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Played Challenges

Replace word while reserving first letter case - 103 entries

Window -> Door window -> door Windows -> Windows windows -> windows

  • Best score: 24
  • Best player score: 24
  • Position: #2 / 32
  • Number of attempts: 2
months to html list items - 176 entries

Turn the months into list items.

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #5 / 55
  • Number of attempts: 1
Instance creation in Verilog - 16 entries

Creating an instance of a module is a very frequent task in Verilog. Let's see how efficiently can it be done

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 126
  • Position: #2 / 7
  • Number of attempts: 3
Quicksort - 1304 entries

We need the numbers in the first row sorted as quickly as possible! Be careful not to disturb the data below the divider though: that must remain unchanged.

  • Best score: 6
  • Best player score: 6
  • Position: #1 / 285
  • Number of attempts: 2
EDN reformat - 843 entries

The goal is to make the code more readable and concise while maintaining its functionality.

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #11 / 122
  • Number of attempts: 1
Tic-Tac-Toe Grid Transformation - 266 entries

Your mission is to efficiently convert the original Tic-Tac-Toe grid, represented by 'x's and 'o's, into a neat and well-organized game board.

  • Best score: 58
  • Best player score: 70
  • Position: #12 / 60
  • Number of attempts: 2
Pick and sort servers from mirror list - 287 entries

Retrieve the primary server for each country from a mirror list file and organize them alphabetically by country name. Given a mirror list file containing server information for various countries, the objective is to extract the primary server from each country and then arrange these servers in alphabetical order based on the respective country names.

  • Best score: 28
  • Best player score: 30
  • Position: #17 / 64
  • Number of attempts: 1
Populate 3D bone names list - 353 entries

Ran into this at work, excited to see how this gets optimized

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #1 / 93
  • Number of attempts: 1
Remove line numbers - 404 entries

From http://web.archive.org/web/20140831121704/http://dirac.org/linux/gdb/02a-Memory_Layout_And_The_Stack.php#investigatingthestackwithgdb.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #3 / 114
  • Number of attempts: 1
Find fix point of cos - 1030 entries

Write a function to find the fix point of cos. It is not a good code; It is just to use vim. Inspired by the excellent https://mvanier.livejournal.com/2897.html about the Y combinator.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #1 / 300
  • Number of attempts: 1
Insert column data on Confluence-style table - 415 entries

Add ip addresses into new "IP" column based on the last digits from the "Server" column

  • Best score: 33
  • Best player score: 33
  • Position: #1 / 94
  • Number of attempts: 3
Easier Align - 257 entries

Align the columns of a markdown table

  • Best score: 57
  • Best player score: 62
  • Position: #6 / 81
  • Number of attempts: 8
Paste a column after a column - 2120 entries

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

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #97 / 453
  • Number of attempts: 2
Filter number combinations that don't add to 11 - 348 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: 27
  • Position: #3 / 104
  • Number of attempts: 1
Tabbed Table to Python Array - 604 entries

Not payed by the hour? So make it fast ;-) The table contains the relative occurencies of bigrams (two consecutive letters) in 1/100,000 in the german language, copy-pasted from http://www.mathe.tu-freiberg.de/~hebisch/cafe/kryptographie/bigramme.html

  • Best score: 50
  • Best player score: 52
  • Position: #13 / 158
  • Number of attempts: 6
HS exam question - 1420 entries

Convert the data to a python dictionary

  • Best score: 47
  • Best player score: 48
  • Position: #18 / 382
  • Number of attempts: 2
Reformat symbols in list - 1417 entries

Saw this in some lecture, easy reformatting using multiple cursor in VS Code

  • Best score: 24
  • Best player score: 25
  • Position: #59 / 312
  • Number of attempts: 1
Fizzbuzz - 486 entries

type the first 100 lines of the fizzbuzz problem

  • Best score: 47
  • Best player score: 47
  • Position: #4 / 152
  • Number of attempts: 4
Substraction (bis) - 558 entries

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

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #4 / 104
  • Number of attempts: 2
Changing around text with citations - 302 entries

Based off of something I saw on reddit

  • Best score: 28
  • Best player score: 28
  • Position: #3 / 85
  • Number of attempts: 2
Poorly indented Python comments - 1145 entries

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

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #1 / 197
  • Number of attempts: 1
Many duplicates - 1189 entries

Quick and easy

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #44 / 387
  • Number of attempts: 1
2 quick changes and a numbered list - 573 entries

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

  • Best score: 37
  • Best player score: 37
  • Position: #5 / 138
  • Number of attempts: 2
delete swap - 1454 entries

delete all swap

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Position: #7 / 461
  • Number of attempts: 1
Generate a very basic Python constructor (fixed) - 1155 entries

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

  • Best score: 29
  • Best player score: 29
  • Position: #1 / 243
  • Number of attempts: 1
Fix the shell script! - 2050 entries

Fix the shell script with the fewest keystrokes!

  • Best score: 26
  • Best player score: 26
  • Position: #1 / 493
  • 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: #10 / 174
  • Number of attempts: 4
Put a newline after every 10 lines in vim - 1550 entries

Goal is to put a newline after every 10 lines in vim.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #240 / 517
  • Number of attempts: 1
Java to JavaScript - 253 entries

Let convert some simple Java file to JavaScript!

  • Best score: 59
  • Best player score: 64
  • Position: #14 / 65
  • Number of attempts: 2
Wikitext headings to markdown - 946 entries

Convert the wikitext headings to markdown.

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #69 / 197
  • Number of attempts: 3
hello-world-vimgolf - 2294 entries

Simple number generation

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #27 / 648
  • Number of attempts: 1
Contribute to keyboard mashing - 806 entries

Speak in tongues

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #145 / 247
  • Number of attempts: 2
Reordering Lorem Ipsum - 231 entries

Who even sorted this?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #26 / 58
  • Number of attempts: 1
Fill in the chess board - 886 entries

Fill in the name of each square using its file (a-h) and rank (1-8).

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #40 / 173
  • Number of attempts: 3
Learn to ask for :help - 509 entries

Learn to use the help to reduce your strokes...

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 24
  • Position: #32 / 117
  • Number of attempts: 3
Plotting some variables in python - 1539 entries

4 sets of (x,y) variables to plot. Just increment the numbers! Well, let's change the colors of the lines as well. Oh and we meant to plot the absolute values of course.

  • Best score: 34
  • Best player score: 34
  • Position: #28 / 327
  • Number of attempts: 7
Transpose a python matrix - 823 entries

Rotate the matrix in 90 degrees.

  • Best score: 23
  • Best player score: 33
  • Position: #45 / 132
  • Number of attempts: 1
Create a diamond comment - 301 entries

Encapsulate the text in a diamond pattern.

