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Played Challenges

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: 24
  • Position: #164 / 369
  • Number of attempts: 1
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: 20
  • Position: #78 / 151
  • Number of attempts: 1
Pick and sort servers from mirror list - 362 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: 37
  • Position: #41 / 78
  • Number of attempts: 1
Populate 3D bone names list - 488 entries

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

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 24
  • Position: #45 / 133
  • Number of attempts: 1
Find fix point of cos - 1169 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: 15
  • Position: #122 / 355
  • Number of attempts: 1
Surround the 'z' character with brackets, quotes, and print as formatted string. - 497 entries

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

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #6 / 281
  • Number of attempts: 2
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: 18
  • Position: #238 / 514
  • Number of attempts: 2
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: 29
  • Position: #76 / 112
  • Number of attempts: 2
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: 59
  • Position: #72 / 168
  • Number of attempts: 1
HS exam question - 1517 entries

Convert the data to a python dictionary

  • Best score: 47
  • Best player score: 60
  • Position: #116 / 401
  • Number of attempts: 1
Many duplicates - 1304 entries

Quick and easy

  • Best score: 6
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #169 / 427
  • Number of attempts: 1
2 quick changes and a numbered list - 610 entries

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

  • Best score: 37
  • Best player score: 59
  • Position: #105 / 146
  • Number of attempts: 1
delete swap - 1606 entries

delete all swap

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Position: #152 / 502
  • Number of attempts: 1
Generate a very basic Python constructor (fixed) - 1214 entries

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

  • Best score: 29
  • Best player score: 49
  • Position: #169 / 254
  • Number of attempts: 1
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: 13
  • Position: #370 / 542
  • Number of attempts: 1
hello-world-vimgolf - 2411 entries

Simple number generation

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #474 / 686
  • Number of attempts: 1
Contribute to keyboard mashing - 869 entries

Speak in tongues

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #192 / 263
  • Number of attempts: 1
Learn to ask for :help - 571 entries

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

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 29
  • Position: #61 / 127
  • Number of attempts: 2
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: 44
  • Position: #163 / 342
  • Number of attempts: 1
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: 37
  • Position: #83 / 180
  • Number of attempts: 1
Migrated to Postgres! - 319 entries

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

  • Best score: 26
  • Best player score: 30
  • Position: #82 / 124
  • Number of attempts: 1
simple replacements - 1706 entries

The goal is to see the replacement commands in action.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #171 / 377
  • Number of attempts: 1
Inverting Lines - 1866 entries

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

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #338 / 504
  • Number of attempts: 1
RUST Cargo.toml version to last - 325 entries

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

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #71 / 96
  • Number of attempts: 2
Making 3 line function a one liner. - 311 entries

Simple challenge for frequent action while programming.

  • Best score: 4
  • Best player score: 4
  • Position: #111 / 199
  • Number of attempts: 1
Modernise code - 1352 entries

Modernise and clean up some C++ code.

  • Best score: 34
  • Best player score: 43
  • Position: #153 / 313
  • Number of attempts: 1
swap number pairs - 2022 entries

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

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #159 / 373
  • Number of attempts: 1
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: 26
  • Position: #121 / 233
  • Number of attempts: 1
Easy modification of ssh config - 343 entries

Just add another alias to each worker

  • Best score: 24
  • Best player score: 28
  • Position: #60 / 106
  • Number of attempts: 1
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: 62
  • Position: #15 / 28
  • Number of attempts: 2
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: 20
  • Position: #23 / 33
  • Number of attempts: 1
Python: Def to Lambda - 435 entries

LAMBDA!!!

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #130 / 152
  • Number of attempts: 1
Rural Post - 4410 entries

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

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #647 / 1083
  • Number of attempts: 1
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: 26
  • Position: #291 / 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: 10
  • Position: #244 / 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: #211 / 297
  • Number of attempts: 1
xrandr outputs and dashes - 670 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: 15
  • Position: #178 / 217
  • 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: 23
  • Position: #114 / 167
  • Number of attempts: 1
Yo To Hello - 1122 entries

Simply Turn Yo To Hello

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #373 / 520
  • Number of attempts: 1
Replace pattern with 1, 2, 3, ... on each line - 1112 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: 40
  • Position: #192 / 227
  • Number of attempts: 1
Simple, Practical, and Common - 33427 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: 25
  • Position: #3104 / 7377
  • Number of attempts: 2
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: 22
  • Position: #171 / 256
  • Number of attempts: 1
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: #79 / 201
  • Number of attempts: 1
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: 21
  • Position: #47 / 51
  • Number of attempts: 1
Add text at some column - 162 entries

Complete golang struct statement.

  • Best score: 31
  • Best player score: 33
  • Position: #46 / 63
  • Number of attempts: 1
Swap values - 4553 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #639 / 1259
  • Number of attempts: 3
prepend * to every non-blank line - 6248 entries

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

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #742 / 1526
  • Number of attempts: 2
citizen_hacks_2019_part1 - 44 entries

For the Citizen Hacks 2019 Vim competition

  • Best score: 52
  • Best player score: 63
  • Position: #12 / 15
  • Number of attempts: 1
One number per line - 18639 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #2635 / 3848
  • 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: 21
  • Position: #27 / 42
  • Number of attempts: 1
Quote modules - 1063 entries

Complete golang import statement.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 27
  • Position: #175 / 277
  • Number of attempts: 1
Quote modules (ver.2) - 224 entries

Complete golang import statement.

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 31
  • Position: #51 / 58
  • Number of attempts: 1
Wget failed to download redirections - 184 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: 22
  • Position: #45 / 63
  • 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: #4 / 89
  • Number of attempts: 1
vim = 22 / 7 - 448 entries

pi square vim

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 37
  • Position: #117 / 132
  • Number of attempts: 1
citizen_hacks_2019_challenge2 - 193 entries

For the Citizen Hacks 2019 Vim competition.

