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Played Challenges

Song Transcription Oops - 195 entries

When transcribing vocal music to Canjo Tab you can start by finding the lowest note and assigning that to zero and working your way up from there. However, without fail, I tend to miscount the notes and when I am near done I find a lower note. I mark this with a "z". This means I have to increase all the previous ones by 1. just a sting of numbers :)

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 1
Numbering a List - 1760 entries

Pretty simple, number the list.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 1
Interactive git rebase changing commands - 154 entries

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

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 3
From argument to object - 1215 entries

This task typifies those programmers endure while coding. This C-family pseudocode needs a function argument to be repurposed as an object call. Simply search and replace? Repeat a pattern of edits?

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 3
switch variable - 4614 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 2
Saving the hashes(#) - 1861 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: 20
  • Number of attempts: 11
HTML to Haml - 746 entries

Help convert this HTML page to Haml.

  • Best score: 23
  • Best player score: 27
  • Number of attempts: 6
Paragraph breaks - 424 entries

Swap the blank lines and the aaa lines.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 6
Change part of a function name in multiple occurrences - 552 entries

Change the middle part of the function name in multiple places, preferably using the next and dot commands.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 5
Counting in binary - 402 entries

"a" represents 0; "A" represents 1. Start from zero and count to 15.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 9
Pretty multi-line bash - 198 entries

Bash line continuations are much prettier when they're column aligned.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 4
Generate a list of numbers - 256 entries

Please generate list of numbers from 1 to 20.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 1
change parenthesis - 218 entries

change the pair of braces into a pair of parentheses

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Number of attempts: 1
Make Fancy Header - 928 entries

Make the header text stand out with surrounding asterisks

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 2
Array propagate - 263 entries

Complete the array with the keys as part of the value

  • Best score: 23
  • Best player score: 23
  • Number of attempts: 5
ASCII box - 302 entries

Don't forget to fix typos!

  • Best score: 23
  • Best player score: 23
  • Number of attempts: 2
Resort and deup a CSV list - 122 entries

I'm always adding items to a sorted list. There has to be a better way dedup and resort the lists. There are multiple lists with varying lengths to discourage manual sorting. Also Australia's animals are weird.

  • Best score: 44
  • Best player score: 44
  • Number of attempts: 3
Learn some german verbs - 417 entries

The list needs to be structured so we can print in verbatim and feel ok about how it looks.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 21
  • Number of attempts: 4
ninja substitution - 1007 entries

How can you reuse a previous substitution ?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 5
Context insensitive completion 0 - 453 entries

Buried in the lines you're not supposed to add is the line "Add this line!" Add that line to the top of the file.

  • Best score: 6
  • Best player score: 6
  • Number of attempts: 3
Alsa configuration - 475 entries

I'm tweaking my ~/.asoundrc file!

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 22
  • Number of attempts: 4
Flip the chessboard - 66 entries

White's turn is over. Flip the board to black's perspective. I added coordinates to frustrate you.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 51
  • Number of attempts: 1
remove lines containing the word "reader" - 2826 entries

easy stuff

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Number of attempts: 3
citizen_hacks_2019_part5 - 8 entries

For the Citizen Hacks 2019 Vim competition

  • Best score: 48
  • Best player score: 57
  • Number of attempts: 2
Adam's challenge - 884 entries

Change both normal to bold and 4 by 2. Adam Wathan challenge this on twitter . He did it in 11 keystrokes on Sublime.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 18
  • Number of attempts: 8
Just the middle - 10344 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Number of attempts: 8
Ruby 1.9 hashes - 1101 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: 12
  • Number of attempts: 3
unknown command - 118 entries

I want change 5 words

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Number of attempts: 2
Hole-in-one - 958 entries

Lets take this golf thing literally.. Drive off the tee into the hole, and of course you don't strike the ball completely clean.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 6
Array transposition - 1979 entries

Transpose two arrays into one.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 7
Cool or not? - 652 entries

abc trying to be cool or not...

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 3
lamb had a little Mary - 522 entries

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

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 10
Replace and keep the case - 363 entries

Replace all instance of plugin and Plugin to device and Device.

