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Played Challenges

Quicksort - 1709 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: 24
  • Position: #176 / 375
  • Number of attempts: 4
EDN reformat - 1085 entries

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

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #15 / 151
  • Number of attempts: 6
Pick and sort servers from mirror list - 363 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: #24 / 79
  • Number of attempts: 4
Populate 3D bone names list - 492 entries

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

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #6 / 136
  • Number of attempts: 4
Find fix point of cos - 1173 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: #33 / 356
  • Number of attempts: 3
Insert column data on Confluence-style table - 438 entries

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

  • Best score: 33
  • Best player score: 34
  • Position: #16 / 103
  • Number of attempts: 11
Surround the 'z' character with brackets, quotes, and print as formatted string. - 504 entries

Surround the 'z' character with brackets, quotes, and print as formatted string.

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #134 / 284
  • Number of attempts: 1
Easier Align - 357 entries

Align the columns of a markdown table

  • Best score: 51
  • Best player score: 73
  • Position: #21 / 92
  • Number of attempts: 3
Paste a column after a column - 2367 entries

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

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #167 / 514
  • Number of attempts: 4
Filter number combinations that don't add to 11 - 379 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: 28
  • Position: #71 / 112
  • Number of attempts: 1
Tabbed Table to Python Array - 646 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: 51
  • Position: #12 / 168
  • Number of attempts: 7
HS exam question - 1521 entries

Convert the data to a python dictionary

  • Best score: 47
  • Best player score: 48
  • Position: #38 / 402
  • Number of attempts: 10
Reformat symbols in list - 1482 entries

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

  • Best score: 24
  • Best player score: 25
  • Position: #96 / 328
  • Number of attempts: 6
Fizzbuzz - 534 entries

type the first 100 lines of the fizzbuzz problem

  • Best score: 45
  • Best player score: 66
  • Position: #49 / 160
  • Number of attempts: 2
Substraction (bis) - 580 entries

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

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #17 / 109
  • Number of attempts: 3
Changing around text with citations - 323 entries

Based off of something I saw on reddit

  • Best score: 28
  • Best player score: 29
  • Position: #28 / 89
  • Number of attempts: 7
Poorly indented Python comments - 1263 entries

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

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #40 / 211
  • Number of attempts: 9
Many duplicates - 1308 entries

Quick and easy

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #252 / 429
  • Number of attempts: 1
2 quick changes and a numbered list - 613 entries

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

  • Best score: 37
  • Best player score: 38
  • Position: #44 / 147
  • Number of attempts: 8
delete swap - 1621 entries

delete all swap

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Position: #280 / 505
  • Number of attempts: 3
Generate a very basic Python constructor (fixed) - 1219 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: #56 / 257
  • Number of attempts: 5
Fix the shell script! - 2414 entries

Fix the shell script with the fewest keystrokes!

  • Best score: 26
  • Best player score: 27
  • Position: #112 / 559
  • Number of attempts: 7
Visual block training - 1045 entries

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

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #38 / 194
  • Number of attempts: 6
Innocent Monster - 165 entries

You have the tools, just create him!

  • Best score: 60
  • Best player score: 61
  • Position: #8 / 48
  • Number of attempts: 6
Put a newline after every 10 lines in vim - 1637 entries

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

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #184 / 545
  • Number of attempts: 2
Java to JavaScript - 265 entries

Let convert some simple Java file to JavaScript!

  • Best score: 59
  • Best player score: 60
  • Position: #12 / 70
  • Number of attempts: 4
Wikitext headings to markdown - 984 entries

Convert the wikitext headings to markdown.

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #44 / 206
  • Number of attempts: 2
hello-world-vimgolf - 2431 entries

Simple number generation

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #288 / 692
  • Number of attempts: 1
Contribute to keyboard mashing - 874 entries

Speak in tongues

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #107 / 265
  • Number of attempts: 3
Fill in the chess board - 932 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: #49 / 179
  • Number of attempts: 3
Plotting some variables in python - 1597 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: 35
  • Position: #83 / 342
  • Number of attempts: 4
Transpose a python matrix - 847 entries

Rotate the matrix in 90 degrees.