  • Best score: 6
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #90 / 101
  • Number of attempts: 1
Swap values inside brackets - 2465 entries

Easy challenge.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #312 / 570
  • Number of attempts: 1
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: 9
  • Position: #98 / 226
  • Number of attempts: 1
V to the i - 4761 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #798 / 1883
  • 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: 14
  • Position: #483 / 843
  • Number of attempts: 1
Refactor typescript arrow function type - 306 entries

Make arrow function type less verbose and easier to read

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 27
  • Position: #48 / 69
  • Number of attempts: 1
Add string initializers to an enum - 865 entries

Change Typescript enum so that it has string initializers.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 25
  • Position: #156 / 255
  • Number of attempts: 1
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: 30
  • Position: #177 / 247
  • 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: #58 / 98
  • Number of attempts: 3
Add semicolons - 10809 entries

Simply add a semicolon at the end of each line

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #1762 / 3050
  • 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: 22
  • Position: #331 / 518
  • Number of attempts: 1
Split line with dots - 2127 entries

This line is too long, split it.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 26
  • Position: #564 / 631
  • Number of attempts: 1
remove lines containing the word "reader" - 3555 entries

easy stuff

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #99 / 1150
  • Number of attempts: 3
Word Blender - 147 entries

The insides of long words seem to have been run through the blender. Can you fix this famous tale, brave knight?

  • Best score: 28
  • Best player score: 71
  • Position: #48 / 56
  • Number of attempts: 1
Com(m)a Trouble - 3697 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #436 / 834
  • Number of attempts: 1
Wrap the text of an email message to 79 characters - 691 entries

You're replying to an email with silly long lines. Clean them up.

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Position: #188 / 390
  • Number of attempts: 1
citizen_hacks_2019_challenge3 - 37 entries

For the Citizen Hacks 2019 Vim competition.

  • Best score: 4
  • Best player score: 4
  • Position: #27 / 34
  • Number of attempts: 1
Extract wireshark capture filter - 202 entries

Extract wireshark capture filter from IP plan

  • Best score: 25
  • Best player score: 28
  • Position: #43 / 68
  • Number of attempts: 1
Box it - 7836 entries

Create a box around a line.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 26
  • Position: #1108 / 1868
  • 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: #35 / 45
  • Number of attempts: 1
Cool or not? - 802 entries

abc trying to be cool or not...

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #163 / 228
  • Number of attempts: 1
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: 23
  • Position: #240 / 377
  • Number of attempts: 1
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: #168 / 452
  • Number of attempts: 1
Two pairs of cluster of letters creates word - 742 entries

Clean and group.

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #126 / 176
  • Number of attempts: 1
Every other line - 2901 entries

AaAaAaA

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #483 / 702
  • Number of attempts: 1
Copy three lines - 2863 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #450 / 637
  • Number of attempts: 1
Array propagate - 331 entries

Complete the array with the keys as part of the value

  • Best score: 23
  • Best player score: 27
  • Position: #63 / 116
  • Number of attempts: 2
Extract argument from function - 2321 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #546 / 747
  • 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: 24
  • Position: #56 / 70
  • Number of attempts: 2
Search and Replace 0 - 4826 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #933 / 1596
  • 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: 37
  • Position: #88 / 127
  • Number of attempts: 1
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: #3 / 165
  • Number of attempts: 2
That hyphen - 2564 entries

"vim vi improved"

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #486 / 697
  • 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: 12
  • Position: #230 / 316
  • Number of attempts: 2
Flip the bit - 124 entries

Change the specific 0 to a 1.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #36 / 72
  • Number of attempts: 2
Just the middle - 11370 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #1509 / 4168
  • Number of attempts: 1
Team names - 1808 entries

The team names are misspelled.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #519 / 582
  • Number of attempts: 2
Make HTML List - 1050 entries

Turn the comma separated list into an unordered html list.

  • Best score: 33
  • Best player score: 49
  • Position: #192 / 273
  • Number of attempts: 1
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: 26
  • Position: #77 / 131
  • Number of attempts: 1
Interweave two blocks of text - 641 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: 19
  • Position: #159 / 212
  • Number of attempts: 1
Un"finnish"ed Work - 113 entries

Replace å by a, ä by a and ö by o.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #23 / 58
  • 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: 39
  • Position: #105 / 176
  • Number of attempts: 1
Python Hello World! Reformatting - 941 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: 43
  • Position: #159 / 367
  • 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: #24 / 100
  • Number of attempts: 2
Remember VimGolf Rules ! - 259 entries

Rules, ... and don't forget !

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #45 / 139
  • Number of attempts: 2
Stairstep digits - 381 entries

Remove the evens. Double the odds.

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #55 / 142
  • 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: #29 / 36
  • Number of attempts: 2
Missing Library and a Typo - 856 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: 21
  • Position: #150 / 209
  • Number of attempts: 1
Acute accents - 32 entries

Featuring all 17 lowercase letters with an acute accent digraph. Find a way to automate the digraphs.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 24
  • Position: #21 / 24
  • Number of attempts: 1
Basic renumbering - 5605 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #775 / 1260
  • Number of attempts: 2
Simple addition - 310 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: #60 / 117
  • Number of attempts: 1
Hidden Message - 77 entries

Find the hidden message and replace all other characters with spaces.

  • Best score: 33
  • Best player score: 40
  • Position: #20 / 29
  • 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: 17
  • Position: #69 / 77
  • Number of attempts: 2
create arrows in a list - 106 entries

Add arrow at same distance

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #11 / 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: 23
  • Position: #205 / 266
  • Number of attempts: 1
Create Leading Zeros - 239 entries

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

  • Best score: 23
  • Best player score: 31
  • Position: #52 / 81
  • 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: 14
  • Position: #164 / 287
  • Number of attempts: 3
Nesting SASS - 261 entries

Move a block inside another block and indent it

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #68 / 93
  • 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: 36
  • Position: #44 / 51
  • Number of attempts: 1
Add to end of each line... kinda - 327 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: 13
  • Position: #114 / 172
  • Number of attempts: 1
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: #92 / 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: 19
  • Position: #69 / 81
  • Number of attempts: 2
Wrap text in quotes - 351 entries