  • Best score: 27
  • Best player score: 27
  • Position: #6 / 70
  • Number of attempts: 5
Lowercase first characters - 455 entries

This is the (abridged) input for Day 3 in Advent of Code 2019. The output is a format more suitable for Prolog programming: the two lines of input become two lists of pairs, joined together in a wires functor.

  • Best score: 33
  • Best player score: 33
  • Position: #16 / 170
  • Number of attempts: 2
Increment number for every 10 lines - 212 entries

The file consists of 2 columns (code and percentage). We need to add 2 more columns with increasing number for 4th column (Xcols) and increment 3rd column (Ycols) only for every 10 lines with reset of 4th column

  • Best score: 25
  • Best player score: 43
  • Position: #28 / 58
  • Number of attempts: 2
Inverting Lines - 1774 entries

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

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #126 / 481
  • Number of attempts: 1
CSV to MD format - 378 entries

To convert a CSV list to Markdown list

  • Best score: 36
  • Best player score: 40
  • Position: #25 / 87
  • Number of attempts: 2
Generate a very basic Python constructor - 307 entries

I actually needed to do this myself, so I look forward to learning how.

  • Best score: 38
  • Best player score: 39
  • Position: #24 / 94
  • Number of attempts: 5
Python dataclasses - 972 entries

Simple challenge to extract fields from a Python class

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #80 / 247
  • Number of attempts: 2
RUST HTML to maud. - 17 entries

RUST HTML to maud. maud is one of the template engines for server-side rendering based on rust. rusty practice on vimgolf

  • Best score: 135
  • Best player score: 135
  • Position: #1 / 9
  • Number of attempts: 3
RUST Cargo.toml version to last - 320 entries

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

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #46 / 95
  • Number of attempts: 1
Modernise code - 1316 entries

Modernise and clean up some C++ code.

  • Best score: 34
  • Best player score: 34
  • Position: #45 / 304
  • Number of attempts: 3
Staircase - 137 entries

Going downstairs, while singing the alphabet song. Some vb practice to us all. Would it be much easier to make it go from left to right instead?

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 28
  • Position: #11 / 31
  • Number of attempts: 3
Enumerate Bullets - 292 entries

We will need to refer to the bullet points in our document explicitly later, so we need to assign them some ID's!

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #21 / 80
  • Number of attempts: 5
Put a cross in the square - 201 entries

Put a cross in the square

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #28 / 83
  • Number of attempts: 3
swap number pairs - 2000 entries

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

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #126 / 368
  • Number of attempts: 3
HS Final exam vimgolf - 862 entries

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

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #70 / 225
  • Number of attempts: 1
Easy modification of ssh config - 335 entries

Just add another alias to each worker

  • Best score: 24
  • Best player score: 25
  • Position: #27 / 104
  • Number of attempts: 2
C to python code snippet - 78 entries

C code can be easily translated into Python code. However, the difference in syntax can make this process tedious and time-consuming. Can Vim help you here?

  • Best score: 48
  • Best player score: 50
  • Position: #9 / 27
  • Number of attempts: 3
Python: Def to Lambda - 423 entries

LAMBDA!!!

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #50 / 149
  • Number of attempts: 2
Turn the x - 297 entries

Turn the x to a +

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #31 / 77
  • Number of attempts: 3
Format the CSS - 115 entries

You just copied some CSS color names from the web and need to add them to your python module. Create the COLORS variable and assign a dict() with the names as keys and hex-colors as values. BEWARE OF THE TABS!!

  • Best score: 41
  • Best player score: 41
  • Position: #3 / 43
  • Number of attempts: 2
Rural Post - 4350 entries

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

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #434 / 1065
  • Number of attempts: 2
Levenshtein distance - 104 entries

Compute distance for each pair. Notice that this recursive implementation is very inefficient. Wagner-Fischer algorithm is iterative and much faster. #vimscript

  • Best score: 27
  • Best player score: 27
  • Position: #3 / 36
  • Number of attempts: 1
Satisfy the go linter - 2153 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: 20
  • Position: #115 / 433
  • Number of attempts: 1
Add quotes to ansible playbook - 872 entries

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

  • Best score: 8
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #218 / 274
  • Number of attempts: 1
Simple, Practical, and Common - 33343 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: #2792 / 7356
  • Number of attempts: 5
Swap values - 4534 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #519 / 1254
  • Number of attempts: 3
One number per line - 18611 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #2002 / 3840
  • Number of attempts: 15
Quote modules - 1046 entries

Complete golang import statement.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #37 / 272
  • Number of attempts: 1
Wget failed to download redirections - 181 entries

Output of a wget session, where 302 where not properly handled due to certificate problems, has been saved to a file. Keep the correct URLs to start again downloading.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #13 / 62
  • Number of attempts: 2
Prime Numbers - 342 entries

List the first 100 prime numbers.

  • Best score: 34
  • Best player score: 35
  • Position: #9 / 101
  • Number of attempts: 1
Separate the lines - 175 entries

Every other line is mixed up. Separate them into their original texts.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #55 / 89
  • Number of attempts: 2
vim = 22 / 7 - 447 entries

pi square vim

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #51 / 131
  • Number of attempts: 2
Swap values inside brackets - 2464 entries

Easy challenge.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #347 / 569
  • Number of attempts: 3
V to the i - 4743 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #1477 / 1878
  • 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: 17
  • Position: #645 / 840
  • Number of attempts: 4
Swap the operands under comparison - 270 entries

Swap the operands under comparison to prevent null pointer exception (at least in java)

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #39 / 98
  • Number of attempts: 2
Split line with dots - 2124 entries

This line is too long, split it.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #352 / 629
  • Number of attempts: 4
remove lines containing the word "reader" - 3528 entries

easy stuff

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #835 / 1142
  • Number of attempts: 3
Com(m)a Trouble - 3636 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #427 / 815
  • Number of attempts: 3
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: #265 / 384
  • Number of attempts: 1
Box it - 7818 entries

Create a box around a line.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #438 / 1861
  • Number of attempts: 6
Triangular Numbers - 90 entries

Generate the first 50 triangular numbers.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #18 / 26
  • Number of attempts: 7
Cool or not? - 793 entries

abc trying to be cool or not...

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #146 / 226
  • Number of attempts: 4
multiple cursor alternative - 1474 entries

from: https://www.reddit.com/r/vim/comments/6w5pfa/crosspost_from_remacs_how_would_you_do_this_in_vim/

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #277 / 376
  • Number of attempts: 4
From argument to object - 1469 entries

This task typifies those programmers endure while coding. This C-family pseudocode needs a function argument to be repurposed as an object call. Simply search and replace? Repeat a pattern of edits?

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #261 / 449
  • Number of attempts: 2
Two pairs of cluster of letters creates word - 735 entries

Clean and group.