  • Best score: 23
  • Best player score: 24
  • Position: #36 / 135
  • Number of attempts: 8
Create a diamond comment - 335 entries

Encapsulate the text in a diamond pattern.

  • Best score: 27
  • Best player score: 28
  • Position: #26 / 74
  • Number of attempts: 3
Lowercase first characters - 482 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: 34
  • Position: #53 / 180
  • Number of attempts: 1
Make list of numbers from 1 to 30 more compact, but more confusing - 95 entries

Change the naming logic of numbers to end up with less lines.

  • Best score: 74
  • Best player score: 77
  • Position: #6 / 37
  • Number of attempts: 4
Migrated to Postgres! - 319 entries

Celebration completion of this project. https://github.com/igrigorik/vimgolf/pull/322

  • Best score: 26
  • Best player score: 34
  • Position: #93 / 124
  • Number of attempts: 2
Increment number for every 10 lines - 228 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: 28
  • Position: #23 / 62
  • Number of attempts: 5
simple replacements - 1706 entries

The goal is to see the replacement commands in action.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #78 / 377
  • Number of attempts: 2
Inverting Lines - 1866 entries

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

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #202 / 504
  • Number of attempts: 5
CSV to MD format - 403 entries

To convert a CSV list to Markdown list

  • Best score: 36
  • Best player score: 40
  • Position: #30 / 93
  • Number of attempts: 5
Generate a very basic Python constructor - 315 entries

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

  • Best score: 38
  • Best player score: 42
  • Position: #29 / 97
  • Number of attempts: 1
Python dataclasses - 1120 entries

Simple challenge to extract fields from a Python class

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #59 / 280
  • Number of attempts: 3
Count to 100 in word form - 120 entries

Write all the numbers from 1 to 100, using their word forms rather than the digit form. Most of the parts you will need are included in the input file. Use hyphens when appropriate.

  • Best score: 53
  • Best player score: 65
  • Position: #10 / 27
  • Number of attempts: 5
RUST Cargo.toml version to last - 325 entries

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

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #52 / 96
  • Number of attempts: 1
RUST match with enum for Coin - 180 entries

RUST match with enum for Coin rusty practice on vimgolf

  • Best score: 84
  • Best player score: 88
  • Position: #8 / 51
  • Number of attempts: 3
Making 3 line function a one liner. - 311 entries

Simple challenge for frequent action while programming.

  • Best score: 4
  • Best player score: 4
  • Position: #162 / 199
  • Number of attempts: 1
Modernise code - 1352 entries

Modernise and clean up some C++ code.

  • Best score: 34
  • Best player score: 35
  • Position: #96 / 313
  • Number of attempts: 3
Staircase - 145 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: 22
  • Position: #8 / 32
  • Number of attempts: 6
Enumerate Bullets - 308 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: 24
  • Position: #48 / 83
  • Number of attempts: 2
Put a cross in the square - 209 entries

Put a cross in the square

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #12 / 86
  • Number of attempts: 3
swap number pairs - 2022 entries

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

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #111 / 373
  • Number of attempts: 4
HS Final exam vimgolf - 887 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: #82 / 233
  • Number of attempts: 2
Extend shell script - 109 entries

Just add some more stuff

  • Best score: 37
  • Best player score: 41
  • Position: #17 / 43
  • Number of attempts: 2
Easy modification of ssh config - 343 entries

Just add another alias to each worker

  • Best score: 24
  • Best player score: 25
  • Position: #38 / 106
  • Number of attempts: 1
ssh config skills - 249 entries

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

  • Best score: 41
  • Best player score: 43
  • Position: #19 / 63
  • Number of attempts: 5
Change double quotes to single quotes, but with a twist - 291 entries

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

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 24
  • Position: #28 / 55
  • Number of attempts: 7
C to python code snippet - 81 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: 49
  • Position: #8 / 28
  • Number of attempts: 5
Mr. Hacker - 82 entries

Elvin is hacker. He has piece of users database from some social net site. Recently he installed Vim, and he wants to convert CSV DB to specific format `key=value' where `key' is login and `value' is password, but password in DB is encrypted in ROT13. Help him.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #15 / 33
  • Number of attempts: 2
Python: Def to Lambda - 435 entries

LAMBDA!!!

