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Played Challenges

Exchanging Quotes - 761 entries

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

  • Best score: 30
  • Best player score: 38
  • Number of attempts: 3
Words in parens - 11265 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 4
Simple text editing with Vim - 10594 entries

Make the pairs of lines match up by making each second line same as first

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 6
VimGolfNight - 458 entries

Based on "The name of the game".

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 1
Make it more readable - 1765 entries

Insert blank lines to make it more organized and readable

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 2
Delete unwanted lines - 336 entries

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

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 2
SFD-ROC: vimvimvim - 1305 entries

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

  • Best score: 8
  • Best player score: 8
  • Number of attempts: 7
Create Leading Zeros - 192 entries

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

  • Best score: 23
  • Best player score: 24
  • Number of attempts: 4
Let's play some Ivmgolf - 926 entries

Oops, I spelled that wrong.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 9
  • Number of attempts: 1
Switch function arguments - 1843 entries

How to switch two arguments of a function.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 6
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 9653 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 3
Reformat/Refactor a Golfer Class - 5551 entries

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

  • Best score: 32
  • Best player score: 38
  • Number of attempts: 4
Letter case trickery - 1450 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
  • Number of attempts: 4
switch variable - 4382 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 3
quotes inside quotes - 2826 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: 15
  • Number of attempts: 3
replacing each line of a block selection - 2569 entries

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

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 25
  • Number of attempts: 1
Numbering a List - 1746 entries

Pretty simple, number the list.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 19
  • Number of attempts: 3
attr_aligner - 3072 entries

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

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 19
  • Number of attempts: 7
Whitespace, empty lines and tabs - 2574 entries

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

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 22
  • Number of attempts: 4
Counting in binary - 393 entries

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

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 27
  • Number of attempts: 4
Saving the hashes(#) - 1779 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: 29
  • Number of attempts: 6
Vertical Limit - 2148 entries

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

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 29
  • Number of attempts: 1
Going underground.... - 291 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: 34
  • Number of attempts: 3
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