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Played Challenges

Python dataclasses - 963 entries

Simple challenge to extract fields from a Python class

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 25
  • Position: #115 / 245
  • Number of attempts: 2
RUST Cargo.toml version to last - 320 entries

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

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #8 / 95
  • Number of attempts: 6
Modernise code - 1308 entries

Modernise and clean up some C++ code.

  • Best score: 34
  • Best player score: 34
  • Position: #22 / 302
  • Number of attempts: 7
swap number pairs - 1986 entries

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

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #24 / 367
  • Number of attempts: 10
HS Final exam vimgolf - 852 entries

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

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 41
  • Position: #185 / 224
  • Number of attempts: 1
Rural Post - 4342 entries

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

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #148 / 1062
  • Number of attempts: 7
Satisfy the go linter - 2144 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: 29
  • Position: #329 / 432
  • Number of attempts: 3
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: #139 / 273
  • 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: 12
  • Position: #102 / 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: #153 / 165
  • Number of attempts: 1
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: #35 / 221
  • Number of attempts: 14
Simple, Practical, and Common - 33342 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: #2333 / 7355
  • Number of attempts: 7
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: #47 / 252
  • 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: 31
  • Position: #186 / 196
  • Number of attempts: 1
Swap values - 4534 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #345 / 1254
  • Number of attempts: 6
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: #398 / 1512
  • Number of attempts: 5
One number per line - 18611 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #1547 / 3840
  • Number of attempts: 6
Quote modules - 1041 entries

Complete golang import statement.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 29
  • Position: #198 / 270
  • Number of attempts: 1
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: 44
  • Position: #68 / 150
  • Number of attempts: 4
Swap values inside brackets - 2464 entries

Easy challenge.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #268 / 569
  • Number of attempts: 5
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: 9
  • Position: #88 / 223
  • Number of attempts: 5
V to the i - 4743 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #770 / 1878
  • 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: 12
  • Position: #6 / 840
  • Number of attempts: 5
Add string initializers to an enum - 856 entries

Change Typescript enum so that it has string initializers.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 27
  • Position: #192 / 253
  • Number of attempts: 1
SCREAMING_SNAKE_CASE to Title Case - 1169 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: 19
  • Position: #54 / 242
  • Number of attempts: 6
Add semicolons - 10780 entries

Simply add a semicolon at the end of each line

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #720 / 3041
  • Number of attempts: 6
Bad Copy Syntax - 1992 entries

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

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #27 / 512
  • Number of attempts: 3
remove lines containing the word "reader" - 3522 entries

easy stuff

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #832 / 1141
  • Number of attempts: 1
Com(m)a Trouble - 3634 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 27
  • Position: #679 / 814
  • Number of attempts: 1
Box it - 7818 entries

Create a box around a line.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #429 / 1861
  • Number of attempts: 2
Copy three lines - 2836 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #387 / 633
  • Number of attempts: 4
Just the middle - 11345 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #3155 / 4159
  • Number of attempts: 3
Team names - 1805 entries

The team names are misspelled.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #494 / 581
  • Number of attempts: 2
Make HTML List - 1039 entries

Turn the comma separated list into an unordered html list.

  • Best score: 33
  • Best player score: 33
  • Position: #12 / 271
  • Number of attempts: 7
Basic renumbering - 5576 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #254 / 1255
  • Number of attempts: 2
ninja substitution - 1368 entries

How can you reuse a previous substitution ?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #129 / 260
  • Number of attempts: 3
Vice versa - 7757 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #1661 / 2092
  • Number of attempts: 1
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: #331 / 659
  • Number of attempts: 2
Line under headers - 1983 entries

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

  • Best score: 24
  • Best player score: 29
  • Position: #266 / 492
  • 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: #84 / 258
  • Number of attempts: 9
Array transposition - 2378 entries

Transpose two arrays into one.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 41
  • Position: #405 / 443
  • Number of attempts: 2
Collect List - 4260 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #510 / 1184
  • Number of attempts: 4
I forgot quotes - 15918 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #2013 / 4158
  • Number of attempts: 3
-a-b-c- - 3169 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #304 / 1126
  • Number of attempts: 2
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10614 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #1577 / 3661
  • Number of attempts: 3
Words in parens - 12848 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #1152 / 3943
  • Number of attempts: 3
switch variable - 5026 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #1247 / 1733
  • Number of attempts: 3
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: 14
  • Position: #1861 / 3559
  • Number of attempts: 4
Reformat/Refactor a Golfer Class - 6498 entries

A simple case of removing unneeded code and fixing broken indentation.

  • Best score: 32
  • Best player score: 67
  • Position: #1516 / 1598
  • Number of attempts: 1
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