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #84 / 152
  • Number of attempts: 1
Turn the x - 316 entries

Turn the x to a +

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #36 / 79
  • Number of attempts: 2
Format the CSS - 136 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: #5 / 45
  • Number of attempts: 4
Rural Post - 4410 entries

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

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #462 / 1083
  • Number of attempts: 4
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: 38
  • Position: #24 / 36
  • Number of attempts: 2
Satisfy the go linter - 2350 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: #150 / 462
  • Number of attempts: 1
Add quotes to ansible playbook - 940 entries

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

  • Best score: 8
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #196 / 300
  • Number of attempts: 1
Multiline to Single Line - 679 entries

Convert a multiline, indented file to a single line with no whitespace

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Position: #228 / 297
  • Number of attempts: 1
Data reformat - 285 entries

Reformat this copy-paste data! #csv

  • Best score: 36
  • Best player score: 39
  • Position: #19 / 62
  • Number of attempts: 3
xrandr outputs and dashes - 671 entries

uh oh, different video drivers identify display outputs with more dashes. Quick, need to change this xrandr script!

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #143 / 218
  • Number of attempts: 1
From a Thunderlink to a Markdown link - 756 entries

ThunderLinks are durable hyperlinks to specific email messages generated from Thunderbird in HTML format. Leverage the power of vim to make them suitable for a markdown-formatted file.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #59 / 167
  • Number of attempts: 2
Capitalize the Names - 382 entries

I want to capitalize the names in quotes, but just the people's names, not the file names.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #46 / 95
  • Number of attempts: 5
Yo To Hello - 1125 entries

Simply Turn Yo To Hello

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #386 / 521
  • Number of attempts: 1
C# function to F# - 25 entries

Converting from C# to F# is not hard, but requires some manual labor. Here you should convert a C# function using a C# class to a F# function using a C# class.

  • Best score: 101
  • Best player score: 101
  • Position: #1 / 9
  • Number of attempts: 3
C# data class to F# record - 68 entries

Converting from C# to F# is not hard, but requires some manual labor. Here you should convert from a C# data class to a F# record.

  • Best score: 63
  • Best player score: 63
  • Position: #5 / 16
  • Number of attempts: 4
Replace pattern with 1, 2, 3, ... on each line - 1113 entries

For each line replace a search pattern (in this case $) with numbers starting at 1 and then increasing by 1 for each replaced match. a$b$c$ -> a0b1c2

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #87 / 228
  • Number of attempts: 8
Hogwarts Email Sorting - 890 entries

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

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #56 / 256
  • Number of attempts: 2
Get mail address from outlook format - 641 entries

Create a mail list space separated of mail list formatted by outlook

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #82 / 201
  • Number of attempts: 3
Reconstruct the actual output from my unit test tool report - 151 entries

When a test fails, my unit test tool reports differences between the actual output and the expected output as follow: - line in the expected output but missing in the actual output are prefixed with a dash - unexpected lines in the actual output are prefixed with a plus sign - comments added by the unit test tool are prefixed with a question mark - common lines are showed `as-is` (well, almost;) From that "diff" format, I would like to reconstruct the actual output.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #36 / 51
  • Number of attempts: 4
Add text at some column - 162 entries

Complete golang struct statement.

