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Played Challenges

html paragraph to table - 450 entries

reformat html paragraph to table

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 71
  • Number of attempts: 8
Add Go XML to structure tags - 128 entries

The Go programming language can directly map XML to structure fields. Add the correct XML tag after each field.

  • Best score: 24
  • Best player score: 31
  • Number of attempts: 2
Create a table - 248 entries

Convert the given input into a formatted table

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 30
  • Number of attempts: 1
Two pairs of cluster of letters creates word - 506 entries

Clean and group.

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 29
  • Number of attempts: 4
Words in parens - 11363 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 4
Just the middle - 9651 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Number of attempts: 4
Applying same text modification in several lines - 1975 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 2
comment and uncomment code inline - 850 entries

It's very useful to be able to comment out a block of code in a quick edit. And likewise to uncomment the code. This operation often involves multi-line stanzas and even large blocks. With just line-wise navigation and insert mode this would cost you about 4 keystrokes per line. Master this hole of VimGolf and you'll quickly drop your key count in day to day Vim as well.

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 2
Simple, Practical, and Common - 26721 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: 27
  • Number of attempts: 4
Swap values - 3747 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 1
Vice versa - 6234 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 3
attr_aligner - 3075 entries

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

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 26
  • Number of attempts: 5
Separate the lines - 126 entries

Every other line is mixed up. Separate them into their original texts.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 2
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 9706 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 1
Adam's challenge - 827 entries

Change both normal to bold and 4 by 2. Adam Wathan challenge this on twitter . He did it in 11 keystrokes on Sublime.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 23
  • Number of attempts: 1
remove lines containing the word "reader" - 2153 entries

easy stuff

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 4
One to Ten - 1249 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: 14
  • Number of attempts: 1
Cool or not? - 545 entries

abc trying to be cool or not...

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 27
  • Number of attempts: 3
Un"finnish"ed Work - 102 entries

Replace å by a, ä by a and ö by o.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 1
Simple addition - 234 entries

The right side of the equation is already there. We just need the left one now.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 1
Array transposition - 1738 entries

Transpose two arrays into one.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 30
  • Number of attempts: 3
I forgot quotes - 12685 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 2
Todo list specification - 299 entries

The every item on the todo list must be done today. Modify the list to reflect that.

  • Best score: 37
  • Best player score: 43
  • Number of attempts: 1
Hello ${world} - 232 entries

Migrate a JavaScript String from concatenation to ES6 interpolation.

  • Best score: 24
  • Best player score: 39
  • Number of attempts: 1
That hyphen - 2250 entries

"vim vi improved"

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 19
  • Number of attempts: 2
One number per line - 14098 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 20
  • Number of attempts: 3
From argument to object - 1132 entries

This task typifies those programmers endure while coding. This C-family pseudocode needs a function argument to be repurposed as an object call. Simply search and replace? Repeat a pattern of edits?

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 20
  • Number of attempts: 2
Missing Library and a Typo - 739 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: 20
  • Number of attempts: 4
Box it - 4181 entries

Create a box around a line.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 24
  • Number of attempts: 7
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