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Played Challenges

hello-world-vimgolf - 1581 entries

Simple number generation

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #12 / 455
  • Number of attempts: 4
Python dataclasses - 659 entries

Simple challenge to extract fields from a Python class

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 27
  • Position: #97 / 172
  • Number of attempts: 3
Rural Post - 4117 entries

Simple challenge to remove all but the post code on each line

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #453 / 1018
  • Number of attempts: 5
Simple, Practical, and Common - 32962 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: 24
  • Position: #2985 / 7276
  • Number of attempts: 6
Swap values - 4440 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #924 / 1241
  • Number of attempts: 2
One number per line - 18395 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #2703 / 3793
  • Number of attempts: 4
V to the i - 4641 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #1339 / 1857
  • Number of attempts: 3
Applying same text modification in several lines - 2751 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #342 / 815
  • Number of attempts: 3
Add string initializers to an enum - 774 entries

Change Typescript enum so that it has string initializers.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 28
  • Position: #190 / 228
  • Number of attempts: 1
SCREAMING_SNAKE_CASE to Title Case - 1120 entries

Convert strings in SCREAMING_SNAKE_CASE to Title Case. Examples: EMPLOYEE_NAME -> Employee Name REVENUE_YEAR_TO_DATE -> Revenue Year To Date SALARY -> Salary

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 27
  • Position: #134 / 233
  • Number of attempts: 4
Add semicolons - 10545 entries

Simply add a semicolon at the end of each line

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #905 / 2989
  • Number of attempts: 3
Bad Copy Syntax - 1938 entries

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

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 24
  • Position: #337 / 493
  • Number of attempts: 3
Split line with dots - 2103 entries

This line is too long, split it.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #488 / 623
  • Number of attempts: 2
remove lines containing the word "reader" - 3454 entries

easy stuff

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #846 / 1121
  • Number of attempts: 4
Box it - 7682 entries

Create a box around a line.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #562 / 1836
  • Number of attempts: 7
Cool or not? - 761 entries

abc trying to be cool or not...

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 26
  • Position: #194 / 216
  • Number of attempts: 1
From argument to object - 1262 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: 17
  • Position: #120 / 417
  • Number of attempts: 6
Every other line - 2829 entries

AaAaAaA

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #622 / 686
  • Number of attempts: 2
That hyphen - 2500 entries

"vim vi improved"

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #628 / 683
  • Number of attempts: 3
Just the middle - 11141 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #1210 / 4114
  • Number of attempts: 6
ninja substitution - 1302 entries

How can you reuse a previous substitution ?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #153 / 248
  • Number of attempts: 7
Vice versa - 7537 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 24
  • Position: #1911 / 2049
  • Number of attempts: 2
One to Ten - 2095 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: 14
  • Position: #425 / 642
  • Number of attempts: 1
Increment each number - 946 entries

Increment each number individually by one

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #15 / 233
  • Number of attempts: 7
Delete to the end of the current line - 713 entries

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

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Position: #100 / 349
  • Number of attempts: 1
move titles next to url, in quotes - 492 entries

had trouble with something similar

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 69
  • Position: #127 / 129
  • Number of attempts: 1
I forgot quotes - 15748 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #837 / 4116
  • Number of attempts: 8
-a-b-c- - 3122 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #259 / 1113
  • Number of attempts: 4
quotes inside quotes - 3030 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
  • Position: #474 / 1045
  • Number of attempts: 3
Words in parens - 12736 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #2948 / 3919
  • Number of attempts: 4
Simple text editing with Vim - 11657 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #1722 / 3418
  • Number of attempts: 3
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