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Played Challenges

Poorly indented Python comments - 1133 entries

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

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 33
  • Position: #110 / 196
  • Number of attempts: 2
Many duplicates - 1184 entries

Quick and easy

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #47 / 385
  • Number of attempts: 1
2 quick changes and a numbered list - 563 entries

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

  • Best score: 37
  • Best player score: 54
  • Position: #89 / 136
  • Number of attempts: 1
delete swap - 1440 entries

delete all swap

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Position: #3 / 457
  • Number of attempts: 1
Fix the shell script! - 2047 entries

Fix the shell script with the fewest keystrokes!

  • Best score: 26
  • Best player score: 45
  • Position: #367 / 490
  • Number of attempts: 1
Visual block training - 949 entries

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

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 25
  • Position: #70 / 174
  • Number of attempts: 2
Put a newline after every 10 lines in vim - 1543 entries

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

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #480 / 515
  • Number of attempts: 2
hello-world-vimgolf - 2287 entries

Simple number generation

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #359 / 645
  • Number of attempts: 4
Contribute to keyboard mashing - 806 entries

Speak in tongues

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #129 / 247
  • Number of attempts: 4
Inverting Lines - 1772 entries

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

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #276 / 479
  • Number of attempts: 4
Making 3 line function a one liner. - 296 entries

Simple challenge for frequent action while programming.

  • Best score: 4
  • Best player score: 4
  • Position: #89 / 189
  • Number of attempts: 1
Put a cross in the square - 201 entries

Put a cross in the square

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #54 / 83
  • Number of attempts: 5
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: 27
  • Position: #120 / 224
  • Number of attempts: 2
Turn the x - 297 entries

Turn the x to a +

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 27
  • Position: #68 / 77
  • Number of attempts: 2
Rural Post - 4342 entries

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

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #634 / 1062
  • Number of attempts: 2
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: 28
  • Position: #318 / 432
  • Number of attempts: 1
Add quotes to ansible playbook - 867 entries

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

  • Best score: 8
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #221 / 273
  • Number of attempts: 1
Yo To Hello - 1103 entries

Simply Turn Yo To Hello

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #366 / 509
  • Number of attempts: 1
Swap values - 4534 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #779 / 1254
  • Number of attempts: 3
prepend * to every non-blank line - 6191 entries

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

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #422 / 1512
  • Number of attempts: 7
Quote modules - 1041 entries

Complete golang import statement.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 25
  • Position: #128 / 270
  • Number of attempts: 2
V to the i - 4743 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #1480 / 1878
  • Number of attempts: 1
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: 15
  • Position: #537 / 840
  • Number of attempts: 2
Add string initializers to an enum - 856 entries

Change Typescript enum so that it has string initializers.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 31
  • Position: #235 / 253
  • Number of attempts: 1
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: 23
  • Position: #56 / 98
  • Number of attempts: 1
remove lines containing the word "reader" - 3522 entries

easy stuff

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #1068 / 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: 15
  • Position: #428 / 814
  • Number of attempts: 4
Every other line - 2886 entries

AaAaAaA

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #520 / 700
  • Number of attempts: 1
Array propagate - 319 entries

Complete the array with the keys as part of the value

  • Best score: 23
  • Best player score: 27
  • Position: #60 / 115
  • Number of attempts: 2
That hyphen - 2551 entries

"vim vi improved"

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #373 / 693
  • Number of attempts: 6
Learn some german verbs - 529 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: 22
  • Position: #63 / 130
  • Number of attempts: 3
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: 29
  • Position: #204 / 211
  • Number of attempts: 2
Basic renumbering - 5576 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #259 / 1255
  • 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: 21
  • Position: #161 / 265
  • Number of attempts: 3
Create a table - 325 entries

Convert the given input into a formatted table

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #56 / 104
  • Number of attempts: 7
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: #152 / 287
  • Number of attempts: 1
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: #74 / 123
  • Number of attempts: 5
Order and join - 948 entries

There's something special about the input order.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #136 / 254
  • Number of attempts: 6
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: 14
  • Position: #501 / 659
  • 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: #121 / 202
  • Number of attempts: 3
Separating firstname & lastname - 117 entries

Seperate named with equal tabs.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #23 / 54
  • Number of attempts: 3
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: 30
  • Position: #126 / 223
  • Number of attempts: 1
Swap assigned value - 609 entries

Simple problem but looking for interesting solutions.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #223 / 246
  • Number of attempts: 1
Change your calendar - 352 entries

Happy New Year!

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 30
  • Position: #39 / 83
  • Number of attempts: 1
Collect List - 4260 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #665 / 1184
  • Number of attempts: 2
VimGolfNight - 531 entries

Based on "The name of the game".

