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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: #451 / 7384
  • Number of attempts: 6
Swap values - 4554 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #53 / 1259
  • Number of attempts: 8
One number per line - 18673 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #1066 / 3852
  • Number of attempts: 4
Swap values inside brackets - 2477 entries

Easy challenge.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #144 / 573
  • Number of attempts: 4
V to the i - 4771 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #369 / 1887
  • Number of attempts: 2
Add semicolons - 10831 entries

Simply add a semicolon at the end of each line

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #217 / 3055
  • Number of attempts: 2
Com(m)a Trouble - 3709 entries

Someone was real stupid when placing his commas. Can you fix it?

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #179 / 838
  • Number of attempts: 4
Every other line - 2902 entries

AaAaAaA

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #385 / 702
  • Number of attempts: 2
Extract argument from function - 2337 entries

The aim is to see if you can do some refactoring very fast.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #162 / 750
  • Number of attempts: 3
Search and Replace 0 - 4851 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #446 / 1604
  • Number of attempts: 7
Number Sort - 307 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
  • Position: #71 / 165
  • Number of attempts: 2
That hyphen - 2572 entries

"vim vi improved"

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #127 / 698
  • Number of attempts: 4
Just the middle - 11380 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #622 / 4174
  • Number of attempts: 2
Basic renumbering - 5605 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #27 / 1260
  • Number of attempts: 10
Vice versa - 7865 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #179 / 2114
  • Number of attempts: 2
comments galore - 1017 entries

Basic comment reformatting

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #175 / 421
  • Number of attempts: 2
Scrambled numbers - 780 entries

Four is NOT 1. One is 1.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 24
  • Position: #114 / 183
  • Number of attempts: 3
Alsa configuration - 502 entries

I'm tweaking my ~/.asoundrc file!

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #34 / 127
  • Number of attempts: 7
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: 17
  • Position: #161 / 243
  • Number of attempts: 2
From A to B - 575 entries

Mirror and change this text block

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #14 / 157
  • Number of attempts: 8
Collect List - 4267 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #560 / 1188
  • Number of attempts: 2
Space out the alphabet - 1630 entries

Put 3 spaces between adjacent letters.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #252 / 442
  • Number of attempts: 4
Fix the XML - 1000 entries

The challenge consists in having a valid xml from an incomplete source.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #92 / 287
  • Number of attempts: 4
I forgot quotes - 15946 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #392 / 4166
  • Number of attempts: 3
-a-b-c- - 3183 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #159 / 1132
  • Number of attempts: 6
Don't know what this is - 1996 entries

Replace contents of brackets with matching number of spaces. Don't ask what the format's supposed to be.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #350 / 581
  • Number of attempts: 1
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10652 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #950 / 3677
  • Number of attempts: 2
quotes inside quotes - 3128 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: 15
  • Position: #461 / 1073
  • Number of attempts: 5
Words in parens - 12868 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #1527 / 3950
  • Number of attempts: 6
switch variable - 5045 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #419 / 1742
  • Number of attempts: 4
Simple text editing with Vim - 12481 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #413 / 3624
  • Number of attempts: 3
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