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$ vimgolf put [challenge ID]

Played Challenges

Vertical Limit - 2126 entries

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

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 34
  • Number of attempts: 1
attr_aligner - 3040 entries

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

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 30
  • Number of attempts: 2
Hole-in-one - 936 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: 26
  • Number of attempts: 1
Vim's not included features - 157 entries

Filter not included (-) features in a hypothetical installation of vim.

  • Best score: 23
  • Best player score: 25
  • Number of attempts: 4
Do you demand a shrubbery? - 1016 entries

Use :redir and crush the emacsgolfers.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 18
  • Number of attempts: 2
Change name of a variable - 146 entries

Replace the name of the $variable with the fastest move possible. The challenge is having a command that allow you to easily change the variable name even if its indented.

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Number of attempts: 1
quotes inside quotes - 2807 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: 18
  • Number of attempts: 1
Where should I put the Newline? - 798 entries

Help me put the newline.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Number of attempts: 2
Reformat/Refactor a Golfer Class - 5527 entries

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

  • Best score: 32
  • Best player score: 45
  • Number of attempts: 2
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 9608 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 3
Neither Fizz nor Buzz - 191 entries

Not your regular increment macro! The gaps are tricky.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 56
  • Number of attempts: 2
Mess in revision history - 985 entries

Help Joe clean up what Steve has cobbled.

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 27
  • Number of attempts: 2
Just the middle - 9428 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Number of attempts: 3
Simple, Practical, and Common - 25746 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: 23
  • Number of attempts: 8
Collect List - 3553 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 4
Don't know what this is - 1775 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: 12
  • Number of attempts: 3
Shuffle puzzle - 289 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: 14
  • Number of attempts: 4
switch variable - 4345 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 1
Assign numbers to fields - 85 entries

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

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 20
  • Number of attempts: 1
Simple text editing with Vim - 10544 entries

Make the pairs of lines match up by making each second line same as first

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 3
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