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Played Challenges

Enumerate Bullets - 157 entries

We will need to refer to the bullet points in our document explicitly later, so we need to assign them some ID's!

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 40
  • Position: #33 / 41
  • Number of attempts: 1
swap number pairs - 1357 entries

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

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 30
  • Position: #150 / 263
  • Number of attempts: 1
HS Final exam vimgolf - 597 entries

Change the initial file to a single line containing all names comma-separated with numbers inside parentheses.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 33
  • Position: #102 / 159
  • Number of attempts: 1
Extend shell script - 66 entries

Just add some more stuff

  • Best score: 37
  • Best player score: 64
  • Position: #19 / 26
  • Number of attempts: 1
Easy modification of ssh config - 176 entries

Just add another alias to each worker

  • Best score: 24
  • Best player score: 54
  • Position: #50 / 53
  • Number of attempts: 2
Rural Post - 3894 entries

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

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #638 / 964
  • Number of attempts: 4
Satisfy the go linter - 1811 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: 28
  • Position: #255 / 363
  • Number of attempts: 2
xrandr outputs and dashes - 587 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: 12
  • Position: #93 / 191
  • Number of attempts: 2
From a Thunderlink to a Markdown link - 677 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: 31
  • Position: #133 / 151
  • Number of attempts: 2
Yo To Hello - 1000 entries

Simply Turn Yo To Hello

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #381 / 462
  • Number of attempts: 2
Simple, Practical, and Common - 32803 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: 29
  • Position: #4856 / 7246
  • Number of attempts: 2
Swap values - 4415 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #765 / 1236
  • Number of attempts: 2
prepend * to every non-blank line - 5850 entries

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

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #1057 / 1439
  • Number of attempts: 4
Quote modules - 1003 entries

Complete golang import statement.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 31
  • Position: #203 / 255
  • Number of attempts: 1
Swap values inside brackets - 2423 entries

Easy challenge.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 27
  • Position: #505 / 558
  • Number of attempts: 1
Applying same text modification in several lines - 2720 entries

Remove identical text at the beginning of several lines and the closing parenthesis.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #583 / 809
  • Number of attempts: 1
Add semicolons - 10480 entries

Simply add a semicolon at the end of each line

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #2516 / 2972
  • Number of attempts: 1
Bad Copy Syntax - 1912 entries

Copy should be from right to left, but sometimes you type it wrong.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #282 / 488
  • Number of attempts: 2
remove lines containing the word "reader" - 3442 entries

easy stuff

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #920 / 1115
  • Number of attempts: 1
Com(m)a Trouble - 3336 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 33
  • Position: #677 / 750
  • Number of attempts: 1
Box it - 7667 entries

Create a box around a line.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 31
  • Position: #1424 / 1831
  • Number of attempts: 1
Just the middle - 11102 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #3094 / 4100
  • Number of attempts: 2
Basic renumbering - 5419 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #912 / 1222
  • Number of attempts: 1
Vice versa - 7491 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #1387 / 2030
  • Number of attempts: 2
One to Ten - 2078 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: 15
  • Position: #513 / 637
  • Number of attempts: 1
Line under headers - 1905 entries

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

  • Best score: 24
  • Best player score: 37
  • Position: #382 / 468
  • Number of attempts: 1
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10525 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #2809 / 3633
  • Number of attempts: 1
Words in parens - 12703 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #3626 / 3909
  • Number of attempts: 1
Simple text editing with Vim - 11522 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #1813 / 3380
  • Number of attempts: 1
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