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Played Challenges

Generate a very basic Python constructor (fixed) - 544 entries

Original by @BiddulphCaleb (http://www.vimgolf.com/challenges/6019f1c4642668000cee11e8) - had some extra spaces in output file.

  • Best score: 29
  • Best player score: 29
  • Position: #7 / 126
  • Number of attempts: 7
Fix the shell script! - 983 entries

Fix the shell script with the fewest keystrokes!

  • Best score: 26
  • Best player score: 31
  • Position: #107 / 251
  • Number of attempts: 4
Visual block training - 439 entries

You see the input. You see the output. Go.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 61
  • Position: #74 / 91
  • Number of attempts: 1
Put a newline after every 10 lines in vim - 939 entries

Goal is to put a newline after every 10 lines in vim.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #84 / 330
  • Number of attempts: 4
simple replacements - 1072 entries

The goal is to see the replacement commands in action.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #57 / 239
  • Number of attempts: 9
Mr. Hacker - 59 entries

Elvin is hacker. He has piece of users database from some social net site. Recently he installed Vim, and he wants to convert CSV DB to specific format `key=value' where `key' is login and `value' is password, but password in DB is encrypted in ROT13. Help him.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #17 / 25
  • Number of attempts: 4
Rural Post - 4105 entries

Simple challenge to remove all but the post code on each line

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #179 / 1015
  • Number of attempts: 6
Add quotes to ansible playbook - 781 entries

You created an ansible playbook, but forgot to add quotes. Can you fix it?

  • Best score: 8
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #175 / 246
  • Number of attempts: 4
Data reformat - 241 entries

Reformat this copy-paste data! #csv

  • Best score: 38
  • Best player score: 55
  • Position: #36 / 57
  • Number of attempts: 4
Replace pattern with 1, 2, 3, ... on each line - 1036 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: #41 / 208
  • Number of attempts: 18
Simple, Practical, and Common - 32904 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: #2355 / 7270
  • Number of attempts: 7
Hogwarts Email Sorting - 828 entries

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

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #51 / 237
  • Number of attempts: 3
Get mail address from outlook format - 592 entries

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

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #73 / 182
  • Number of attempts: 5
prepend * to every non-blank line - 5959 entries

Prepend an asterisk to every non-blank line in the input file.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #420 / 1463
  • Number of attempts: 8
One number per line - 18377 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #746 / 3787
  • Number of attempts: 8
Right Align Part of the line - 91 entries

The challenge is to right align a part of the line - this is useful in some SQL queries where it's more clear which are the fields displayed

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #16 / 30
  • Number of attempts: 7
Quote modules - 1015 entries

Complete golang import statement.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #88 / 258
  • Number of attempts: 8
Aliases for cd - 819 entries

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

  • Best score: 30
  • Best player score: 37
  • Position: #46 / 146
  • Number of attempts: 13
Unsemantic linewrapping - 826 entries

[Inspired by a blog post I read: https://scott.mn/2014/02/21/semantic_linewrapping/. Text adapted.] Sometimes when editing a Markdown file, I wrap the lines semantically. Instead of inserting a newline at 70 columns (or whatever), or making paragraphs one long line, I put in newlines at a point that seems logical to me. This may seem silly, but it produces better diffs. Semantic linewrapping also makes editing snappier. I can delete, edit or insert sentences easily using linewise operations. Code-oriented text editors like Vim and [REDACTED] are really good at this kind of manipulation. Editing text that hasn't been wrapped semantically is a pain, though:

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #94 / 208
  • Number of attempts: 3
Applying same text modification in several lines - 2748 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #13 / 815
  • Number of attempts: 5
Add string initializers to an enum - 765 entries

Change Typescript enum so that it has string initializers.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #65 / 226
  • Number of attempts: 3
Add semicolons - 10539 entries

Simply add a semicolon at the end of each line

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #1727 / 2988
  • Number of attempts: 4
Bad Copy Syntax - 1938 entries

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

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #208 / 493
  • Number of attempts: 12
Com(m)a Trouble - 3376 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #150 / 760
  • Number of attempts: 11
Extract wireshark capture filter - 177 entries

Extract wireshark capture filter from IP plan

  • Best score: 25
  • Best player score: 25
  • Position: #7 / 57
  • Number of attempts: 6
Box it - 7680 entries

Create a box around a line.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #444 / 1835
  • Number of attempts: 6
Tables, Functions, Sprocs - 113 entries

In order to load some scripts into my database in the correct order I need to load tables first (t_), then functions (fn_), then stored procedures (sp_). The order of the t_ lines and the order of the sp_ lines should also match. Reorder the lines so they will load correctly.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #18 / 38
  • Number of attempts: 4
Two pairs of cluster of letters creates word - 710 entries

Clean and group.

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #56 / 166
  • Number of attempts: 4
Convert Application Output to CSV - 178 entries

Change the application output to comma-separated values

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #41 / 49
  • Number of attempts: 7
ninja substitution - 1300 entries

How can you reuse a previous substitution ?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #78 / 247
  • Number of attempts: 10
One to Ten - 2093 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: #343 / 641
  • Number of attempts: 10
Join 'em - 228 entries

This shouldn't be too tough

  • Best score: 4
  • Best player score: 4
  • Position: #11 / 134
  • Number of attempts: 1
change parenthesis - 251 entries

change the pair of braces into a pair of parentheses

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #84 / 140
  • Number of attempts: 3
Label grid cells (6x6) - 23 entries

Label the cells of a grid with its coordinates. Rows are labelled top to bottom from A to F, and columns left to right from A to F. Each cell has a coordinate MN, where M is the row letter and N is the column letter.

  • Best score: 31
  • Best player score: 33
  • Position: #6 / 11
  • Number of attempts: 4
Remove quotes after first field - 319 entries

Remove the quotes around each field except for the first field.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #29 / 79
  • Number of attempts: 4
Reorder the groups - 1112 entries

Change the order so that the groups of fruit come before the vegetables.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #89 / 252
  • Number of attempts: 7
move titles next to url, in quotes - 487 entries

had trouble with something similar

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #59 / 128
  • Number of attempts: 6
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