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Real Vim ninjas count every keystroke - do you? Head on over to, pick a challenge, and show us what you've got!

  • Each challenge provides an input file, and an output file
  • Your goal is to modify the input file such that it matches the output
  • Once you install the vimgolf CLI, pick a challenge, open a prompt and put away!

When you launch a challenge from the command line, it will be downloaded from the site and a local Vim session will be launched, which will log every keystroke you make. Once you're done, simply :wq (write and quit) the session and we will score your input and upload it back to the site!

Setup & Play

$> gem install vimgolf

(Go to, sign in, and grab your API key)
$> vimgolf setup

(Pick a challenge on
$> vimgolf put [challenge ID] web app

# start local server
$> bundle exec unicorn -c config/unicorn.rb -E development

# deploy to Heroku
$> git push heroku web:master

Run tests

Go to the root folder and run rake.