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Played Challenges

RUST Cargo.toml version to last - 57 entries

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

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 4
RUST match with enum for Coin - 75 entries

RUST match with enum for Coin rusty practice on vimgolf

  • Best score: 85
  • Best player score: 93
  • Number of attempts: 2
Modernise code - 252 entries

Modernise and clean up some C++ code.

  • Best score: 34
  • Best player score: 34
  • Number of attempts: 3
swap number pairs - 1031 entries

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

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 3
HS Final exam vimgolf - 309 entries

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

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 22
  • Number of attempts: 9
Rural Post - 3583 entries

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

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Number of attempts: 6
Satisfy the go linter - 1463 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: 20
  • Number of attempts: 6
xrandr outputs and dashes - 438 entries

uh oh, different video drivers identify display outputs with more dashes. Quick, need to change this xrandr script!

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 1
From a Thunderlink to a Markdown link - 570 entries

ThunderLinks are durable hyperlinks to specific email messages generated from Thunderbird in HTML format. Leverage the power of vim to make them suitable for a markdown-formatted file.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 19
  • Number of attempts: 8
Yo To Hello - 833 entries

Simply Turn Yo To Hello

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 2
Replace pattern with 1, 2, 3, ... on each line - 867 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: 30
  • Number of attempts: 2
prepend * to every non-blank line - 5686 entries

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

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 6
Quote modules - 969 entries

Complete golang import statement.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 22
  • Number of attempts: 9
Aliases for cd - 777 entries

Create these beautiful aliases with as few strokes as possible. Are you up for the challenge?

  • Best score: 30
  • Best player score: 31
  • Number of attempts: 19
Hogwarts Email Sorting - 766 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
SCREAMING_SNAKE_CASE to Title Case - 1059 entries

Convert strings in SCREAMING_SNAKE_CASE to Title Case. Examples: EMPLOYEE_NAME -> Employee Name REVENUE_YEAR_TO_DATE -> Revenue Year To Date SALARY -> Salary

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 20
  • Number of attempts: 2
Line under headers - 1849 entries

Put a line under each header, and remove the other markdown formatting.

  • Best score: 24
  • Best player score: 25
  • Number of attempts: 8
Unsemantic linewrapping - 796 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: 10
  • Number of attempts: 4
Bad Copy Syntax - 1880 entries

Copy should be from right to left, but sometimes you type it wrong.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 18
  • Number of attempts: 5
Reorder the groups - 1060 entries

Change the order so that the groups of fruit come before the vegetables.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 4
Add semicolons - 10237 entries

Simply add a semicolon at the end of each line

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 3
ninja substitution - 1199 entries

How can you reuse a previous substitution ?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 3
Box it - 7593 entries

Create a box around a line.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 23
  • Number of attempts: 4
One to Ten - 2027 entries

Generate the sequence of numbers from 1 to 10, one number per line. Inspired by this Reddit thread: https://redd.it/ak4it2

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 3
remove lines containing the word "reader" - 3402 entries

easy stuff

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 2
Applying same text modification in several lines - 2696 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 1
Com(m)a Trouble - 3260 entries

Someone was real stupid when placing his commas. Can you fix it?

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 8
Swap values inside brackets - 2396 entries

Easy challenge.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 5
One number per line - 18186 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 6
Vice versa - 7385 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 3
Simple, Practical, and Common - 32638 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: 6
Just the middle - 11069 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Number of attempts: 1
I forgot quotes - 15618 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 6
Vim tetris - 347 entries

Vim can play tetris too!

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 31
  • Number of attempts: 1
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10508 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 3
attr_aligner - 3346 entries

Two attr keywords. Two separate indentations. Align the colons.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 32
  • Number of attempts: 1
Letter case trickery - 1515 entries

This file is in a downright esoteric format, consisting of hexadecimal numbers, non-hexadecimal keywords, and "Z" indicating end-of-line. Make the hexadecimal numbers lowercase.

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 1
quotes inside quotes - 2995 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: 15
  • Number of attempts: 1
Words in parens - 12674 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 7
Simple text editing with Vim - 11329 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 2
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