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Played Challenges

Paste a column after a column - 2093 entries

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

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #217 / 449
  • Number of attempts: 1
Filter number combinations that don't add to 11 - 341 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: 29
  • Position: #69 / 102
  • Number of attempts: 1
Substraction (bis) - 534 entries

Solve the equations (adapted from the original @Caek_'s challenge).

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 28
  • Position: #43 / 102
  • Number of attempts: 1
Poorly indented Python comments - 1133 entries

Fix the alignment of some Python comments as quickly as possible.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #2 / 196
  • Number of attempts: 5
Many duplicates - 1184 entries

Quick and easy

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #38 / 385
  • Number of attempts: 6
2 quick changes and a numbered list - 563 entries

The ascii will not be lost, but rather numbered in 4 digit blocks with leading zeros.

  • Best score: 37
  • Best player score: 59
  • Position: #95 / 136
  • Number of attempts: 1
delete swap - 1440 entries

delete all swap

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Position: #22 / 457
  • Number of attempts: 5
Generate a very basic Python constructor (fixed) - 1152 entries

Original by @BiddulphCaleb (http://www.vimgolf.com/challenges/6019f1c4642668000cee11e8) - had some extra spaces in output file.

  • Best score: 29
  • Best player score: 37
  • Position: #85 / 242
  • Number of attempts: 4
Fix the shell script! - 2047 entries

Fix the shell script with the fewest keystrokes!

  • Best score: 26
  • Best player score: 36
  • Position: #291 / 490
  • Number of attempts: 2
Visual block training - 949 entries

You see the input. You see the output. Go.

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #20 / 174
  • Number of attempts: 16
Wikitext headings to markdown - 939 entries

Convert the wikitext headings to markdown.

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 25
  • Position: #104 / 196
  • Number of attempts: 3
Create a diamond comment - 301 entries

Encapsulate the text in a diamond pattern.

  • Best score: 27
  • Best player score: 27
  • Position: #8 / 70
  • Number of attempts: 5
Making 3 line function a one liner. - 296 entries

Simple challenge for frequent action while programming.

  • Best score: 4
  • Best player score: 4
  • Position: #92 / 189
  • Number of attempts: 1
Add quotes to ansible playbook - 867 entries

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

  • Best score: 8
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #91 / 273
  • Number of attempts: 3
Multiline to Single Line - 594 entries

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

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Position: #21 / 266
  • 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: #8 / 213
  • Number of attempts: 1
From a Thunderlink to a Markdown link - 738 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: 35
  • Position: #150 / 165
  • Number of attempts: 1
Capitalize the Names - 361 entries

I want to capitalize the names in quotes, but just the people's names, not the file names.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #16 / 91
  • Number of attempts: 5
Yo To Hello - 1103 entries

Simply Turn Yo To Hello

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #82 / 509
  • Number of attempts: 2
Replace pattern with 1, 2, 3, ... on each line - 1083 entries

For each line replace a search pattern (in this case $) with numbers starting at 1 and then increasing by 1 for each replaced match. a$b$c$ -> a0b1c2

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #15 / 221
  • Number of attempts: 10
Hogwarts Email Sorting - 874 entries

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

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #32 / 252
  • Number of attempts: 3
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: 16
  • Position: #104 / 196
  • Number of attempts: 1
Add text at some column - 154 entries

Complete golang struct statement.

  • Best score: 31
  • Best player score: 32
  • Position: #28 / 60
  • Number of attempts: 3
prepend * to every non-blank line - 6191 entries

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

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #67 / 1512
  • Number of attempts: 6
One number per line - 18611 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #622 / 3840
  • Number of attempts: 1
Quote modules - 1041 entries

Complete golang import statement.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #53 / 270
  • Number of attempts: 7
Aliases for cd - 849 entries

Create these beautiful aliases with as few strokes as possible. Are you up for the challenge?

  • Best score: 30
  • Best player score: 46
  • Position: #79 / 150
  • Number of attempts: 2
Unsemantic linewrapping - 888 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: 10
  • Position: #137 / 223
  • Number of attempts: 5
Add semicolons - 10780 entries

Simply add a semicolon at the end of each line

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #454 / 3041
  • Number of attempts: 2
Bad Copy Syntax - 1992 entries

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

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #191 / 512
  • Number of attempts: 5
remove lines containing the word "reader" - 3522 entries

easy stuff

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #370 / 1141
  • Number of attempts: 3
Com(m)a Trouble - 3634 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #114 / 814
  • Number of attempts: 7
Box it - 7818 entries

Create a box around a line.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #302 / 1861
  • Number of attempts: 6
Just the middle - 11345 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #1352 / 4159
  • Number of attempts: 2
One to Ten - 2156 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: #261 / 659
  • Number of attempts: 8
Increment each number - 977 entries

Increment each number individually by one

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #50 / 242
  • Number of attempts: 9
Delete to the end of the current line - 738 entries

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

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Position: #231 / 363
  • Number of attempts: 2
Reorder the groups - 1129 entries

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

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #73 / 258
  • Number of attempts: 5
I forgot quotes - 15918 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #996 / 4158
  • Number of attempts: 6
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10614 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #1521 / 3661
  • Number of attempts: 3
Alphabet soup - 419 entries

Create a column of all alphabet characters organized in a funky way

  • Best score: 25
  • Best player score: 27
  • Position: #56 / 103
  • Number of attempts: 2
Simple text editing with Vim - 12203 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #618 / 3559
  • Number of attempts: 4
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