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #123 / 174
  • Number of attempts: 5
Every other line - 2886 entries

AaAaAaA

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #519 / 700
  • Number of attempts: 3
Copy three lines - 2839 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #246 / 634
  • Number of attempts: 5
Convert Application Output to CSV - 187 entries

Change the application output to comma-separated values

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #46 / 52
  • Number of attempts: 5
Array propagate - 319 entries

Complete the array with the keys as part of the value

  • Best score: 23
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #24 / 115
  • Number of attempts: 2
Extract argument from function - 2308 entries

The aim is to see if you can do some refactoring very fast.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #383 / 742
  • Number of attempts: 1
Start coding format - 147 entries

I used to start coding with following format: int main(){ -(cursor here) }

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #30 / 70
  • Number of attempts: 1
Search and Replace 0 - 4785 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #680 / 1584
  • Number of attempts: 2
Across-Down Flip - 53 entries

Do this instead of the Sunday crossword.

  • Best score: 23
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #1 / 24
  • Number of attempts: 2
Preferably without multi-cursor plugin - 538 entries

Originally asked as question on reddit by kpthunder: https://www.reddit.com/r/vim/comments/9fvsro/what_is_the_most_efficient_way_to_go_about/

  • Best score: 30
  • Best player score: 34
  • Position: #57 / 127
  • Number of attempts: 7
Number Sort - 303 entries

sort the list of newline-separated numbers incrementally. Numbers are in the range 1 to 1000, with 500 missing

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #126 / 162
  • Number of attempts: 1
That hyphen - 2554 entries

"vim vi improved"

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #275 / 694
  • Number of attempts: 5
comment and uncomment code inline - 1065 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: 10
  • Position: #209 / 313
  • Number of attempts: 2
Letterbox - 91 entries

Make a box!

  • Best score: 35
  • Best player score: 46
  • Position: #11 / 25
  • Number of attempts: 3
Flip the bit - 119 entries

Change the specific 0 to a 1.

  • Best score: 8
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #39 / 70
  • Number of attempts: 2
The D a n k Side of the Moon - 41 entries

You're making a vaporwave cover of The Dark Side of the Moon. So for the tracklisting, you want to: 1. Change the track names to v a p o r c a s e 2. Double the track lengths (since you're slowing them down). Well... let's just double the minutes.

  • Best score: 40
  • Best player score: 51
  • Position: #10 / 15
  • Number of attempts: 2
Just the middle - 11345 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #1475 / 4159
  • Number of attempts: 4
On Being Stylish - 72 entries

Your PR cannot be accepted if you don't follow our corporate style guide.

  • Best score: 33
  • Best player score: 33
  • Position: #4 / 19
  • Number of attempts: 3
Extract HTML option values from tag values - 98 entries

Generate HTML option values from the text in the option tag. If the text contains multiple words, replace the spaces with an underscore and convert all capital letters to small letters.

  • Best score: 34
  • Best player score: 35
  • Position: #9 / 42
  • Number of attempts: 1
Team names - 1805 entries

The team names are misspelled.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #320 / 581
  • Number of attempts: 4
Make HTML List - 1039 entries

Turn the comma separated list into an unordered html list.

  • Best score: 33
  • Best player score: 36
  • Position: #74 / 271
  • Number of attempts: 3
Learn some german verbs - 531 entries

The list needs to be structured so we can print in verbatim and feel ok about how it looks.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #51 / 131
  • Number of attempts: 4
Interweave two blocks of text - 628 entries

Suppose you've got data on a list of things from multiple sources. They're all in separate chunks, so how might you create a tabular output?

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #60 / 211
  • Number of attempts: 2
Un"finnish"ed Work - 107 entries

Replace å by a, ä by a and ö by o.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #38 / 56
  • Number of attempts: 1
Todo list specification - 385 entries

The every item on the todo list must be done today. Modify the list to reflect that.

  • Best score: 37
  • Best player score: 37
  • Position: #92 / 176
  • Number of attempts: 1
Subnetting - 111 entries

Split up the IP addresses in the right way.

  • Best score: 29
  • Best player score: 29
  • Position: #11 / 36
  • Number of attempts: 2
Text to HTML Table - 171 entries

Turn the plain text table to an HTML table.

  • Best score: 52
  • Best player score: 52
  • Position: #20 / 49
  • Number of attempts: 1
Python Hello World! Reformatting - 936 entries

A novice Python using prints Hello World! and a pro shows him different way. Using vim to get into pro style from novice, win the challenge.

  • Best score: 39
  • Best player score: 40
  • Position: #35 / 363
  • Number of attempts: 2
For all cases. - 141 entries

In this case... change it! :) Watch the line.

  • Best score: 8
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #78 / 100
  • Number of attempts: 1
Remember VimGolf Rules ! - 257 entries

Rules, ... and don't forget !

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #37 / 138
  • Number of attempts: 1
Stairstep digits - 376 entries

Remove the evens. Double the odds.

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #112 / 141
  • Number of attempts: 1
Format java properties - 72 entries

Format java properties to a different format. The value which is the string following the first '=' cannot & should not change. All periods in the key get replaced with an underscore "_" and get a prefix of "b_".

  • Best score: 27
  • Best player score: 28
  • Position: #13 / 33
  • Number of attempts: 1
Back to the roots - 52 entries

Johnny has a file with more integers. He wants to change each number with its square root. Can you help him?

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #1 / 36
  • Number of attempts: 2
Missing Library and a Typo - 846 entries

I forgot to add a c library, please add it for me. Also I'm bad at typing so fix my typo too.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #98 / 208
  • Number of attempts: 3
Basic renumbering - 5576 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #256 / 1255
  • Number of attempts: 3
Simple addition - 307 entries

The right side of the equation is already there. We just need the left one now.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #72 / 116
  • Number of attempts: 2
Interactive git rebase changing commands - 161 entries

How to change the action of some commits in git rebase dialog.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #56 / 77
  • Number of attempts: 1
create arrows in a list - 100 entries

Add arrow at same distance

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #57 / 69
  • Number of attempts: 1
Adam's challenge - 950 entries

Change both normal to bold and 4 by 2. Adam Wathan challenge this on twitter . He did it in 11 keystrokes on Sublime.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #125 / 265
  • Number of attempts: 6
Create Leading Zeros - 232 entries

Create leading zeros only for id columns. Please use generic approach!

  • Best score: 23
  • Best player score: 24
  • Position: #29 / 79
  • Number of attempts: 1
Create a table - 325 entries

Convert the given input into a formatted table

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #55 / 104
  • Number of attempts: 2
Fiddle percentages into real numbers - 840 entries

Get rid of the '%' symbols and shift the decimal place. This is the easier version - all the columns line up.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #151 / 287
  • Number of attempts: 3
Nesting SASS - 261 entries

Move a block inside another block and indent it

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #43 / 93
  • Number of attempts: 2
JS notation to Immutable.js notation - 161 entries

Now Immutable.js made its way into many frontends. This challenge consists of a typical refactoring that many of us are facing now.

