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$ vimgolf put [challenge ID]

Played Challenges

Just the middle - 10822 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Number of attempts: 3
The Cake is a Lie - 1168 entries

Correct the capitalization of each word

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 1
Append semicolon after expressions - 898 entries

Some lines need the semicolon, some don't.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 4
Let's play some Ivmgolf - 976 entries

Oops, I spelled that wrong.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Number of attempts: 5
Where should I put the Newline? - 830 entries

Help me put the newline.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Number of attempts: 3
Switch function arguments - 1893 entries

How to switch two arguments of a function.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 3
I forgot quotes - 15122 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 4
VimGolfNight - 478 entries

Based on "The name of the game".

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 4
Simple text editing with Vim - 11191 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 24
  • Number of attempts: 2
Change the content of a string - 1270 entries

This docstring is a complete lie. Fix it.

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 27
  • Number of attempts: 1
switch variable - 4773 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 2
Reverse and double space - 424 entries

Reverse the order of the given lines and double space everything

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 2
learn vim in short time - 206 entries

so happy to learn vim.because vim is awesome

  • Best score: 8
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 2
Words in parens - 12372 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 18
  • Number of attempts: 4
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10330 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 2
Make it more readable - 1818 entries

Insert blank lines to make it more organized and readable

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 4
Count both ways - 931 entries

Right AND down.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 18
  • Number of attempts: 1
remove dupes from array - 1260 entries

given a random string that contains a ruby-esque array, make sure that there are no duplicate elements

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 27
  • Number of attempts: 2
quotes inside quotes - 2973 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: 16
  • Number of attempts: 2
V to the i - 4507 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Number of attempts: 2
Search and Replace 0 - 4479 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 18
  • Number of attempts: 1
remove lines containing the word "reader" - 3210 entries

easy stuff

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 3
-a-b-c- - 3004 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 1
Stairs Indenting - 384 entries

Indent each line with <line number> whitespaces.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 2
Basic renumbering - 5262 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 25
  • Number of attempts: 3
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