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

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #90 / 121
  • Number of attempts: 1
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: #36 / 80
  • Number of attempts: 2
Fun With The Diagonal - 104 entries

change the lowercase characters on the main diagonal to uppercase

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #12 / 80
  • Number of attempts: 1
ninja substitution - 1382 entries

How can you reuse a previous substitution ?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #207 / 263
  • Number of attempts: 3
Vice versa - 7819 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #1022 / 2108
  • Number of attempts: 1
Pretty multi-line bash - 219 entries

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

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #50 / 76
  • 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: 27
  • Position: #59 / 73
  • Number of attempts: 2
Free hyphen! - 164 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: #36 / 88
  • 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: 22
  • Position: #108 / 123
  • Number of attempts: 1
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: 25
  • Position: #33 / 42
  • Number of attempts: 2
Sorting a glossary - 126 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: #2 / 80
  • 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: 18
  • Position: #67 / 74
  • Number of attempts: 2
Order and join - 964 entries

There's something special about the input order.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #210 / 257
  • Number of attempts: 1
Paragraph breaks - 509 entries

Swap the blank lines and the aaa lines.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #110 / 166
  • Number of attempts: 2
comments galore - 1017 entries

Basic comment reformatting

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #9 / 421
  • Number of attempts: 2
Mirrored text - 167 entries

backward and forward, and long enough to be challenging

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #66 / 70
  • Number of attempts: 2
lipsum lines - 254 entries

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

  • Best score: 28
  • Best player score: 36
  • Position: #72 / 92
  • Number of attempts: 1
Inner hyphens - 129 entries

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

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #14 / 80
  • Number of attempts: 1
Angular naming conventions - 306 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: 19
  • Position: #59 / 116
  • Number of attempts: 1
Replace and keep the case - 414 entries

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

  • Best score: 26
  • Best player score: 36
  • Position: #102 / 116
  • Number of attempts: 1
Change attribute to getter - 133 entries

Wrap attributes with a getter method.

  • Best score: 24
  • Best player score: 24
  • Position: #32 / 57
  • Number of attempts: 1
Alsa configuration - 501 entries

I'm tweaking my ~/.asoundrc file!

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 36
  • Position: #113 / 126
  • Number of attempts: 1
Align commas - 1063 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: 20
  • Position: #216 / 243
  • Number of attempts: 2
A grid of punctuation - 124 entries

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

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #45 / 57
  • Number of attempts: 2
Manual SQL - 135 entries

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

  • Best score: 48
  • Best player score: 74
  • Position: #37 / 48
  • Number of attempts: 1
Hello ${world} - 299 entries

Migrate a JavaScript String from concatenation to ES6 interpolation.

  • Best score: 24
  • Best player score: 32
  • Position: #67 / 94
  • Number of attempts: 1
citizen_hacks_2019_challenge4 - 90 entries

For the Citizen Hacks 2019 Vim competition.

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Position: #45 / 63
  • 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: 15
  • Position: #71 / 136
  • 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: 14
  • Position: #409 / 664
  • Number of attempts: 2
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: 16
  • Position: #154 / 204
  • Number of attempts: 1
citizen_hacks_2019_challenge5 - 139 entries

For the Citizen Hacks 2019 Vim competition.

  • Best score: 6
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #66 / 75
  • Number of attempts: 1
Line under headers - 2022 entries

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

  • Best score: 24
  • Best player score: 29
  • Position: #272 / 498
  • Number of attempts: 2
Increment each number - 994 entries

Increment each number individually by one

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #180 / 244
  • Number of attempts: 1
ASCII Art - 85 entries

how good are you with simple regex?

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #39 / 53
  • Number of attempts: 1
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: 15
  • Position: #62 / 75
  • Number of attempts: 2
citizen_hacks_2019_challenge6 - 61 entries

For the Citizen Hacks 2019 Vim competition.

  • Best score: 3
  • Best player score: 3
  • Position: #41 / 49
  • Number of attempts: 1
Join 'em - 251 entries

This shouldn't be too tough

  • Best score: 4
  • Best player score: 4
  • Position: #15 / 151
  • 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: #249 / 387
  • Number of attempts: 2
change parenthesis - 287 entries

change the pair of braces into a pair of parentheses

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #143 / 160
  • Number of attempts: 1
Remove quotes after first field - 367 entries

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

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 25
  • Position: #70 / 90
  • Number of attempts: 1
Separating firstname & lastname - 120 entries

Seperate named with equal tabs.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 30
  • Position: #43 / 55
  • Number of attempts: 2
Reorder the groups - 1146 entries

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

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #196 / 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: 30
  • Position: #43 / 66
  • Number of attempts: 1
Restore order to the alphabet - 196 entries

The numbers are OK. The letters are wonky.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 26
  • Position: #61 / 70
  • Number of attempts: 1
Array transposition - 2406 entries

Transpose two arrays into one.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 26
  • Position: #317 / 445
  • Number of attempts: 1
convert yml into java pojo field - 836 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: 35
  • Position: #182 / 224
  • Number of attempts: 1
Assign numbers to fields - 106 entries

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

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #31 / 60
  • Number of attempts: 1
Mirror Symmetry - 811 entries

Add backslashes.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #139 / 268
  • Number of attempts: 3
unknown command - 165 entries

I want change 5 words

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #63 / 85
  • Number of attempts: 1
Swap assigned value - 626 entries

Simple problem but looking for interesting solutions.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #191 / 250
  • Number of attempts: 3
Binary and Increment - 48 entries

Some numbers fun: not only increasing numbers but also increasing binary.

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 39
  • Position: #12 / 18
  • Number of attempts: 1
From A to B - 575 entries

Mirror and change this text block

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #129 / 157
  • Number of attempts: 1
Cartesian product - 222 entries

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

  • Best score: 24
  • Best player score: 38
  • Position: #77 / 93
  • Number of attempts: 1
Change your calendar - 362 entries

Happy New Year!

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 37
  • Position: #59 / 85
  • Number of attempts: 1
Entries sort - 81 entries

It cames to my mind a weird idea : sorting parts of my .vimrc. Take few minutes to sort out this, it's easy !

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #36 / 38
  • Number of attempts: 1
Collect List - 4267 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #749 / 1188
  • Number of attempts: 1
VimGolfNight - 536 entries

Based on "The name of the game".

