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Played Challenges

Simple, Practical, and Common - 33385 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: 24
  • Position: #2920 / 7364
  • Number of attempts: 7
Swap values - 4543 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #1041 / 1257
  • Number of attempts: 2
One number per line - 18616 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #1703 / 3842
  • Number of attempts: 4
Separate the lines - 175 entries

Every other line is mixed up. Separate them into their original texts.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 40
  • Position: #88 / 89
  • Number of attempts: 1
V to the i - 4751 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #1234 / 1879
  • Number of attempts: 1
From argument to object - 1474 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: 22
  • Position: #380 / 450
  • Number of attempts: 3
Every other line - 2886 entries

AaAaAaA

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #393 / 700
  • Number of attempts: 7
Copy three lines - 2840 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #405 / 635
  • Number of attempts: 3
comment and uncomment code inline - 1069 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: 13
  • Position: #268 / 314
  • Number of attempts: 4
Just the middle - 11360 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #2457 / 4164
  • Number of attempts: 3
Todo list specification - 385 entries

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

  • Best score: 37
  • Best player score: 39
  • Position: #104 / 176
  • Number of attempts: 2
Text to HTML Table - 171 entries

Turn the plain text table to an HTML table.

  • Best score: 52
  • Best player score: 62
  • Position: #39 / 49
  • Number of attempts: 2
Stairstep digits - 376 entries

Remove the evens. Double the odds.

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #129 / 141
  • Number of attempts: 1
Missing Library and a Typo - 856 entries

I forgot to add a c library, please add it for me. Also I'm bad at typing so fix my typo too.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 24
  • Position: #185 / 209
  • Number of attempts: 1
Basic renumbering - 5587 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #677 / 1258
  • Number of attempts: 3
Simple addition - 310 entries

The right side of the equation is already there. We just need the left one now.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #87 / 117
  • Number of attempts: 1
Hidden Message - 77 entries

Find the hidden message and replace all other characters with spaces.

  • Best score: 33
  • Best player score: 86
  • Position: #27 / 29
  • Number of attempts: 3
Adam's challenge - 957 entries

Change both normal to bold and 4 by 2. Adam Wathan challenge this on twitter . He did it in 11 keystrokes on Sublime.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #174 / 266
  • Number of attempts: 2
Vice versa - 7803 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #1286 / 2100
  • Number of attempts: 1
Order and join - 956 entries

There's something special about the input order.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #182 / 255
  • Number of attempts: 2
comments galore - 998 entries

Basic comment reformatting

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #377 / 418
  • Number of attempts: 2
Add Go XML to structure tags - 152 entries

The Go programming language can directly map XML to structure fields. Add the correct XML tag after each field.

  • Best score: 23
  • Best player score: 32
  • Position: #52 / 66
  • Number of attempts: 1
Collect List - 4264 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #963 / 1186
  • Number of attempts: 4
Space out the alphabet - 1627 entries

Put 3 spaces between adjacent letters.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 25
  • Position: #386 / 440
  • Number of attempts: 3
I forgot quotes - 15931 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #2179 / 4161
  • Number of attempts: 2
-a-b-c- - 3176 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #826 / 1129
  • Number of attempts: 3
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10624 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #2196 / 3666
  • Number of attempts: 1
Words in parens - 12858 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #2367 / 3946
  • Number of attempts: 1
switch variable - 5031 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #1195 / 1735
  • Number of attempts: 1
Generate Fibonacci Numbers - 262 entries

Use your super vim powers to generate Fibonacci Numbers.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 26
  • Position: #83 / 97
  • Number of attempts: 2
Simple text editing with Vim - 12283 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #1570 / 3580
  • Number of attempts: 4
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