  • Best score: 34
  • Best player score: 36
  • Position: #24 / 60
  • Number of attempts: 1
FoodCritic023: Prefer conditional attributes - 178 entries

FoodCritic (www.foodcritic.io) is a lint tool for your Chef (learn.chef.io) cookbooks. FC023 indicates that you should prefer Chef guards over Ruby conditions. This challenge expects you to be able to fix this issue in a sample cookbook, given the FoodCritic output: ================================================================ FC023: Prefer conditional attributes: cookbooks/foo/recipes/default.rb:25 ================================================================ See http://www.foodcritic.io/#FC023 for more details about the changes being made.

  • Best score: 25
  • Best player score: 25
  • Position: #7 / 51
  • Number of attempts: 2
Add to end of each line... kinda - 322 entries

Visual-block mode can be used to add something to the end of each line, even if they are of differing lengths. However, what if it's not quite at the end?

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #99 / 169
  • Number of attempts: 1
Combines all items - 303 entries

For each line that starts with the same number I want to combine its contents

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #79 / 137
  • Number of attempts: 1
replace 2nd column blanks with values in same column if blank - 231 entries

Where ,SOMELOGB and ,SOMELOGC replaces each /r carriage return if 2nd column is blank. The replace only happens if 2nd column is blank though and should replace up to the non blank row.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #36 / 81
  • Number of attempts: 1
Wrap text in quotes - 349 entries

All the blocks of text should be wrapped in quotation marks.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #70 / 120
  • Number of attempts: 2
underscore_to_camelCase - 162 entries

Pointy haired boss decided we need to switch to camelCase. Let's get this over with.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #55 / 80
  • Number of attempts: 1
Fun With The Diagonal - 103 entries

change the lowercase characters on the main diagonal to uppercase

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #75 / 79
  • Number of attempts: 1
ninja substitution - 1372 entries

How can you reuse a previous substitution ?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #157 / 261
  • Number of attempts: 4
Vice versa - 7761 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #965 / 2093
  • Number of attempts: 3
Pretty multi-line bash - 218 entries

Bash line continuations are much prettier when they're column aligned.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #34 / 75
  • Number of attempts: 1
7th Birthday - 186 entries

We have a bunch of numbers written from 0 to 9 in the order present in the text input file. The task is to create 7 by replacing the numbers with dashes.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #25 / 73
  • Number of attempts: 2
Free hyphen! - 159 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: 11
  • Position: #82 / 85
  • Number of attempts: 1
C Reformatting - 688 entries

You may use Visual mode... or not. #uppercase

  • Best score: 30
  • Best player score: 32
  • Position: #48 / 161
  • Number of attempts: 5
Paragraph sort - 430 entries

My large herbivorous mammals, Vim commands, and POSIX utilities need to be sorted separately.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #73 / 123
  • Number of attempts: 1
Vim's not included features - 199 entries

Filter not included (-) features in a hypothetical installation of vim.

  • Best score: 23
  • Best player score: 24
  • Position: #9 / 61
  • Number of attempts: 5
Sorting a glossary - 118 entries

Sort a glossary. Glossary head contains a header phrase ending with ':' and glossary body has multi line text indented with a tab.

  • Best score: 6
  • Best player score: 6
  • Position: #68 / 76
  • Number of attempts: 1
Sort files from hosts - 179 entries

Resume files by host. I hope you enjoy with this challenge

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #30 / 74
  • Number of attempts: 2
Order and join - 948 entries

There's something special about the input order.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #134 / 254
  • Number of attempts: 5
Paragraph breaks - 505 entries

Swap the blank lines and the aaa lines.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #83 / 165
  • Number of attempts: 3
Array of characters - 150 entries

We all copy paste things off the internet, but the syntax doesn't look right. Fix it as fast as possible.

  • Best score: 33
  • Best player score: 34
  • Position: #18 / 44
  • Number of attempts: 2
comments galore - 993 entries

Basic comment reformatting

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #295 / 416
  • Number of attempts: 3
Mirrored text - 163 entries

backward and forward, and long enough to be challenging

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #31 / 69
  • Number of attempts: 1
lipsum lines - 251 entries

Convert a quoted block of text into strings in a list.

  • Best score: 28
  • Best player score: 28
  • Position: #17 / 91
  • Number of attempts: 1
Inner hyphens - 124 entries

Yet another hyphen challenge. Adding 5 hyphens to a file shouldn't be too hard.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #71 / 77
  • Number of attempts: 1
Angular naming conventions - 295 entries

In angular, a directive name follows the camelCase convention. When the directive is used in an HTML template, the words are instead separated by a dash. Go from to the other the fastest!

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #44 / 113
  • Number of attempts: 1
Replace and keep the case - 405 entries

Replace all instance of plugin and Plugin to device and Device.

  • Best score: 26
  • Best player score: 26
  • Position: #53 / 114
  • Number of attempts: 3
Change attribute to getter - 133 entries

Wrap attributes with a getter method.

  • Best score: 24
  • Best player score: 24
  • Position: #28 / 57
  • Number of attempts: 1
Scrambled numbers - 779 entries

Four is NOT 1. One is 1.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #43 / 182
  • Number of attempts: 3
Alsa configuration - 487 entries

I'm tweaking my ~/.asoundrc file!

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #50 / 123
  • Number of attempts: 3
Align commas - 1049 entries

There are 15,000 aligning challenges on vimgolf.com, and they're all exactly the same. I hope this one is a little different.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #91 / 241
  • Number of attempts: 11
A grid of punctuation - 124 entries

Create a checkerboard of = and - in an 80×24 grid!

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #29 / 57
  • Number of attempts: 2
Manual SQL - 124 entries

Change select and insert queries to simulate inserting a new record.

  • Best score: 48
  • Best player score: 48
  • Position: #1 / 46
  • Number of attempts: 2
Hello ${world} - 299 entries

Migrate a JavaScript String from concatenation to ES6 interpolation.

  • Best score: 24
  • Best player score: 24
  • Position: #35 / 94
  • Number of attempts: 1
Generate a list of numbers - 283 entries

Please generate list of numbers from 1 to 20.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #60 / 136
  • Number of attempts: 1
Python challenge - 147 entries

Change the types of the variables in the list from str to float, while keeping the truncation.

