, End, Delete, etc.) will be removed. (Esc is OK, though you should be using C-[ anyway.)

  • Best score: 51
  • Best player score: 53
  • Position: #6 / 40
  • Number of attempts: 1
Stairs Indenting - 439 entries

Indent each line with <line number> whitespaces.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #3 / 188
  • Number of attempts: 6
Python to Ruby - 193 entries

Convert this Python code to Ruby. NOTE: This program likely won't run.

  • Best score: 24
  • Best player score: 25
  • Position: #6 / 57
  • Number of attempts: 4
maximun and minimun - 52 entries

Find the maximum and minimum of the rows.

  • Best score: 51
  • Best player score: 51
  • Position: #3 / 22
  • Number of attempts: 1
Cleanining up 80 column concatenated text - 185 entries

1. Put the whole query on one line, remove the concatenation operators 2. Remove the double spaces that appear a few times in the query 3. Use string-interpolated variable statementPid rather than the ugly concatenation

  • Best score: 31
  • Best player score: 31
  • Position: #7 / 74
  • Number of attempts: 1
Saving the hashes(#) - 1973 entries

The following file is copied from vimcasts.org(Its only for learning purpose,hope the site owner doesn't mind it), its probably the easiest of challenges.Our goal is to delete every line which doesn't contain a hash signs. The remaining hash signs with numbers are then sorted to get the final output.

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 25
  • Position: #135 / 468
  • Number of attempts: 5
Create an alphabet diamond - 76 entries

Here's a brain teaser to keep things interesting...

  • Best score: 40
  • Best player score: 40
  • Position: #4 / 29
  • Number of attempts: 1
Let's play some Ivmgolf - 1040 entries

Oops, I spelled that wrong.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #33 / 426
  • Number of attempts: 4
you're stuck on jQuery < 1.7 - 335 entries

replace calls to jQuery 1.7+'s `on` with calls to pre 1.7 `bind`

  • Best score: 25
  • Best player score: 25
  • Position: #8 / 110
  • Number of attempts: 2
Flip the chessboard - 77 entries

White's turn is over. Flip the board to black's perspective. I added coordinates to frustrate you.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #4 / 29
  • Number of attempts: 1
Vertical Limit - 2386 entries

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

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #2 / 723
  • Number of attempts: 6
Exchanging Quotes - 800 entries

Sometimes you need to exchange a choice of quotes in some code.

  • Best score: 30
  • Best player score: 30
  • Position: #3 / 220
  • Number of attempts: 10
replacing each line of a block selection - 2871 entries

replace each line's ../assets/js with /javascripts

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #46 / 751
  • Number of attempts: 7
Switch function arguments - 1996 entries

How to switch two arguments of a function.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #56 / 632
  • Number of attempts: 1
Append semicolon after expressions - 975 entries

Some lines need the semicolon, some don't.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #40 / 394
  • Number of attempts: 3
Reverse and double space - 456 entries

Reverse the order of the given lines and double space everything

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #45 / 187
  • Number of attempts: 1
Remove noise from HTTP log - 668 entries

This piece of log (from the year 2000) contains some irrelevant data. We only want to see the HTTP method and resource.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #63 / 264
  • Number of attempts: 2
Remove semicolons after expressions - 580 entries

A follow-up for http://vimgolf.com/challenges/4fc9d767d3a0d4000100000e.

  • Best score: 6
  • Best player score: 6
  • Position: #61 / 245
  • Number of attempts: 2
switch variable - 4974 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #147 / 1715
  • Number of attempts: 5
The meaning - 526 entries

Numbers are fun!

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Position: #181 / 340
  • Number of attempts: 1
Ugly spreadsheet copy/paste to CSV - 926 entries

convert an ugly spreadsheet copy/paste into a CSV format.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #18 / 179
  • Number of attempts: 1
Replacing some words - 417 entries

How fast could it be?

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #20 / 146
  • Number of attempts: 1
Multiplication table. - 195 entries

Create a multiplication table.

