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Played Challenges

Replace word while reserving first letter case - 367 entries

Window -> Door window -> door Windows -> Windows windows -> windows

  • Best score: 24
  • Best player score: 33
  • Position: #36 / 84
  • Number of attempts: 2
months to html list items - 551 entries

Turn the months into list items.

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 24
  • Position: #30 / 154
  • Number of attempts: 2
Quicksort - 1553 entries

We need the numbers in the first row sorted as quickly as possible! Be careful not to disturb the data below the divider though: that must remain unchanged.

  • Best score: 6
  • Best player score: 6
  • Position: #87 / 341
  • Number of attempts: 1
Paste a column after a column - 2243 entries

This task is very common while using multi-cursor. What is the elegant vim way ?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #183 / 487
  • Number of attempts: 1
Filter number combinations that don't add to 11 - 376 entries

Append the sum of each line to its end, alongside an equals sign, and remove any that do not sum to 11. The ordering of lines should stay the same. Note that the combinations are semi-arbitrary and not all 4-number combinations are present in the file.

  • Best score: 27
  • Best player score: 28
  • Position: #53 / 110
  • Number of attempts: 2
hello-world-vimgolf - 2346 entries

Simple number generation

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #16 / 663
  • Number of attempts: 1
Contribute to keyboard mashing - 839 entries

Speak in tongues

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #65 / 256
  • Number of attempts: 3
Fill in the chess board - 905 entries

Fill in the name of each square using its file (a-h) and rank (1-8).

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #39 / 175
  • Number of attempts: 1
RUST Cargo.toml version to last - 320 entries

RUST Cargo.toml version to last. rusty practice on vimgolf

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #29 / 95
  • Number of attempts: 2
Making 3 line function a one liner. - 305 entries

Simple challenge for frequent action while programming.

  • Best score: 4
  • Best player score: 4
  • Position: #13 / 194
  • Number of attempts: 1
Modernise code - 1333 entries

Modernise and clean up some C++ code.

  • Best score: 34
  • Best player score: 35
  • Position: #74 / 307
  • Number of attempts: 2
Enumerate Bullets - 292 entries

We will need to refer to the bullet points in our document explicitly later, so we need to assign them some ID's!

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #10 / 80
  • Number of attempts: 1
swap number pairs - 2011 entries

Swap the numbers in a bunch of 2-element arrays.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #87 / 370
  • Number of attempts: 4
HS Final exam vimgolf - 864 entries

Change the initial file to a single line containing all names comma-separated with numbers inside parentheses.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #54 / 227
  • Number of attempts: 2
Mr. Hacker - 78 entries

Elvin is hacker. He has piece of users database from some social net site. Recently he installed Vim, and he wants to convert CSV DB to specific format `key=value' where `key' is login and `value' is password, but password in DB is encrypted in ROT13. Help him.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #17 / 32
  • Number of attempts: 1
Python: Def to Lambda - 423 entries

LAMBDA!!!

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #16 / 149
  • Number of attempts: 1
Turn the x - 297 entries

Turn the x to a +

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #36 / 77
  • Number of attempts: 1
Rural Post - 4362 entries

Simple challenge to remove all but the post code on each line

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #147 / 1071
  • Number of attempts: 3
Satisfy the go linter - 2329 entries

You just came up with this briliant go vars package. But dang, you forgot to add comments to the exported variables. Can you add a comment over each variable with a TODO-placeholder?

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #7 / 457
  • Number of attempts: 2
Add quotes to ansible playbook - 926 entries

You created an ansible playbook, but forgot to add quotes. Can you fix it?

  • Best score: 8
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #1 / 295
  • Number of attempts: 1
Multiline to Single Line - 668 entries

Convert a multiline, indented file to a single line with no whitespace

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Position: #27 / 292
  • Number of attempts: 1
xrandr outputs and dashes - 652 entries

uh oh, different video drivers identify display outputs with more dashes. Quick, need to change this xrandr script!

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #61 / 213
  • Number of attempts: 2
From a Thunderlink to a Markdown link - 747 entries

ThunderLinks are durable hyperlinks to specific email messages generated from Thunderbird in HTML format. Leverage the power of vim to make them suitable for a markdown-formatted file.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #88 / 166
  • Number of attempts: 1
Yo To Hello - 1114 entries

Simply Turn Yo To Hello

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #45 / 517
  • Number of attempts: 1
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: 22
  • Position: #1627 / 7364
  • Number of attempts: 3
Hogwarts Email Sorting - 877 entries

Given a list of emails, get the students full name and their associated house.

