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Played Challenges

Make HTML List - 917 entries

Turn the comma separated list into an unordered html list.

  • Best score: 33
  • Best player score: 50
  • Number of attempts: 1
Saving the hashes(#) - 1854 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: 35
  • Number of attempts: 1
Do you demand a shrubbery? - 1035 entries

Use :redir and crush the emacsgolfers.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 32
  • Number of attempts: 1
Mess in revision history - 1015 entries

Help Joe clean up what Steve has cobbled.

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 28
  • Number of attempts: 1
Change the content of a string - 1260 entries

This docstring is a complete lie. Fix it.

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 27
  • Number of attempts: 1
Simple, Practical, and Common - 28783 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: 28
  • Number of attempts: 1
Fix the XML - 896 entries

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

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 24
  • Number of attempts: 1
Space out the alphabet - 1449 entries

Put 3 spaces between adjacent letters.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 21
  • Number of attempts: 2
Sudoku table - 57 entries

Make this simple sudoku table look nice and legible.

  • Best score: 48
  • Best player score: 61
  • Number of attempts: 1
replacing each line of a block selection - 2657 entries

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

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 21
  • Number of attempts: 1
attr_aligner - 3194 entries

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

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 32
  • Number of attempts: 1
Line 'em up! - 279 entries

It can be so hard to keep everything neatly lined-up. Somebody clearly hasn't bothered here. Tidy it up, please!

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 20
  • Number of attempts: 2
readability - 291 entries

Make the code readable by adding some spaces

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 19
  • Number of attempts: 1
Basic renumbering - 5004 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 21
  • Number of attempts: 1
camel riding - 724 entries

add a prefix on some camelCase variables

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 18
  • Number of attempts: 1
-a-b-c- - 2813 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 2
quotes inside quotes - 2909 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: 17
  • Number of attempts: 1
I forgot quotes - 13700 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 3
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.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 1
That hyphen - 2312 entries

"vim vi improved"

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 4
Mirror Symmetry - 727 entries

Add backslashes.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 1
Count both ways - 903 entries

Right AND down.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 3
Where should I put the Newline? - 824 entries

Help me put the newline.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Number of attempts: 2
Letter case trickery - 1454 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: 11
  • Number of attempts: 1
Collect List - 3779 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 1
Just the middle - 10078 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Number of attempts: 2
Whitespace, empty lines and tabs - 2688 entries

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

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 27
  • Number of attempts: 1
Mute the second method of this script - 418 entries

prepend a # infront of every line of the second method

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 2
Reformat/Refactor a Golfer Class - 5622 entries

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

  • Best score: 32
  • Best player score: 37
  • Number of attempts: 3
Free hyphen! - 117 entries

Just like "Inner hyphens", but I'm giving you a free hyphen to play with. Will your solution be any different?

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 1
V to the i - 4250 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Number of attempts: 1
Vim's not included features - 157 entries

Filter not included (-) features in a hypothetical installation of vim.

  • Best score: 23
  • Best player score: 38
  • Number of attempts: 1
switch variable - 4537 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 2
Vertical Limit - 2210 entries

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

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 24
  • Number of attempts: 1
Gray area - 664 entries

It's a golf metaphor or something.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 1
Don't know what this is - 1838 entries

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

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 1
Extract argument from function - 2103 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 2
Words in parens - 11783 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 1
Condensed Cases - 721 entries

Apple's new programming language, Swift, allows two style of case statements: 1) one Enum case on each line, or 2) multiple Enum cases on a single line. Convert the following from the first case (no pun intended) to the second type.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 2
Vice versa - 6647 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 1
Make it more readable - 1785 entries

Insert blank lines to make it more organized and readable

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 1
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 9958 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 1
Switch function arguments - 1872 entries

How to switch two arguments of a function.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 2
Search and Replace 0 - 4383 entries

Replace every instance of 'aaa' with 'xaaax'.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 2
Add to end of each line... kinda - 269 entries

Visual-block mode can be used to add something to the end of each line, even if they are of differing lengths. However, what if it's not quite at the end?

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 2
Simple text editing with Vim - 10892 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 1
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