  • Best score: 31
  • Best player score: 42
  • Position: #8 / 63
  • Number of attempts: 10
Sort the cardinal numbers - 283 entries

Maybe a simple challenge.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #35 / 142
  • Number of attempts: 1
Make it more readable - 1923 entries

Insert blank lines to make it more organized and readable

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #32 / 632
  • Number of attempts: 4
Line Zipper - 448 entries

Zip/pair related lines.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #5 / 208
  • Number of attempts: 1
remove dupes from array - 1324 entries

given a random string that contains a ruby-esque array, make sure that there are no duplicate elements

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #47 / 328
  • Number of attempts: 7
PHP Array Syntax -> MailChimp Merge Syntax - 503 entries

I recently needed to send an e-mail to our marketing department listing allowed merge tags for our MailChimp campaigns. The allowed merge tags were determined from a PHP array in one of our PHP classes. I transformed the PHP class to MailChimp's syntax and sent the e-mail. It was, however, a long, laborious process. I'm still fairly new to Vim and would love to see how an expert Vim user would tackle one of my own, real-world problems. Thanks and have fun!

  • Best score: 23
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #17 / 145
  • Number of attempts: 1
Complete the hex array data - 190 entries

Do not use external tools(e.g. tac, seq) [My interpretation of Rule #7]

  • Best score: 23
  • Best player score: 24
  • Position: #9 / 72
  • Number of attempts: 5
Case preserving word replacement - 442 entries

Half way through my project, my people turned into dogs. Now I have to change everything in my source.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #49 / 177
  • Number of attempts: 1
Complete the hex array data (Part II) - 151 entries

Do not use external tools(e.g. tac, seq) [My interpretation of Rule #7]

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #32 / 67
  • Number of attempts: 4
Sort entries based on date - 357 entries

Sort some entries in a Ledger-file based on date.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #37 / 112
  • Number of attempts: 2
Here, piggy, piggy... - 75 entries

Youay owknay atwhay otay oday...

  • Best score: 68
  • Best player score: 69
  • Position: #3 / 21
  • Number of attempts: 4
imports alignment (python) - 656 entries

Align as one import per line.

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #35 / 193
  • Number of attempts: 1
Generate Fibonacci Numbers - 251 entries

Use your super vim powers to generate Fibonacci Numbers.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #12 / 94
  • Number of attempts: 6
It'ss tooo coold too typpe todaay - 209 entries

My hands are numb with cold. It's hard to type correctly.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #12 / 95
  • Number of attempts: 1
Rotating Philosophers Problem - 382 entries

Can you help the philosophers find a good place to sit before they get five forks and spaghetti?

  • Best score: 29
  • Best player score: 29
  • Position: #23 / 161
  • Number of attempts: 1
Before there was Farmville... - 95 entries

There was old MacDonald. For my toddler. The first Vim sing-a-long?

  • Best score: 156
  • Best player score: 157
  • Position: #3 / 46
  • Number of attempts: 1
HTML to Haml - 837 entries

Help convert this HTML page to Haml.

  • Best score: 23
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #4 / 200
  • Number of attempts: 3
Reformat long lines - 329 entries

Rearrange this ruby method call to put each parameter on its own line. Could become a useful macro.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #19 / 129
  • Number of attempts: 1
Generate English Alphabets - 449 entries

Start with a, get up to z.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #13 / 196
  • Number of attempts: 4
Overall Vimgolf Rank - 161 entries

Suppose you are trying to figure out what your overall rank is at Vimgolf(the sum of all the ranks you got), and as a Vim ninja you decided to use Vim to do the job. Your solution should work for every Vimgolf profile page(The actual input file for this challenge is my Vimgolf profile page). So, direct answer insertion is considered cheating.

  • Best score: 23
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #3 / 57
  • Number of attempts: 4
Insert a Markdown link - 422 entries

Put a link in a markdown document, using the after-the-paragraph format.

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #8 / 142
  • Number of attempts: 1
Numbering a List - 1838 entries

Pretty simple, number the list.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #82 / 631
  • Number of attempts: 4
Getters & Setters: Java - 190 entries

Boilerplate getters & setters - it's a tedious fact of life in Java, and probably the only thing that still pulls me back to an IDE. Perhaps someone knows a fast, pure vim way...