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #40 / 343
  • Number of attempts: 1
camel riding - 774 entries

add a prefix on some camelCase variables

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #152 / 276
  • Number of attempts: 1
Land of the Lost - 77 entries

Enter the tabs below the lyrics

  • Best score: 26
  • Best player score: 37
  • Position: #14 / 30
  • Number of attempts: 1
swap or reverse - 117 entries

Try to swap or reverse the line as needed.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #61 / 67
  • Number of attempts: 1
readability - 314 entries

Make the code readable by adding some spaces

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 24
  • Position: #146 / 149
  • Number of attempts: 1
Logging with key - 301 entries

Sometimes it is better to log with meaningful key

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 30
  • Position: #51 / 86
  • Number of attempts: 1
Space out the alphabet - 1630 entries

Put 3 spaces between adjacent letters.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #297 / 442
  • Number of attempts: 1
remove all lines in first part - 197 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: 24
  • Position: #62 / 66
  • Number of attempts: 1
Not enough Ps - 66 entries

Different type of code

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #4 / 35
  • Number of attempts: 2
Fix the XML - 997 entries

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

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 26
  • Position: #177 / 285
  • Number of attempts: 1
Line 'em up! - 395 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: 19
  • Position: #63 / 111
  • Number of attempts: 2
ASCII box - 333 entries

Don't forget to fix typos!

  • Best score: 23
  • Best player score: 30
  • Position: #95 / 106
  • Number of attempts: 1
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: 10
  • Position: #151 / 237
  • Number of attempts: 1
Remove hard line breaks - 68 entries

Text files with Hard breaks are not good for e-readers. We need remove all hard line breaks and have long lines.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #26 / 33
  • Number of attempts: 2
Sorting database text output - 219 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: 27
  • Position: #69 / 81
  • Number of attempts: 3
Test everything! - 162 entries

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

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 33
  • Position: #30 / 52
  • Number of attempts: 1
Condensed Cases - 793 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: 15
  • Position: #152 / 243
  • Number of attempts: 1
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: 27
  • Position: #43 / 53
  • Number of attempts: 1
Square numbers - 104 entries

Boring math puzzle.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 30
  • Position: #25 / 41
  • Number of attempts: 1
Pretty format for variable declarations - 155 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #36 / 62
  • Number of attempts: 1
Happy TvvO - 417 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #10 / 204
  • Number of attempts: 1
I forgot quotes - 15936 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #1426 / 4164
  • Number of attempts: 3
Shift down - 193 entries

Number words are back.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 29
  • Position: #40 / 67
  • Number of attempts: 3
learn vim in short time - 232 entries

so happy to learn vim.because vim is awesome

  • Best score: 8
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #2 / 158
  • Number of attempts: 1
Replace Parameter with Explicit Methods - 61 entries

Implementing the methods of a Java Interface

  • Best score: 33
  • Best player score: 48
  • Position: #18 / 25
  • Number of attempts: 3
vim1001 - 283 entries

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

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #51 / 108
  • Number of attempts: 2
Roman numerals - 68 entries

Use the substitutions on top to convert unary to Roman numerals.

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 27
  • Position: #20 / 27
  • Number of attempts: 1
-a-b-c- - 3181 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #735 / 1131
  • Number of attempts: 2
Count both ways - 1006 entries

Right AND down.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #135 / 352
  • Number of attempts: 1
NBCU Weekly Challenge - Test - 243 entries

Just testing.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #75 / 114
  • Number of attempts: 2
Change name of a variable - 171 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: #4 / 134
  • Number of attempts: 1
Lisp Condense - 448 entries

Reduce 4 cons selection operations down to one function call.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #92 / 156
  • Number of attempts: 1
120 Degrees - 469 entries

Rotate that triangle.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #94 / 144
  • Number of attempts: 2
Gray area - 745 entries

It's a golf metaphor or something.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #190 / 270
  • Number of attempts: 1
NBCU Weekly Challenge - #0 - 125 entries

One of our favorites lines here at NBCU! p.s. The first version of #0 was deleted due to me copy/pasting a HTML entity. Congrats to the one who figured that out, you are a true ninja warrior!

  • Best score: 30
  • Best player score: 33
  • Position: #30 / 56
  • 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: 37
  • Position: #43 / 63
  • Number of attempts: 2
Winding path - 93 entries

It's a maze, but the bad paths have been blocked off. Mark the correct path.

  • Best score: 27
  • Best player score: 65
  • Position: #30 / 40
  • Number of attempts: 1
Comparing scores - 95 entries

If Alice and Bob both did the challenge, put their entries together in the top paragraph, so we can compare their scores more easily.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 43
  • Position: #26 / 34
  • Number of attempts: 1
Neither Fizz nor Buzz - 235 entries

Not your regular increment macro! The gaps are tricky.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #61 / 102
  • Number of attempts: 1
Do you demand a shrubbery? - 1125 entries

Use :redir and crush the emacsgolfers.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #117 / 295
  • Number of attempts: 2
Don't know what this is - 1991 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: #278 / 580
  • Number of attempts: 2
Two become one - 712 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: 35
  • Position: #142 / 207
  • Number of attempts: 1
Where should I put the Newline? - 868 entries

Help me put the newline.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #227 / 433
  • Number of attempts: 2
Piphilology - 142 entries

Piphilology comprises the creation and use of mnemonic techniques to remember a span of digits of the mathematical constant π. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Piphilology

  • Best score: 29
  • Best player score: 38
  • Position: #37 / 52
  • Number of attempts: 1
Mess in revision history - 1179 entries

Help Joe clean up what Steve has cobbled.

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 34
  • Position: #212 / 248
  • Number of attempts: 3
Shuffle puzzle - 331 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: 16
  • Position: #69 / 103
  • Number of attempts: 1
HTML formatting: vertical alignment for readability - 63 entries

We did this a VimGolf challenge at work and now that we have finished I want to see if you guys can come up with something even better than we could. Our best solution was 44 keystrokes.

