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Played Challenges

Put a newline after every 10 lines in vim - 1228 entries

Goal is to put a newline after every 10 lines in vim.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #134 / 423
  • Number of attempts: 4
Plotting some variables in python - 1320 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: 34
  • Position: #44 / 278
  • Number of attempts: 8
swap number pairs - 1808 entries

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

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #47 / 332
  • Number of attempts: 14
Change double quotes to single quotes, but with a twist - 263 entries

Although this challenge is in the context of a Python function, you don't need to know Python to do this challenge. It is to add contexts and interesting constraints. The file contains a function that prints a multi-line string literal. I wrote the string literal with double quotes, but then I decided to use single quotes instead, and that's your challenge. However, interestingly enough, the string itself contains single and double quotes. This means, inside the string literal, the originally escaped double quotes no longer need to be escaped, but the single quotes now need to be escaped. Note that the triple double quotes in the docstring should be left alone.

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #4 / 50
  • Number of attempts: 7
Rural Post - 4197 entries

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

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #185 / 1035
  • Number of attempts: 8
Satisfy the go linter - 2041 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: 20
  • Position: #52 / 416
  • Number of attempts: 13
Add quotes to ansible playbook - 829 entries

You created an ansible playbook, but forgot to add quotes. Can you fix it?

  • Best score: 8
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #127 / 261
  • Number of attempts: 6
xrandr outputs and dashes - 619 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: #84 / 202
  • Number of attempts: 4
From a Thunderlink to a Markdown link - 712 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: 18
  • Position: #34 / 159
  • Number of attempts: 6
Yo To Hello - 1067 entries

Simply Turn Yo To Hello

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #223 / 490
  • Number of attempts: 2
Replace pattern with 1, 2, 3, ... on each line - 1048 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: 21
  • Position: #27 / 212
  • Number of attempts: 7
Simple, Practical, and Common - 33073 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: 22
  • Position: #2238 / 7295
  • Number of attempts: 7
prepend * to every non-blank line - 6081 entries

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

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #285 / 1485
  • Number of attempts: 8
One number per line - 18472 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #687 / 3807
  • Number of attempts: 11
Quote modules - 1023 entries

Complete golang import statement.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #65 / 262
  • Number of attempts: 5
Applying same text modification in several lines - 2779 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #16 / 823
  • Number of attempts: 4
Add semicolons - 10717 entries

Simply add a semicolon at the end of each line

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #629 / 3020
  • Number of attempts: 4
Bad Copy Syntax - 1952 entries

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

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #5 / 498
  • Number of attempts: 4
remove lines containing the word "reader" - 3483 entries

easy stuff

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #796 / 1128
  • Number of attempts: 7
Com(m)a Trouble - 3477 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #125 / 779
  • Number of attempts: 9
Box it - 7722 entries

Create a box around a line.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #770 / 1842
  • Number of attempts: 6
Search and Replace 0 - 4730 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #704 / 1565
  • Number of attempts: 2
Just the middle - 11284 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #1420 / 4140
  • Number of attempts: 2
Vice versa - 7614 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #603 / 2063
  • Number of attempts: 5
Line under headers - 1933 entries

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

  • Best score: 24
  • Best player score: 25
  • Position: #37 / 476
  • Number of attempts: 9
I forgot quotes - 15822 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #1068 / 4129
  • Number of attempts: 8
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10562 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #2452 / 3646
  • Number of attempts: 2
Words in parens - 12786 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #11 / 3928
  • Number of attempts: 4
Recursively Palindrome - 235 entries

Note that there are 2^6-1 characters.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #4 / 72
  • Number of attempts: 1
replacing each line of a block selection - 2874 entries

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

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #221 / 753
  • Number of attempts: 4
Ugly spreadsheet copy/paste to CSV - 926 entries

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

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #13 / 179
  • Number of attempts: 19
Make it more readable - 1925 entries

Insert blank lines to make it more organized and readable

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #197 / 633
  • Number of attempts: 3
remove dupes from array - 1324 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: 17
  • Position: #85 / 328
  • Number of attempts: 12
HTML to Haml - 837 entries

Help convert this HTML page to Haml.

  • Best score: 23
  • Best player score: 24
  • Position: #17 / 200
  • Number of attempts: 17
Generate English Alphabets - 449 entries

Start with a, get up to z.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #11 / 196
  • Number of attempts: 8
Numbering a List - 1838 entries

Pretty simple, number the list.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #75 / 631
  • Number of attempts: 1
Solve the Sokoban - 161 entries

A wink for all Vimgolfers that play Nethack too.

  • Best score: 25
  • Best player score: 25
  • Position: #7 / 71
  • Number of attempts: 1
Assignment Alignment - 823 entries

line up the operators. Use spaces, not tabs.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #58 / 214
  • Number of attempts: 15
Shebangs for all - 1789 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: 11
  • Position: #68 / 472
  • Number of attempts: 7
Reverse and count - 429 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: 18
  • Position: #15 / 165
  • Number of attempts: 2
Reverse Simple Deletion - 811 entries

You did the simple deletion, now reverse it.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #54 / 445
  • Number of attempts: 4
Compile C - 353 entries

You might have to get clever to do this one.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #20 / 128
  • Number of attempts: 1
Get rid of html tags - 353 entries

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

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #15 / 211
  • Number of attempts: 5
Change the content of a string - 1405 entries

This docstring is a complete lie. Fix it.

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #202 / 535
  • Number of attempts: 3
Sort and add attributes - 1238 entries

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

  • Best score: 33
  • Best player score: 33
  • Position: #251 / 499
  • Number of attempts: 3
Reconstruct the Sentence - 1201 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: 20
  • Position: #120 / 354
  • Number of attempts: 4
Whitespace, empty lines and tabs - 3093 entries

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

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #136 / 684
  • Number of attempts: 10
Simple text editing with Vim - 11811 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #678 / 3459
  • Number of attempts: 6
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