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Played Challenges

Reformat/Refactor a Golfer Class - 5470 entries

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

  • Best score: 32
  • Best player score: 37
  • Number of attempts: 4
replacing each line of a block selection - 2487 entries

replace each line's ../assets/js with /javascripts

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 21
  • Number of attempts: 4
Get rid of html tags - 315 entries

Want to read more about Vim's background? Then get rid of those html tags...

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 1
Simple text editing with Vim - 10332 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: 5
Let's play some Ivmgolf - 899 entries

Oops, I spelled that wrong.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Number of attempts: 4
Reconstruct the Sentence - 1019 entries

Get the sentence back in the proper order, remove duplicate lines, and then combine the separate lines into one.

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 20
  • Number of attempts: 5
Delete unwanted lines - 336 entries

Delete all lines which does not end in "o.."

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Number of attempts: 1
Switch function arguments - 1825 entries

How to switch two arguments of a function.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 1
Search and Replace 0 - 4054 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 2
Reverse characters in a line - 572 entries

You have everything you need, just not in the right order. Mastermind would give you 26 white pegs.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 18
  • Number of attempts: 3
switch variable - 4281 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 3
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 1
Sorting paragraphs - 443 entries

Order the paragraphs correctly, per prefixed index

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 36
  • Number of attempts: 1
Letter case trickery - 1427 entries

This file is in a downright esoteric format, consisting of hexadecimal numbers, non-hexadecimal keywords, and "Z" indicating end-of-line. Make the hexadecimal numbers lowercase.

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 1
Shebangs for all - 1577 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: 12
  • Number of attempts: 8
Ruby 1.9 hashes - 1065 entries

Rubyists talk about being cutting edge but how many are using 1.9 in production? Time to convert those verbose 1.8 hashes in to symbolic, succinct 1.9 beauties!

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 2
Make it more readable - 1750 entries

Insert blank lines to make it more organized and readable

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 18
  • Number of attempts: 1
remove dupes from array - 1190 entries

given a random string that contains a ruby-esque array, make sure that there are no duplicate elements

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 25
  • Number of attempts: 1
Saving the hashes(#) - 1724 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: 25
  • Number of attempts: 5
quotes inside quotes - 2753 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: 3
Rotating Philosophers Problem - 354 entries

Can you help the philosophers find a good place to sit before they get five forks and spaghetti?

  • Best score: 29
  • Best player score: 30
  • Number of attempts: 2
Words in parens - 10930 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 4
Reformat a C golf submission - 468 entries

Take this C golf submission (for the "tiny but standards-compliant Hello World program" category, naturally), and turn it into formatted C code.

  • Best score: 23
  • Best player score: 36
  • Number of attempts: 3
Pairs of numbers - 325 entries

Line 1 represents x, line 2 y-data. Bring the corresponding pairs in the form "[x,y]\n"

  • Best score: 26
  • Best player score: 36
  • Number of attempts: 3
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