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Played Challenges

delete swap - 1525 entries

delete all swap

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Position: #88 / 478
  • Number of attempts: 1
Fix the shell script! - 2339 entries

Fix the shell script with the fewest keystrokes!

  • Best score: 26
  • Best player score: 31
  • Position: #251 / 541
  • Number of attempts: 4
Visual block training - 1001 entries

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

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 57
  • Position: #145 / 183
  • Number of attempts: 1
hello-world-vimgolf - 2359 entries

Simple number generation

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #203 / 666
  • Number of attempts: 4
Inverting Lines - 1832 entries

A simple challenge to invert all lines, except the first.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #166 / 497
  • Number of attempts: 2
Python dataclasses - 1104 entries

Simple challenge to extract fields from a Python class

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #122 / 277
  • Number of attempts: 2
Modernise code - 1333 entries

Modernise and clean up some C++ code.

  • Best score: 34
  • Best player score: 40
  • Position: #124 / 307
  • Number of attempts: 1
ssh config skills - 249 entries

Parse output from `kuebctl get no -o wide` into an .ssh/config file!

  • Best score: 41
  • Best player score: 78
  • Position: #47 / 63
  • Number of attempts: 2
Change double quotes to single quotes, but with a twist - 281 entries

Although this challenge is in the context of a Python function, you don't need to know Python to do this challenge. It is to add contexts and interesting constraints. The file contains a function that prints a multi-line string literal. I wrote the string literal with double quotes, but then I decided to use single quotes instead, and that's your challenge. However, interestingly enough, the string itself contains single and double quotes. This means, inside the string literal, the originally escaped double quotes no longer need to be escaped, but the single quotes now need to be escaped. Note that the triple double quotes in the docstring should be left alone.

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 38
  • Position: #40 / 53
  • Number of attempts: 3
Python: Def to Lambda - 423 entries

LAMBDA!!!

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #8 / 149
  • Number of attempts: 2
Rural Post - 4362 entries

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

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #467 / 1071
  • Number of attempts: 1
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: 22
  • Position: #200 / 457
  • Number of attempts: 5
Add quotes to ansible playbook - 930 entries

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

  • Best score: 8
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #210 / 296
  • Number of attempts: 3
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: #5 / 292
  • Number of attempts: 2
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: 13
  • Position: #153 / 213
  • Number of attempts: 1
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: 22
  • Position: #99 / 166
  • Number of attempts: 2
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: 32
  • Position: #66 / 91
  • Number of attempts: 3
Yo To Hello - 1114 entries

Simply Turn Yo To Hello

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #7 / 517
  • Number of attempts: 2
Replace pattern with 1, 2, 3, ... on each line - 1098 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: 41
  • Position: #193 / 225
  • Number of attempts: 2
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: 23
  • Position: #2769 / 7364
  • Number of attempts: 7
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: #146 / 254
  • Number of attempts: 4
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: #39 / 196
  • Number of attempts: 4
Swap values - 4543 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #958 / 1257
  • 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: 11
  • Position: #627 / 1517
  • Number of attempts: 3
One number per line - 18616 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #2267 / 3842
  • Number of attempts: 4
Quote modules - 1053 entries

Complete golang import statement.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 28
  • Position: #185 / 273
  • 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: 8
  • Position: #1448 / 1879
  • Number of attempts: 2
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: 14
  • Position: #452 / 840
  • Number of attempts: 1
Add semicolons - 10792 entries

Simply add a semicolon at the end of each line

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #1436 / 3044
  • Number of attempts: 2
Split line with dots - 2125 entries

This line is too long, split it.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #469 / 630
  • Number of attempts: 1
remove lines containing the word "reader" - 3537 entries

easy stuff

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #444 / 1144
  • Number of attempts: 3
Com(m)a Trouble - 3675 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #424 / 827
  • Number of attempts: 4
Box it - 7827 entries

Create a box around a line.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 25
  • Position: #1021 / 1864
  • Number of attempts: 2
Copy three lines - 2840 entries

If the site is up (by some miracle), make the text under every header identical.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #352 / 635
  • Number of attempts: 3
Just the middle - 11360 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #3052 / 4164
  • Number of attempts: 3
Team names - 1805 entries

The team names are misspelled.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #458 / 581
  • Number of attempts: 2
Basic renumbering - 5587 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #935 / 1258
  • Number of attempts: 1
ninja substitution - 1372 entries

How can you reuse a previous substitution ?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #195 / 261
  • Number of attempts: 1
Vice versa - 7803 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #1659 / 2100
  • Number of attempts: 5
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: #277 / 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: 28
  • Position: #234 / 496
  • 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: 21
  • Position: #187 / 259
  • Number of attempts: 2
Collect List - 4264 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #869 / 1186
  • Number of attempts: 2
I forgot quotes - 15931 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #1982 / 4161
  • Number of attempts: 2
-a-b-c- - 3176 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #722 / 1129
  • Number of attempts: 3
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10624 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #2441 / 3666
  • Number of attempts: 3
attr_aligner - 3444 entries

Two attr keywords. Two separate indentations. Align the colons.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 26
  • Position: #275 / 692
  • Number of attempts: 1
Words in parens - 12858 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #1829 / 3946
  • Number of attempts: 4
switch variable - 5036 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #615 / 1736
  • Number of attempts: 4
Simple text editing with Vim - 12286 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #1824 / 3581
  • Number of attempts: 3
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