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Played Challenges

Make HTML List - 875 entries

Turn the comma separated list into an unordered html list.

  • Best score: 33
  • Best player score: 48
  • Number of attempts: 1
Simple, Practical, and Common - 24466 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: 2
  • Best player score: 32
  • Number of attempts: 1
One number per line - 12434 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 23
  • Number of attempts: 1
quotes inside quotes - 2758 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: 2
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 5
Copy three lines - 1995 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 10
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 9432 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 5
Swap values - 3483 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 10
comments galore - 901 entries

Basic comment reformatting

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 3
Simple text editing with Vim - 10335 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: 3
V to the i - 3860 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Number of attempts: 4
Paragraph sort - 316 entries

My large herbivorous mammals, Vim commands, and POSIX utilities need to be sorted separately.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 6
Words in parens - 10932 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 5
Every other line - 2064 entries

AaAaAaA

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 8
Align commas - 820 entries

There are 15,000 aligning challenges on vimgolf.com, and they're all exactly the same. I hope this one is a little different.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 5
Paragraph breaks - 392 entries

Swap the blank lines and the aaa lines.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 2
Don't know what this is - 1718 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: 14
  • Number of attempts: 6
Collect List - 3443 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 5
Vice versa - 5866 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 2
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 6
Generate a list of numbers - 242 entries

Please generate list of numbers from 1 to 20.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 4
Scrambled numbers - 715 entries

Four is NOT 1. One is 1.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 35
  • Number of attempts: 2
Space out the alphabet - 1347 entries

Put 3 spaces between adjacent letters.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 22
  • Number of attempts: 3
I forgot quotes - 11557 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 1
Just the middle - 9077 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Number of attempts: 3
7th Birthday - 163 entries

We have a bunch of numbers written from 0 to 9 in the order present in the text input file. The task is to create 7 by replacing the numbers with dashes.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 19
  • Number of attempts: 4
camel riding - 680 entries

add a prefix on some camelCase variables

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 9
Basic renumbering - 4572 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 2
  • Best player score: 18
  • Number of attempts: 2
John Barbero Unenge
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Technical Artist at Ghost Games. User of Debian/Ubuntu + XMonad. Host of Göteborg C++ Meetup and co-host of Gothenburg retro gaming club. Also cats.

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