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Played Challenges

RUST Cargo.toml version to last - 51 entries

RUST Cargo.toml version to last. rusty practice on vimgolf

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 25
  • Number of attempts: 1
Modernise code - 215 entries

Modernise and clean up some C++ code.

  • Best score: 34
  • Best player score: 40
  • Number of attempts: 2
swap number pairs - 918 entries

Swap the numbers in a bunch of 2-element arrays.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 22
  • Number of attempts: 6
HS Final exam vimgolf - 292 entries

Change the initial file to a single line containing all names comma-separated with numbers inside parentheses.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 29
  • Number of attempts: 1
Easy modification of ssh config - 78 entries

Just add another alias to each worker

  • Best score: 24
  • Best player score: 28
  • Number of attempts: 2
Change double quotes to single quotes, but with a twist - 168 entries

Although this challenge is in the context of a Python function, you don't need to know Python to do this challenge. It is to add contexts and interesting constraints. The file contains a function that prints a multi-line string literal. I wrote the string literal with double quotes, but then I decided to use single quotes instead, and that's your challenge. However, interestingly enough, the string itself contains single and double quotes. This means, inside the string literal, the originally escaped double quotes no longer need to be escaped, but the single quotes now need to be escaped. Note that the triple double quotes in the docstring should be left alone.

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 35
  • Number of attempts: 4
Rural Post - 3370 entries

Simple challenge to remove all but the post code on each line

  • Best score: 8
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 1
Satisfy the go linter - 1421 entries

You just came up with this briliant go vars package. But dang, you forgot to add comments to the exported variables. Can you add a comment over each variable with a TODO-placeholder?

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 21
  • Number of attempts: 2
Add quotes to ansible playbook - 341 entries

You created an ansible playbook, but forgot to add quotes. Can you fix it?

  • Best score: 8
  • Best player score: 8
  • Number of attempts: 3
Yo To Hello - 811 entries

Simply Turn Yo To Hello

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 2
Replace pattern with 1, 2, 3, ... on each line - 843 entries

For each line replace a search pattern (in this case $) with numbers starting at 1 and then increasing by 1 for each replaced match. a$b$c$ -> a0b1c2

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 31
  • Number of attempts: 2
prepend * to every non-blank line - 5602 entries

Prepend an asterisk to every non-blank line in the input file.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 2
Hogwarts Email Sorting - 755 entries

Given a list of emails, get the students full name and their associated house.

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 22
  • Number of attempts: 1
Unsemantic linewrapping - 779 entries

[Inspired by a blog post I read: https://scott.mn/2014/02/21/semantic_linewrapping/. Text adapted.] Sometimes when editing a Markdown file, I wrap the lines semantically. Instead of inserting a newline at 70 columns (or whatever), or making paragraphs one long line, I put in newlines at a point that seems logical to me. This may seem silly, but it produces better diffs. Semantic linewrapping also makes editing snappier. I can delete, edit or insert sentences easily using linewise operations. Code-oriented text editors like Vim and [REDACTED] are really good at this kind of manipulation. Editing text that hasn't been wrapped semantically is a pain, though:

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 1
Add semicolons - 10093 entries

Simply add a semicolon at the end of each line

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 1
Box it - 7533 entries

Create a box around a line.

  • Best score: 6
  • Best player score: 36
  • Number of attempts: 1
Increment each number - 918 entries

Increment each number individually by one

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 22
  • Number of attempts: 2
remove lines containing the word "reader" - 3386 entries

easy stuff

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 3
Applying same text modification in several lines - 2679 entries

Remove identical text at the beginning of several lines and the closing parenthesis.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 2
Team names - 1749 entries

The team names are misspelled.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 18
  • Number of attempts: 1
Order and join - 820 entries

There's something special about the input order.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 2
Copy three lines - 2736 entries

If the site is up (by some miracle), make the text under every header identical.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 2
One number per line - 18099 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 19
  • Number of attempts: 3
Vice versa - 7355 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 1
Simple, Practical, and Common - 32531 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: 2
Rail fence transposition cipher - 70 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: 15
  • Number of attempts: 7
I forgot quotes - 15545 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 2
Basic renumbering - 5386 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 1
-a-b-c- - 3067 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 2
Subtraction - 155 entries

Solve the equations.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 27
  • Number of attempts: 4
Words in parens - 12639 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 2
switch variable - 4853 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 1
Python Hello World! Reformatting - 860 entries

A novice Python using prints Hello World! and a pro shows him different way. Using vim to get into pro style from novice, win the challenge.

  • Best score: 39
  • Best player score: 43
  • Number of attempts: 1
Search and Replace 0 - 4508 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 3
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