  • Best score: 31
  • Best player score: 31
  • Position: #21 / 63
  • Number of attempts: 1
prepend * to every non-blank line - 6250 entries

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

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #750 / 1528
  • Number of attempts: 1
Right Align Part of the line - 132 entries

The challenge is to right align a part of the line - this is useful in some SQL queries where it's more clear which are the fields displayed

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #23 / 42
  • Number of attempts: 2
Quote modules - 1063 entries

Complete golang import statement.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #39 / 277
  • Number of attempts: 2
TAR archive pretty print - 24 entries

Will you use isk ?

  • Best score: 24
  • Best player score: 25
  • Position: #7 / 11
  • Number of attempts: 2
add line and index - 99 entries

a missed line and index names need to be added

  • Best score: 44
  • Best player score: 45
  • Position: #6 / 28
  • Number of attempts: 7
Aliases for cd - 876 entries

Create these beautiful aliases with as few strokes as possible. Are you up for the challenge?

  • Best score: 30
  • Best player score: 31
  • Position: #31 / 154
  • Number of attempts: 4
Quote modules (ver.2) - 224 entries

Complete golang import statement.

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #25 / 58
  • Number of attempts: 6
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: #58 / 89
  • Number of attempts: 2
Unsemantic linewrapping - 901 entries

[Inspired by a blog post I read: https://scott.mn/2014/02/21/semantic_linewrapping/. Text adapted.] Sometimes when editing a Markdown file, I wrap the lines semantically. Instead of inserting a newline at 70 columns (or whatever), or making paragraphs one long line, I put in newlines at a point that seems logical to me. This may seem silly, but it produces better diffs. Semantic linewrapping also makes editing snappier. I can delete, edit or insert sentences easily using linewise operations. Code-oriented text editors like Vim and [REDACTED] are really good at this kind of manipulation. Editing text that hasn't been wrapped semantically is a pain, though:

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #152 / 226
  • Number of attempts: 1
Applying same text modification in several lines - 2851 entries

Remove identical text at the beginning of several lines and the closing parenthesis.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #267 / 843
  • Number of attempts: 2
Refactor typescript arrow function type - 306 entries

Make arrow function type less verbose and easier to read

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #30 / 69
  • Number of attempts: 2
SCREAMING_SNAKE_CASE to Title Case - 1202 entries

Convert strings in SCREAMING_SNAKE_CASE to Title Case. Examples: EMPLOYEE_NAME -> Employee Name REVENUE_YEAR_TO_DATE -> Revenue Year To Date SALARY -> Salary

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #118 / 247
  • Number of attempts: 3
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: #40 / 98
  • Number of attempts: 1
Add semicolons - 10823 entries

Simply add a semicolon at the end of each line

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #1768 / 3052
  • Number of attempts: 1
Bad Copy Syntax - 2008 entries

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

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #220 / 518
  • Number of attempts: 4
remove lines containing the word "reader" - 3555 entries

easy stuff

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #849 / 1150
  • Number of attempts: 1
Com(m)a Trouble - 3705 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #338 / 835
  • Number of attempts: 3
My cafe needs a new menu - 23 entries

Help! My cafe needs a new menu and I've only got this plain-text file from the kitchen. In order to get it printed, I need to transform it into a markdown file with; headings for each type of item, prices on each menu item, dietary options and a key down the bottom.

  • Best score: 126
  • Best player score: 148
  • Position: #2 / 6
  • Number of attempts: 1
Extract wireshark capture filter - 202 entries

Extract wireshark capture filter from IP plan

  • Best score: 25
  • Best player score: 26
  • Position: #25 / 68
  • Number of attempts: 1
Box it - 7845 entries

Create a box around a line.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #552 / 1869
  • Number of attempts: 1
citizen_hacks_2019_part5 - 25 entries

For the Citizen Hacks 2019 Vim competition

  • Best score: 48
  • Best player score: 49
  • Position: #4 / 9
  • Number of attempts: 2
citizen_hacks_2019_part6 - 24 entries

