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Played Challenges

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10391 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 18
  • Number of attempts: 4
Letter case trickery - 1481 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: 22
  • Number of attempts: 1
quotes inside quotes - 2973 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: 14
  • Best player score: 20
  • Number of attempts: 1
Delete unwanted lines - 350 entries

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

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 1
Swap assigned value - 525 entries

Simple problem but looking for interesting solutions.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 31
  • Number of attempts: 2
lamb had a little Mary - 537 entries

"Mary" and "lamb" are swapped. Unswap them. Fast as you can.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 49
  • Number of attempts: 1
Let's play some Ivmgolf - 976 entries

Oops, I spelled that wrong.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 18
  • Number of attempts: 1
The name of the game - 597 entries

End up with the name of the game.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 2
Vertical Limit - 2264 entries

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

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 30
  • Number of attempts: 2
Append semicolon after expressions - 899 entries

Some lines need the semicolon, some don't.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 2
switch variable - 4806 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 1
Make it more readable - 1818 entries

Insert blank lines to make it more organized and readable

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 45
  • Number of attempts: 1
The Cake is a Lie - 1168 entries

Correct the capitalization of each word

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 1
A Simple One - 862 entries

Here is a very simple one - just to illustrate/introduce a vim feature that some people seem to miss...

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 1
Search and Replace 0 - 4479 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 20
  • Number of attempts: 1
Reconstruct the Sentence - 1042 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: 164
  • Number of attempts: 1
Flodder-challenge - 829 entries

Replace the text the most efficient and win!

  • Best score: 27
  • Best player score: 46
  • Number of attempts: 3
Simple text editing with Vim - 11231 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 37
  • Number of attempts: 5
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