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

Played Challenges

Search and Replace 0 - 4851 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #786 / 1604
  • Number of attempts: 3
VimGolfNight - 538 entries

Based on "The name of the game".

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #153 / 344
  • Number of attempts: 2
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10652 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #3224 / 3677
  • Number of attempts: 2
attr_aligner - 3454 entries

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

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 32
  • Position: #467 / 695
  • Number of attempts: 1
Letter case trickery - 1598 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: 12
  • Position: #318 / 514
  • Number of attempts: 3
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: 16
  • Position: #571 / 1073
  • Number of attempts: 2
Words in parens - 12868 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #3194 / 3950
  • Number of attempts: 1
Pairs of numbers - 361 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: 63
  • Position: #127 / 134
  • 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: 23
  • Position: #263 / 303
  • Number of attempts: 1
Prefixes and suffixes - 599 entries

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

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 29
  • Position: #139 / 195
  • Number of attempts: 2
SFD-ROC: vimvimvim - 1594 entries

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

  • Best score: 8
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #353 / 443
  • Number of attempts: 1
Vertical Limit - 2487 entries

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

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 28
  • Position: #573 / 748
  • Number of attempts: 1
Switch function arguments - 2085 entries

How to switch two arguments of a function.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #383 / 653
  • Number of attempts: 1
Reverse and double space - 498 entries

Reverse the order of the given lines and double space everything

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #148 / 197
  • Number of attempts: 2
switch variable - 5045 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #800 / 1742
  • Number of attempts: 1
Change the content of a string - 1502 entries

This docstring is a complete lie. Fix it.

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 26
  • Position: #392 / 567
  • Number of attempts: 1
Whitespace, empty lines and tabs - 3505 entries

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

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 27
  • Position: #441 / 757
  • Number of attempts: 1
Reformat/Refactor a Golfer Class - 6749 entries

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

  • Best score: 31
  • Best player score: 40
  • Position: #798 / 1652
  • Number of attempts: 1

Contributed Challenges

Mess in revision history - 1183 entries

Help Joe clean up what Steve has cobbled.

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contributed 1 challenges