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Played Challenges

Basic renumbering - 4579 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 6
Vice versa - 5903 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 6
Swap values - 3507 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 3
Team names - 1429 entries

The team names are misspelled.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 5
Search and Replace 0 - 4091 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 3
Array propagate - 234 entries

Complete the array with the keys as part of the value

  • Best score: 23
  • Best player score: 24
  • Number of attempts: 3
Sort yaml structures alphabetically by root key names - 25 entries

sometimes we want to sort structures alphabetically in yaml files

  • Best score: 31
  • Best player score: 62
  • Number of attempts: 1
switch variable - 4301 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 3
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: 2
Simple text editing with Vim - 10385 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: 2
Just the middle - 9164 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Number of attempts: 3
comment and uncomment code inline - 793 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: 9
  • Number of attempts: 3
Simple, Practical, and Common - 24834 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: 7
Fiddle percentages into real numbers - 717 entries

Get rid of the '%' symbols and shift the decimal place. This is the easier version - all the columns line up.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 4
From argument to object - 1085 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: 17
  • Number of attempts: 5
-a-b-c- - 2569 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 6
Copy three lines - 2034 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 8
Every other line - 2091 entries

AaAaAaA

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 5
One number per line - 12654 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 9
I forgot quotes - 11699 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 7
Split line with dots - 1826 entries

This line is too long, split it.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 6
Array transposition - 1576 entries

Transpose two arrays into one.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 12
Todo list specification - 293 entries

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

  • Best score: 37
  • Best player score: 39
  • Number of attempts: 1
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