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

Played Challenges

Vertical Limit - 2097 entries

transform a succession of one word lines to a an array of strings

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 21
  • Number of attempts: 5
Python Hello World! Reformatting - 825 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: 44
  • Number of attempts: 2
Saving the hashes(#) - 1709 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: 20
  • Number of attempts: 5
Sort the VimGolf challenges by popularity - 257 entries

"Sort by popularity" is a good order to play the challenges. Not perfect, but you could do a lot worse. ;) Input is a sample copy-pasted from vimgolf.com. Some of the challenge names have digits that will get in your way, so read ":help :sort" for hints on sorting with a regex. When you're done, try your solution on the full list!

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 5
quotes inside quotes - 2726 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: 2
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 4
Let's play some Ivmgolf - 890 entries

Oops, I spelled that wrong.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Number of attempts: 2
Delete unwanted lines - 333 entries

Delete all lines which does not end in "o.."

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Number of attempts: 1
Words in parens - 10842 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 9
Simple text editing with Vim - 10275 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 6
A simple change - 354 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 3
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