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #116 / 254
  • Number of attempts: 1
Get mail address from outlook format - 621 entries

Create a mail list space separated of mail list formatted by outlook

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #10 / 196
  • Number of attempts: 1
Reconstruct the actual output from my unit test tool report - 151 entries

When a test fails, my unit test tool reports differences between the actual output and the expected output as follow: - line in the expected output but missing in the actual output are prefixed with a dash - unexpected lines in the actual output are prefixed with a plus sign - comments added by the unit test tool are prefixed with a question mark - common lines are showed `as-is` (well, almost;) From that "diff" format, I would like to reconstruct the actual output.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #10 / 51
  • Number of attempts: 1
prepend * to every non-blank line - 6208 entries

Prepend an asterisk to every non-blank line in the input file.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #29 / 1517
  • Number of attempts: 3
One number per line - 18616 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #1232 / 3842
  • Number of attempts: 3
Quote modules - 1053 entries

Complete golang import statement.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #56 / 273
  • Number of attempts: 5
Quote modules (ver.2) - 211 entries

Complete golang import statement.

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #16 / 56
  • Number of attempts: 1
citizen_hacks_2019_challenge2 - 189 entries

For the Citizen Hacks 2019 Vim competition.

  • Best score: 6
  • Best player score: 6
  • Position: #17 / 99
  • Number of attempts: 1
Unsemantic linewrapping - 890 entries

[Inspired by a blog post I read: https://scott.mn/2014/02/21/semantic_linewrapping/. Text adapted.] Sometimes when editing a Markdown file, I wrap the lines semantically. Instead of inserting a newline at 70 columns (or whatever), or making paragraphs one long line, I put in newlines at a point that seems logical to me. This may seem silly, but it produces better diffs. Semantic linewrapping also makes editing snappier. I can delete, edit or insert sentences easily using linewise operations. Code-oriented text editors like Vim and [REDACTED] are really good at this kind of manipulation. Editing text that hasn't been wrapped semantically is a pain, though:

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #16 / 224
  • Number of attempts: 2
V to the i - 4751 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #624 / 1879
  • Number of attempts: 2
Refactor typescript arrow function type - 302 entries

Make arrow function type less verbose and easier to read

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #33 / 68
  • Number of attempts: 2
SCREAMING_SNAKE_CASE to Title Case - 1181 entries

Convert strings in SCREAMING_SNAKE_CASE to Title Case. Examples: EMPLOYEE_NAME -> Employee Name REVENUE_YEAR_TO_DATE -> Revenue Year To Date SALARY -> Salary

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #66 / 244
  • Number of attempts: 2
Add semicolons - 10792 entries

Simply add a semicolon at the end of each line

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #766 / 3044
  • Number of attempts: 1
Bad Copy Syntax - 2001 entries

Copy should be from right to left, but sometimes you type it wrong.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #43 / 516
  • Number of attempts: 1
remove lines containing the word "reader" - 3537 entries

easy stuff

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #91 / 1144
  • Number of attempts: 2
Com(m)a Trouble - 3668 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #226 / 826
  • Number of attempts: 2
citizen_hacks_2019_challenge3 - 35 entries

For the Citizen Hacks 2019 Vim competition.

  • Best score: 4
  • Best player score: 4
  • Position: #14 / 32
  • Number of attempts: 1
Box it - 7827 entries

Create a box around a line.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #452 / 1864
  • Number of attempts: 1
Tables, Functions, Sprocs - 125 entries

In order to load some scripts into my database in the correct order I need to load tables first (t_), then functions (fn_), then stored procedures (sp_). The order of the t_ lines and the order of the sp_ lines should also match. Reorder the lines so they will load correctly.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #3 / 44
  • Number of attempts: 2
Hash staircase - 48 entries

Can you use a strategy to come up with this pattern?

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #16 / 22
  • Number of attempts: 1
Cool or not? - 793 entries

abc trying to be cool or not...

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #73 / 226
  • Number of attempts: 1
multiple cursor alternative - 1474 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
  • Position: #191 / 376
  • Number of attempts: 4
Two pairs of cluster of letters creates word - 735 entries

Clean and group.

