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

Played Challenges

Whitespace, empty lines and tabs - 2733 entries

Convert tabs to spaces, strip empty lines and trailing whitespace.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 23
  • Number of attempts: 4
Reformat/Refactor a Golfer Class - 5734 entries

A simple case of removing unneeded code and fixing broken indentation.

  • Best score: 32
  • Best player score: 40
  • Number of attempts: 3
Sorting paragraphs - 455 entries

Order the paragraphs correctly, per prefixed index

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 53
  • Number of attempts: 1
Sort and add attributes - 1113 entries

Sort the states and add the attribute country to each record.

  • Best score: 33
  • Best player score: 37
  • Number of attempts: 3
Almost encrypted - 176 entries

Convert the first paragraph to be even less readable.

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Number of attempts: 1
Context insensitive completion 0 - 461 entries

Buried in the lines you're not supposed to add is the line "Add this line!" Add that line to the top of the file.

  • Best score: 6
  • Best player score: 7
  • Number of attempts: 2
Search and Replace 0 - 4477 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 4
Reconstruct the Sentence - 1042 entries

Get the sentence back in the proper order, remove duplicate lines, and then combine the separate lines into one.

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 24
  • Number of attempts: 4
Generate Fibonacci Numbers - 211 entries

Use your super vim powers to generate Fibonacci Numbers.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 20
  • Number of attempts: 3
It'ss tooo coold too typpe todaay - 199 entries

My hands are numb with cold. It's hard to type correctly.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 24
  • Number of attempts: 1
Rotating Philosophers Problem - 367 entries

Can you help the philosophers find a good place to sit before they get five forks and spaghetti?

  • Best score: 29
  • Best player score: 33
  • Number of attempts: 1
Wrap the text of an email message to 79 characters - 521 entries

You're replying to an email with silly long lines. Clean them up.

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Number of attempts: 1
HTML to Haml - 758 entries

Help convert this HTML page to Haml.

  • Best score: 23
  • Best player score: 48
  • Number of attempts: 1
A Simple One - 860 entries

Here is a very simple one - just to illustrate/introduce a vim feature that some people seem to miss...

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Number of attempts: 1
Getters & Setters: Java - 189 entries

Boilerplate getters & setters - it's a tedious fact of life in Java, and probably the only thing that still pulls me back to an IDE. Perhaps someone knows a fast, pure vim way...

  • Best score: 89
  • Best player score: 121
  • Number of attempts: 2
The holy-grail may help - 304 entries

Can you find it in less than 20 strokes, Arthur?

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 1
Ruby 1.9 hashes - 1113 entries

Rubyists talk about being cutting edge but how many are using 1.9 in production? Time to convert those verbose 1.8 hashes in to symbolic, succinct 1.9 beauties!

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 25
  • Number of attempts: 1
Increment, increment, increment.... - 525 entries

Vim likes macros

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 1
Generate English Alphabets - 425 entries

Start with a, get up to z.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 27
  • Number of attempts: 1
Overall Vimgolf Rank - 137 entries

Suppose you are trying to figure out what your overall rank is at Vimgolf(the sum of all the ranks you got), and as a Vim ninja you decided to use Vim to do the job. Your solution should work for every Vimgolf profile page(The actual input file for this challenge is my Vimgolf profile page). So, direct answer insertion is considered cheating.

  • Best score: 23
  • Best player score: 51
  • Number of attempts: 1
Simple text editing with Vim - 11191 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: 4
Dumb to smart - 81 entries

Turn dumb quote to smart vim's way.

  • Best score: 28
  • Best player score: 31
  • Number of attempts: 1
Get rid of html tags - 316 entries

Want to read more about Vim's background? Then get rid of those html tags...

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 18
  • Number of attempts: 1
Word Blender - 128 entries

The insides of long words seem to have been run through the blender. Can you fix this famous tale, brave knight?

  • Best score: 28
  • Best player score: 71
  • Number of attempts: 1
Context Insensitive completion 1 - 405 entries

Finish writing this simple Python HTTP server.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 18
  • Number of attempts: 1
Indentation - 420 entries

Indent each line according to the right number of spaces it needs.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 33
  • Number of attempts: 2
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Article 1 - 129 entries

Somebody's got this slightly muddled up. See how quickly you can fix it. (I made this to experiment with buffers. I'm not actually sure whether this is faster with buffers or without.)

  • Best score: 24
  • Best player score: 38
  • Number of attempts: 1
Change the content of a string - 1270 entries

This docstring is a complete lie. Fix it.

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 22
  • Number of attempts: 2

Contributed Challenges

Reformat long lines - 317 entries

Rearrange this ruby method call to put each parameter on its own line. Could become a useful macro.

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Article 1 - 129 entries

Somebody's got this slightly muddled up. See how quickly you can fix it. (I made this to experiment with buffers. I'm not actually sure whether this is faster with buffers or without.)

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