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Played Challenges

Substraction (bis) - 53 entries

Solve the equations (adapted from the original @Caek_'s challenge).

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 28
  • Position: #9 / 24
  • Number of attempts: 1
Poorly indented Python comments - 457 entries

Fix the alignment of some Python comments as quickly as possible.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #2 / 84
  • Number of attempts: 5
Many duplicates - 285 entries

Quick and easy

  • Best score: 2
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #11 / 104
  • Number of attempts: 6
2 quick changes and a numbered list - 190 entries

The ascii will not be lost, but rather numbered in 4 digit blocks with leading zeros.

  • Best score: 37
  • Best player score: 59
  • Position: #36 / 52
  • Number of attempts: 1
delete swap - 357 entries

delete all swap

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Position: #22 / 124
  • Number of attempts: 5
Generate a very basic Python constructor (fixed) - 545 entries

Original by @BiddulphCaleb (http://www.vimgolf.com/challenges/6019f1c4642668000cee11e8) - had some extra spaces in output file.

  • Best score: 29
  • Best player score: 37
  • Position: #46 / 127
  • Number of attempts: 4
Fix the shell script! - 984 entries

Fix the shell script with the fewest keystrokes!

  • Best score: 26
  • Best player score: 36
  • Position: #144 / 252
  • Number of attempts: 2
Visual block training - 441 entries

You see the input. You see the output. Go.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #12 / 91
  • Number of attempts: 16
Wikitext headings to markdown - 597 entries

Convert the wikitext headings to markdown.

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 25
  • Position: #69 / 135
  • Number of attempts: 3
Create a diamond comment - 233 entries

Encapsulate the text in a diamond pattern.

  • Best score: 27
  • Best player score: 27
  • Position: #8 / 55
  • Number of attempts: 5
Making 3 line function a one liner. - 163 entries

Simple challenge for frequent action while programming.

  • Best score: 4
  • Best player score: 4
  • Position: #92 / 106
  • Number of attempts: 1
Add quotes to ansible playbook - 781 entries

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

  • Best score: 8
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #84 / 246
  • Number of attempts: 3
Multiline to Single Line - 522 entries

Convert a multiline, indented file to a single line with no whitespace

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Position: #21 / 235
  • Number of attempts: 1
xrandr outputs and dashes - 588 entries

uh oh, different video drivers identify display outputs with more dashes. Quick, need to change this xrandr script!

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #8 / 192
  • Number of attempts: 1
From a Thunderlink to a Markdown link - 702 entries

ThunderLinks are durable hyperlinks to specific email messages generated from Thunderbird in HTML format. Leverage the power of vim to make them suitable for a markdown-formatted file.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 35
  • Position: #140 / 155
  • Number of attempts: 1
Capitalize the Names - 311 entries

I want to capitalize the names in quotes, but just the people's names, not the file names.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #16 / 79
  • Number of attempts: 5
Yo To Hello - 1048 entries

Simply Turn Yo To Hello

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #82 / 481
  • Number of attempts: 2
Replace pattern with 1, 2, 3, ... on each line - 1036 entries

For each line replace a search pattern (in this case $) with numbers starting at 1 and then increasing by 1 for each replaced match. a$b$c$ -> a0b1c2

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #15 / 208
  • Number of attempts: 10
Hogwarts Email Sorting - 828 entries

Given a list of emails, get the students full name and their associated house.

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #32 / 237
  • Number of attempts: 3
Get mail address from outlook format - 592 entries

Create a mail list space separated of mail list formatted by outlook

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #98 / 182
  • Number of attempts: 1
Add text at some column - 144 entries

Complete golang struct statement.

  • Best score: 31
  • Best player score: 32
  • Position: #25 / 54
  • Number of attempts: 3
prepend * to every non-blank line - 5959 entries

Prepend an asterisk to every non-blank line in the input file.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #67 / 1463
  • Number of attempts: 6
One number per line - 18377 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #622 / 3787
  • Number of attempts: 1
Quote modules - 1015 entries

Complete golang import statement.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #49 / 258
  • Number of attempts: 7
Aliases for cd - 819 entries

Create these beautiful aliases with as few strokes as possible. Are you up for the challenge?

  • Best score: 30
  • Best player score: 46
  • Position: #76 / 146
  • Number of attempts: 2
Unsemantic linewrapping - 826 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: 10
  • Position: #130 / 208
  • Number of attempts: 5
Add semicolons - 10539 entries

Simply add a semicolon at the end of each line

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #455 / 2988
  • Number of attempts: 2
Bad Copy Syntax - 1938 entries

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

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #188 / 493
  • Number of attempts: 5
remove lines containing the word "reader" - 3454 entries

easy stuff

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #371 / 1121
  • Number of attempts: 3
Com(m)a Trouble - 3376 entries

Someone was real stupid when placing his commas. Can you fix it?

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #114 / 760
  • Number of attempts: 7
Box it - 7680 entries

Create a box around a line.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #303 / 1835
  • Number of attempts: 6
Just the middle - 11136 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #1353 / 4112
  • Number of attempts: 2
One to Ten - 2093 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: 12
  • Position: #261 / 641
  • Number of attempts: 8
Increment each number - 946 entries

Increment each number individually by one

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #50 / 233
  • Number of attempts: 9
Delete to the end of the current line - 711 entries

Delete to the end of the current line, but keep the character under the cursor.

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Position: #231 / 348
  • Number of attempts: 2
Reorder the groups - 1112 entries

Change the order so that the groups of fruit come before the vegetables.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #73 / 252
  • Number of attempts: 5
I forgot quotes - 15728 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #997 / 4114
  • Number of attempts: 6
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10533 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #1522 / 3637
  • Number of attempts: 3
Alphabet soup - 392 entries

Create a column of all alphabet characters organized in a funky way

  • Best score: 25
  • Best player score: 27
  • Position: #53 / 93
  • Number of attempts: 2
Simple text editing with Vim - 11624 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #618 / 3410
  • Number of attempts: 4
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