  • Best score: 89
  • Best player score: 89
  • Position: #1 / 54
  • Number of attempts: 1
Java Array2List - 218 entries

Convert an java array initializer into a list.

  • Best score: 67
  • Best player score: 67
  • Position: #2 / 82
  • Number of attempts: 1
The holy-grail may help - 324 entries

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

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #136 / 197
  • Number of attempts: 1
Ruby 1.9 hashes - 1177 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: 12
  • Position: #51 / 387
  • Number of attempts: 1
Assignment Alignment - 823 entries

line up the operators. Use spaces, not tabs.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #32 / 214
  • Number of attempts: 1
Shebangs for all - 1788 entries

We've all seen or used a shebang once or twice. Ditch the specific paths and leave just a dynamic Ruby and Python bath behind.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #9 / 471
  • Number of attempts: 2
A Simple One - 968 entries

Here is a very simple one - just to illustrate/introduce a vim feature that some people seem to miss...

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #323 / 629
  • Number of attempts: 1
Round Round - 243 entries

Round Round

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #3 / 81
  • Number of attempts: 1
82 bottles of beer on the wall - 293 entries

Take them down. (sorry, only 82 bottles because the problem size is limited!)

  • Best score: 107
  • Best player score: 107
  • Position: #4 / 137
  • Number of attempts: 1
Table Reshuffle - 360 entries

Fix the column order in this table... also append the new 'username' column.

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #22 / 129
  • Number of attempts: 1
Reverse and count - 422 entries

Someone typed things upside down and now a Vim ninja needs to reverse the lines and count how many there are.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #37 / 162
  • Number of attempts: 1
Ruby 1.9 compat - 598 entries

Remember when Ruby supported `when <expr> :`? Well, it doesn't in 1.9, so let's make sure we use `then`, without ruining our lovely new hash syntax!

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #41 / 227
  • Number of attempts: 1
Reverse Simple Deletion - 800 entries

You did the simple deletion, now reverse it.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #11 / 441
  • Number of attempts: 1
Increment, increment, increment.... - 600 entries

Vim likes macros

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #248 / 382
  • Number of attempts: 1
Sorting paragraphs - 495 entries

Order the paragraphs correctly, per prefixed index

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #14 / 153
  • Number of attempts: 1
Indentation - 454 entries

Indent each line according to the right number of spaces it needs.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #4 / 161
  • Number of attempts: 1
Hatsuyume - 430 entries

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hatsuyume

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #15 / 170
  • Number of attempts: 1
Turn this csv list into queries - 201 entries

Transform each line of this csv file into a MySQL-ready INSERT query.

  • Best score: 98
  • Best player score: 100
  • Position: #9 / 93
  • Number of attempts: 1
The Cake is a Lie - 1238 entries

Correct the capitalization of each word

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #144 / 497
  • Number of attempts: 2
Fix the Haiku - 265 entries

Change this slightly scrambled haiku to its unscrambled form and fix the capitalisation and punctuation along the way.

  • Best score: 28
  • Best player score: 29
  • Position: #7 / 106
  • Number of attempts: 1
Context insensitive completion 0 - 479 entries

Buried in the lines you're not supposed to add is the line "Add this line!" Add that line to the top of the file.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #80 / 225
  • Number of attempts: 1
Compile C - 341 entries

You might have to get clever to do this one.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #9 / 126
  • Number of attempts: 4
Context Insensitive completion 1 - 437 entries

Finish writing this simple Python HTTP server.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #106 / 224
  • Number of attempts: 1
Make Fancy Header - 985 entries

Make the header text stand out with surrounding asterisks

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #71 / 333
  • Number of attempts: 1
Reformat some Python - 565 entries

Fix some very bizarrely laid-out code.

  • Best score: 34
  • Best player score: 34
  • Position: #28 / 223
  • Number of attempts: 2
Reformat a C golf submission - 536 entries

Take this C golf submission (for the "tiny but standards-compliant Hello World program" category, naturally), and turn it into formatted C code.