  • Best score: 26
  • Best player score: 26
  • Number of attempts: 5
Split the words - 338 entries

Add the spaces manually if you must, but if you use Vim's spell checking feature wisely, I think you'll save a LARGE number of strokes.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 40
  • Number of attempts: 4
Interweave two blocks of text - 516 entries

Suppose you've got data on a list of things from multiple sources. They're all in separate chunks, so how might you create a tabular output?

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 6
Around the clock - 151 entries

You'll want to use 2 special commands to complete this. If you haven't yet, read through 'input.txt', especially :help simple-changes

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 3
Wrap the text of an email message to 79 characters - 512 entries

You're replying to an email with silly long lines. Clean them up.

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 4
Whitespace, empty lines and tabs - 2715 entries

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

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 11
Preferably without multi-cursor plugin - 364 entries

Originally asked as question on reddit by kpthunder: https://www.reddit.com/r/vim/comments/9fvsro/what_is_the_most_efficient_way_to_go_about/

  • Best score: 30
  • Best player score: 30
  • Number of attempts: 7
learn vim in short time - 193 entries

so happy to learn vim.because vim is awesome

  • Best score: 8
  • Best player score: 8
  • Number of attempts: 2
Condensed Cases - 728 entries

Apple's new programming language, Swift, allows two style of case statements: 1) one Enum case on each line, or 2) multiple Enum cases on a single line. Convert the following from the first case (no pun intended) to the second type.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 4
Basic renumbering - 5108 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 4
Remove semicolons after expressions - 488 entries

A follow-up for http://vimgolf.com/challenges/4fc9d767d3a0d4000100000e.

  • Best score: 6
  • Best player score: 6
  • Number of attempts: 2
Fiddle percentages into real numbers - 761 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: 13
  • Number of attempts: 2
Ugly spreadsheet copy/paste to CSV - 747 entries

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

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 19
  • Number of attempts: 15
Assign numbers to fields - 86 entries

You are given a list of space-separated strings. Add an increasing numeric prefix to each one.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 19
  • Number of attempts: 2
Bad Copy Syntax - 1588 entries

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

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 19
  • Number of attempts: 3
Two pairs of cluster of letters creates word - 624 entries

Clean and group.

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 6
vim = 22 / 7 - 408 entries

pi square vim

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 20
  • Number of attempts: 6
Hash staircase - 36 entries

Can you use a strategy to come up with this pattern?

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 21
  • Number of attempts: 3
Minimalist Limerick - 493 entries

Reproduce this lovely poem.

  • Best score: 31
  • Best player score: 31
  • Number of attempts: 5
Hello ${world} - 253 entries

Migrate a JavaScript String from concatenation to ES6 interpolation.

  • Best score: 24
  • Best player score: 24
  • Number of attempts: 5
50 factorials mod 97 - 36 entries

List 1! to 50!, but give your answer mod 97.

  • Best score: 28
  • Best player score: 32
  • Number of attempts: 2
Land of the Lost - 60 entries

Enter the tabs below the lyrics

  • Best score: 26
  • Best player score: 41
  • Number of attempts: 2
Palindrome numbers - 15 entries

For each number compute its associated palindrome. First number (first line) has been eaten! #prime

  • Best score: 30
  • Best player score: 30
  • Number of attempts: 4
Mess in revision history - 1038 entries

Help Joe clean up what Steve has cobbled.

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 7
Happy TvvO - 364 entries

Don’t forget the past, learn from it. Happy New Year.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 2
Make HTML List - 917 entries

Turn the comma separated list into an unordered html list.

  • Best score: 33
  • Best player score: 33
  • Number of attempts: 7
Box it - 6077 entries

Create a box around a line.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 21
  • Number of attempts: 2
Swap values - 4172 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 7
Sort and add attributes - 1112 entries

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

  • Best score: 33
  • Best player score: 33
  • Number of attempts: 3
The meaning - 508 entries

Numbers are fun!

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Number of attempts: 1
Python Hello World! Reformatting - 857 entries

A novice Python using prints Hello World! and a pro shows him different way. Using vim to get into pro style from novice, win the challenge.

