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Played Challenges

Todo list specification - 284 entries

The every item on the todo list must be done today. Modify the list to reflect that.

  • Best score: 37
  • Best player score: 39
  • Number of attempts: 1
Sort and add attributes - 1059 entries

Sort the states and add the attribute country to each record.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 34
  • Number of attempts: 4
Vice versa - 5630 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 2
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 10
-a-b-c- - 2474 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 7
Copy three lines - 1871 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: 13
Search and Replace 0 - 3921 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 8
Switch function arguments - 1795 entries

How to switch two arguments of a function.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 9
Make it more readable - 1719 entries

Insert blank lines to make it more organized and readable

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 8
SFD-ROC: vimvimvim - 1257 entries

Oh no, this line is longer than 80 chars... put each 'vim' on a new line.

  • Best score: 8
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 4
Un"finnish"ed Work - 101 entries

Replace å by a, ä by a and ö by o.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 1
Swap values - 3313 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 14
Just the middle - 8773 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Number of attempts: 1
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: 29
  • Number of attempts: 1
One number per line - 11399 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 18
  • Number of attempts: 13
Collect List - 3303 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 16
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 9280 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 5
Space out the alphabet - 1318 entries

Put 3 spaces between adjacent letters.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 21
  • Number of attempts: 3
The Cake is a Lie - 1106 entries

Correct the capitalization of each word

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 5
Let's play some Ivmgolf - 879 entries

Oops, I spelled that wrong.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 9
  • Number of attempts: 1
Don't know what this is - 1669 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: 11
  • Number of attempts: 9
Extract argument from function - 1928 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 6
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
Simple text editing with Vim - 10132 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 12
That hyphen - 1992 entries

"vim vi improved"

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Number of attempts: 6
Shebangs for all - 1568 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: 14
  • Number of attempts: 7
Missing Library and a Typo - 640 entries

I forgot to add a c library, please add it for me. Also I'm bad at typing so fix my typo too.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 11
Hello ${world} - 205 entries

Migrate a JavaScript String from concatenation to ES6 interpolation.

  • Best score: 24
  • Best player score: 33
  • Number of attempts: 2
I forgot quotes - 10876 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 5
Where should I put the Newline? - 785 entries

Help me put the newline.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Number of attempts: 1
Split line with dots - 1747 entries

This line is too long, split it.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 10
Simple addition - 217 entries

The right side of the equation is already there. We just need the left one now.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 7
switch variable - 4189 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 3
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 5
Every other line - 1937 entries

AaAaAaA

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 7
Reformat/Refactor a Golfer Class - 5391 entries

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

  • Best score: 32
  • Best player score: 33
  • Number of attempts: 10
quotes inside quotes - 2684 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: 4
Create a table - 223 entries

Convert the given input into a formatted table

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 5
Align commas - 767 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: 11
  • Number of attempts: 8
Basic renumbering - 4380 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 2
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 8
Numbering a List - 1716 entries

Pretty simple, number the list.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 19
  • Number of attempts: 9
Words in parens - 10644 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 13
Fiddle percentages into real numbers - 685 entries

Get rid of the '%' symbols and shift the decimal place. This is the easier version - all the columns line up.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 4
Simple, Practical, and Common - 22752 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: 22
  • Number of attempts: 17
Interactive git rebase changing commands - 142 entries

How to change the action of some commits in git rebase dialog.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 2
Whitespace, empty lines and tabs - 2518 entries

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

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 12
Mess in revision history - 936 entries

Help Joe clean up what Steve has cobbled.

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 11
Ugly spreadsheet copy/paste to CSV - 696 entries

convert an ugly spreadsheet copy/paste into a CSV format.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 39
  • Number of attempts: 6
Mirror Symmetry - 686 entries

Add backslashes.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Number of attempts: 5
multiple cursor alternative - 978 entries

from: https://www.reddit.com/r/vim/comments/6w5pfa/crosspost_from_remacs_how_would_you_do_this_in_vim/

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 20
  • Number of attempts: 5
Do you demand a shrubbery? - 988 entries

Use :redir and crush the emacsgolfers.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 28
  • Number of attempts: 6
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