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 25
  • Position: #13 / 195
  • Number of attempts: 1
Reverse characters in a line - 666 entries

You have everything you need, just not in the right order. Mastermind would give you 26 white pegs.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #55 / 241
  • Number of attempts: 3
PEP8 Python Wrapping Comments and Code - 162 entries

According to PEP8, long flowy text and code should have different max line lengths. Code: 79 characters max Long flowy text: 72 characters max

  • Best score: 23
  • Best player score: 24
  • Position: #4 / 61
  • Number of attempts: 1
Reformat most common surnames - 599 entries

Reformat copy-pasted table into a list of the most common surnames

  • Best score: 23
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #10 / 188
  • Number of attempts: 1
Remember FizzBuzz? - 597 entries

Output FizzBuzz to 100. Start with nothing.

  • Best score: 39
  • Best player score: 49
  • Position: #28 / 168
  • Number of attempts: 7
Get rid of html tags - 348 entries

Want to read more about Vim's background? Then get rid of those html tags...

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #3 / 209
  • Number of attempts: 4
Change the content of a string - 1393 entries

This docstring is a complete lie. Fix it.

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #109 / 531
  • Number of attempts: 2
Deleting folded text - 307 entries

The text below contains three folds. Delete them (and the text inside them). For example: 123 456 /*{{{*/ 789 /*}}}*/ 012 Should become: 123 012 Also, add `aoeuaoeu` to make sure small solutions don't get flagged as cheating.

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #13 / 109
  • Number of attempts: 11
Sort and add attributes - 1226 entries

Sort the states and add the attribute country to each record.

  • Best score: 33
  • Best player score: 33
  • Position: #150 / 495
  • Number of attempts: 1
Add fold markers to a .c file - 504 entries

Fold markers can make it easier to navigate source code. Add them to this .c file.

  • Best score: 30
  • Best player score: 30
  • Position: #35 / 159
  • Number of attempts: 1
Reconstruct the Sentence - 1195 entries

Get the sentence back in the proper order, remove duplicate lines, and then combine the separate lines into one.

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #77 / 352
  • Number of attempts: 3
Braces or Brackets? - 725 entries

Someone forgot whether to use braces or brackets and you have to clean up their code!

  • Best score: 34
  • Best player score: 34
  • Position: #15 / 255
  • Number of attempts: 18
Whitespace, empty lines and tabs - 3060 entries

Convert tabs to spaces, strip empty lines and trailing whitespace.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #5 / 677
  • Number of attempts: 12
Flodder-challenge - 941 entries

Replace the text the most efficient and win!

  • Best score: 27
  • Best player score: 27
  • Position: #10 / 276
  • Number of attempts: 15
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: 17
  • Position: #2222 / 3447
  • Number of attempts: 1
Reformat/Refactor a Golfer Class - 6141 entries

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

  • Best score: 32
  • Best player score: 32
  • Position: #52 / 1514
  • Number of attempts: 8

Contributed Challenges

Execute immediate SQL - 84 entries

Sql string tranformation ...

199 Fibonacci Numbers - 37 entries

Generate 199 Fibonacci Numbers using, if you like, the function S(x,y), a vimscript to sum two big numbers in reverse order.

Lookahead and Lookbehind - 67 entries

Look everywhere

Fibonacci Triangles - 49 entries

Triangles

Assign list - 166 entries

Assign list elements to matrix

Top X - 191 entries

The End File is the Top 10 Vimgolf Leaderboard at June 29, 2013. This is a second version, with a great contribution of @udioica. X is ten in Roman,a numeric system in ancient Rome

Ninjas Leaderboard - 84 entries

The two lines in "Start file" has an obfuscated email address. Second line give an index (from 1 to 30) to the chars list of the first line, for example, the first char of email (n) is in position 25, second char (i) is in position 19 and s.o.

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10560 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

Permutations N=4 - 60 entries

Could use backtracking or other algorithm to generate sorted numbers. Second chance !

Piphilology - 125 entries

Piphilology comprises the creation and use of mnemonic techniques to remember a span of digits of the mathematical constant π. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Piphilology

Happy TvvO - 394 entries

Don’t forget the past, learn from it. Happy New Year.

Remember VimGolf Rules ! - 242 entries

Rules, ... and don't forget !

Extended Customer 2 - 44 entries

Format the chars

vim = 22 / 7 - 424 entries

pi square vim

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