  • Best score: 39
  • Best player score: 39
  • Number of attempts: 5
Collect List - 3891 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 1
Shuffle puzzle - 302 entries

Sort the lines in each indent group, and sort the groups. That's the pattern. Or just move lines around manually to get a better score.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 6
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10091 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 2
V to the i - 4341 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Number of attempts: 5
prepend * to every non-blank line - 2709 entries

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

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 2
Quote modules - 615 entries

Complete golang import statement.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 26
  • Number of attempts: 1
Stairs Indenting - 384 entries

Indent each line with <line number> whitespaces.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 4
That hyphen - 2378 entries

"vim vi improved"

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Number of attempts: 5
Reformat most common surnames - 537 entries

Reformat copy-pasted table into a list of the most common surnames

  • Best score: 23
  • Best player score: 24
  • Number of attempts: 8
Config Sections - 29 entries

Section me!

  • Best score: 43
  • Best player score: 103
  • Number of attempts: 1
Logging with key - 277 entries

Sometimes it is better to log with meaningful key

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 21
  • Number of attempts: 9
Square numbers - 63 entries

Boring math puzzle.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 25
  • Number of attempts: 1
Mute the second method of this script - 418 entries

prepend a # infront of every line of the second method

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Number of attempts: 1
Reverse characters in a line - 601 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: 14
  • Number of attempts: 8
Let's play some Ivmgolf - 968 entries

Oops, I spelled that wrong.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Number of attempts: 3
Tables, Functions, Sprocs - 88 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
  • Number of attempts: 4
Reformat/Refactor a Golfer Class - 5661 entries

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

  • Best score: 32
  • Best player score: 37
  • Number of attempts: 3
Align commas - 929 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: 6
A simple change - 372 entries

Just change the numbers in the most efficient way ...

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 3
Split line with dots - 2009 entries

This line is too long, split it.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 7
Swap the operands under comparison - 238 entries

Swap the operands under comparison to prevent null pointer exception (at least in java)

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 19
  • Number of attempts: 6
multiple cursor alternative - 1333 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: 19
  • Number of attempts: 7
Triangular Numbers - 63 entries

Generate the first 50 triangular numbers.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 18
  • Number of attempts: 4
Python challenge - 123 entries

Change the types of the variables in the list from str to float, while keeping the truncation.

  • Best score: 31
  • Best player score: 31
  • Number of attempts: 8
Make it more readable - 1797 entries

Insert blank lines to make it more organized and readable

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 5
Flodder-challenge - 818 entries

Replace the text the most efficient and win!

  • Best score: 27
  • Best player score: 27
  • Number of attempts: 4
Line 'em up! - 279 entries

It can be so hard to keep everything neatly lined-up. Somebody clearly hasn't bothered here. Tidy it up, please!

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 1
Array Transposition - 159 entries

Transpose four arrays into two.

  • Best score: 27
  • Best player score: 27
  • Number of attempts: 8
Braces or Brackets? - 643 entries

Someone forgot whether to use braces or brackets and you have to clean up their code!

  • Best score: 34
  • Best player score: 34
  • Number of attempts: 8
Circle in a square - 125 entries

Probably looks more like "Egg in a rectangle" in most fonts, but it's actually 23x23.

  • Best score: 23
  • Best player score: 50
  • Number of attempts: 3
Swap assigned value - 505 entries

Simple problem but looking for interesting solutions.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 3
Switch function arguments - 1884 entries

How to switch two arguments of a function.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 3
LaTeX to XML Math Delimiters - 39 entries

Vim is amazing when used to edit MediaWiki text, but typing "<math> . . . </math>" can be tiresome and frustrating if formulas are used often. LaTeX delimiters are so concise and even come in two flavors: "\( . . . \)" for inline math and "\[ . . . \]" for centered formulas. The goal is to perform the following conversions: "\( . . . \)" becomes "<math>. . .</math>" "\[ . . . \]" becomes "<center><math>. . .</math></center>"

  • Best score: 63
  • Best player score: 75
  • Number of attempts: 4
citizen_hacks_2019_challenge6 - 36 entries

For the Citizen Hacks 2019 Vim competition.

