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Played Challenges

Mr. Hacker - 83 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: 25
  • Position: #31 / 34
  • Number of attempts: 1
Python: Def to Lambda - 441 entries

LAMBDA!!!

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 24
  • Position: #133 / 154
  • Number of attempts: 2
Rural Post - 4425 entries

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

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #716 / 1085
  • Number of attempts: 1
Satisfy the go linter - 2359 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: 33
  • Position: #376 / 464
  • Number of attempts: 2
Add quotes to ansible playbook - 946 entries

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

  • Best score: 8
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #118 / 302
  • Number of attempts: 3
Multiline to Single Line - 680 entries

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

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Position: #60 / 298
  • Number of attempts: 1
Yo To Hello - 1127 entries

Simply Turn Yo To Hello

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #181 / 522
  • Number of attempts: 3
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: #2212 / 7384
  • Number of attempts: 4
Hogwarts Email Sorting - 891 entries

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

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #180 / 257
  • Number of attempts: 1
Get mail address from outlook format - 642 entries

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

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #111 / 202
  • Number of attempts: 2
Quote modules - 1066 entries

Complete golang import statement.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 53
  • Position: #271 / 278
  • Number of attempts: 1
Swap values inside brackets - 2477 entries

Easy challenge.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 30
  • Position: #538 / 573
  • Number of attempts: 1
Unsemantic linewrapping - 901 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: 12
  • Position: #174 / 226
  • Number of attempts: 1
V to the i - 4771 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #738 / 1887
  • Number of attempts: 3
Add string initializers to an enum - 866 entries

Change Typescript enum so that it has string initializers.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 26
  • Position: #171 / 256
  • Number of attempts: 1
SCREAMING_SNAKE_CASE to Title Case - 1203 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: 45
  • Position: #233 / 247
  • Number of attempts: 1
Add semicolons - 10831 entries

Simply add a semicolon at the end of each line

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #2476 / 3055
  • Number of attempts: 1
Bad Copy Syntax - 2009 entries

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

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 25
  • Position: #374 / 518
  • Number of attempts: 1
remove lines containing the word "reader" - 3556 entries

easy stuff

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #425 / 1151
  • Number of attempts: 5
Com(m)a Trouble - 3709 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #491 / 838
  • Number of attempts: 2
Box it - 7849 entries

Create a box around a line.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 26
  • Position: #1104 / 1870
  • Number of attempts: 1
Cool or not? - 802 entries

abc trying to be cool or not...

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 27
  • Position: #209 / 228
  • Number of attempts: 2
Two pairs of cluster of letters creates word - 747 entries

Clean and group.

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #101 / 177
  • 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: 17
  • Position: #633 / 750
  • Number of attempts: 1
That hyphen - 2572 entries

"vim vi improved"

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #375 / 698
  • Number of attempts: 1
comment and uncomment code inline - 1074 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: 22
  • Position: #306 / 316
  • Number of attempts: 1
Just the middle - 11380 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #1402 / 4174
  • Number of attempts: 3
Team names - 1812 entries

The team names are misspelled.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #462 / 585
  • Number of attempts: 1
Vice versa - 7865 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #1774 / 2114
  • Number of attempts: 2
Free hyphen! - 165 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: #28 / 88
  • Number of attempts: 3
One to Ten - 2174 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: #289 / 664
  • Number of attempts: 2
citizen_hacks_2019_challenge5 - 139 entries

For the Citizen Hacks 2019 Vim competition.

  • Best score: 6
  • Best player score: 6
  • Position: #31 / 75
  • Number of attempts: 2
Delete to the end of the current line - 795 entries

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

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Position: #235 / 387
  • Number of attempts: 1
convert yml into java pojo field - 837 entries

How fast vim can create fields for java pojo i.e class declaration referring to a (simple) yml file

  • Best score: 29
  • Best player score: 39
  • Position: #207 / 225
  • Number of attempts: 1
Collect List - 4267 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #742 / 1188
  • Number of attempts: 2
-a-b-c- - 3183 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #1030 / 1132
  • Number of attempts: 3
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: 11
  • Position: #123 / 581
  • Number of attempts: 4
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10652 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #1531 / 3677
  • Number of attempts: 2
Words in parens - 12868 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 24
  • Position: #3728 / 3950
  • Number of attempts: 1
Groups magic - 157 entries

Regexp or macros for string converting: (a) -> ___ (abc) -> ____ (abcd) -> ______ All in the '(' replace to _ multiply by char count + ()

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #92 / 92
  • Number of attempts: 2
switch variable - 5045 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #621 / 1742
  • Number of attempts: 3
The meaning - 566 entries

Numbers are fun!

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Position: #295 / 360
  • 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: 30
  • Position: #224 / 230
  • Number of attempts: 1
Increment, increment, increment.... - 668 entries

Vim likes macros

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #37 / 404
  • Number of attempts: 2
Context insensitive completion 0 - 545 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: 7
  • Position: #109 / 239
  • 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: 22
  • Position: #2915 / 3624
  • Number of attempts: 2

Contributed Challenges

Python: Def to Lambda - 441 entries

LAMBDA!!!

Mr. Hacker - 83 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.

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