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Played Challenges

Search and Replace 0 - 4829 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #59 / 1597
  • Number of attempts: 4
Generate Fibonacci Numbers - 263 entries

Use your super vim powers to generate Fibonacci Numbers.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 75
  • Position: #98 / 98
  • Number of attempts: 2
Generate English Alphabets - 475 entries

Start with a, get up to z.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 42
  • Position: #181 / 204
  • Number of attempts: 1
The holy-grail may help - 352 entries

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

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #161 / 207
  • 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: 13
  • Position: #163 / 501
  • Number of attempts: 2
A Simple One - 1008 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: #109 / 647
  • Number of attempts: 1
Round Round - 288 entries

Round Round

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 151
  • Position: #73 / 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: 144
  • Position: #106 / 143
  • Number of attempts: 1
Another Mixed-Up Haiku - 238 entries

VimGolf ... a perfect evening?

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 38
  • Position: #80 / 86
  • Number of attempts: 2
Reverse Simple Deletion - 834 entries

You did the simple deletion, now reverse it.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #427 / 455
  • Number of attempts: 1
Increment, increment, increment.... - 668 entries

Vim likes macros

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #149 / 404
  • Number of attempts: 3
Sorting paragraphs - 506 entries

Order the paragraphs correctly, per prefixed index

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 49
  • Position: #142 / 157
  • Number of attempts: 1
Indentation - 499 entries

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

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 42
  • Position: #152 / 170
  • Number of attempts: 1
Hatsuyume - 466 entries

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

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 40
  • Position: #168 / 178
  • Number of attempts: 1
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: 124
  • Position: #52 / 96
  • Number of attempts: 1
The Cake is a Lie - 1300 entries

Correct the capitalization of each word

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #24 / 516
  • Number of attempts: 4
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: #22 / 237
  • Number of attempts: 1
Context Insensitive completion 1 - 464 entries

Finish writing this simple Python HTTP server.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 25
  • Position: #202 / 234
  • Number of attempts: 1
Almost encrypted - 199 entries

Convert the first paragraph to be even less readable.

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Position: #22 / 145
  • Number of attempts: 2
Make Fancy Header - 1018 entries

Make the header text stand out with surrounding asterisks

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 26
  • Position: #304 / 339
  • Number of attempts: 1
Reverse characters in a line - 731 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: 33
  • Position: #245 / 256
  • Number of attempts: 6
Sort and add attributes - 1352 entries

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

  • Best score: 33
  • Best player score: 47
  • Position: #524 / 536
  • 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: 41
  • Position: #688 / 745
  • Number of attempts: 2
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