  • Best score: 31
  • Best player score: 33
  • Position: #13 / 44
  • Number of attempts: 4
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: #339 / 660
  • Number of attempts: 2
Change part of a function name in multiple occurrences - 637 entries

Change the middle part of the function name in multiple places, preferably using the next and dot commands.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #120 / 202
  • Number of attempts: 2
Build a six - 272 entries

Just enjoy building "a" floors...

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #56 / 92
  • Number of attempts: 2
Increment each number - 977 entries

Increment each number individually by one

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 24
  • Position: #205 / 242
  • Number of attempts: 5
simple format (3) - 72 entries

reverse two column values!

  • Best score: 34
  • Best player score: 35
  • Position: #9 / 21
  • Number of attempts: 2
snowflake fractal - 40 entries

From step 0 to step 3 of a fractal

  • Best score: 26
  • Best player score: 36
  • Position: #11 / 18
  • Number of attempts: 2
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: #245 / 363
  • Number of attempts: 2
Put the months in order - 932 entries

Our contractor thought that months should be in alphabetical order. Put them in calendar order please.

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 37
  • Position: #74 / 158
  • Number of attempts: 4
Add Go XML to structure tags - 152 entries

The Go programming language can directly map XML to structure fields. Add the correct XML tag after each field.

  • Best score: 23
  • Best player score: 24
  • Position: #15 / 66
  • Number of attempts: 2
move titles next to url, in quotes - 504 entries

had trouble with something similar

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #26 / 135
  • Number of attempts: 8
Restore order to the alphabet - 184 entries

The numbers are OK. The letters are wonky.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #38 / 67
  • Number of attempts: 1
Array transposition - 2378 entries

Transpose two arrays into one.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #227 / 443
  • Number of attempts: 5
convert yml into java pojo field - 829 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: 32
  • Position: #156 / 223
  • Number of attempts: 1
Assign numbers to fields - 104 entries

You are given a list of space-separated strings. Add an increasing numeric prefix to each one.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #25 / 58
  • Number of attempts: 1
Mirror Symmetry - 798 entries

Add backslashes.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #90 / 266
  • Number of attempts: 1
unknown command - 158 entries

I want change 5 words

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #59 / 83
  • Number of attempts: 1
Swap assigned value - 609 entries

Simple problem but looking for interesting solutions.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #100 / 246
  • Number of attempts: 4
From A to B - 564 entries

Mirror and change this text block

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #54 / 155
  • Number of attempts: 3
Cartesian product - 219 entries

{1,2,3,4,5} X {1,2,3,4,5}

  • Best score: 24
  • Best player score: 30
  • Position: #29 / 92
  • Number of attempts: 1
Simple format (2) - 334 entries

try again!

  • Best score: 23
  • Best player score: 33
  • Position: #46 / 69
  • Number of attempts: 10
Collect List - 4260 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #514 / 1184
  • Number of attempts: 6
VimGolfNight - 531 entries

Based on "The name of the game".

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #277 / 342
  • Number of attempts: 1
camel riding - 769 entries

add a prefix on some camelCase variables

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #72 / 274
  • Number of attempts: 4
readability - 310 entries

Make the code readable by adding some spaces

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #131 / 147
  • Number of attempts: 2
Interleave lines - 148 entries

This is some kind of « paste -d'\n' c b a ». There are many ways to achieve this.. just find the shortest!

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #11 / 57
  • Number of attempts: 1
Logging with key - 301 entries

Sometimes it is better to log with meaningful key

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #23 / 86
  • Number of attempts: 2
Space out the alphabet - 1627 entries

Put 3 spaces between adjacent letters.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #108 / 440
  • Number of attempts: 3
remove all lines in first part - 190 entries

From the second part, remove all lines in the first part. It can be useful when you have done something from a long list, you want to know what is not done yet!

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #10 / 65
  • Number of attempts: 2
Fix the XML - 986 entries

The challenge consists in having a valid xml from an incomplete source.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #61 / 282
  • Number of attempts: 3
Line 'em up! - 391 entries

It can be so hard to keep everything neatly lined-up. Somebody clearly hasn't bothered here. Tidy it up, please!

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #36 / 109
  • Number of attempts: 1
Shuffled numbers - 234 entries

Each number is paired with the number it should follow. That's enough information to put them in order.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #36 / 93
  • Number of attempts: 1
ASCII box - 325 entries

Don't forget to fix typos!

  • Best score: 23
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #40 / 104
  • Number of attempts: 3
Mute the second method of this script - 447 entries

prepend a # infront of every line of the second method

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #143 / 237
  • Number of attempts: 1
Sorting database text output - 213 entries

Sometimes it is nice to be able to quickly take column-formatted text output from the SQL command line and turn it into a list of useful data. In this case we want a unique, sorted list of the values from the second column combined into one comma-separated list. What is the fewest strokes you can do this in?

  • Best score: 24
  • Best player score: 24
  • Position: #37 / 80
  • Number of attempts: 2
Test everything! - 159 entries

... and build the desired input data structure. Transform a list of values into a non-trivial format.

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #8 / 51
  • Number of attempts: 1
Condensed Cases - 777 entries

Apple's new programming language, Swift, allows two style of case statements: 1) one Enum case on each line, or 2) multiple Enum cases on a single line. Convert the following from the first case (no pun intended) to the second type.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #97 / 240
  • Number of attempts: 2
increment by column in XML - 146 entries

modify an arbitrary "column" in an xml table by incrementing a an arbitrary placeholder string

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #7 / 53
  • Number of attempts: 1
Pretty format for variable declarations - 154 entries

Project standards demand the equal signs must be aligned for better readability.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #3 / 61
  • Number of attempts: 2
Happy TvvO - 402 entries

Don’t forget the past, learn from it. Happy New Year.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #177 / 199
  • Number of attempts: 2
I forgot quotes - 15918 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #1117 / 4158
  • Number of attempts: 10
Shift down - 193 entries

Number words are back.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #27 / 67
  • Number of attempts: 2
learn vim in short time - 228 entries

so happy to learn vim.because vim is awesome

  • Best score: 8
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #121 / 156
  • Number of attempts: 1
vim1001 - 275 entries

change number 1001 into a "vim1001 sequence". (My first challenge, hope it is not too bad... )

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #10 / 107
  • Number of attempts: 2
Subtraction - 178 entries

Solve the equations.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #15 / 61
  • Number of attempts: 1
-a-b-c- - 3169 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #424 / 1126
  • Number of attempts: 4
Count both ways - 995 entries

Right AND down.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #55 / 349
  • Number of attempts: 1
Suffix sort - 244 entries

Sort from the end of the line, as if the letters in each line were reversed.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #7 / 64
  • Number of attempts: 2
NBCU Weekly Challenge - Test - 243 entries

Just testing.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #59 / 114
  • Number of attempts: 1
Change name of a variable - 169 entries

Replace the name of the $variable with the fastest move possible. The challenge is having a command that allow you to easily change the variable name even if its indented.

