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Played Challenges

Wrap the text of an email message to 79 characters - 691 entries

You're replying to an email with silly long lines. Clean them up.

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Position: #34 / 390
  • Number of attempts: 1
Search and Replace 0 - 4826 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #87 / 1596
  • Number of attempts: 4
Recursively Palindrome - 245 entries

Note that there are 2^6-1 characters.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 29
  • Position: #50 / 74
  • Number of attempts: 1
Append semicolon after expressions - 1015 entries

Some lines need the semicolon, some don't.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #263 / 407
  • Number of attempts: 1
Remove noise from HTTP log - 699 entries

This piece of log (from the year 2000) contains some irrelevant data. We only want to see the HTTP method and resource.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #9 / 271
  • Number of attempts: 2
Remove semicolons after expressions - 635 entries

A follow-up for http://vimgolf.com/challenges/4fc9d767d3a0d4000100000e.

  • Best score: 6
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #150 / 260
  • Number of attempts: 1
The meaning - 559 entries

Numbers are fun!

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Position: #98 / 357
  • Number of attempts: 1
Happy New Year! - 143 entries

This is a simple new year's challenge.

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 24
  • Position: #19 / 57
  • Number of attempts: 4
imports alignment (python) - 662 entries

Align as one import per line.

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 26
  • Position: #127 / 195
  • Number of attempts: 1
Rotating Philosophers Problem - 392 entries

Can you help the philosophers find a good place to sit before they get five forks and spaghetti?

  • Best score: 29
  • Best player score: 32
  • Position: #102 / 165
  • Number of attempts: 1
HTML to Haml - 843 entries

Help convert this HTML page to Haml.

  • Best score: 23
  • Best player score: 43
  • Position: #133 / 203
  • Number of attempts: 1
Reformat long lines - 344 entries

Rearrange this ruby method call to put each parameter on its own line. Could become a useful macro.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #89 / 131
  • Number of attempts: 2
Generate English Alphabets - 475 entries

Start with a, get up to z.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 38
  • Position: #179 / 204
  • Number of attempts: 2
Insert a Markdown link - 433 entries

Put a link in a markdown document, using the after-the-paragraph format.

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 27
  • Position: #99 / 144
  • Number of attempts: 4
Solve the Sokoban - 165 entries

A wink for all Vimgolfers that play Nethack too.

  • Best score: 25
  • Best player score: 31
  • Position: #41 / 73
  • Number of attempts: 3
The holy-grail may help - 352 entries

Can you find it in less than 20 strokes, Arthur?

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #63 / 207
  • Number of attempts: 2
Ruby 1.9 hashes - 1221 entries

Rubyists talk about being cutting edge but how many are using 1.9 in production? Time to convert those verbose 1.8 hashes in to symbolic, succinct 1.9 beauties!

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #9 / 401
  • Number of attempts: 5
Assignment Alignment - 833 entries

line up the operators. Use spaces, not tabs.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 29
  • Position: #136 / 216
  • Number of attempts: 1
Shebangs for all - 1916 entries

We've all seen or used a shebang once or twice. Ditch the specific paths and leave just a dynamic Ruby and Python bath behind.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #328 / 501
  • Number of attempts: 3
A Simple One - 1005 entries

Here is a very simple one - just to illustrate/introduce a vim feature that some people seem to miss...

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #161 / 646
  • Number of attempts: 1
Ruby 1.9 compat - 610 entries

Remember when Ruby supported `when <expr> :`? Well, it doesn't in 1.9, so let's make sure we use `then`, without ruining our lovely new hash syntax!

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #90 / 230
  • Number of attempts: 1
Increment, increment, increment.... - 666 entries

Vim likes macros

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #171 / 403
  • Number of attempts: 1
Sorting paragraphs - 506 entries

Order the paragraphs correctly, per prefixed index

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 35
  • Position: #103 / 157
  • Number of attempts: 2
Indentation - 499 entries

Indent each line according to the right number of spaces it needs.

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 31
  • Position: #125 / 170
  • Number of attempts: 1
Hatsuyume - 463 entries

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hatsuyume

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 27
  • Position: #95 / 177
  • Number of attempts: 1
Dumb to smart - 97 entries

Turn dumb quote to smart vim's way.

  • Best score: 28
  • Best player score: 36
  • Position: #37 / 55
  • Number of attempts: 2
The Cake is a Lie - 1297 entries

Correct the capitalization of each word

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #467 / 515
  • Number of attempts: 3
Context insensitive completion 0 - 534 entries

Buried in the lines you're not supposed to add is the line "Add this line!" Add that line to the top of the file.

  • Best score: 6
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #211 / 237
  • Number of attempts: 1
Remove Accent off the Letter - 107 entries

Remove all the accent from extremely accented statements.

  • Best score: 37
  • Best player score: 66
  • Position: #32 / 50
  • Number of attempts: 1
Context Insensitive completion 1 - 464 entries

Finish writing this simple Python HTTP server.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #52 / 234
  • Number of attempts: 2
Almost encrypted - 199 entries

Convert the first paragraph to be even less readable.

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Position: #55 / 145
  • Number of attempts: 1
Change the content of a string - 1495 entries

This docstring is a complete lie. Fix it.

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 25
  • Position: #341 / 563
  • Number of attempts: 2
Sort and add attributes - 1352 entries

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

  • Best score: 33
  • Best player score: 33
  • Position: #46 / 536
  • Number of attempts: 3
Add fold markers to a .c file - 565 entries

Fold markers can make it easier to navigate source code. Add them to this .c file.

  • Best score: 30
  • Best player score: 52
  • Position: #161 / 173
  • Number of attempts: 1
Reconstruct the Sentence - 1402 entries

Get the sentence back in the proper order, remove duplicate lines, and then combine the separate lines into one.

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #163 / 390
  • Number of attempts: 3
Braces or Brackets? - 924 entries

Someone forgot whether to use braces or brackets and you have to clean up their code!

  • Best score: 34
  • Best player score: 49
  • Position: #202 / 293
  • Number of attempts: 1
Whitespace, empty lines and tabs - 3413 entries

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

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 35
  • Position: #634 / 745
  • Number of attempts: 1
Flodder-challenge - 1150 entries

Replace the text the most efficient and win!

  • Best score: 27
  • Best player score: 47
  • Position: #272 / 314
  • Number of attempts: 1
Simple text editing with Vim - 12395 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #2275 / 3605
  • Number of attempts: 2
Reformat/Refactor a Golfer Class - 6683 entries

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

  • Best score: 32
  • Best player score: 47
  • Position: #1195 / 1639
  • Number of attempts: 1
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