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$ gem install vimgolf
$ vimgolf setup
$ vimgolf put [challenge ID]

Played Challenges

Round Round - 240 entries

Round Round

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 151
  • Number of attempts: 1
Reverse Simple Deletion - 722 entries

You did the simple deletion, now reverse it.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 1
The holy-grail may help - 301 entries

Can you find it in less than 20 strokes, Arthur?

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 1
Shebangs for all - 1643 entries

We've all seen or used a shebang once or twice. Ditch the specific paths and leave just a dynamic Ruby and Python bath behind.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 2
Search and Replace 0 - 4226 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 4
Reverse characters in a line - 585 entries

You have everything you need, just not in the right order. Mastermind would give you 26 white pegs.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 33
  • Number of attempts: 6
Increment, increment, increment.... - 494 entries

Vim likes macros

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 3
Context insensitive completion 0 - 445 entries

Buried in the lines you're not supposed to add is the line "Add this line!" Add that line to the top of the file.

  • Best score: 6
  • Best player score: 7
  • Number of attempts: 1
Context Insensitive completion 1 - 395 entries

Finish writing this simple Python HTTP server.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 25
  • Number of attempts: 1
Almost encrypted - 165 entries

Convert the first paragraph to be even less readable.

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Number of attempts: 2
82 bottles of beer on the wall - 261 entries

Take them down. (sorry, only 82 bottles because the problem size is limited!)

  • Best score: 107
  • Best player score: 144
  • Number of attempts: 1
The Cake is a Lie - 1140 entries

Correct the capitalization of each word

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Number of attempts: 4
A Simple One - 849 entries

Here is a very simple one - just to illustrate/introduce a vim feature that some people seem to miss...

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Number of attempts: 1
Hatsuyume - 365 entries

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hatsuyume

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 40
  • Number of attempts: 1
Another Mixed-Up Haiku - 201 entries

VimGolf ... a perfect evening?

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 38
  • Number of attempts: 2
Whitespace, empty lines and tabs - 2603 entries

Convert tabs to spaces, strip empty lines and trailing whitespace.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 41
  • Number of attempts: 2
Indentation - 416 entries

Indent each line according to the right number of spaces it needs.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 42
  • Number of attempts: 1
Sort and add attributes - 1101 entries

Sort the states and add the attribute country to each record.

  • Best score: 33
  • Best player score: 47
  • Number of attempts: 1
Generate English Alphabets - 413 entries

Start with a, get up to z.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 42
  • Number of attempts: 1
Make Fancy Header - 923 entries

Make the header text stand out with surrounding asterisks

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 26
  • Number of attempts: 1
Sorting paragraphs - 443 entries

Order the paragraphs correctly, per prefixed index

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 49
  • Number of attempts: 1
Generate Fibonacci Numbers - 209 entries

Use your super vim powers to generate Fibonacci Numbers.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 75
  • Number of attempts: 2
Turn this csv list into queries - 189 entries

Transform each line of this csv file into a MySQL-ready INSERT query.

  • Best score: 98
  • Best player score: 124
  • Number of attempts: 1
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