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #122 / 132
  • Number of attempts: 1
Lisp Condense - 438 entries

Reduce 4 cons selection operations down to one function call.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #85 / 154
  • Number of attempts: 1
120 Degrees - 468 entries

Rotate that triangle.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #34 / 143
  • Number of attempts: 3
Gray area - 724 entries

It's a golf metaphor or something.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #123 / 267
  • Number of attempts: 2
Refactor static member invocation - 198 entries

Someone used a static method. Refactor the method into a static import while fixing the assertion.

  • Best score: 28
  • Best player score: 29
  • Position: #28 / 63
  • Number of attempts: 1
Neither Fizz nor Buzz - 226 entries

Not your regular increment macro! The gaps are tricky.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #11 / 99
  • Number of attempts: 1
Do you demand a shrubbery? - 1120 entries

Use :redir and crush the emacsgolfers.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #97 / 293
  • Number of attempts: 2
Don't know what this is - 1978 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: 12
  • Position: #236 / 578
  • Number of attempts: 4
Two become one - 710 entries

We have two c arrays and want to make one two dimensional out of it. Can we do that?

  • Best score: 25
  • Best player score: 26
  • Position: #38 / 205
  • Number of attempts: 4
Where should I put the Newline? - 859 entries

Help me put the newline.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #215 / 430
  • Number of attempts: 1
Vim tetris - 352 entries

Vim can play tetris too!

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #25 / 101
  • Number of attempts: 3
Mess in revision history - 1157 entries

Help Joe clean up what Steve has cobbled.

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #93 / 245
  • Number of attempts: 3
Shuffle puzzle - 317 entries

Sort the lines in each indent group, and sort the groups. That's the pattern. Or just move lines around manually to get a better score.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #48 / 101
  • Number of attempts: 1
Going underground.... - 330 entries

Simple reformatting: in this case changing from the format London underground supplies its customers with, to the format that Google Calendar likes...

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #4 / 124
  • Number of attempts: 3
Split the words - 356 entries

Add the spaces manually if you must, but if you use Vim's spell checking feature wisely, I think you'll save a LARGE number of strokes.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 29
  • Position: #29 / 108
  • Number of attempts: 2
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10615 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #2489 / 3662
  • Number of attempts: 2
attr_aligner - 3444 entries

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

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #173 / 692
  • Number of attempts: 10
Counting in binary - 477 entries

"a" represents 0; "A" represents 1. Start from zero and count to 15.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #25 / 113
  • Number of attempts: 4
Letter case trickery - 1594 entries

This file is in a downright esoteric format, consisting of hexadecimal numbers, non-hexadecimal keywords, and "Z" indicating end-of-line. Make the hexadecimal numbers lowercase.

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #169 / 511
  • Number of attempts: 6
quotes inside quotes - 3124 entries

taken from tip 85 of the very good book 'Practical Vim: Edit Text at the Speed of Thought' ! I'd be interested what people use :)

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #505 / 1071
  • Number of attempts: 5
Top X - 191 entries

The End File is the Top 10 Vimgolf Leaderboard at June 29, 2013. This is a second version, with a great contribution of @udioica. X is ten in Roman,a numeric system in ancient Rome

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #8 / 69
  • Number of attempts: 4
Sort the VimGolf challenges by popularity - 345 entries

"Sort by popularity" is a good order to play the challenges. Not perfect, but you could do a lot worse. ;) Input is a sample copy-pasted from vimgolf.com. Some of the challenge names have digits that will get in your way, so read ":help :sort" for hints on sorting with a regex. When you're done, try your solution on the full list!

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #35 / 105
  • Number of attempts: 2
Number an outline - 246 entries

The indent and words are right, but the numbers are all wrong.

  • Best score: 25
  • Best player score: 29
  • Position: #9 / 74
  • Number of attempts: 2
Words in parens - 12848 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #1157 / 3943
  • Number of attempts: 8
Pairs of numbers - 349 entries

Line 1 represents x, line 2 y-data. Bring the corresponding pairs in the form "[x,y]\n"

  • Best score: 26
  • Best player score: 27
  • Position: #34 / 132
  • Number of attempts: 2
Hole-in-one - 1012 entries

Lets take this golf thing literally.. Drive off the tee into the hole, and of course you don't strike the ball completely clean.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #92 / 302
  • Number of attempts: 1
Delete unwanted lines - 396 entries

Delete all lines which does not end in "o.."

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #181 / 225
  • Number of attempts: 1
Parsing with CSV: Unify lines and result. - 165 entries

col1;col2;col3;col4 A;1;4;5 A;3;4; A;1;4; # New output: col1;col2;col3;col4 A;1(2x);3;4(3x);5 any ideas?

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #26 / 73
  • Number of attempts: 1
Word frequency alignment - 273 entries

You've got to align the second column, but the spacing is inconvenient and there are nasty tabs in the way. If you're a "real Vim ninja," this could be very quick indeed...

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Position: #112 / 156
  • Number of attempts: 1
Minimalist Limerick - 516 entries

Reproduce this lovely poem.

  • Best score: 31
  • Best player score: 31
  • Position: #32 / 171
  • Number of attempts: 2
Enumerate words - 242 entries

Enumerate the unique words in order.

  • Best score: 23
  • Best player score: 25
  • Position: #32 / 87
  • Number of attempts: 2
Prefixes and suffixes - 591 entries

Generate all prefixes of "vimchallenge", then all suffixes.

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #21 / 192
  • Number of attempts: 3
Resort and deup a CSV list - 142 entries

I'm always adding items to a sorted list. There has to be a better way dedup and resort the lists. There are multiple lists with varying lengths to discourage manual sorting. Also Australia's animals are weird.

  • Best score: 44
  • Best player score: 46
  • Position: #14 / 39
  • Number of attempts: 7
abcd > a b c d - 279 entries

transform the single spaces into 4 spaces repeat for each line

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #189 / 217
  • Number of attempts: 1
Readable Rubyhash - 243 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: 23
  • Best player score: 24
  • Position: #12 / 91
  • Number of attempts: 1
NATO phonetic alphabet - 498 entries

Transform the series of words into a list.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #46 / 189
  • Number of attempts: 2
Pascal's Triangle - 34 entries

Generate the first 17 left-justified rows of Pascal's triangle.

  • Best score: 36
  • Best player score: 43
  • Position: #12 / 15
  • Number of attempts: 1
Santa's naughty / nice list - 78 entries

Christmas is here and Santa hasn't decided who's naughty or nice yet. He's given a list of names to his programmer friend to quickly split the children into naughty and nice. Hint: There's a hidden pattern that might be familiar.