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #278 / 342
  • Number of attempts: 1
Logging with key - 301 entries

Sometimes it is better to log with meaningful key

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 35
  • Position: #66 / 86
  • Number of attempts: 3
Space out the alphabet - 1627 entries

Put 3 spaces between adjacent letters.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #134 / 440
  • Number of attempts: 9
ASCII box - 325 entries

Don't forget to fix typos!

  • Best score: 23
  • Best player score: 28
  • Position: #78 / 104
  • Number of attempts: 2
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: 20
  • Position: #218 / 240
  • Number of attempts: 2
I forgot quotes - 15918 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #2367 / 4158
  • 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: #123 / 156
  • Number of attempts: 1
-a-b-c- - 3169 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #866 / 1126
  • Number of attempts: 3
Count both ways - 995 entries

Right AND down.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #129 / 349
  • Number of attempts: 3
NBCU Weekly Challenge - Test - 243 entries

Just testing.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #60 / 114
  • Number of attempts: 3
Gray area - 724 entries

It's a golf metaphor or something.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #124 / 267
  • Number of attempts: 4
Do you demand a shrubbery? - 1120 entries

Use :redir and crush the emacsgolfers.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 31
  • Position: #215 / 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: 14
  • Position: #374 / 578
  • Number of attempts: 2
Vim tetris - 352 entries

Vim can play tetris too!

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 29
  • Position: #76 / 101
  • Number of attempts: 1
quotes inside quotes - 3121 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: 16
  • Position: #660 / 1070
  • Number of attempts: 2
Words in parens - 12848 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #1162 / 3943
  • Number of attempts: 3
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: 32
  • Position: #49 / 132
  • Number of attempts: 2
Delete unwanted lines - 396 entries

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

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #182 / 225
  • Number of attempts: 1
Block Fun 1 - 188 entries

Manipulate the columns to produce desired result.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #21 / 72
  • Number of attempts: 5
Prefixes and suffixes - 591 entries

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

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 30
  • Position: #153 / 192
  • Number of attempts: 1
Dehamlizing - 177 entries

Change this piece of HAML code back into erb

  • Best score: 32
  • Best player score: 42
  • Position: #43 / 68
  • Number of attempts: 1
NATO phonetic alphabet - 498 entries

Transform the series of words into a list.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #107 / 189
  • Number of attempts: 2
The name of the game - 646 entries

End up with the name of the game.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #266 / 354
  • 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: 13
  • Position: #307 / 437
  • Number of attempts: 1
Stairs Indenting - 442 entries

Indent each line with <line number> whitespaces.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #132 / 191
  • Number of attempts: 4
Let's play some Ivmgolf - 1084 entries

Oops, I spelled that wrong.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #129 / 440
  • Number of attempts: 2
Vertical Limit - 2426 entries

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

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 26
  • Position: #488 / 733
  • Number of attempts: 3
Append semicolon after expressions - 1001 entries

Some lines need the semicolon, some don't.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #346 / 400
  • Number of attempts: 1
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: 19
  • Position: #241 / 269
  • Number of attempts: 2
switch variable - 5026 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #651 / 1733
  • Number of attempts: 2
The meaning - 552 entries

Numbers are fun!

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Position: #301 / 354
  • Number of attempts: 1
Sort the cardinal numbers - 288 entries

Maybe a simple challenge.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #132 / 145
  • Number of attempts: 1
Numbering a List - 1854 entries

Pretty simple, number the list.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #70 / 638
  • 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: 12
  • Position: #104 / 397
  • Number of attempts: 2
Reverse Simple Deletion - 829 entries

You did the simple deletion, now reverse it.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #360 / 453
  • Number of attempts: 1
Compile C - 364 entries

You might have to get clever to do this one.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #73 / 132
  • Number of attempts: 4
Context Insensitive completion 1 - 454 entries

Finish writing this simple Python HTTP server.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #150 / 230
  • Number of attempts: 1
Make Fancy Header - 1001 entries

Make the header text stand out with surrounding asterisks

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #207 / 337
  • Number of attempts: 1
Reformat most common surnames - 640 entries

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

  • Best score: 23
  • Best player score: 32
  • Position: #122 / 197
  • 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: 23
  • Position: #294 / 550
  • Number of attempts: 4
Sort and add attributes - 1314 entries

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

  • Best score: 33
  • Best player score: 37
  • Position: #429 / 524
  • Number of attempts: 1
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: #1892 / 3559
  • Number of attempts: 1
Reformat/Refactor a Golfer Class - 6498 entries

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

  • Best score: 32
  • Best player score: 42
  • Position: #956 / 1598
  • Number of attempts: 1
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