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Played Challenges

Transpose a python matrix - 323 entries

Rotate the matrix in 90 degrees.

  • Best score: 23
  • Best player score: 24
  • Position: #14 / 63
  • Number of attempts: 9
Migrated to Postgres! - 147 entries

Celebration completion of this project. https://github.com/igrigorik/vimgolf/pull/322

  • Best score: 26
  • Best player score: 31
  • Position: #48 / 62
  • Number of attempts: 1
simple replacements - 670 entries

The goal is to see the replacement commands in action.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #46 / 156
  • Number of attempts: 3
Generate a very basic Python constructor - 172 entries

I actually needed to do this myself, so I look forward to learning how.

  • Best score: 38
  • Best player score: 44
  • Position: #20 / 47
  • Number of attempts: 2
Python dataclasses - 418 entries

Simple challenge to extract fields from a Python class

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #11 / 118
  • Number of attempts: 3
RUST HTML to maud. - 6 entries

RUST HTML to maud. maud is one of the template engines for server-side rendering based on rust. rusty practice on vimgolf

  • Best score: 209
  • Best player score: 209
  • Position: #1 / 4
  • Number of attempts: 1
RUST Cargo.toml version to last - 189 entries

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

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #21 / 58
  • Number of attempts: 4
RUST match with enum for Coin - 135 entries

RUST match with enum for Coin rusty practice on vimgolf

  • Best score: 84
  • Best player score: 111
  • Position: #25 / 36
  • Number of attempts: 2
Making 3 line function a one liner. - 80 entries

Simple challenge for frequent action while programming.

  • Best score: 4
  • Best player score: 4
  • Position: #33 / 61
  • Number of attempts: 3
Modernise code - 632 entries

Modernise and clean up some C++ code.

  • Best score: 34
  • Best player score: 34
  • Position: #21 / 147
  • Number of attempts: 5
swap number pairs - 1255 entries

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

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #78 / 238
  • Number of attempts: 4
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: 22
  • Position: #40 / 153
  • Number of attempts: 10
Easy modification of ssh config - 165 entries

Just add another alias to each worker

  • Best score: 24
  • Best player score: 24
  • Position: #12 / 49
  • Number of attempts: 7
ssh config skills - 163 entries

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

  • Best score: 41
  • Best player score: 41
  • Position: #6 / 40
  • Number of attempts: 6
C to python code snippet - 44 entries

C code can be easily translated into Python code. However, the difference in syntax can make this process tedious and time-consuming. Can Vim help you here?

  • Best score: 48
  • Best player score: 53
  • Position: #7 / 15
  • Number of attempts: 6
Format the CSS - 57 entries

You just copied some CSS color names from the web and need to add them to your python module. Create the COLORS variable and assign a dict() with the names as keys and hex-colors as values. BEWARE OF THE TABS!!

  • Best score: 41
  • Best player score: 43
  • Position: #7 / 24
  • 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: #61 / 938
  • Number of attempts: 12
Satisfy the go linter - 1611 entries

You just came up with this briliant go vars package. But dang, you forgot to add comments to the exported variables. Can you add a comment over each variable with a TODO-placeholder?

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #101 / 331
  • Number of attempts: 10
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: #32 / 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: 6
  • Position: #158 / 177
  • Number of attempts: 1
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: #103 / 183
  • Number of attempts: 1
From a Thunderlink to a Markdown link - 642 entries

ThunderLinks are durable hyperlinks to specific email messages generated from Thunderbird in HTML format. Leverage the power of vim to make them suitable for a markdown-formatted file.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #44 / 143
  • Number of attempts: 5
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: #34 / 71
  • Number of attempts: 4
Yo To Hello - 980 entries

Simply Turn Yo To Hello

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #268 / 452
  • Number of attempts: 6
Replace pattern with 1, 2, 3, ... on each line - 954 entries

For each line replace a search pattern (in this case $) with numbers starting at 1 and then increasing by 1 for each replaced match. a$b$c$ -> a0b1c2

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #34 / 193
  • Number of attempts: 8
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: #2292 / 7241
  • Number of attempts: 10
Hogwarts Email Sorting - 793 entries

Given a list of emails, get the students full name and their associated house.

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #48 / 228
  • Number of attempts: 7
Get mail address from outlook format - 552 entries

Create a mail list space separated of mail list formatted by outlook

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #61 / 171
  • Number of attempts: 3
Swap values - 4409 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #346 / 1235
  • Number of attempts: 6
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: 10
  • Position: #353 / 1434
  • Number of attempts: 5
One number per line - 18294 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #793 / 3770
  • Number of attempts: 8
Quote modules - 985 entries

Complete golang import statement.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #85 / 252
  • Number of attempts: 5
Aliases for cd - 787 entries

Create these beautiful aliases with as few strokes as possible. Are you up for the challenge?

  • Best score: 30
  • Best player score: 30
  • Position: #16 / 143
  • Number of attempts: 19
Swap values inside brackets - 2417 entries

Easy challenge.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #103 / 557
  • Number of attempts: 11
V to the i - 4615 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #1454 / 1846
  • Number of attempts: 3
Applying same text modification in several lines - 2710 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #5 / 806
  • Number of attempts: 4
SCREAMING_SNAKE_CASE to Title Case - 1089 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: 20
  • Position: #104 / 227
  • Number of attempts: 11
Add semicolons - 10467 entries

Simply add a semicolon at the end of each line

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #674 / 2966
  • Number of attempts: 7
Bad Copy Syntax - 1899 entries

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

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #26 / 483
  • Number of attempts: 4
remove lines containing the word "reader" - 3436 entries

easy stuff

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #477 / 1113
  • Number of attempts: 3
Com(m)a Trouble - 3307 entries

Someone was real stupid when placing his commas. Can you fix it?

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #297 / 746
  • Number of attempts: 11
Box it - 7657 entries

Create a box around a line.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #426 / 1829
  • Number of attempts: 10
citizen_hacks_2019_part3 - 14 entries

For the Citizen Hacks 2019 Vim competition

  • Best score: 59
  • Best player score: 61
  • Position: #4 / 4
  • Number of attempts: 7
Just the middle - 11086 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #1470 / 4093
  • Number of attempts: 3
Basic renumbering - 5408 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 24
  • Position: #1093 / 1221
  • Number of attempts: 1
ninja substitution - 1261 entries

How can you reuse a previous substitution ?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #122 / 242
  • Number of attempts: 6
Vice versa - 7449 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #588 / 2020
  • Number of attempts: 12
One to Ten - 2071 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: 12
  • Position: #332 / 634
  • Number of attempts: 4
Line under headers - 1877 entries

Put a line under each header, and remove the other markdown formatting.

  • Best score: 24
  • Best player score: 27
  • Position: #182 / 464
  • Number of attempts: 3
Collect List - 4155 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #511 / 1161
  • Number of attempts: 5
I forgot quotes - 15666 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #1111 / 4098
  • Number of attempts: 10
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10513 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #1577 / 3629
  • Number of attempts: 2
Words in parens - 12690 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #1120 / 3906
  • Number of attempts: 10
Alphabet soup - 353 entries

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

  • Best score: 25
  • Best player score: 35
  • Position: #56 / 83
  • Number of attempts: 4
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: 13
  • Position: #651 / 3357
  • Number of attempts: 9
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