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Played Challenges

Braces or Brackets? - 625 entries

Someone forgot whether to use braces or brackets and you have to clean up their code!

  • Best score: 34
  • Best player score: 72
  • Number of attempts: 1
Saving the hashes(#) - 1709 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: 28
  • Number of attempts: 2
Extended Customer 2 - 44 entries

Format the chars

  • Best score: 47
  • Best player score: 73
  • Number of attempts: 3
Flodder-challenge - 804 entries

Replace the text the most efficient and win!

  • Best score: 27
  • Best player score: 28
  • Number of attempts: 6
Vertical Limit - 2097 entries

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

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 26
  • Number of attempts: 2
Groups magic - 134 entries

Regexp or macros for string converting: (a) -> ___ (abc) -> ____ (abcd) -> ______ All in the '(' replace to _ multiply by char count + ()

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 2
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 9368 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 5
Simple text editing with Vim - 10275 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: 7
Words in parens - 10831 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 6
Sort the VimGolf challenges by popularity - 257 entries

"Sort by popularity" is a good order to play the challenges. Not perfect, but you could do a lot worse. ;) Input is a sample copy-pasted from vimgolf.com. Some of the challenge names have digits that will get in your way, so read ":help :sort" for hints on sorting with a regex. When you're done, try your solution on the full list!

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 3
quotes inside quotes - 2726 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: 17
  • Number of attempts: 2
Search and Replace 0 - 4019 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 18
  • Number of attempts: 1
Enumerate words - 219 entries

Enumerate the unique words in order.

  • Best score: 23
  • Best player score: 25
  • Number of attempts: 4
Parsing with CSV: Unify lines and result. - 162 entries

col1;col2;col3;col4 A;1;4;5 A;3;4; A;1;4; # New output: col1;col2;col3;col4 A;1(2x);3;4(3x);5 any ideas?

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 21
  • Number of attempts: 3
Wrap the text of an email message to 79 characters - 481 entries

You're replying to an email with silly long lines. Clean them up.

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Number of attempts: 1
Switch function arguments - 1815 entries

How to switch two arguments of a function.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 25
  • Number of attempts: 1
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