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$ gem install vimgolf
$ vimgolf setup
$ vimgolf put [challenge ID]

26699 active golfers, 307658 entries, 461 challenges

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That hyphen - 2289 entries

"vim vi improved"

change parenthesis - 207 entries

change the pair of braces into a pair of parentheses

move titles next to url, in quotes - 374 entries

had trouble with something similar

Song Transcription Oops - 173 entries

When transcribing vocal music to Canjo Tab you can start by finding the lowest note and assigning that to zero and working your way up from there. However, without fail, I tend to miscount the notes and when I am near done I find a lower note. I mark this with a "z". This means I have to increase all the previous ones by 1. just a sting of numbers :)

citizen_hacks_2019_challenge2 - 135 entries

For the Citizen Hacks 2019 Vim competition.

Extract argument from function - 2084 entries

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

Extract wireshark capture filter - 132 entries

Extract wireshark capture filter from IP plan

comment and uncomment code inline - 883 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.

replacing each line of a block selection - 2614 entries

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

Don't know what this is - 1818 entries

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

Remove quotes after first field - 198 entries

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

Adam's challenge - 852 entries

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

Join 'em - 188 entries

This shouldn't be too tough

Missing Library and a Typo - 768 entries

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

Vertical Limit - 2189 entries

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

Space out the alphabet - 1436 entries

Put 3 spaces between adjacent letters.

Whitespace, empty lines and tabs - 2618 entries

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

Preferably without multi-cursor plugin - 355 entries

Originally asked as question on reddit by kpthunder:

Fiddle percentages into real numbers - 748 entries

Get rid of the '%' symbols and shift the decimal place. This is the easier version - all the columns line up.

Saving the hashes(#) - 1826 entries

The following file is copied from 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.

Build a six - 245 entries

Just enjoy building "a" floors...

Order and join - 780 entries

There's something special about the input order.

Switch function arguments - 1858 entries

How to switch two arguments of a function.

Align commas - 907 entries

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

Around the clock - 150 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

citizen_hacks_2019_challenge5 - 88 entries

For the Citizen Hacks 2019 Vim competition.

Reformat Cura settings - 99 entries

Cura settings are weirdly encoded... After mere replacements, you'll have to enquote two strings (infill_pattern & speed_travel) and dont forget booleans in lowercase. #format #json

Learn some german verbs - 415 entries

The list needs to be structured so we can print in verbatim and feel ok about how it looks.

Letter case trickery - 1451 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.

comments galore - 911 entries

Basic comment reformatting

Make it more readable - 1781 entries

Insert blank lines to make it more organized and readable

Simple format (2) - 253 entries

try again!

Make HTML List - 916 entries

Turn the comma separated list into an unordered html list.

Numbering a List - 1755 entries

Pretty simple, number the list.

Scrambled numbers - 753 entries

Four is NOT 1. One is 1.

C Reformatting - 654 entries

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

Do you demand a shrubbery? - 1035 entries

Use :redir and crush the emacsgolfers.

Fix the XML - 896 entries

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

Shebangs for all - 1643 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.

SFD-ROC: vimvimvim - 1332 entries

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

Mess in revision history - 1015 entries

Help Joe clean up what Steve has cobbled.

Comparing Schema With Diff - 47 entries

Sometimes databases output things differently one to another. Fixing things that are out of order will make the diffs more usable.

Count both ways - 903 entries

Right AND down.

Swap the operands under comparison - 236 entries

Swap the operands under comparison to prevent null pointer exception (at least in java)

Convert Application Output to CSV - 135 entries

Change the application output to comma-separated values

citizen_hacks_2019_challenge4 - 59 entries

For the Citizen Hacks 2019 Vim competition.

Mirror Symmetry - 727 entries

Add backslashes.

Resort and deup a CSV list - 122 entries

I'm always adding items to a sorted list. There has to be a better way dedup and resort the lists. There are multiple lists with varying lengths to discourage manual sorting. Also Australia's animals are weird.

Number Sort - 255 entries

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

remove dupes from array - 1253 entries

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

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