  • Best score: 33
  • Best player score: 112
  • Position: #29 / 33
  • Number of attempts: 1
Going underground.... - 348 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: 31
  • Position: #78 / 126
  • Number of attempts: 1
Split the words - 360 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: 43
  • Position: #95 / 109
  • Number of attempts: 1
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10641 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #1641 / 3673
  • Number of attempts: 1
attr_aligner - 3454 entries

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

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 29
  • Position: #332 / 695
  • Number of attempts: 3
Ninjas Leaderboard - 85 entries

The two lines in "Start file" has an obfuscated email address. Second line give an index (from 1 to 30) to the chars list of the first line, for example, the first char of email (n) is in position 25, second char (i) is in position 19 and s.o.

  • Best score: 25
  • Best player score: 35
  • Position: #17 / 39
  • Number of attempts: 1
Letter case trickery - 1597 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: 11
  • Position: #178 / 513
  • Number of attempts: 3
Untangle my tail, please! - 57 entries

You know, this words were playing to chase their tails and Oops! What happened? Now we have a complete mess, their tails are totally tangled, can you please help them to untangle their tails?

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #15 / 31
  • Number of attempts: 1
quotes inside quotes - 3128 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: 17
  • Position: #679 / 1073
  • Number of attempts: 1
Hanging Indent for Footnotes - 69 entries

Format this footnote (in kramdown syntax) so that it has hanging indent.

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #9 / 28
  • Number of attempts: 1
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: 33
  • Position: #56 / 69
  • Number of attempts: 4
Sort the VimGolf challenges by popularity - 346 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: 20
  • Position: #91 / 106
  • Number of attempts: 1
Number an outline - 251 entries

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

  • Best score: 25
  • Best player score: 66
  • Position: #60 / 76
  • Number of attempts: 1
Words in parens - 12867 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #1929 / 3949
  • Number of attempts: 2
Pairs of numbers - 360 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: 51
  • Position: #114 / 133
  • Number of attempts: 1
Draw the Go board - 140 entries

which is a 19×19 lines board. Here we use ascii characters only for simplicity. See diff file to get a sense. (See also http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Go_(game))

  • Best score: 50
  • Best player score: 72
  • Position: #29 / 48
  • Number of attempts: 1
paste indent correction - JS - 102 entries

You copy some javascript code from a website and paste it into vim, it does not look good!

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #27 / 57
  • Number of attempts: 1
Hole-in-one - 1017 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: 19
  • Position: #186 / 303
  • Number of attempts: 4
Delete unwanted lines - 396 entries

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

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #69 / 225
  • Number of attempts: 2
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: 24
  • Position: #56 / 73
  • Number of attempts: 1
Lookahead and Lookbehind - 67 entries

Look everywhere

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #22 / 29
  • Number of attempts: 1
Word frequency alignment - 278 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: #76 / 159
  • Number of attempts: 1
Minimalist Limerick - 517 entries

Reproduce this lovely poem.

  • Best score: 31
  • Best player score: 38
  • Position: #112 / 172
  • Number of attempts: 1
Coordinates placeholder - 64 entries

Place coordinates instead of target search.

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 26
  • Position: #28 / 37
  • Number of attempts: 1
fib.c cleanup - 67 entries

cleanup the file

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #31 / 55
  • Number of attempts: 1
REDRUM - 150 entries

If you remember "The Shinning", the first time you saw the bloody word REDRUM you probably thinked "What the Hell is that?" Well, then you know that you need a little help from a looking-glass to make sense of it. Now it's time to use vim like a mirror to reveal the message.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 29
  • Position: #55 / 62
  • Number of attempts: 1
Enumerate words - 250 entries

Enumerate the unique words in order.

  • Best score: 23
  • Best player score: 28
  • Position: #75 / 89
  • Number of attempts: 1
Harder than "abcd > a b c d" - 78 entries

Not as easy as the last challenge. This time, just one space between a and b, up to 25 spaces between y and z. (Removed some lines; diff was too long.)

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #15 / 41
  • Number of attempts: 1
Block Fun 1 - 189 entries

Manipulate the columns to produce desired result.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 24
  • Position: #58 / 73
  • Number of attempts: 2
Groups magic - 157 entries

Regexp or macros for string converting: (a) -> ___ (abc) -> ____ (abcd) -> ______ All in the '(' replace to _ multiply by char count + ()

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #55 / 92
  • Number of attempts: 1
Prefixes and suffixes - 598 entries

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

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 26
  • Position: #86 / 194
  • Number of attempts: 2
Refactor arguments into object argument - 161 entries

A relatively common Javascript refactoring.

  • Best score: 48
  • Best player score: 76
  • Position: #51 / 65
  • Number of attempts: 1
Sort by your own sum - 74 entries

Same numbers as last time, but you'll have to add them yourself.

  • Best score: 25
  • Best player score: 37
  • Position: #24 / 29
  • Number of attempts: 1
Sort by sum of numbers in a line(?) - 60 entries

The lines with the biggest sums need to be at the top. The sums are on the right, which makes life hard. Maybe you can find a feature that will do all the work for you...

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #26 / 37
  • Number of attempts: 1
abcd > a b c d - 281 entries

transform the single spaces into 4 spaces repeat for each line

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #106 / 219
  • Number of attempts: 1
Python: Lots of function arguments - 105 entries

The function definition is too long for one line. The modeline helps you with some typical Python indent settings.

  • Best score: 6
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #39 / 48
  • Number of attempts: 1
Readable Rubyhash - 244 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: 28
  • Position: #53 / 92
  • Number of attempts: 1
Circle of Fifths with Sharps - 96 entries

Display a list of the Circle of Fifths with corresponding solfege syllables with sharps. Handling spaces may be tricky.