  • Best score: 3
  • Best player score: 3
  • Number of attempts: 2
replacing each line of a block selection - 2682 entries

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

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 18
  • Number of attempts: 6
Change the content of a string - 1266 entries

This docstring is a complete lie. Fix it.

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 22
  • Number of attempts: 2
VimGolfNight - 469 entries

Based on "The name of the game".

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 2
Join 'em - 191 entries

This shouldn't be too tough

  • Best score: 4
  • Best player score: 5
  • Number of attempts: 1
comments galore - 916 entries

Basic comment reformatting

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 2
Order and join - 796 entries

There's something special about the input order.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 5
Pairs of numbers - 339 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: 26
  • Number of attempts: 3
ASCII Art - 77 entries

how good are you with simple regex?

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 2
From A to B - 524 entries

Mirror and change this text block

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 4
remove dupes from array - 1258 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: 17
  • Number of attempts: 9
One number per line - 16309 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 12
Sort with uniq OpenEmbedded package names - 33 entries

For each line take 4th dirname of path. For example: "alsa-utils", "gawk-3.1.5", ... But! But if previous result is "files", take 3rd dirname instead. For example: "mktemp", "mklibs" ... If version is present in package name (dash is the separator character), take it. For example: "apt-0.9.9.4" prevails over "apt". And finally, use sort -u to get unique names!

  • Best score: 32
  • Best player score: 32
  • Number of attempts: 7
convert yml into java pojo field - 775 entries

How fast vim can create fields for java pojo i.e class declaration referring to a (simple) yml file

  • Best score: 29
  • Best player score: 29
  • Number of attempts: 4
PHP Array Syntax -> MailChimp Merge Syntax - 439 entries

I recently needed to send an e-mail to our marketing department listing allowed merge tags for our MailChimp campaigns. The allowed merge tags were determined from a PHP array in one of our PHP classes. I transformed the PHP class to MailChimp's syntax and sent the e-mail. It was, however, a long, laborious process. I'm still fairly new to Vim and would love to see how an expert Vim user would tackle one of my own, real-world problems. Thanks and have fun!

  • Best score: 23
  • Best player score: 23
  • Number of attempts: 5
Mirror Symmetry - 735 entries

Add backslashes.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Number of attempts: 5
Add to end of each line... kinda - 277 entries

Visual-block mode can be used to add something to the end of each line, even if they are of differing lengths. However, what if it's not quite at the end?

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 1
move titles next to url, in quotes - 404 entries

had trouble with something similar

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 19
  • Number of attempts: 5
Don't know what this is - 1867 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: 7
Team names - 1626 entries

The team names are misspelled.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 5
Stairstep digits - 225 entries

Remove the evens. Double the odds.

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Number of attempts: 2
Do you demand a shrubbery? - 1041 entries

Use :redir and crush the emacsgolfers.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 6
Append semicolon after expressions - 892 entries

Some lines need the semicolon, some don't.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 2
A Simple One - 852 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: 9
  • Number of attempts: 1
Scrambled numbers - 753 entries

Four is NOT 1. One is 1.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 18
  • Number of attempts: 10
NATO phonetic alphabet - 410 entries

Transform the series of words into a list.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 19
  • Number of attempts: 2
Conway sequence - 21 entries

Generate the the first fifteen numbers. See here for more information: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Look-and-say_sequence

  • Best score: 43
  • Best player score: 43
  • Number of attempts: 1
C Reformatting - 654 entries

You may use Visual mode... or not. #uppercase

  • Best score: 30
  • Best player score: 30
  • Number of attempts: 12
Remove noise from HTTP log - 622 entries

This piece of log (from the year 2000) contains some irrelevant data. We only want to see the HTTP method and resource.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 2
Count both ways - 918 entries

Right AND down.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 8
Fix the XML - 896 entries

The challenge consists in having a valid xml from an incomplete source.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 18
  • Number of attempts: 7
Reverse and double space - 423 entries

Reverse the order of the given lines and double space everything

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 4
Add semicolons - 7808 entries

Simply add a semicolon at the end of each line

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 9
Reformat a C golf submission - 488 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: 22
  • Best player score: 22
  • Number of attempts: 7
Com(m)a Trouble - 2730 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 6
Vice versa - 6870 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 8
camel riding - 727 entries

add a prefix on some camelCase variables

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 4
Number Sort - 261 entries

sort the list of newline-separated numbers incrementally. Numbers are in the range 1 to 1000, with 500 missing

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Number of attempts: 3
Cartesian product - 202 entries

{1,2,3,4,5} X {1,2,3,4,5}

  • Best score: 24
  • Best player score: 26
  • Number of attempts: 3
Reformat some Python - 518 entries

Fix some very bizarrely laid-out code.