For the Citizen Hacks 2019 Vim competition

  • Best score: 35
  • Best player score: 35
  • Position: #4 / 10
  • Number of attempts: 1
Tables, Functions, Sprocs - 128 entries

In order to load some scripts into my database in the correct order I need to load tables first (t_), then functions (fn_), then stored procedures (sp_). The order of the t_ lines and the order of the sp_ lines should also match. Reorder the lines so they will load correctly.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #37 / 45
  • Number of attempts: 2
Triangular Numbers - 96 entries

Generate the first 50 triangular numbers.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #20 / 27
  • Number of attempts: 2
Hash staircase - 52 entries

Can you use a strategy to come up with this pattern?

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #14 / 23
  • Number of attempts: 2
Cool or not? - 802 entries

abc trying to be cool or not...

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #122 / 228
  • Number of attempts: 4
multiple cursor alternative - 1487 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: 20
  • Position: #195 / 377
  • Number of attempts: 1
html paragraph to table - 600 entries

reformat html paragraph to table

  • Best score: 48
  • Best player score: 55
  • Position: #55 / 124
  • Number of attempts: 3
From argument to object - 1480 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: #265 / 452
  • Number of attempts: 1
Two pairs of cluster of letters creates word - 742 entries

Clean and group.

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #93 / 176
  • Number of attempts: 2
Convert Application Output to CSV - 194 entries

Change the application output to comma-separated values

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #44 / 54
  • Number of attempts: 3
Array propagate - 331 entries

Complete the array with the keys as part of the value

  • Best score: 23
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #26 / 116
  • 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: 23
  • Position: #36 / 70
  • Number of attempts: 2
Preferably without multi-cursor plugin - 539 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: 31
  • Position: #40 / 128
  • Number of attempts: 5
Number Sort - 307 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: #136 / 165
  • Number of attempts: 1
comment and uncomment code inline - 1074 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: #213 / 316
  • Number of attempts: 1
Letterbox - 91 entries

Make a box!

  • Best score: 35
  • Best player score: 41
  • Position: #7 / 25
  • Number of attempts: 3
Flip the bit - 124 entries

Change the specific 0 to a 1.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #38 / 72
  • Number of attempts: 1
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: #11 / 15
  • Number of attempts: 1
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: 38
  • Position: #12 / 19
  • Number of attempts: 1
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: #11 / 42
  • Number of attempts: 1
Team names - 1810 entries

The team names are misspelled.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #280 / 583
  • Number of attempts: 2
Un"finnish"ed Work - 115 entries

Replace å by a, ä by a and ö by o.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #57 / 59
  • Number of attempts: 2
Todo list specification - 388 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: #96 / 177
  • Number of attempts: 1
Subnetting - 111 entries

Split up the IP addresses in the right way.

  • Best score: 29
  • Best player score: 29
  • Position: #14 / 36
  • Number of attempts: 2
Sort yaml structures alphabetically by root key names - 38 entries

sometimes we want to sort structures alphabetically in yaml files

  • Best score: 31
  • Best player score: 31
  • Position: #4 / 18
  • Number of attempts: 3
Text to HTML Table - 172 entries

Turn the plain text table to an HTML table.

  • Best score: 52
  • Best player score: 53
  • Position: #27 / 50
  • Number of attempts: 3
For all cases. - 144 entries

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

  • Best score: 8
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #87 / 101
  • Number of attempts: 1
Remember VimGolf Rules ! - 259 entries

Rules, ... and don't forget !

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #129 / 139
  • Number of attempts: 1
Stairstep digits - 381 entries

Remove the evens. Double the odds.