  • Best score: 24
  • Best player score: 45
  • Position: #29 / 36
  • Number of attempts: 2
Dehamlizing - 183 entries

Change this piece of HAML code back into erb

  • Best score: 32
  • Best player score: 41
  • Position: #36 / 70
  • Number of attempts: 2
Changing URL path in CSS - 129 entries

What's the quickest way to swap out all the URLs in a CSS file? Is it wasted keystrokes using look-behinds and look-aheads? (I'm sorry for the delete/report--I made a mistake with the last one requiring an ugly search for graphic to replace with images. I just intended this to be a simple search and replace that might possibly generate some macros or normals solutions that are quicker)

  • Best score: 40
  • Best player score: 54
  • Position: #48 / 59
  • Number of attempts: 1
Checkerboard case pattern - 149 entries

All the squares are white. Make some of them black. But only the right ones.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 25
  • Position: #52 / 59
  • Number of attempts: 1
NATO phonetic alphabet - 501 entries

Transform the series of words into a list.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 24
  • Position: #152 / 191
  • Number of attempts: 1
Shuffle and Sort - 209 entries

The values where sorted incorrectly. Get them back to how they are supposed to be

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 26
  • Position: #40 / 65
  • Number of attempts: 2
Printable ASCII characters - 136 entries

From a blank input, print all 95 printing ASCII characters one per line, from space to tilde.

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 41
  • Position: #29 / 43
  • Number of attempts: 1
A simple change - 444 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #89 / 190
  • Number of attempts: 1
SFD-ROC: Tic-Tac-Toe - 134 entries

Tic-Tac-Toe You are 'X', and it is your turn. Stop 'O' from winning, and complete the game. Draw a diagonal line through your winning row of three X's.

  • Best score: 25
  • Best player score: 35
  • Position: #32 / 51
  • Number of attempts: 1
SFD-ROC: The Quick Brown Fox - 169 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: 28
  • Position: #70 / 101
  • Number of attempts: 1
Extract text from xml - 109 entries

Extract text from xml file (ignoring commented out elements) and create a one line regex.

  • Best score: 28
  • Best player score: 39
  • Position: #25 / 44
  • Number of attempts: 1
The Quick Brown Fox Jumps Over The Lazy Vim - 404 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: 11
  • Position: #125 / 190
  • Number of attempts: 1
The name of the game - 651 entries

End up with the name of the game.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #126 / 357
  • Number of attempts: 1
Complete the circuit grid! - 85 entries

Continuing from the last challenge, add additional rows to the grid. Change each of the names from 'A1'...'A10' to 'B1'...'B10', 'C1'...'C10', etc, and for each new row add 0.7 to the X values in the (X Y) at the end of each line.

  • Best score: 46
  • Best player score: 69
  • Position: #16 / 29
  • Number of attempts: 1
SFD-ROC: ASCII Logo Border - 71 entries

Draw a border around this familiar logo ;)

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 40
  • Position: #28 / 31
  • Number of attempts: 4
lamb had a little Mary - 596 entries

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

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 34
  • Position: #73 / 164
  • Number of attempts: 2
SFD-ROC: vimvimvim - 1586 entries

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

  • Best score: 8
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #30 / 441
  • Number of attempts: 5
SFD-ROC: Pipe Dreams - 101 entries

Move the pipes so they match the output.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #14 / 45
  • Number of attempts: 2
Chucking wood - 112 entries

An exercise in compressing repetitive text. For this challenge, any entry that uses keys outside the main row (such as arrow keys, Home, End, Delete, etc.) will be removed. (Esc is OK, though you should be using C-[ anyway.)

  • Best score: 50
  • Best player score: 58
  • Position: #30 / 47
  • Number of attempts: 1
Stairs Indenting - 448 entries

Indent each line with <line number> whitespaces.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #105 / 193
  • Number of attempts: 1
Unwrap the text of an email message - 188 entries

Reverse of "Wrap the text of an email message to 79 characters". gq and gw are great for wrapping paragraphs. But sometimes other programs choke on your wrapped lines. What's the best way to un-gq?

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #18 / 73
  • Number of attempts: 2
Python to Ruby - 196 entries

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

  • Best score: 24
  • Best player score: 42
  • Position: #47 / 59
  • Number of attempts: 1
Cleanining up 80 column concatenated text - 188 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: 42
  • Position: #40 / 76
  • Number of attempts: 1
Saving the hashes(#) - 2008 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: 29
  • Position: #313 / 476
  • Number of attempts: 4
Convert pandoc unordered list to a numbered list - 165 entries

I know it's possible to use #. in pandoc to auto-generate numbered lists, but then it's not easy to tell how many items there are when reading it in Markdown. How fast can you make the switch?

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 38
  • Position: #42 / 56
  • Number of attempts: 1
SFD-ROC: ROT13 Phonics - 99 entries

A is for apple, b is for ball, etc... This familiar phonics poem has been rotated 13 characters. Make the letter match the word.

  • Best score: 6
  • Best player score: 6
  • Position: #38 / 72
  • Number of attempts: 1
Let's play some Ivmgolf - 1096 entries

Oops, I spelled that wrong.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #46 / 442
  • Number of attempts: 4
citizen_hacks_2019_challenge1 - 50 entries

For the Citizen Hacks 2019 Vim competition

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Position: #33 / 44
  • Number of attempts: 1
you're stuck on jQuery < 1.7 - 337 entries

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

  • Best score: 25
  • Best player score: 33
  • Position: #83 / 111
  • Number of attempts: 1
Inconsistent real estate paste - 184 entries

Format a hand-typed real estate listing that uses inconsistent punctuation into four sections

  • Best score: 24
  • Best player score: 45
  • Position: #41 / 55
  • Number of attempts: 3
Alphabet soup - 424 entries

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

  • Best score: 25
  • Best player score: 35
  • Position: #70 / 105
  • Number of attempts: 1
Enharmonic Equivalents - 56 entries

Transform # and b to digraphs

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #5 / 35
  • Number of attempts: 2
Flip the chessboard - 79 entries

White's turn is over. Flip the board to black's perspective. I added coordinates to frustrate you.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 32
  • Position: #23 / 31
  • Number of attempts: 3
Vertical Limit - 2479 entries

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

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 28
  • Position: #566 / 744
  • Number of attempts: 2
Make the circuit grid! - 91 entries

Copy this command for a circuit layout program to create 10 total smd commands. Increment the number in quotes to name each pad, and add 0.7 to each of the (X Y) coordinates at the end of each line.