  • Best score: 39
  • Best player score: 42
  • Position: #8 / 24
  • Number of attempts: 2
A simple change - 434 entries

Just change the numbers in the most efficient way ...

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #45 / 187
  • Number of attempts: 1
SFD-ROC: The Quick Brown Fox - 168 entries

Someone has vandalized our text (again). Please fix to read: The Quick Brown Fox Jumps Over The Lazy Dog.

  • Best score: 24
  • Best player score: 24
  • Position: #1 / 100
  • Number of attempts: 2
The Quick Brown Fox Jumps Over The Lazy Vim - 400 entries

Someone has vandalized this text file and replaced the beginning character of one word in each line with a Big "X." Please remove the big X's, and fix each line to read "The Quick Brown Fox Jumps Over The Lazy Dog."

  • Best score: 8
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #1 / 187
  • Number of attempts: 3
The name of the game - 646 entries

End up with the name of the game.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #263 / 354
  • Number of attempts: 1
lamb had a little Mary - 582 entries

"Mary" and "lamb" are swapped. Unswap them. Fast as you can.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #23 / 161
  • Number of attempts: 2
SFD-ROC: vimvimvim - 1569 entries

Oh no, this line is longer than 80 chars... put each 'vim' on a new line.

  • Best score: 8
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #244 / 437
  • Number of attempts: 1
Stairs Indenting - 445 entries

Indent each line with <line number> whitespaces.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #22 / 192
  • Number of attempts: 2
Array Transposition - 177 entries

Transpose four arrays into two.

  • Best score: 27
  • Best player score: 32
  • Position: #27 / 53
  • Number of attempts: 2
Python to Ruby - 195 entries

Convert this Python code to Ruby. NOTE: This program likely won't run.

  • Best score: 24
  • Best player score: 25
  • Position: #11 / 58
  • Number of attempts: 2
Cleanining up 80 column concatenated text - 186 entries

1. Put the whole query on one line, remove the concatenation operators 2. Remove the double spaces that appear a few times in the query 3. Use string-interpolated variable statementPid rather than the ugly concatenation

  • Best score: 31
  • Best player score: 32
  • Position: #13 / 75
  • Number of attempts: 1
Saving the hashes(#) - 1992 entries

The following file is copied from vimcasts.org(Its only for learning purpose,hope the site owner doesn't mind it), its probably the easiest of challenges.Our goal is to delete every line which doesn't contain a hash signs. The remaining hash signs with numbers are then sorted to get the final output.

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #131 / 473
  • Number of attempts: 3
Let's play some Ivmgolf - 1084 entries

Oops, I spelled that wrong.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #325 / 440
  • Number of attempts: 1
you're stuck on jQuery < 1.7 - 335 entries

replace calls to jQuery 1.7+'s `on` with calls to pre 1.7 `bind`

  • Best score: 25
  • Best player score: 26
  • Position: #34 / 110
  • Number of attempts: 2
Recursively Palindrome - 237 entries

Note that there are 2^6-1 characters.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #5 / 73
  • Number of attempts: 1
Vertical Limit - 2426 entries

transform a succession of one word lines to a an array of strings

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #176 / 733
  • Number of attempts: 7
Exchanging Quotes - 809 entries

Sometimes you need to exchange a choice of quotes in some code.

  • Best score: 30
  • Best player score: 31
  • Position: #41 / 222
  • Number of attempts: 3
replacing each line of a block selection - 2923 entries

replace each line's ../assets/js with /javascripts

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #218 / 763
  • Number of attempts: 5
Switch function arguments - 2050 entries

How to switch two arguments of a function.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #319 / 644
  • Number of attempts: 3
Append semicolon after expressions - 1001 entries

Some lines need the semicolon, some don't.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #251 / 400
  • Number of attempts: 1
Reverse and double space - 482 entries

Reverse the order of the given lines and double space everything

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #66 / 192
  • Number of attempts: 2
Remove noise from HTTP log - 692 entries

This piece of log (from the year 2000) contains some irrelevant data. We only want to see the HTTP method and resource.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #137 / 269
  • Number of attempts: 1
Remove semicolons after expressions - 626 entries

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

  • Best score: 6
  • Best player score: 6
  • Position: #117 / 257
  • Number of attempts: 1
switch variable - 5026 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #995 / 1733
  • Number of attempts: 6
The meaning - 552 entries

Numbers are fun!

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Position: #300 / 354
  • Number of attempts: 1
Ugly spreadsheet copy/paste to CSV - 969 entries

convert an ugly spreadsheet copy/paste into a CSV format.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #49 / 184
  • Number of attempts: 4
Replacing some words - 418 entries

How fast could it be?

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #30 / 147
  • Number of attempts: 1
Sort the cardinal numbers - 288 entries

Maybe a simple challenge.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #57 / 145
  • Number of attempts: 3
Make it more readable - 1950 entries

Insert blank lines to make it more organized and readable

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #194 / 639
  • Number of attempts: 2
Line Zipper - 450 entries

Zip/pair related lines.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #16 / 210
  • Number of attempts: 2
remove dupes from array - 1329 entries

given a random string that contains a ruby-esque array, make sure that there are no duplicate elements

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #81 / 329
  • Number of attempts: 2
Alphabetize the directory - 281 entries

Put the contacts and their information in alphabetical order.

  • Best score: 30
  • Best player score: 31
  • Position: #24 / 98
  • Number of attempts: 2
PHP Array Syntax -> MailChimp Merge Syntax - 506 entries

I recently needed to send an e-mail to our marketing department listing allowed merge tags for our MailChimp campaigns. The allowed merge tags were determined from a PHP array in one of our PHP classes. I transformed the PHP class to MailChimp's syntax and sent the e-mail. It was, however, a long, laborious process. I'm still fairly new to Vim and would love to see how an expert Vim user would tackle one of my own, real-world problems. Thanks and have fun!

  • Best score: 23
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #26 / 147
  • Number of attempts: 1
Case preserving word replacement - 445 entries

Half way through my project, my people turned into dogs. Now I have to change everything in my source.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #65 / 178
  • Number of attempts: 2
Sort entries based on date - 359 entries

Sort some entries in a Ledger-file based on date.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #42 / 113
  • Number of attempts: 1
imports alignment (python) - 659 entries

Align as one import per line.

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #54 / 194
  • Number of attempts: 3
Rotating Philosophers Problem - 387 entries

Can you help the philosophers find a good place to sit before they get five forks and spaghetti?

  • Best score: 29
  • Best player score: 29
  • Position: #29 / 163
  • Number of attempts: 2
HTML to Haml - 841 entries

Help convert this HTML page to Haml.

  • Best score: 23
  • Best player score: 24
  • Position: #16 / 202
  • Number of attempts: 3
expand a list comprehension (python) - 299 entries

Please show your way to convert a list comprehension in python to an ordinary for-loop expression!

