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Played Challenges

Python Hello World! Reformatting - 837 entries

A novice Python using prints Hello World! and a pro shows him different way. Using vim to get into pro style from novice, win the challenge.

  • Best score: 39
  • Best player score: 40
  • Number of attempts: 4
Reformat/Refactor a Golfer Class - 5527 entries

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

  • Best score: 32
  • Best player score: 36
  • Number of attempts: 4
Add fold markers to a .c file - 441 entries

Fold markers can make it easier to navigate source code. Add them to this .c file.

  • Best score: 30
  • Best player score: 34
  • Number of attempts: 2
Array of characters - 114 entries

We all copy paste things off the internet, but the syntax doesn't look right. Fix it as fast as possible.

  • Best score: 33
  • Best player score: 33
  • Number of attempts: 5
Sort and add attributes - 1090 entries

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

  • Best score: 33
  • Best player score: 33
  • Number of attempts: 5
Remember FizzBuzz? - 537 entries

Output FizzBuzz to 100. Start with nothing.

  • Best score: 39
  • Best player score: 64
  • Number of attempts: 2
Do you demand a shrubbery? - 1016 entries

Use :redir and crush the emacsgolfers.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 32
  • Number of attempts: 1
lipsum lines - 239 entries

Convert a quoted block of text into strings in a list.

  • Best score: 28
  • Best player score: 31
  • Number of attempts: 5
Format java properties - 63 entries

Format java properties to a different format. The value which is the string following the first '=' cannot & should not change. All periods in the key get replaced with an underscore "_" and get a prefix of "b_".

  • Best score: 27
  • Best player score: 33
  • Number of attempts: 1
Exchanging Quotes - 761 entries

Sometimes you need to exchange a choice of quotes in some code.

  • Best score: 30
  • Best player score: 31
  • Number of attempts: 7
42-header - 36 entries

Rush 42mexican-standoff at 42 school

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 30
  • Number of attempts: 2
Refactor static member invocation - 180 entries

Someone used a static method. Refactor the method into a static import while fixing the assertion.

  • Best score: 28
  • Best player score: 28
  • Number of attempts: 6
you're stuck on jQuery < 1.7 - 317 entries

replace calls to jQuery 1.7+'s `on` with calls to pre 1.7 `bind`

  • Best score: 25
  • Best player score: 26
  • Number of attempts: 6
Hello ${world} - 232 entries

Migrate a JavaScript String from concatenation to ES6 interpolation.

  • Best score: 24
  • Best player score: 25
  • Number of attempts: 4
FoodCritic023: Prefer conditional attributes - 161 entries

FoodCritic (www.foodcritic.io) is a lint tool for your Chef (learn.chef.io) cookbooks. FC023 indicates that you should prefer Chef guards over Ruby conditions. This challenge expects you to be able to fix this issue in a sample cookbook, given the FoodCritic output: ================================================================ FC023: Prefer conditional attributes: cookbooks/foo/recipes/default.rb:25 ================================================================ See http://www.foodcritic.io/#FC023 for more details about the changes being made.

  • Best score: 25
  • Best player score: 25
  • Number of attempts: 9
lamb had a little Mary - 491 entries

"Mary" and "lamb" are swapped. Unswap them. Fast as you can.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 25
  • Number of attempts: 6
Reformat a C golf submission - 476 entries

Take this C golf submission (for the "tiny but standards-compliant Hello World program" category, naturally), and turn it into formatted C code.

  • Best score: 23
  • Best player score: 25
  • Number of attempts: 6
Create Leading Zeros - 192 entries

Create leading zeros only for id columns. Please use generic approach!

  • Best score: 23
  • Best player score: 24
  • Number of attempts: 5
Flodder-challenge - 807 entries

Replace the text the most efficient and win!

  • Best score: 27
  • Best player score: 31
  • Number of attempts: 4
imports alignment (python) - 577 entries

Align as one import per line.

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 28
  • Number of attempts: 3
Two become one - 676 entries

We have two c arrays and want to make one two dimensional out of it. Can we do that?

  • Best score: 25
  • Best player score: 26
  • Number of attempts: 6
Add Go XML to structure tags - 128 entries

The Go programming language can directly map XML to structure fields. Add the correct XML tag after each field.

  • Best score: 24
  • Best player score: 24
  • Number of attempts: 5
PHP Array Syntax -> MailChimp Merge Syntax - 421 entries

I recently needed to send an e-mail to our marketing department listing allowed merge tags for our MailChimp campaigns. The allowed merge tags were determined from a PHP array in one of our PHP classes. I transformed the PHP class to MailChimp's syntax and sent the e-mail. It was, however, a long, laborious process. I'm still fairly new to Vim and would love to see how an expert Vim user would tackle one of my own, real-world problems. Thanks and have fun!

  • Best score: 23
  • Best player score: 24
  • Number of attempts: 4
Generate English Alphabets - 413 entries

Start with a, get up to z.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 23
  • Number of attempts: 3
Hidden Message - 44 entries

Find the hidden message and replace all other characters with spaces.

  • Best score: 33
  • Best player score: 35
  • Number of attempts: 3
Start coding format - 119 entries

I used to start coding with following format: int main(){ -(cursor here) }

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 22
  • Number of attempts: 2
Logging with key - 275 entries

Sometimes it is better to log with meaningful key

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 22
  • Number of attempts: 5
Insert a Markdown link - 387 entries

Put a link in a markdown document, using the after-the-paragraph format.

