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Played Challenges

C Reformatting - 581 entries

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

  • Best score: 30
  • Best player score: 32
  • Number of attempts: 8
Reformat/Refactor a Golfer Class - 5389 entries

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

  • Best score: 32
  • Best player score: 32
  • Number of attempts: 4
Simple, Practical, and Common - 22703 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: 5
attr_aligner - 2847 entries

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

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 19
  • Number of attempts: 11
Scrambled numbers - 704 entries

Four is NOT 1. One is 1.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 18
  • Number of attempts: 6
A grid of punctuation - 110 entries

Create a checkerboard of = and - in an 80×24 grid!

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 3
From A to B - 487 entries

Mirror and change this text block

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 5
V to the i - 3689 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Number of attempts: 3
switch variable - 4189 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 3
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 2
Paragraph sort - 305 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: 4
Basic renumbering - 4377 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 2
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 5
comments galore - 883 entries

Basic comment reformatting

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 3
Swap values - 3313 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 7
That hyphen - 1992 entries

"vim vi improved"

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Number of attempts: 4
Align commas - 767 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 HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 9278 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 3
Wrap text in quotes - 276 entries

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

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 1
Just the middle - 8768 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Number of attempts: 4
Pretty multi-line bash - 194 entries

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

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 3
Words in parens - 10628 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 3
Split line with dots - 1747 entries

This line is too long, split it.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 7
I forgot quotes - 10846 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 5
Collect List - 3303 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 4
Simple text editing with Vim - 10126 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
Copy three lines - 1855 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: 6
-a-b-c- - 2469 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 5
Paragraph breaks - 389 entries

Swap the blank lines and the aaa lines.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 3
quotes inside quotes - 2684 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: 4
One number per line - 11371 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 7
Vice versa - 5612 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 2
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 3
Generate a list of numbers - 235 entries

Please generate list of numbers from 1 to 20.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 3
Extract argument from function - 1928 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 1
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