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Played Challenges

lipsum lines - 239 entries

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

  • Best score: 28
  • Best player score: 30
  • Number of attempts: 8
Simple, Practical, and Common - 24440 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: 2
  • Best player score: 22
  • Number of attempts: 11
Paragraph breaks - 392 entries

Swap the blank lines and the aaa lines.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 19
  • Number of attempts: 1
From argument to object - 1066 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: 18
  • Number of attempts: 3
Scrambled numbers - 715 entries

Four is NOT 1. One is 1.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 18
  • Number of attempts: 9
Angular naming conventions - 262 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: 7
Swap values - 3483 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 11
Remember VimGolf Rules ! - 199 entries

Rules, ... and don't forget !

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Number of attempts: 2
multiple cursor alternative - 1038 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: 6
Delete to the end of the current line - 421 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: 2
V to the i - 3854 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Number of attempts: 6
Exchanging Quotes - 756 entries

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

  • Best score: 30
  • Best player score: 30
  • Number of attempts: 11
simple format - 2565 entries

make it look better.

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 20
  • Number of attempts: 11
create arrows in a list - 63 entries

Add arrow at same distance

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 3
remove lines containing the word "reader" - 1439 entries

easy stuff

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Number of attempts: 4
Sorting a glossary - 101 entries

Sort a glossary. Glossary head contains a header phrase ending with ':' and glossary body has multi line text indented with a tab.

  • Best score: 6
  • Best player score: 6
  • Number of attempts: 3
Array transposition - 1565 entries

Transpose two arrays into one.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 26
  • Number of attempts: 2
I forgot quotes - 11553 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 7
Split line with dots - 1799 entries

This line is too long, split it.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 7
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 9432 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 3
Sort files from hosts - 126 entries

Resume files by host. I hope you enjoy with this challenge

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 18
  • Number of attempts: 2
Missing Library and a Typo - 656 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: 5
Copy three lines - 1988 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: 12
Wrap text in quotes - 279 entries

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

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 4
Just the middle - 9074 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Number of attempts: 3
Words in parens - 10930 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 8
Order and join - 738 entries

There's something special about the input order.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 8
Collect List - 3432 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 17
Vice versa - 5866 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 2
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 6
Adam's challenge - 759 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: 5
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: 13
  • Number of attempts: 5
Reformat/Refactor a Golfer Class - 5470 entries

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

  • Best score: 32
  • Best player score: 35
  • Number of attempts: 9
Every other line - 2051 entries

AaAaAaA

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 10
Nesting SASS - 213 entries

Move a block inside another block and indent it

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 2
One number per line - 12428 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 12
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