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Played Challenges

simple replacements - 670 entries

The goal is to see the replacement commands in action.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #23 / 156
  • Number of attempts: 12
Python dataclasses - 418 entries

Simple challenge to extract fields from a Python class

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #6 / 118
  • Number of attempts: 5
RUST Cargo.toml version to last - 189 entries

RUST Cargo.toml version to last. rusty practice on vimgolf

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #9 / 58
  • Number of attempts: 7
Enumerate Bullets - 137 entries

We will need to refer to the bullet points in our document explicitly later, so we need to assign them some ID's!

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #12 / 35
  • Number of attempts: 7
swap number pairs - 1255 entries

Swap the numbers in a bunch of 2-element arrays.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #29 / 238
  • Number of attempts: 8
HS Final exam vimgolf - 569 entries

Change the initial file to a single line containing all names comma-separated with numbers inside parentheses.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #11 / 153
  • Number of attempts: 7
Easy modification of ssh config - 165 entries

Just add another alias to each worker

  • Best score: 24
  • Best player score: 24
  • Position: #13 / 49
  • Number of attempts: 4
ssh config skills - 163 entries

Parse output from `kuebctl get no -o wide` into an .ssh/config file!

  • Best score: 41
  • Best player score: 55
  • Position: #20 / 40
  • Number of attempts: 4
Rural Post - 3797 entries

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

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #154 / 938
  • Number of attempts: 8
Add quotes to ansible playbook - 576 entries

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

  • Best score: 8
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #33 / 186
  • Number of attempts: 7
Multiline to Single Line - 374 entries

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

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Position: #104 / 177
  • Number of attempts: 1
Data reformat - 219 entries

Reformat this copy-paste data! #csv

  • Best score: 38
  • Best player score: 38
  • Position: #10 / 53
  • Number of attempts: 8
xrandr outputs and dashes - 555 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: #104 / 183
  • Number of attempts: 8
Capitalize the Names - 280 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: #25 / 71
  • Number of attempts: 7
Simple, Practical, and Common - 32765 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
  • Position: #2339 / 7241
  • Number of attempts: 9
prepend * to every non-blank line - 5829 entries

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

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #737 / 1434
  • Number of attempts: 1
One number per line - 18294 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #3055 / 3770
  • Number of attempts: 1
Quote modules (ver.2) - 185 entries

Complete golang import statement.

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #19 / 48
  • Number of attempts: 15
citizen_hacks_2019_challenge2 - 163 entries

For the Citizen Hacks 2019 Vim competition.

  • Best score: 6
  • Best player score: 6
  • Position: #47 / 82
  • Number of attempts: 2
Refactor typescript arrow function type - 278 entries

Make arrow function type less verbose and easier to read

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #20 / 62
  • Number of attempts: 11
Add semicolons - 10467 entries

Simply add a semicolon at the end of each line

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #1693 / 2966
  • Number of attempts: 5
Extract wireshark capture filter - 168 entries

Extract wireshark capture filter from IP plan

  • Best score: 25
  • Best player score: 25
  • Position: #3 / 55
  • Number of attempts: 3
Box it - 7657 entries

Create a box around a line.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 29
  • Position: #1316 / 1829
  • Number of attempts: 1
Preferably without multi-cursor plugin - 459 entries

Originally asked as question on reddit by kpthunder: https://www.reddit.com/r/vim/comments/9fvsro/what_is_the_most_efficient_way_to_go_about/

  • Best score: 30
  • Best player score: 30
  • Position: #19 / 114
  • Number of attempts: 7
Number Sort - 282 entries

sort the list of newline-separated numbers incrementally. Numbers are in the range 1 to 1000, with 500 missing

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #120 / 150
  • Number of attempts: 2
Just the middle - 11086 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #3128 / 4093
  • Number of attempts: 1
Learn some german verbs - 491 entries

The list needs to be structured so we can print in verbatim and feel ok about how it looks.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #49 / 122
  • Number of attempts: 6
Todo list specification - 359 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
  • Position: #82 / 164
  • Number of attempts: 4
Subnetting - 88 entries

Split up the IP addresses in the right way.

  • Best score: 29
  • Best player score: 29
  • Position: #10 / 30
  • Number of attempts: 9
Basic renumbering - 5408 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #746 / 1221
  • Number of attempts: 1
create arrows in a list - 78 entries

Add arrow at same distance

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #53 / 59
  • Number of attempts: 4
Vice versa - 7449 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #1625 / 2020
  • Number of attempts: 2
Paragraph breaks - 477 entries

Swap the blank lines and the aaa lines.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #40 / 158
  • Number of attempts: 7
Around the clock - 169 entries

You'll want to use 2 special commands to complete this. If you haven't yet, read through 'input.txt', especially :help simple-changes

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #31 / 66
  • Number of attempts: 3
move titles next to url, in quotes - 474 entries

had trouble with something similar

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #9 / 126
  • Number of attempts: 5
Simple format (2) - 306 entries

try again!

  • Best score: 23
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #14 / 64
  • Number of attempts: 8
I forgot quotes - 15666 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 24
  • Position: #3875 / 4098
  • Number of attempts: 1
Suffix sort - 195 entries

Sort from the end of the line, as if the letters in each line were reversed.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #5 / 56
  • Number of attempts: 18
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10513 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #2565 / 3629
  • Number of attempts: 1
Word frequency alignment - 233 entries

You've got to align the second column, but the spacing is inconvenient and there are nasty tabs in the way. If you're a "real Vim ninja," this could be very quick indeed...

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Position: #107 / 142
  • Number of attempts: 5
Alphabet soup - 353 entries

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

  • Best score: 25
  • Best player score: 25
  • Position: #9 / 83
  • Number of attempts: 8
calculations - 250 entries

Complete these (weird) calculations.

  • Best score: 38
  • Best player score: 39
  • Position: #24 / 58
  • Number of attempts: 7
Simple text editing with Vim - 11431 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 30
  • Position: #3108 / 3357
  • Number of attempts: 2
Reformat/Refactor a Golfer Class - 5864 entries

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

  • Best score: 32
  • Best player score: 74
  • Position: #1408 / 1449
  • Number of attempts: 1
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