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

Played Challenges

Sort and add attributes - 1090 entries

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

  • Best score: 33
  • Best player score: 39
  • Number of attempts: 1
Minimalist Limerick - 481 entries

Reproduce this lovely poem.

  • Best score: 31
  • Best player score: 37
  • Number of attempts: 1
Reformat/Refactor a Golfer Class - 5527 entries

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

  • Best score: 32
  • Best player score: 33
  • Number of attempts: 17
Whitespace, empty lines and tabs - 2557 entries

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

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 30
  • Number of attempts: 7
Words in parens - 11183 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 9
Simple text editing with Vim - 10544 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 15
switch variable - 4345 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 6
Numbering a List - 1743 entries

Pretty simple, number the list.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 21
  • Number of attempts: 12
quotes inside quotes - 2807 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: 17
  • Number of attempts: 2
Sort the VimGolf challenges by popularity - 268 entries

"Sort by popularity" is a good order to play the challenges. Not perfect, but you could do a lot worse. ;) Input is a sample copy-pasted from vimgolf.com. Some of the challenge names have digits that will get in your way, so read ":help :sort" for hints on sorting with a regex. When you're done, try your solution on the full list!

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 24
  • Number of attempts: 1
replacing each line of a block selection - 2545 entries

replace each line's ../assets/js with /javascripts

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 24
  • Number of attempts: 9
Search and Replace 0 - 4170 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 18
  • Number of attempts: 2
Swap assigned value - 499 entries

Simple problem but looking for interesting solutions.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 5
Change the content of a string - 1238 entries

This docstring is a complete lie. Fix it.

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 26
  • Number of attempts: 4
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