  • Best score: 42
  • Best player score: 42
  • Position: #17 / 106
  • Number of attempts: 1
Reformat long lines - 340 entries

Rearrange this ruby method call to put each parameter on its own line. Could become a useful macro.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #29 / 130
  • Number of attempts: 1
Generate English Alphabets - 459 entries

Start with a, get up to z.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #23 / 198
  • Number of attempts: 1
Insert a Markdown link - 430 entries

Put a link in a markdown document, using the after-the-paragraph format.

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #11 / 143
  • Number of attempts: 1
Numbering a List - 1854 entries

Pretty simple, number the list.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #66 / 638
  • Number of attempts: 1
Java Array2List - 222 entries

Convert an java array initializer into a list.

  • Best score: 67
  • Best player score: 68
  • Position: #4 / 83
  • Number of attempts: 2
The holy-grail may help - 343 entries

Can you find it in less than 20 strokes, Arthur?

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #152 / 205
  • Number of attempts: 1
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: 13
  • Position: #182 / 397
  • Number of attempts: 2
Assignment Alignment - 825 entries

line up the operators. Use spaces, not tabs.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #54 / 215
  • Number of attempts: 1
Shebangs for all - 1890 entries

We've all seen or used a shebang once or twice. Ditch the specific paths and leave just a dynamic Ruby and Python bath behind.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #155 / 495
  • Number of attempts: 4
A Simple One - 996 entries

Here is a very simple one - just to illustrate/introduce a vim feature that some people seem to miss...

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #527 / 641
  • Number of attempts: 1
Round Round - 287 entries

Round Round

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #11 / 84
  • Number of attempts: 1
82 bottles of beer on the wall - 301 entries

Take them down. (sorry, only 82 bottles because the problem size is limited!)

  • Best score: 106
  • Best player score: 106
  • Position: #1 / 140
  • Number of attempts: 2
Table Reshuffle - 369 entries

Fix the column order in this table... also append the new 'username' column.

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #28 / 133
  • Number of attempts: 4
Reverse and count - 453 entries

Someone typed things upside down and now a Vim ninja needs to reverse the lines and count how many there are.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #10 / 172
  • Number of attempts: 1
Ruby 1.9 compat - 609 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: 14
  • Position: #66 / 229
  • Number of attempts: 1
Reverse Simple Deletion - 832 entries

You did the simple deletion, now reverse it.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #358 / 454
  • Number of attempts: 2
Increment, increment, increment.... - 643 entries

Vim likes macros

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #43 / 398
  • Number of attempts: 1
Sorting paragraphs - 505 entries

Order the paragraphs correctly, per prefixed index

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #11 / 156
  • Number of attempts: 4
Indentation - 496 entries

Indent each line according to the right number of spaces it needs.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #13 / 168
  • Number of attempts: 2
Hatsuyume - 447 entries

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hatsuyume

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #7 / 174
  • Number of attempts: 2
The Cake is a Lie - 1284 entries

Correct the capitalization of each word

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #380 / 511
  • Number of attempts: 3
Fix the Haiku - 275 entries

Change this slightly scrambled haiku to its unscrambled form and fix the capitalisation and punctuation along the way.

  • Best score: 28
  • Best player score: 29
  • Position: #9 / 109
  • Number of attempts: 4
Context insensitive completion 0 - 502 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: #111 / 231
  • Number of attempts: 1
Compile C - 365 entries

You might have to get clever to do this one.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #27 / 132
  • Number of attempts: 1
Context Insensitive completion 1 - 456 entries

Finish writing this simple Python HTTP server.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #148 / 231
  • Number of attempts: 1
Make Fancy Header - 1006 entries

Make the header text stand out with surrounding asterisks

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #205 / 337
  • Number of attempts: 1
Reformat some Python - 579 entries

Fix some very bizarrely laid-out code.

  • Best score: 34
  • Best player score: 35
  • Position: #61 / 229
  • Number of attempts: 1
Reformat a C golf submission - 552 entries

Take this C golf submission (for the "tiny but standards-compliant Hello World program" category, naturally), and turn it into formatted C code.

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #2 / 199
  • Number of attempts: 3
Reverse characters in a line - 709 entries

You have everything you need, just not in the right order. Mastermind would give you 26 white pegs.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #81 / 249
  • Number of attempts: 2
Reformat most common surnames - 640 entries

Reformat copy-pasted table into a list of the most common surnames

  • Best score: 23
  • Best player score: 24
  • Position: #24 / 197
  • Number of attempts: 3
Remember FizzBuzz? - 652 entries

Output FizzBuzz to 100. Start with nothing.

  • Best score: 39
  • Best player score: 44
  • Position: #16 / 176
  • Number of attempts: 1
Get rid of html tags - 368 entries

Want to read more about Vim's background? Then get rid of those html tags...

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #116 / 217
  • Number of attempts: 1
Change the content of a string - 1453 entries

This docstring is a complete lie. Fix it.

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #193 / 550
  • Number of attempts: 2
Deleting folded text - 338 entries

The text below contains three folds. Delete them (and the text inside them). For example: 123 456 /*{{{*/ 789 /*}}}*/ 012 Should become: 123 012 Also, add `aoeuaoeu` to make sure small solutions don't get flagged as cheating.

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #19 / 113
  • 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: #237 / 525
  • Number of attempts: 2
Add fold markers to a .c file - 546 entries

Fold markers can make it easier to navigate source code. Add them to this .c file.

  • Best score: 30
  • Best player score: 30
  • Position: #42 / 169
  • Number of attempts: 2
Reconstruct the Sentence - 1347 entries

Get the sentence back in the proper order, remove duplicate lines, and then combine the separate lines into one.

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #224 / 378
  • Number of attempts: 2
Braces or Brackets? - 860 entries

Someone forgot whether to use braces or brackets and you have to clean up their code!

  • Best score: 34
  • Best player score: 35
  • Position: #38 / 283
  • Number of attempts: 3
Whitespace, empty lines and tabs - 3278 entries

Convert tabs to spaces, strip empty lines and trailing whitespace.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #133 / 726
  • Number of attempts: 8
Flodder-challenge - 1074 entries

Replace the text the most efficient and win!

  • Best score: 27
  • Best player score: 29
  • Position: #70 / 304
  • Number of attempts: 4
Simple text editing with Vim - 12205 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #1871 / 3561
  • Number of attempts: 2
Reformat/Refactor a Golfer Class - 6500 entries

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

  • Best score: 32
  • Best player score: 38
  • Position: #638 / 1599
  • Number of attempts: 2

Contributed Challenges

Poorly indented Python comments - 1145 entries

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

Substraction (bis) - 558 entries

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

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