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Played Challenges

Paste a column after a column - 2247 entries

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

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 190
  • Position: #486 / 488
  • Number of attempts: 1
2 quick changes and a numbered list - 599 entries

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

  • Best score: 37
  • Best player score: 96
  • Position: #132 / 145
  • Number of attempts: 1
delete swap - 1522 entries

delete all swap

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #364 / 476
  • Number of attempts: 2
Fix the shell script! - 2339 entries

Fix the shell script with the fewest keystrokes!

  • Best score: 26
  • Best player score: 63
  • Position: #488 / 541
  • Number of attempts: 1
Visual block training - 1001 entries

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

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 59
  • Position: #150 / 183
  • Number of attempts: 1
Put a newline after every 10 lines in vim - 1577 entries

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

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 32
  • Position: #502 / 524
  • Number of attempts: 1
hello-world-vimgolf - 2353 entries

Simple number generation

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #581 / 665
  • Number of attempts: 1
Increment number for every 10 lines - 219 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: 59
  • Position: #41 / 61
  • Number of attempts: 1
Making 3 line function a one liner. - 305 entries

Simple challenge for frequent action while programming.

  • Best score: 4
  • Best player score: 6
  • Position: #183 / 194
  • Number of attempts: 2
Modernise code - 1333 entries

Modernise and clean up some C++ code.

  • Best score: 34
  • Best player score: 47
  • Position: #198 / 307
  • Number of attempts: 1
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: 49
  • Position: #64 / 80
  • Number of attempts: 1
HS Final exam vimgolf - 864 entries

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

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 47
  • Position: #205 / 227
  • Number of attempts: 1
Easy modification of ssh config - 335 entries

Just add another alias to each worker

  • Best score: 24
  • Best player score: 61
  • Position: #94 / 104
  • Number of attempts: 1
Hogwarts Email Sorting - 877 entries

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

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 29
  • Position: #215 / 254
  • 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: 12
  • Position: #21 / 840
  • Number of attempts: 6
Bad Copy Syntax - 2001 entries

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

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 29
  • Position: #420 / 516
  • Number of attempts: 1
Box it - 7827 entries

Create a box around a line.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 35
  • Position: #1622 / 1864
  • Number of attempts: 1
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: 44
  • Position: #360 / 376
  • Number of attempts: 1
Every other line - 2886 entries

AaAaAaA

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #295 / 700
  • Number of attempts: 6
Team names - 1805 entries

The team names are misspelled.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #531 / 581
  • Number of attempts: 1
Interweave two blocks of text - 631 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: 30
  • Position: #208 / 211
  • Number of attempts: 1
Remember VimGolf Rules ! - 257 entries

Rules, ... and don't forget !

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #124 / 138
  • Number of attempts: 2
Basic renumbering - 5587 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #964 / 1258
  • 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: 17
  • Position: #127 / 136
  • Number of attempts: 2
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: 38
  • Position: #201 / 223
  • Number of attempts: 1
SFD-ROC: vimvimvim - 1581 entries

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

  • Best score: 8
  • Best player score: 43
  • Position: #439 / 439
  • Number of attempts: 1
replacing each line of a block selection - 2946 entries

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

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 26
  • Position: #553 / 767
  • Number of attempts: 1
Reverse and double space - 489 entries

Reverse the order of the given lines and double space everything

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #154 / 194
  • Number of attempts: 2
switch variable - 5031 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #1654 / 1735
  • Number of attempts: 1
The meaning - 558 entries

Numbers are fun!

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Position: #309 / 356
  • Number of attempts: 5
Ugly spreadsheet copy/paste to CSV - 973 entries

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

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 58
  • Position: #170 / 185
  • Number of attempts: 1
Replacing some words - 419 entries

How fast could it be?

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 55
  • Position: #148 / 148
  • Number of attempts: 1
Make it more readable - 1952 entries

Insert blank lines to make it more organized and readable

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 25
  • Position: #618 / 640
  • Number of attempts: 2
Numbering a List - 1859 entries

Pretty simple, number the list.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #78 / 639
  • Number of attempts: 1
Ruby 1.9 hashes - 1221 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: 28
  • Position: #398 / 401
  • Number of attempts: 1
Reverse and count - 456 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: 20
  • Position: #20 / 172
  • Number of attempts: 1
Reverse Simple Deletion - 832 entries

You did the simple deletion, now reverse it.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #422 / 454
  • Number of attempts: 1
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