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$ gem install vimgolf
$ vimgolf setup
$ vimgolf put [challenge ID]

Played Challenges

New teacher - 499 entries

Update the details of the new CS teacher.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #19 / 113
  • Number of attempts: 7
months to html list items - 756 entries

Turn the months into list items.

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 26
  • Position: #109 / 208
  • Number of attempts: 3
Quicksort - 1676 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: 32
  • Position: #297 / 369
  • Number of attempts: 1
Populate 3D bone names list - 489 entries

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

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 30
  • Position: #81 / 134
  • Number of attempts: 9
Remove line numbers - 617 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: 57
  • Position: #155 / 166
  • Number of attempts: 1
Surround the 'z' character with brackets, quotes, and print as formatted string. - 501 entries

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

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #192 / 282
  • Number of attempts: 1
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: 34
  • Position: #400 / 514
  • Number of attempts: 4
Many duplicates - 1304 entries

Quick and easy

  • Best score: 6
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #278 / 427
  • Number of attempts: 5
Put a newline after every 10 lines in vim - 1628 entries

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

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #198 / 542
  • Number of attempts: 3
hello-world-vimgolf - 2411 entries

Simple number generation

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #314 / 686
  • Number of attempts: 4
Contribute to keyboard mashing - 869 entries

Speak in tongues

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #112 / 263
  • Number of attempts: 3
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