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Played Challenges

Todo list specification - 294 entries

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

  • Best score: 37
  • Best player score: 37
  • Number of attempts: 2
Split line with dots - 1838 entries

This line is too long, split it.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 24
  • Number of attempts: 1
attr_aligner - 3025 entries

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

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 21
  • Number of attempts: 8
One number per line - 13035 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 5
Reformat/Refactor a Golfer Class - 5513 entries

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

  • Best score: 32
  • Best player score: 36
  • Number of attempts: 4
Copy three lines - 2085 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 5
I forgot quotes - 11960 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 3
Interactive git rebase changing commands - 151 entries

How to change the action of some commits in git rebase dialog.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 1
Every other line - 2117 entries

AaAaAaA

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 5
Basic renumbering - 4620 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 1
-a-b-c- - 2610 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 4
Simple text editing with Vim - 10464 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
Words in parens - 11106 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 2
Just the middle - 9331 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Number of attempts: 2
comment and uncomment code inline - 816 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: 10
  • Number of attempts: 2
Collect List - 3529 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 6
V to the i - 3952 entries

Input is 99 V's. Output is 100 i's.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Number of attempts: 1
switch variable - 4322 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 1
Vice versa - 5992 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 5
Swap values - 3581 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 3
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