  • Best score: 26
  • Best player score: 26
  • Position: #18 / 49
  • Number of attempts: 3
Aligning function arguments to match a specific coding style - 227 entries

Most projects have specific coding style guidelines. In this case, the argument list must be broken into a new line for each argument, with the argument names right aligned, taking into account pointers.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 27
  • Position: #60 / 68
  • Number of attempts: 1
Exchanging Quotes - 824 entries

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

  • Best score: 30
  • Best player score: 35
  • Position: #100 / 227
  • Number of attempts: 1
replacing each line of a block selection - 2947 entries

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

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 27
  • Position: #575 / 768
  • Number of attempts: 3
Switch function arguments - 2082 entries

How to switch two arguments of a function.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #535 / 652
  • Number of attempts: 1
Append semicolon after expressions - 1015 entries

Some lines need the semicolon, some don't.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #50 / 407
  • Number of attempts: 4
Reverse and double space - 491 entries

Reverse the order of the given lines and double space everything

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #138 / 195
  • Number of attempts: 1
Remove noise from HTTP log - 699 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: #74 / 271
  • Number of attempts: 2
Remove semicolons after expressions - 635 entries

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

  • Best score: 6
  • Best player score: 6
  • Position: #65 / 260
  • Number of attempts: 3
un-C-escape string - 56 entries

Convert escape sequences to characters

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #33 / 50
  • Number of attempts: 1
switch variable - 5041 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #1312 / 1738
  • Number of attempts: 3
The meaning - 559 entries

Numbers are fun!

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Position: #195 / 357
  • Number of attempts: 1
Format the output - 145 entries

Sometimes your standard out is a little hard to read. Take this multilevel hash and make it human readable.

  • Best score: 35
  • Best player score: 50
  • Position: #25 / 39
  • Number of attempts: 1
Ugly spreadsheet copy/paste to CSV - 976 entries

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

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 42
  • Position: #123 / 186
  • Number of attempts: 1
Replacing some words - 419 entries

How fast could it be?

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 30
  • Position: #112 / 148
  • Number of attempts: 1
PHP <--> Java class conversion Part 1 - 212 entries

Convert this tiny php class to adequate java one.

  • Best score: 65
  • Best player score: 127
  • Position: #46 / 61
  • Number of attempts: 1
Sort the cardinal numbers - 293 entries

Maybe a simple challenge.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #117 / 146
  • Number of attempts: 1
Make it more readable - 1953 entries

Insert blank lines to make it more organized and readable

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #365 / 641
  • Number of attempts: 1
Line Zipper - 450 entries

Zip/pair related lines.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #178 / 210
  • Number of attempts: 1
remove dupes from array - 1338 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: 22
  • Position: #169 / 332
  • Number of attempts: 1
Alphabetize the directory - 283 entries

Put the contacts and their information in alphabetical order.

  • Best score: 30
  • Best player score: 42
  • Position: #86 / 99
  • Number of attempts: 1
PHP Array Syntax -> MailChimp Merge Syntax - 507 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: 32
  • Position: #78 / 148
  • Number of attempts: 1
Complete the hex array data - 196 entries

Do not use external tools(e.g. tac, seq) [My interpretation of Rule #7]

  • Best score: 23
  • Best player score: 28
  • Position: #49 / 73
  • Number of attempts: 1
Case preserving word replacement - 453 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: 21
  • Position: #107 / 179
  • Number of attempts: 2
Complete the hex array data (Part II) - 156 entries

Do not use external tools(e.g. tac, seq) [My interpretation of Rule #7]

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 26
  • Position: #47 / 67
  • Number of attempts: 1
Sort entries based on date - 363 entries

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

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 26
  • Position: #106 / 114
  • Number of attempts: 1
Happy New Year! - 143 entries

This is a simple new year's challenge.

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 31
  • Position: #47 / 57
  • Number of attempts: 1
imports alignment (python) - 662 entries

Align as one import per line.

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 33
  • Position: #166 / 195
  • Number of attempts: 1
Generate Fibonacci Numbers - 263 entries

Use your super vim powers to generate Fibonacci Numbers.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 33
  • Position: #94 / 98
  • Number of attempts: 1
It'ss tooo coold too typpe todaay - 222 entries

My hands are numb with cold. It's hard to type correctly.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 24
  • Position: #87 / 97
  • Number of attempts: 1
Rotating Philosophers Problem - 392 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: 33
  • Position: #132 / 165
  • Number of attempts: 1
Before there was Farmville... - 97 entries

There was old MacDonald. For my toddler. The first Vim sing-a-long?

  • Best score: 156
  • Best player score: 225
  • Position: #27 / 47
  • Number of attempts: 3
HTML to Haml - 843 entries

Help convert this HTML page to Haml.

  • Best score: 23
  • Best player score: 46
  • Position: #152 / 203
  • Number of attempts: 1
expand a list comprehension (python) - 302 entries

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

  • Best score: 42
  • Best player score: 55
  • Position: #61 / 107
  • Number of attempts: 1
Reformat long lines - 344 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: 22
  • Position: #112 / 131
  • Number of attempts: 1
Generate English Alphabets - 475 entries

Start with a, get up to z.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #25 / 204
  • Number of attempts: 3
Insert a Markdown link - 433 entries

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

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 30
  • Position: #124 / 144
  • Number of attempts: 1
Numbering a List - 1863 entries

Pretty simple, number the list.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #77 / 643
  • Number of attempts: 3
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Article 1 - 148 entries

Somebody's got this slightly muddled up. See how quickly you can fix it. (I made this to experiment with buffers. I'm not actually sure whether this is faster with buffers or without.)

  • Best score: 24
  • Best player score: 30
  • Position: #59 / 69
  • Number of attempts: 1
Solve the Sokoban - 165 entries

A wink for all Vimgolfers that play Nethack too.

  • Best score: 25
  • Best player score: 31
  • Position: #49 / 73
  • Number of attempts: 3
Java Array2List - 226 entries

Convert an java array initializer into a list.

