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Played Challenges

Wrap the text of an email message to 79 characters - 692 entries

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

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 6
  • Position: #305 / 391
  • Number of attempts: 3
Search and Replace 0 - 4813 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #1513 / 1593
  • Number of attempts: 1
Python Hello World! Reformatting - 939 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: 42
  • Position: #72 / 365
  • Number of attempts: 2
Happy New Year! - 143 entries

This is a simple new year's challenge.

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 24
  • Position: #11 / 57
  • Number of attempts: 3
Generate Fibonacci Numbers - 262 entries

Use your super vim powers to generate Fibonacci Numbers.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #26 / 97
  • Number of attempts: 1
It'ss tooo coold too typpe todaay - 215 entries

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

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #14 / 96
  • Number of attempts: 6
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: 25
  • Position: #72 / 144
  • Number of attempts: 1
Solve the Sokoban - 164 entries

A wink for all Vimgolfers that play Nethack too.

  • Best score: 25
  • Best player score: 35
  • Position: #70 / 72
  • 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: 13
  • Position: #128 / 401
  • Number of attempts: 3
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: 13
  • Position: #169 / 501
  • Number of attempts: 5
A Simple One - 1004 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: #11 / 645
  • Number of attempts: 1
Table Reshuffle - 371 entries

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

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 28
  • Position: #43 / 134
  • Number of attempts: 2
Another Mixed-Up Haiku - 238 entries

VimGolf ... a perfect evening?

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 24
  • Position: #44 / 86
  • Number of attempts: 2
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: 16
  • Position: #118 / 230
  • Number of attempts: 5
Reverse Simple Deletion - 832 entries

You did the simple deletion, now reverse it.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #141 / 454
  • Number of attempts: 1
Increment, increment, increment.... - 665 entries

Vim likes macros

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #123 / 402
  • Number of attempts: 1
Sorting paragraphs - 505 entries

Order the paragraphs correctly, per prefixed index

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 33
  • Position: #92 / 156
  • Number of attempts: 2
Indentation - 498 entries

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

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 26
  • Position: #60 / 169
  • Number of attempts: 1
Turn this csv list into queries - 204 entries

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

  • Best score: 98
  • Best player score: 117
  • Position: #43 / 95
  • Number of attempts: 1
The Cake is a Lie - 1293 entries

Correct the capitalization of each word

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #45 / 514
  • Number of attempts: 2
Context insensitive completion 0 - 519 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: 9
  • Position: #166 / 233
  • Number of attempts: 1
Remove Accent off the Letter - 106 entries

Remove all the accent from extremely accented statements.

  • Best score: 37
  • Best player score: 71
  • Position: #34 / 49
  • Number of attempts: 2
Compile C - 365 entries

You might have to get clever to do this one.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #76 / 132
  • Number of attempts: 2
Reformat some Python - 580 entries

Fix some very bizarrely laid-out code.

  • Best score: 34
  • Best player score: 50
  • Position: #170 / 230
  • Number of attempts: 1
Reformat a C golf submission - 568 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: 38
  • Position: #150 / 201
  • Number of attempts: 1
Reformat most common surnames - 662 entries

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

  • Best score: 23
  • Best player score: 28
  • Position: #85 / 201
  • Number of attempts: 3
Change the content of a string - 1495 entries

This docstring is a complete lie. Fix it.

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #26 / 563
  • 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: 34
  • Position: #67 / 173
  • Number of attempts: 1
Reconstruct the Sentence - 1401 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: 21
  • Position: #156 / 390
  • Number of attempts: 1
Braces or Brackets? - 922 entries

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

  • Best score: 34
  • Best player score: 44
  • Position: #136 / 293
  • Number of attempts: 1

Contributed Challenges

Solve the Sokoban - 164 entries

A wink for all Vimgolfers that play Nethack too.

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