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #122 / 142
  • 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: 27
  • Position: #11 / 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: 23
  • Position: #30 / 36
  • Number of attempts: 1
Flatten repo - 23 entries

For each git repository (<project> tag) translate name attribute to flatten directory structure. Add path attribute if missing (because checkout hierarchy must be kept). #xml

  • Best score: 43
  • Best player score: 55
  • Position: #6 / 9
  • Number of attempts: 1
Turn a ninja to case-insensitive [Nn][Ii][Nn][Jj][Aa] regexp! - 63 entries

I bumped into this in a dailywtf code: http://pastebin.com/QApa5ycS I didn't want to translate a string whenever I wanted to be [Ss][Aa][Rr][Cc][Aa][Ss][Tt][Ii][Cc] on slack, so I figured a script (python, sed, whatever) would be helpful. Well, or a few vim keystroke!

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #32 / 37
  • Number of attempts: 2
Missing Library and a Typo - 858 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: 15
  • Position: #24 / 210
  • Number of attempts: 2
Simple addition - 311 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: #76 / 118
  • Number of attempts: 1
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: #58 / 77
  • Number of attempts: 1
create arrows in a list - 106 entries

Add arrow at same distance

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #62 / 71
  • Number of attempts: 1
Adam's challenge - 957 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: 18
  • Position: #98 / 266
  • Number of attempts: 2
sort python functions and methods alphabetically - 22 entries

* sort functions in the python file alphabetically * sort functions within a Class alphabetically * sort Classes alphabetically

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #8 / 13
  • Number of attempts: 1
42-header - 38 entries

Rush 42mexican-standoff at 42 school

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #7 / 14
  • Number of attempts: 2
Create a table - 331 entries

Convert the given input into a formatted table

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #57 / 105
  • Number of attempts: 1
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: #163 / 287
  • Number of attempts: 2
Nesting SASS - 261 entries

Move a block inside another block and indent it

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #66 / 93
  • Number of attempts: 2
Combines all items - 307 entries

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

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #131 / 139
  • 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: #41 / 81
  • Number of attempts: 1
ninja substitution - 1397 entries

How can you reuse a previous substitution ?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #141 / 264
  • Number of attempts: 6
Triangle of arrows - 179 entries

I made this by accident when working on another challenge. How would you go about making this?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #17 / 42
  • 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: #33 / 74
  • Number of attempts: 3
Order and join - 964 entries

There's something special about the input order.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #141 / 257
  • Number of attempts: 2
Change attribute to getter - 133 entries

Wrap attributes with a getter method.

  • Best score: 24
  • Best player score: 24
  • Position: #33 / 57
  • Number of attempts: 1
mp3 - Cutlist - 29 entries

An audio CD was accidentally ripped into one single mp3 file. A dummy cue-file now needs to be filled out with the correct values to get single mp3 files.

  • Best score: 65
  • Best player score: 65
  • Position: #1 / 12
  • Number of attempts: 1
Hello ${world} - 299 entries

Migrate a JavaScript String from concatenation to ES6 interpolation.

  • Best score: 24
  • Best player score: 25
  • Position: #46 / 94
  • 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: 32
  • Position: #11 / 44
  • Number of attempts: 1
One to Ten - 2174 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: #355 / 664
  • Number of attempts: 1
Change part of a function name in multiple occurrences - 644 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: 14
  • Position: #67 / 204
  • Number of attempts: 3
Reformat Cura settings - 120 entries

Cura settings are weirdly encoded... After mere replacements, you'll have to enquote two strings (infill_pattern & speed_travel) and dont forget booleans in lowercase. #format #json

  • Best score: 50
  • Best player score: 51
  • Position: #10 / 22
  • Number of attempts: 4
Line under headers - 2022 entries

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

  • Best score: 24
  • Best player score: 25
  • Position: #51 / 498
  • Number of attempts: 3
Build a six - 274 entries

Just enjoy building "a" floors...

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #58 / 93
  • Number of attempts: 1
Increment each number - 994 entries

Increment each number individually by one

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #84 / 244
  • Number of attempts: 5
simple format (3) - 73 entries

reverse two column values!