  • Best score: 34
  • Best player score: 34
  • Number of attempts: 4
Search and Replace 0 - 4434 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 2
Simple format (2) - 255 entries

try again!

  • Best score: 23
  • Best player score: 23
  • Number of attempts: 9
Lisp Condense - 396 entries

Reduce 4 cons selection operations down to one function call.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 4
Nesting SASS - 235 entries

Move a block inside another block and indent it

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 7
Angular naming conventions - 278 entries

In angular, a directive name follows the camelCase convention. When the directive is used in an HTML template, the words are instead separated by a dash. Go from to the other the fastest!

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 18
  • Number of attempts: 1
The Cake is a Lie - 1151 entries

Correct the capitalization of each word

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Number of attempts: 2
Santa's naughty / nice list - 75 entries

Christmas is here and Santa hasn't decided who's naughty or nice yet. He's given a list of names to his programmer friend to quickly split the children into naughty and nice. Hint: There's a hidden pattern that might be familiar.

  • Best score: 39
  • Best player score: 39
  • Number of attempts: 5
Copy three lines - 2457 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: 7
quotes inside quotes - 2942 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: 14
  • Number of attempts: 3
replace 2nd column blanks with values in same column if blank - 192 entries

Where ,SOMELOGB and ,SOMELOGC replaces each /r carriage return if 2nd column is blank. The replace only happens if 2nd column is blank though and should replace up to the non blank row.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 6
The name of the game - 594 entries

End up with the name of the game.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 4
Combines all items - 250 entries

For each line that starts with the same number I want to combine its contents

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Number of attempts: 3
readability - 291 entries

Make the code readable by adding some spaces

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 18
  • Number of attempts: 6
Prefixes and suffixes - 523 entries

Generate all prefixes of "vimchallenge", then all suffixes.

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 7
Replace pattern with 1, 2, 3, ... on each line - 292 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
  • Number of attempts: 4
Extract argument from function - 2127 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 2
Increment each number - 716 entries

Increment each number individually by one

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 8
Reorder the groups - 913 entries

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

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 4
Create a table - 253 entries

Convert the given input into a formatted table

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 2
SFD-ROC: vimvimvim - 1348 entries

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

  • Best score: 8
  • Best player score: 8
  • Number of attempts: 6
Two become one - 691 entries

We have two c arrays and want to make one two dimensional out of it. Can we do that?

  • Best score: 25
  • Best player score: 25
  • Number of attempts: 9
html paragraph to table - 547 entries

reformat html paragraph to table

  • Best score: 48
  • Best player score: 48
  • Number of attempts: 13
Text to HTML Table - 155 entries

Turn the plain text table to an HTML table.

  • Best score: 52
  • Best player score: 52
  • Number of attempts: 7
Delete to the end of the current line - 673 entries

Delete to the end of the current line, but keep the character under the cursor.

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Number of attempts: 1
imports alignment (python) - 583 entries

Align as one import per line.

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 5
Acute accents - 28 entries

Featuring all 17 lowercase letters with an acute accent digraph. Find a way to automate the digraphs.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 18
  • Number of attempts: 4
One to Ten - 1720 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
  • Number of attempts: 2
Letterbox - 83 entries

Make a box!

  • Best score: 35
  • Best player score: 35
  • Number of attempts: 6
Remember VimGolf Rules ! - 209 entries

Rules, ... and don't forget !

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Number of attempts: 1
comment and uncomment code inline - 933 entries

It's very useful to be able to comment out a block of code in a quick edit. And likewise to uncomment the code. This operation often involves multi-line stanzas and even large blocks. With just line-wise navigation and insert mode this would cost you about 4 keystrokes per line. Master this hole of VimGolf and you'll quickly drop your key count in day to day Vim as well.

