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Played Challenges

Simple, Practical, and Common - 32972 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: 27
  • Position: #3735 / 7278
  • Number of attempts: 7
Swap values - 4440 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #1005 / 1241
  • Number of attempts: 1
One number per line - 18395 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #1366 / 3793
  • Number of attempts: 11
V to the i - 4641 entries

Input is 99 V's. Output is 100 i's.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #406 / 1857
  • Number of attempts: 4
Split line with dots - 2103 entries

This line is too long, split it.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #415 / 623
  • Number of attempts: 4
Every other line - 2836 entries

AaAaAaA

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #411 / 687
  • Number of attempts: 4
Extract argument from function - 2218 entries

The aim is to see if you can do some refactoring very fast.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #171 / 729
  • Number of attempts: 4
Search and Replace 0 - 4681 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #465 / 1550
  • Number of attempts: 6
That hyphen - 2507 entries

"vim vi improved"

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #138 / 684
  • Number of attempts: 7
Just the middle - 11141 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #715 / 4114
  • Number of attempts: 2
Make HTML List - 987 entries

Turn the comma separated list into an unordered html list.

  • Best score: 33
  • Best player score: 41
  • Position: #101 / 261
  • Number of attempts: 2
Basic renumbering - 5444 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #932 / 1229
  • Number of attempts: 6
Fiddle percentages into real numbers - 798 entries

Get rid of the '%' symbols and shift the decimal place. This is the easier version - all the columns line up.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #211 / 273
  • Number of attempts: 1
replace 2nd column blanks with values in same column if blank - 211 entries

Where ,SOMELOGB and ,SOMELOGC replaces each /r carriage return if 2nd column is blank. The replace only happens if 2nd column is blank though and should replace up to the non blank row.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #9 / 74
  • Number of attempts: 8
Wrap text in quotes - 340 entries

All the blocks of text should be wrapped in quotation marks.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #84 / 115
  • Number of attempts: 3
Vice versa - 7541 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #1217 / 2049
  • Number of attempts: 1
Pretty multi-line bash - 216 entries

Bash line continuations are much prettier when they're column aligned.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 31
  • Position: #65 / 74
  • Number of attempts: 3
C Reformatting - 686 entries

You may use Visual mode... or not. #uppercase

  • Best score: 30
  • Best player score: 74
  • Position: #145 / 159
  • Number of attempts: 1
Paragraph sort - 416 entries

My large herbivorous mammals, Vim commands, and POSIX utilities need to be sorted separately.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #81 / 120
  • Number of attempts: 3
Paragraph breaks - 488 entries

Swap the blank lines and the aaa lines.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #104 / 161
  • Number of attempts: 2
comments galore - 970 entries

Basic comment reformatting

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #200 / 410
  • Number of attempts: 3
Scrambled numbers - 772 entries

Four is NOT 1. One is 1.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #61 / 179
  • Number of attempts: 9
Alsa configuration - 481 entries

I'm tweaking my ~/.asoundrc file!

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 38
  • Position: #116 / 123
  • Number of attempts: 1
Align commas - 1040 entries

There are 15,000 aligning challenges on vimgolf.com, and they're all exactly the same. I hope this one is a little different.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #195 / 236
  • Number of attempts: 2
A grid of punctuation - 117 entries

Create a checkerboard of = and - in an 80×24 grid!

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #20 / 55
  • Number of attempts: 4
Generate a list of numbers - 276 entries

Please generate list of numbers from 1 to 20.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #120 / 131
  • Number of attempts: 1
Mirror Symmetry - 781 entries

Add backslashes.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #66 / 262
  • Number of attempts: 4
From A to B - 556 entries

Mirror and change this text block

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #30 / 153
  • Number of attempts: 8
Collect List - 4184 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #928 / 1167
  • Number of attempts: 2
Space out the alphabet - 1595 entries

Put 3 spaces between adjacent letters.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #63 / 434
  • Number of attempts: 13
I forgot quotes - 15749 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #2823 / 4117
  • Number of attempts: 2
-a-b-c- - 3122 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #806 / 1113
  • Number of attempts: 2
Don't know what this is - 1951 entries

Replace contents of brackets with matching number of spaces. Don't ask what the format's supposed to be.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #194 / 572
  • Number of attempts: 4
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10538 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #703 / 3638
  • Number of attempts: 6
attr_aligner - 3402 entries

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

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 36
  • Position: #588 / 685
  • Number of attempts: 4
quotes inside quotes - 3030 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: 15
  • Position: #448 / 1045
  • Number of attempts: 6
Words in parens - 12736 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #2310 / 3919
  • Number of attempts: 2
replacing each line of a block selection - 2826 entries

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

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #184 / 739
  • Number of attempts: 8
switch variable - 4945 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #885 / 1708
  • Number of attempts: 5
Reformat/Refactor a Golfer Class - 6035 entries

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

  • Best score: 32
  • Best player score: 43
  • Position: #953 / 1487
  • Number of attempts: 2
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