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Played Challenges

Chucking wood - 75 entries

An exercise in compressing repetitive text. For this challenge, any entry that uses keys outside the main row (such as arrow keys, Home, End, Delete, etc.) will be removed. (Esc is OK, though you should be using C-[ anyway.)

  • Best score: 51
  • Best player score: 58
  • Number of attempts: 1
Minimalist Limerick - 481 entries

Reproduce this lovely poem.

  • Best score: 31
  • Best player score: 48
  • Number of attempts: 1
Stairs Indenting - 360 entries

Indent each line with <line number> whitespaces.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 46
  • Number of attempts: 1
Letter case trickery - 1448 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: 2
Reverse Simple Deletion - 714 entries

You did the simple deletion, now reverse it.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 1
Saving the hashes(#) - 1770 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: 27
  • Number of attempts: 4
Prefixes and suffixes - 506 entries

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

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 32
  • Number of attempts: 1
Where should I put the Newline? - 798 entries

Help me put the newline.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Number of attempts: 2
A simple change - 362 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 1
Word frequency alignment - 198 entries

You've got to align the second column, but the spacing is inconvenient and there are nasty tabs in the way. If you're a "real Vim ninja," this could be very quick indeed...

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Number of attempts: 1
One number per line - 13381 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 20
  • Number of attempts: 3
Enumerate words - 223 entries

Enumerate the unique words in order.

  • Best score: 23
  • Best player score: 27
  • Number of attempts: 1
Let's play some Ivmgolf - 921 entries

Oops, I spelled that wrong.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 1
Change your calendar - 255 entries

Happy New Year!

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 41
  • Number of attempts: 1
abcd > a b c d - 241 entries

transform the single spaces into 4 spaces repeat for each line

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 1
Groups magic - 136 entries

Regexp or macros for string converting: (a) -> ___ (abc) -> ____ (abcd) -> ______ All in the '(' replace to _ multiply by char count + ()

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 1
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