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Number of attempts: 3
Assignment Alignment - 716 entries

line up the operators. Use spaces, not tabs.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 18
  • Number of attempts: 9
Paragraph sort - 336 entries

My large herbivorous mammals, Vim commands, and POSIX utilities need to be sorted separately.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 3
Vertical Limit - 2230 entries

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

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 21
  • Number of attempts: 6
Space out the alphabet - 1463 entries

Put 3 spaces between adjacent letters.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 6
Build a six - 254 entries

Just enjoy building "a" floors...

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 22
  • Number of attempts: 3
Reverse Simple Deletion - 732 entries

You did the simple deletion, now reverse it.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 3
Applying same text modification in several lines - 2389 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 4
Letter case trickery - 1461 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: 9
  • Number of attempts: 4
Every other line - 2490 entries

AaAaAaA

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 11
Where should I put the Newline? - 824 entries

Help me put the newline.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Number of attempts: 4
Vim tetris - 345 entries

Vim can play tetris too!

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 21
  • Number of attempts: 7
Remember FizzBuzz? - 548 entries

Output FizzBuzz to 100. Start with nothing.

  • Best score: 39
  • Best player score: 39
  • Number of attempts: 10
Simple addition - 239 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: 5
Permutations N=4 - 60 entries

Could use backtracking or other algorithm to generate sorted numbers. Second chance !

  • Best score: 25
  • Best player score: 45
  • Number of attempts: 3
If-then-else regexp - 37 entries

Rules: - golf is never following golf - vim comes first! Drawing a finite-state machine diagram could help. #regexp

  • Best score: 37
  • Best player score: 56
  • Number of attempts: 2
Put the months in order - 743 entries

Our contractor thought that months should be in alphabetical order. Put them in calendar order please.

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 23
  • Number of attempts: 10
Custom McCarthy sequence - 31 entries

Generate the first one hundred and twenty numbers (starting with n=1). See here for some inspiration: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/McCarthy_91_function

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 7
199 Fibonacci Numbers - 35 entries

Generate 199 Fibonacci Numbers using, if you like, the function S(x,y), a vimscript to sum two big numbers in reverse order.

  • Best score: 51
  • Best player score: 62
  • Number of attempts: 2
Ruby 1.9 compat - 562 entries

Remember when Ruby supported `when <expr> :`? Well, it doesn't in 1.9, so let's make sure we use `then`, without ruining our lovely new hash syntax!

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 2
Words in parens - 11996 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 7
Almost encrypted - 165 entries

Convert the first paragraph to be even less readable.

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Number of attempts: 1
Remove quotes after first field - 212 entries

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

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 6
Simple, Practical, and Common - 29871 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
  • Number of attempts: 5
Delete unwanted lines - 347 entries

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

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Number of attempts: 2
Missing Library and a Typo - 784 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: 6
attr_aligner - 3237 entries

Two attr keywords. Two separate indentations. Align the colons.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 19
  • Number of attempts: 10
Flip the bit - 86 entries

Change the specific 0 to a 1.

  • Best score: 8
  • Best player score: 8
  • Number of attempts: 2
Simple text editing with Vim - 11020 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: 3
-a-b-c- - 2864 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 9
Reconstruct the Sentence - 1034 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: 3
Swap values inside brackets - 2137 entries

Easy challenge.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 4
lipsum lines - 244 entries

Convert a quoted block of text into strings in a list.

  • Best score: 28
  • Best player score: 28
  • Number of attempts: 2
Exchanging Quotes - 776 entries

Sometimes you need to exchange a choice of quotes in some code.

  • Best score: 30
  • Best player score: 30
  • Number of attempts: 7
Gray area - 664 entries

It's a golf metaphor or something.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 3
Wrap text in quotes - 306 entries

All the blocks of text should be wrapped in quotation marks.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 5
Todo list specification - 318 entries

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

  • Best score: 37
  • Best player score: 37
  • Number of attempts: 2
I forgot quotes - 14316 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 12
Increment, increment, increment.... - 507 entries

Vim likes macros

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 3
Shebangs for all - 1666 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: 11
  • Number of attempts: 6
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