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Played Challenges

Don't know what this is - 1864 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: 6
Where should I put the Newline? - 824 entries

Help me put the newline.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Number of attempts: 2
Count both ways - 915 entries

Right AND down.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 3
That hyphen - 2376 entries

"vim vi improved"

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 2
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: 8
V to the i - 4335 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Number of attempts: 2
VimGolfNight - 469 entries

Based on "The name of the game".

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 1
comments galore - 916 entries

Basic comment reformatting

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 1
Let's play some Ivmgolf - 968 entries

Oops, I spelled that wrong.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Number of attempts: 2
Mirror Symmetry - 735 entries

Add backslashes.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Number of attempts: 6
Just the middle - 10319 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Number of attempts: 3
switch variable - 4613 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 4
The Cake is a Lie - 1151 entries

Correct the capitalization of each word

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Number of attempts: 3
Collect List - 3874 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 5
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10072 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 5
Make it more readable - 1797 entries

Insert blank lines to make it more organized and readable

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 3
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: 30
  • Number of attempts: 1
Switch function arguments - 1876 entries

How to switch two arguments of a function.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 2
Words in parens - 11973 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 4
Vice versa - 6837 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 3
I forgot quotes - 14259 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 5
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: 15
  • Number of attempts: 3
-a-b-c- - 2854 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 5
Numbering a List - 1760 entries

Pretty simple, number the list.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 8
Basic renumbering - 5087 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 23
  • Number of attempts: 1
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: 4
Search and Replace 0 - 4434 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 4
Reverse Simple Deletion - 732 entries

You did the simple deletion, now reverse it.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 1
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: 11
  • Number of attempts: 3
Simple text editing with Vim - 10989 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
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