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #60 / 174
  • Number of attempts: 1
Every other line - 2886 entries

AaAaAaA

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #29 / 700
  • Number of attempts: 5
Convert Application Output to CSV - 187 entries

Change the application output to comma-separated values

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #6 / 52
  • Number of attempts: 1
Array propagate - 319 entries

Complete the array with the keys as part of the value

  • Best score: 23
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #16 / 115
  • Number of attempts: 4
That hyphen - 2556 entries

"vim vi improved"

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #195 / 695
  • Number of attempts: 2
Flip the bit - 119 entries

Change the specific 0 to a 1.

  • Best score: 8
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #6 / 70
  • Number of attempts: 1
Just the middle - 11360 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #1196 / 4164
  • Number of attempts: 3
Back to the roots - 52 entries

Johnny has a file with more integers. He wants to change each number with its square root. Can you help him?

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #22 / 36
  • Number of attempts: 2
create arrows in a list - 103 entries

Add arrow at same distance

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #65 / 70
  • Number of attempts: 1
Fun With The Diagonal - 103 entries

change the lowercase characters on the main diagonal to uppercase

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #61 / 79
  • Number of attempts: 1
ninja substitution - 1372 entries

How can you reuse a previous substitution ?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #141 / 261
  • Number of attempts: 1
Vice versa - 7803 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #435 / 2100
  • Number of attempts: 1
Free hyphen! - 159 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: 9
  • Position: #20 / 85
  • Number of attempts: 2
citizen_hacks_2019_challenge4 - 88 entries

For the Citizen Hacks 2019 Vim competition.

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Position: #17 / 61
  • Number of attempts: 1
One to Ten - 2165 entries

Generate the sequence of numbers from 1 to 10, one number per line. Inspired by this Reddit thread: https://redd.it/ak4it2

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #4 / 662
  • Number of attempts: 2
Line under headers - 2004 entries

Put a line under each header, and remove the other markdown formatting.

  • Best score: 24
  • Best player score: 27
  • Position: #99 / 496
  • Number of attempts: 1
Build a six - 272 entries

Just enjoy building "a" floors...

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #2 / 92
  • Number of attempts: 1
Increment each number - 977 entries

Increment each number individually by one

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #58 / 242
  • Number of attempts: 2
Around the clock - 188 entries

You'll want to use 2 special commands to complete this. If you haven't yet, read through 'input.txt', especially :help simple-changes

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #11 / 74
  • Number of attempts: 1
citizen_hacks_2019_challenge6 - 59 entries

For the Citizen Hacks 2019 Vim competition.

  • Best score: 3
  • Best player score: 3
  • Position: #21 / 47
  • Number of attempts: 1
Join 'em - 248 entries

This shouldn't be too tough

  • Best score: 4
  • Best player score: 5
  • Position: #39 / 148
  • Number of attempts: 1
Delete to the end of the current line - 784 entries

Delete to the end of the current line, but keep the character under the cursor.

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Position: #56 / 384
  • Number of attempts: 1
Song Transcription Oops - 234 entries

When transcribing vocal music to Canjo Tab you can start by finding the lowest note and assigning that to zero and working your way up from there. However, without fail, I tend to miscount the notes and when I am near done I find a lower note. I mark this with a "z". This means I have to increase all the previous ones by 1. just a sting of numbers :)

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #8 / 75
  • Number of attempts: 1
change parenthesis - 278 entries

change the pair of braces into a pair of parentheses

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #10 / 156
  • Number of attempts: 1
Remove quotes after first field - 353 entries

Remove the quotes around each field except for the first field.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #47 / 87
  • Number of attempts: 1
Reorder the groups - 1137 entries

Change the order so that the groups of fruit come before the vegetables.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #94 / 259
  • Number of attempts: 1
move titles next to url, in quotes - 504 entries

had trouble with something similar

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #65 / 135
  • Number of attempts: 2
I forgot quotes - 15931 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #827 / 4161
  • Number of attempts: 1
Neither Fizz nor Buzz - 226 entries

Not your regular increment macro! The gaps are tricky.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #7 / 99
  • Number of attempts: 1
Don't know what this is - 1978 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: 11
  • Position: #109 / 578
  • Number of attempts: 4
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10624 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #1353 / 3666
  • Number of attempts: 2
abcd > a b c d - 280 entries

transform the single spaces into 4 spaces repeat for each line

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #173 / 218
  • Number of attempts: 1
Simple text editing with Vim - 12281 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #1698 / 3580
  • Number of attempts: 1
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