  • Best score: 67
  • Best player score: 105
  • Position: #50 / 84
  • Number of attempts: 2
The holy-grail may help - 352 entries

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

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #126 / 207
  • 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: 14
  • Position: #219 / 401
  • Number of attempts: 2
Assignment Alignment - 833 entries

line up the operators. Use spaces, not tabs.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 29
  • Position: #150 / 216
  • Number of attempts: 1
Shebangs for all - 1916 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: 15
  • Position: #262 / 501
  • Number of attempts: 4
A Simple One - 1005 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: #332 / 646
  • Number of attempts: 1
Round Round - 288 entries

Round Round

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 62
  • Position: #46 / 85
  • Number of attempts: 1
82 bottles of beer on the wall - 307 entries

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

  • Best score: 106
  • Best player score: 128
  • Position: #66 / 143
  • Number of attempts: 2
Table Reshuffle - 372 entries

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

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 41
  • Position: #114 / 135
  • Number of attempts: 1
Reverse and count - 459 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: 21
  • Position: #26 / 174
  • Number of attempts: 2
Letters are numbers - 154 entries

Letters and numbers are interchangeable. A lot of programming languages give you simple ways to convert individual letters to hex, binary and decimal but does Vim?

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 32
  • Position: #65 / 74
  • Number of attempts: 1
Another Mixed-Up Haiku - 238 entries

VimGolf ... a perfect evening?

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 31
  • Position: #69 / 86
  • Number of attempts: 1
Ruby 1.9 compat - 610 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: 18
  • Position: #169 / 230
  • Number of attempts: 1
Reverse Simple Deletion - 834 entries

You did the simple deletion, now reverse it.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #275 / 455
  • Number of attempts: 1
Increment, increment, increment.... - 666 entries

Vim likes macros

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #55 / 403
  • Number of attempts: 2
Sorting paragraphs - 506 entries

Order the paragraphs correctly, per prefixed index

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 37
  • Position: #110 / 157
  • Number of attempts: 3
Indentation - 499 entries

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

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 26
  • Position: #68 / 170
  • Number of attempts: 3
Hatsuyume - 463 entries

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

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #42 / 177
  • Number of attempts: 3
Turn this csv list into queries - 205 entries

Transform each line of this csv file into a MySQL-ready INSERT query.

  • Best score: 98
  • Best player score: 113
  • Position: #30 / 96
  • Number of attempts: 2
Dumb to smart - 97 entries

Turn dumb quote to smart vim's way.

  • Best score: 28
  • Best player score: 42
  • Position: #49 / 55
  • Number of attempts: 3
The Cake is a Lie - 1297 entries

Correct the capitalization of each word

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #339 / 515
  • Number of attempts: 4
Fix the Haiku - 276 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: 41
  • Position: #61 / 110
  • Number of attempts: 2
Context insensitive completion 0 - 534 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: #85 / 237
  • Number of attempts: 3
Remove Accent off the Letter - 107 entries

Remove all the accent from extremely accented statements.

  • Best score: 37
  • Best player score: 64
  • Position: #28 / 50
  • Number of attempts: 1
Compile C - 366 entries

You might have to get clever to do this one.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #87 / 133
  • Number of attempts: 4
Context Insensitive completion 1 - 464 entries

Finish writing this simple Python HTTP server.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #108 / 234
  • Number of attempts: 2
Almost encrypted - 199 entries

Convert the first paragraph to be even less readable.

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Position: #99 / 145
  • Number of attempts: 1
Make Fancy Header - 1018 entries

Make the header text stand out with surrounding asterisks

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #230 / 339
  • Number of attempts: 3
Linear congruential generator - 132 entries

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

  • Best score: 28
  • Best player score: 33
  • Position: #36 / 51
  • Number of attempts: 1
Reformat some Python - 581 entries

Fix some very bizarrely laid-out code.

  • Best score: 34
  • Best player score: 45
  • Position: #141 / 231
  • Number of attempts: 1
Reformat a C golf submission - 569 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: 32
  • Position: #110 / 202
  • Number of attempts: 1
Reverse characters in a line - 724 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: 16
  • Position: #149 / 255
  • Number of attempts: 2
PEP8 Python Wrapping Comments and Code - 190 entries

According to PEP8, long flowy text and code should have different max line lengths. Code: 79 characters max Long flowy text: 72 characters max

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 28
  • Position: #36 / 65
  • Number of attempts: 2
Reformat most common surnames - 667 entries

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

  • Best score: 23
  • Best player score: 30
  • Position: #117 / 201
  • Number of attempts: 2
Remember FizzBuzz? - 670 entries

Output FizzBuzz to 100. Start with nothing.

  • Best score: 39
  • Best player score: 60
  • Position: #107 / 182
  • Number of attempts: 2
Get rid of html tags - 376 entries

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

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #91 / 221
  • Number of attempts: 2
Change the content of a string - 1495 entries

This docstring is a complete lie. Fix it.

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 27
  • Position: #443 / 563
  • Number of attempts: 2
Deleting folded text - 342 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: 22
  • Position: #81 / 114
  • Number of attempts: 1
Sort and add attributes - 1352 entries

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

  • Best score: 33
  • Best player score: 33
  • Position: #166 / 536
  • Number of attempts: 1
Add fold markers to a .c file - 565 entries

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

  • Best score: 30
  • Best player score: 31
  • Position: #51 / 173
  • Number of attempts: 3
Reconstruct the Sentence - 1398 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: 25
  • Position: #316 / 389
  • Number of attempts: 3
Braces or Brackets? - 924 entries

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

  • Best score: 34
  • Best player score: 49
  • Position: #209 / 293
  • Number of attempts: 1
Whitespace, empty lines and tabs - 3413 entries

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

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 25
  • Position: #376 / 745
  • Number of attempts: 2
Flodder-challenge - 1150 entries

Replace the text the most efficient and win!

  • Best score: 27
  • Best player score: 38
  • Position: #210 / 314
  • Number of attempts: 2
Simple text editing with Vim - 12395 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #1091 / 3605
  • Number of attempts: 4
Reformat/Refactor a Golfer Class - 6683 entries

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

  • Best score: 32
  • Best player score: 38
  • Position: #602 / 1639
  • Number of attempts: 1
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