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Played Challenges

Reformat/Refactor a Golfer Class - 5524 entries

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

  • Best score: 32
  • Best player score: 41
  • Number of attempts: 4
calculations - 54 entries

Complete these (weird) calculations.

  • Best score: 38
  • Best player score: 39
  • Number of attempts: 2
ASCII-art Histogram - 145 entries

Create an ASCCI-art histogram for the given numbers. Make sure not to leave trailing whitespaces. Thanks to VimGolf I recently discovered a feature of Vim thAT blew my mind. I'm curious to see what real ninjas make of it ;-)

  • Best score: 33
  • Best player score: 34
  • Number of attempts: 9
Make HTML List - 903 entries

Turn the comma separated list into an unordered html list.

  • Best score: 33
  • Best player score: 33
  • Number of attempts: 9
Simple addition - 234 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 1
Un"finnish"ed Work - 102 entries

Replace å by a, ä by a and ö by o.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 26
  • Number of attempts: 1
Flatten repo - 22 entries

For each git repository (<project> tag) translate name attribute to flatten directory structure. Add path attribute if missing (because checkout hierarchy must be kept). #xml

  • Best score: 43
  • Best player score: 50
  • Number of attempts: 2
Fiddle percentages into real numbers - 724 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 3
Simple, Practical, and Common - 25679 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
  • Number of attempts: 7
One to Ten - 1086 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
  • Number of attempts: 6
remove lines containing the word "reader" - 1863 entries

easy stuff

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 5
Swap values - 3617 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 8
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 9594 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 3
Unsemantic linewrapping - 316 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
  • Number of attempts: 5
Separate the lines - 126 entries

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

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 3
Basic renumbering - 4682 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 1
Add semicolons - 2744 entries

Simply add a semicolon at the end of each line

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 6
Split line with dots - 1865 entries

This line is too long, split it.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 4
Array transposition - 1647 entries

Transpose two arrays into one.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 22
  • Number of attempts: 1
Vice versa - 6064 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 8
citizen_hacks_2019_challenge4 - 32 entries

For the Citizen Hacks 2019 Vim competition.

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Number of attempts: 1
Every other line - 2128 entries

AaAaAaA

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 6
V to the i - 3973 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Number of attempts: 2
I forgot quotes - 12148 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 9
citizen_hacks_2019_challenge1 - 20 entries

For the Citizen Hacks 2019 Vim competition

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Number of attempts: 1
citizen_hacks_2019_challenge2 - 78 entries

For the Citizen Hacks 2019 Vim competition.

  • Best score: 6
  • Best player score: 7
  • Number of attempts: 1
Todo list specification - 294 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
  • Number of attempts: 1
Reorder the groups - 543 entries

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

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 1
comment and uncomment code inline - 826 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
  • Number of attempts: 4
replacing each line of a block selection - 2541 entries

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

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 18
  • Number of attempts: 6
Just the middle - 9421 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Number of attempts: 7
Collect List - 3544 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 3
Com(m)a Trouble - 1847 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 5
Simple text editing with Vim - 10528 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 1
Words in parens - 11168 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 4
-a-b-c- - 2635 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 1
Reformat Cura settings - 86 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

  • Best score: 50
  • Best player score: 51
  • Number of attempts: 10
Copy three lines - 2128 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 8
Applying same text modification in several lines - 1778 entries

Remove identical text at the beginning of several lines and the closing parenthesis.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 1
One number per line - 13373 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 15
Swap values inside brackets - 1620 entries

Easy challenge.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 3
Missing Library and a Typo - 714 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: 15
  • Number of attempts: 8
Hello ${world} - 232 entries

Migrate a JavaScript String from concatenation to ES6 interpolation.

  • Best score: 24
  • Best player score: 25
  • Number of attempts: 7
Stairstep digits - 218 entries

Remove the evens. Double the odds.

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Number of attempts: 3
From argument to object - 1115 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: 18
  • Number of attempts: 2
citizen_hacks_2019_challenge6 - 24 entries

For the Citizen Hacks 2019 Vim competition.

  • Best score: 3
  • Best player score: 3
  • Number of attempts: 1
Bad Copy Syntax - 652 entries

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

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 19
  • Number of attempts: 5
Add string initializers to an enum - 136 entries

Change Typescript enum so that it has string initializers.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 23
  • Number of attempts: 3
Box it - 3502 entries

Create a box around a line.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 23
  • Number of attempts: 3
citizen_hacks_2019_challenge5 - 44 entries

For the Citizen Hacks 2019 Vim competition.

  • Best score: 6
  • Best player score: 8
  • Number of attempts: 1
Adam's challenge - 804 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
  • Number of attempts: 5
Add Go XML to structure tags - 128 entries

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

  • Best score: 24
  • Best player score: 25
  • Number of attempts: 6
Extract wireshark capture filter - 97 entries

Extract wireshark capture filter from IP plan

  • Best score: 26
  • Best player score: 27
  • Number of attempts: 5
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