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Played Challenges

ascii-art diamond - 27 entries

Simple ascii-art diamond. The grid is 40x40.

  • Best score: 40
  • Best player score: 56
  • Number of attempts: 2
Make HTML List - 886 entries

Turn the comma separated list into an unordered html list.

  • Best score: 33
  • Best player score: 54
  • Number of attempts: 1
Logging with key - 275 entries

Sometimes it is better to log with meaningful key

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 33
  • Number of attempts: 1
Alsa configuration - 466 entries

I'm tweaking my ~/.asoundrc file!

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 23
  • Number of attempts: 2
Fix the XML - 866 entries

The challenge consists in having a valid xml from an incomplete source.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 24
  • Number of attempts: 1
Simple, Practical, and Common - 24838 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: 22
  • Number of attempts: 4
Tiny column alignment - 37 entries

Align using the four blocks, don't forget to lowercase and have fun!

  • Best score: 33
  • Best player score: 40
  • Number of attempts: 8
Line 'em up! - 275 entries

It can be so hard to keep everything neatly lined-up. Somebody clearly hasn't bothered here. Tidy it up, please!

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 21
  • Number of attempts: 1
Space out the alphabet - 1363 entries

Put 3 spaces between adjacent letters.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 21
  • Number of attempts: 4
From A to B - 493 entries

Mirror and change this text block

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 21
  • Number of attempts: 2
Create a table - 243 entries

Convert the given input into a formatted table

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 20
  • Number of attempts: 2
Sorting a glossary - 101 entries

Sort a glossary. Glossary head contains a header phrase ending with ':' and glossary body has multi line text indented with a tab.

  • Best score: 6
  • Best player score: 6
  • Number of attempts: 1
I forgot quotes - 11699 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 5
Split line with dots - 1826 entries

This line is too long, split it.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 4
Pretty multi-line bash - 194 entries

Bash line continuations are much prettier when they're column aligned.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 31
  • Number of attempts: 1
Rail fence transposition cipher - 63 entries

Solve a rail fence transposition cipher using vim. This ciphertext was created using two rails. Use vim to transpose the text and recover the original quote.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 28
  • Number of attempts: 1
Words in parens - 11002 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 4
V to the i - 3903 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Number of attempts: 3
Collect List - 3467 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 2
C Reformatting - 638 entries

You may use Visual mode... or not. #uppercase

  • Best score: 30
  • Best player score: 55
  • Number of attempts: 1
readability - 285 entries

Make the code readable by adding some spaces

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 18
  • Number of attempts: 1
Mute the second method of this script - 411 entries

prepend a # infront of every line of the second method

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Number of attempts: 3
Swap values - 3507 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 1
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 9475 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 3
Shuffled numbers - 199 entries

Each number is paired with the number it should follow. That's enough information to put them in order.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 3
Extract argument from function - 2000 entries

The aim is to see if you can do some refactoring very fast.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 6
Interleave lines - 125 entries

This is some kind of « paste -d'\n' c b a ». There are many ways to achieve this.. just find the shortest!

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 34
  • Number of attempts: 3
A grid of punctuation - 112 entries

Create a checkerboard of = and - in an 80×24 grid!

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 2
Missing Library and a Typo - 680 entries

I forgot to add a c library, please add it for me. Also I'm bad at typing so fix my typo too.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 19
  • Number of attempts: 1
-a-b-c- - 2569 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 1
Just the middle - 9164 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Number of attempts: 3
Wrap text in quotes - 286 entries

All the blocks of text should be wrapped in quotation marks.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 2
Vice versa - 5903 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 2
remove all lines in first part - 149 entries

From the second part, remove all lines in the first part. It can be useful when you have done something from a long list, you want to know what is not done yet!

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 3
Align commas - 833 entries

There are 15,000 aligning challenges on vimgolf.com, and they're all exactly the same. I hope this one is a little different.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 1
swap or reverse - 88 entries

Try to swap or reverse the line as needed.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 1
Remove hard line breaks - 39 entries

Text files with Hard breaks are not good for e-readers. We need remove all hard line breaks and have long lines.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 3
One number per line - 12667 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 19
  • Number of attempts: 2
Louis Caruana
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USAF vet, astronomy, Libertarian GOP, Linux, & soccer. Desperately hoping for an end of 1 party, 2 names government.

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