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Played Challenges

Simple, Practical, and Common - 33483 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
  • Position: #27 / 7384
  • Number of attempts: 6
Swap values - 4554 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #2 / 1259
  • Number of attempts: 5
One number per line - 18673 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #1555 / 3852
  • Number of attempts: 3
That hyphen - 2572 entries

"vim vi improved"

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #320 / 698
  • Number of attempts: 4
Just the middle - 11380 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #1791 / 4174
  • Number of attempts: 4
Basic renumbering - 5605 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #374 / 1260
  • Number of attempts: 10
Fun With The Diagonal - 104 entries

change the lowercase characters on the main diagonal to uppercase

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #22 / 80
  • Number of attempts: 1
Vice versa - 7864 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #7 / 2114
  • Number of attempts: 3
Free hyphen! - 164 entries

Just like "Inner hyphens", but I'm giving you a free hyphen to play with. Will your solution be any different?

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #57 / 88
  • Number of attempts: 2
Paragraph sort - 431 entries

My large herbivorous mammals, Vim commands, and POSIX utilities need to be sorted separately.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #53 / 124
  • Number of attempts: 2
Align commas - 1063 entries

There are 15,000 aligning challenges on vimgolf.com, and they're all exactly the same. I hope this one is a little different.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #128 / 243
  • Number of attempts: 2
Generate a list of numbers - 284 entries

Please generate list of numbers from 1 to 20.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #70 / 137
  • Number of attempts: 1
Mirror Symmetry - 811 entries

Add backslashes.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #134 / 268
  • Number of attempts: 5
From A to B - 575 entries

Mirror and change this text block

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #61 / 157
  • Number of attempts: 4
VimGolfNight - 538 entries

Based on "The name of the game".

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #217 / 344
  • Number of attempts: 1
swap or reverse - 118 entries

Try to swap or reverse the line as needed.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #19 / 68
  • Number of attempts: 2
Space out the alphabet - 1630 entries

Put 3 spaces between adjacent letters.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #311 / 442
  • Number of attempts: 1
Shuffled numbers - 237 entries

Each number is paired with the number it should follow. That's enough information to put them in order.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #20 / 95
  • Number of attempts: 4
Condensed Cases - 794 entries

Apple's new programming language, Swift, allows two style of case statements: 1) one Enum case on each line, or 2) multiple Enum cases on a single line. Convert the following from the first case (no pun intended) to the second type.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #82 / 244
  • Number of attempts: 6
-a-b-c- - 3183 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #559 / 1132
  • Number of attempts: 2
Words in parens - 12868 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #1466 / 3950
  • Number of attempts: 4
Dehamlizing - 184 entries

Change this piece of HAML code back into erb

  • Best score: 32
  • Best player score: 97
  • Position: #71 / 71
  • Number of attempts: 1
The name of the game - 654 entries

End up with the name of the game.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #191 / 359
  • Number of attempts: 1
HTML to Haml - 843 entries

Help convert this HTML page to Haml.

  • Best score: 23
  • Best player score: 36
  • Position: #90 / 203
  • Number of attempts: 4
Simple text editing with Vim - 12467 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #1262 / 3621
  • Number of attempts: 1
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