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$ gem install vimgolf
$ vimgolf setup
$ vimgolf put [challenge ID]

Played Challenges

Swap values - 4534 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #483 / 1254
  • Number of attempts: 3
One number per line - 18611 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #1882 / 3840
  • Number of attempts: 4
Applying same text modification in several lines - 2845 entries

Remove identical text at the beginning of several lines and the closing parenthesis.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #160 / 840
  • Number of attempts: 3
Add semicolons - 10783 entries

Simply add a semicolon at the end of each line

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #10 / 3042
  • Number of attempts: 3
remove lines containing the word "reader" - 3528 entries

easy stuff

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #206 / 1142
  • Number of attempts: 2
Com(m)a Trouble - 3636 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #47 / 815
  • Number of attempts: 6
Wrap the text of an email message to 79 characters - 676 entries

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

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Position: #245 / 384
  • Number of attempts: 3
Box it - 7818 entries

Create a box around a line.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #633 / 1861
  • Number of attempts: 4
Cool or not? - 793 entries

abc trying to be cool or not...

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #36 / 226
  • Number of attempts: 4
Search and Replace 0 - 4785 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #581 / 1584
  • Number of attempts: 1
Just the middle - 11345 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #1241 / 4159
  • Number of attempts: 2
ninja substitution - 1372 entries

How can you reuse a previous substitution ?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #95 / 261
  • Number of attempts: 7
One to Ten - 2159 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: #121 / 660
  • Number of attempts: 3
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: #4 / 74
  • Number of attempts: 5
Join 'em - 247 entries

This shouldn't be too tough

  • Best score: 4
  • Best player score: 5
  • Position: #29 / 147
  • Number of attempts: 2
Reorder the groups - 1137 entries

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

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #127 / 259
  • Number of attempts: 1
Words in parens - 12848 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #1721 / 3943
  • Number of attempts: 5
NATO phonetic alphabet - 498 entries

Transform the series of words into a list.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #39 / 189
  • Number of attempts: 7
Remove semicolons after expressions - 626 entries

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

  • Best score: 6
  • Best player score: 6
  • Position: #101 / 257
  • Number of attempts: 2
switch variable - 5026 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #555 / 1733
  • Number of attempts: 7
Make it more readable - 1950 entries

Insert blank lines to make it more organized and readable

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #95 / 639
  • Number of attempts: 7
Ruby 1.9 hashes - 1213 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: #91 / 397
  • Number of attempts: 6
Increment, increment, increment.... - 643 entries

Vim likes macros

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #28 / 398
  • Number of attempts: 1
Sort and add attributes - 1315 entries

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

  • Best score: 33
  • Best player score: 33
  • Position: #219 / 525
  • Number of attempts: 3
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