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

Played Challenges

Make HTML List - 911 entries

Turn the comma separated list into an unordered html list.

  • Best score: 33
  • Best player score: 39
  • Number of attempts: 3
convert yml into java pojo field - 688 entries

How fast vim can create fields for java pojo i.e class declaration referring to a (simple) yml file

  • Best score: 29
  • Best player score: 33
  • Number of attempts: 1
Learn some german verbs - 393 entries

The list needs to be structured so we can print in verbatim and feel ok about how it looks.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 27
  • Number of attempts: 2
Swap the operands under comparison - 223 entries

Swap the operands under comparison to prevent null pointer exception (at least in java)

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 26
  • Number of attempts: 2
Simple, Practical, and Common - 26223 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: 14
  • Best player score: 22
  • Number of attempts: 5
Words in parens - 11272 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 2
Just the middle - 9542 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Number of attempts: 1
Simple text editing with Vim - 10599 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
Swap values - 3692 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 3
Collect List - 3578 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 4
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 9657 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 3
-a-b-c- - 2670 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 2
Copy three lines - 2208 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
Swap values inside brackets - 1685 entries

Easy challenge.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 19
  • Number of attempts: 1
attr_aligner - 3072 entries

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

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 30
  • Number of attempts: 2
Team names - 1498 entries

The team names are misspelled.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 18
  • Number of attempts: 2
Number Sort - 245 entries

sort the list of newline-separated numbers incrementally. Numbers are in the range 1 to 1000, with 500 missing

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Number of attempts: 1
One number per line - 13765 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 4
switch variable - 4382 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 2
Vice versa - 6132 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 1
Every other line - 2197 entries

AaAaAaA

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 5
quotes inside quotes - 2826 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: 16
  • Number of attempts: 2
I forgot quotes - 12422 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 4
Split line with dots - 1894 entries

This line is too long, split it.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 1
Array transposition - 1704 entries

Transpose two arrays into one.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 18
  • Number of attempts: 3
Basic renumbering - 4767 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 3
From argument to object - 1121 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: 1
multiple cursor alternative - 1143 entries

from: https://www.reddit.com/r/vim/comments/6w5pfa/crosspost_from_remacs_how_would_you_do_this_in_vim/

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 20
  • Number of attempts: 2
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