  • Best score: 34
  • Best player score: 35
  • Position: #11 / 22
  • Number of attempts: 2
Around the clock - 190 entries

You'll want to use 2 special commands to complete this. If you haven't yet, read through 'input.txt', especially :help simple-changes

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #52 / 75
  • Number of attempts: 1
Join 'em - 251 entries

This shouldn't be too tough

  • Best score: 4
  • Best player score: 4
  • Position: #20 / 151
  • Number of attempts: 1
snowflake fractal - 40 entries

From step 0 to step 3 of a fractal

  • Best score: 26
  • Best player score: 35
  • Position: #10 / 18
  • Number of attempts: 1
Delete to the end of the current line - 794 entries

Delete to the end of the current line, but keep the character under the cursor.

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Position: #255 / 387
  • Number of attempts: 1
Song Transcription Oops - 235 entries

When transcribing vocal music to Canjo Tab you can start by finding the lowest note and assigning that to zero and working your way up from there. However, without fail, I tend to miscount the notes and when I am near done I find a lower note. I mark this with a "z". This means I have to increase all the previous ones by 1. just a sting of numbers :)

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #57 / 76
  • Number of attempts: 2
change parenthesis - 287 entries

change the pair of braces into a pair of parentheses

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #92 / 160
  • Number of attempts: 2
Label grid cells (6x6) - 50 entries

Label the cells of a grid with its coordinates. Rows are labelled top to bottom from A to F, and columns left to right from A to F. Each cell has a coordinate MN, where M is the row letter and N is the column letter.

  • Best score: 31
  • Best player score: 32
  • Position: #5 / 18
  • Number of attempts: 3
Remove quotes after first field - 367 entries

Remove the quotes around each field except for the first field.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #33 / 90
  • Number of attempts: 3
Put the months in order - 972 entries

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

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 34
  • Position: #63 / 161
  • Number of attempts: 6
Reorder the groups - 1146 entries

Change the order so that the groups of fruit come before the vegetables.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #123 / 262
  • Number of attempts: 1
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: 25
  • Position: #24 / 66
  • Number of attempts: 1
move titles next to url, in quotes - 508 entries

had trouble with something similar

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #14 / 136
  • Number of attempts: 2
Array transposition - 2406 entries

Transpose two arrays into one.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #47 / 445
  • Number of attempts: 1
unknown command - 165 entries

I want change 5 words

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #67 / 85
  • Number of attempts: 1
Resort and deup a CSV list - 146 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: #17 / 41
  • Number of attempts: 2
Santa's naughty / nice list - 79 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: 39
  • Position: #6 / 25
  • Number of attempts: 1
If-then-else regexp - 48 entries

Rules: - golf is never following golf - vim comes first! Drawing a finite-state machine diagram could help. #regexp

  • Best score: 37
  • Best player score: 38
  • Position: #10 / 12
  • Number of attempts: 2
citizen_hacks_2019_part9 - 30 entries

For the Citizen Hacks 2019 Vim competition

  • Best score: 48
  • Best player score: 49
  • Position: #6 / 9
  • Number of attempts: 3
ASCII-art Histogram - 320 entries

Create an ASCCI-art histogram for the given numbers. Make sure not to leave trailing whitespaces. Thanks to VimGolf I recently discovered a feature of Vim thAT blew my mind. I'm curious to see what real ninjas make of it ;-)

  • Best score: 33
  • Best player score: 41
  • Position: #33 / 57
  • Number of attempts: 3
Array Transposition - 177 entries

Transpose four arrays into two.

  • Best score: 27
  • Best player score: 28
  • Position: #12 / 53
  • Number of attempts: 6
Alphabet soup - 425 entries

Create a column of all alphabet characters organized in a funky way

  • Best score: 25
  • Best player score: 27
  • Position: #59 / 106
  • Number of attempts: 3
calculations - 297 entries

Complete these (weird) calculations.

  • Best score: 38
  • Best player score: 38
  • Position: #17 / 67
  • Number of attempts: 5
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