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 22
  • Number of attempts: 4
Change the content of a string - 1238 entries

This docstring is a complete lie. Fix it.

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 22
  • Number of attempts: 5
Prefixes and suffixes - 506 entries

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

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 21
  • Number of attempts: 5
Indentation - 416 entries

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

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 21
  • Number of attempts: 9
A grid of punctuation - 112 entries

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

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 20
  • Number of attempts: 1
readability - 285 entries

Make the code readable by adding some spaces

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 19
  • Number of attempts: 1
Shift down - 179 entries

Number words are back.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 19
  • Number of attempts: 7
NATO phonetic alphabet - 407 entries

Transform the series of words into a list.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 19
  • Number of attempts: 4
Number an outline - 199 entries

The indent and words are right, but the numbers are all wrong.

  • Best score: 25
  • Best player score: 34
  • Number of attempts: 4
Enumerate words - 223 entries

Enumerate the unique words in order.

  • Best score: 23
  • Best player score: 25
  • Number of attempts: 3
Copy three lines - 2135 entries

If the site is up (by some miracle), make the text under every header identical.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 18
  • Number of attempts: 5
Subnetting - 66 entries

Split up the IP addresses in the right way.

  • Best score: 29
  • Best player score: 37
  • Number of attempts: 2
Reformat most common surnames - 520 entries

Reformat copy-pasted table into a list of the most common surnames

  • Best score: 23
  • Best player score: 24
  • Number of attempts: 8
Adam's challenge - 804 entries

Change both normal to bold and 4 by 2. Adam Wathan challenge this on twitter . He did it in 11 keystrokes on Sublime.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 18
  • Number of attempts: 7
Braces or Brackets? - 626 entries

Someone forgot whether to use braces or brackets and you have to clean up their code!

  • Best score: 34
  • Best player score: 38
  • Number of attempts: 3
Sort files from hosts - 129 entries

Resume files by host. I hope you enjoy with this challenge

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 18
  • Number of attempts: 3
Angular naming conventions - 269 entries

In angular, a directive name follows the camelCase convention. When the directive is used in an HTML template, the words are instead separated by a dash. Go from to the other the fastest!

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 18
  • Number of attempts: 3
Sort yaml structures alphabetically by root key names - 25 entries

sometimes we want to sort structures alphabetically in yaml files

  • Best score: 31
  • Best player score: 33
  • Number of attempts: 2
Fix the XML - 867 entries

The challenge consists in having a valid xml from an incomplete source.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 18
  • Number of attempts: 3
Un"finnish"ed Work - 102 entries

Replace å by a, ä by a and ö by o.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 20
  • Number of attempts: 1
NBCU Weekly Challenge - Test - 215 entries

Just testing.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 18
  • Number of attempts: 3
Numbering a List - 1743 entries

Pretty simple, number the list.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 18
  • Number of attempts: 4
7th Birthday - 163 entries

We have a bunch of numbers written from 0 to 9 in the order present in the text input file. The task is to create 7 by replacing the numbers with dashes.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 22
  • Number of attempts: 4
Assignment Alignment - 695 entries

line up the operators. Use spaces, not tabs.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 18
  • Number of attempts: 3
Reverse and count - 379 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
  • Number of attempts: 2
ASCII box - 295 entries

Don't forget to fix typos!

  • Best score: 23
  • Best player score: 24
  • Number of attempts: 5
Context Insensitive completion 1 - 395 entries

Finish writing this simple Python HTTP server.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 18
  • Number of attempts: 2
Readable Rubyhash - 232 entries

Rubyists talk about being cutting edge but how many are using 1.9 in production? Time to convert those verbose 1.8 hashes in to symbolic, succinct 1.9 beauties!

  • Best score: 23
  • Best player score: 24
  • Number of attempts: 5
From argument to object - 1115 entries

This task typifies those programmers endure while coding. This C-family pseudocode needs a function argument to be repurposed as an object call. Simply search and replace? Repeat a pattern of edits?

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 3
Change attribute to getter - 88 entries

Wrap attributes with a getter method.

  • Best score: 24
  • Best player score: 24
  • Number of attempts: 1
Array transposition - 1660 entries

Transpose two arrays into one.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 6
Pairs of numbers - 325 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: 27
  • Number of attempts: 7
vim1001 - 243 entries

change number 1001 into a "vim1001 sequence". (My first challenge, hope it is not too bad... )

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 7
Mess in revision history - 981 entries

Help Joe clean up what Steve has cobbled.

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 7
Replacing some words - 400 entries

How fast could it be?

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 8
Make HTML List - 903 entries

Turn the comma separated list into an unordered html list.

  • Best score: 33
  • Best player score: 36
  • Number of attempts: 8
Ugly spreadsheet copy/paste to CSV - 731 entries

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

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 20
  • Number of attempts: 7
Ruby 1.9 hashes - 1079 entries

Rubyists talk about being cutting edge but how many are using 1.9 in production? Time to convert those verbose 1.8 hashes in to symbolic, succinct 1.9 beauties!

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 3
Reverse Simple Deletion - 714 entries

You did the simple deletion, now reverse it.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 1
Text to HTML Table - 143 entries

Turn the plain text table to an HTML table.

  • Best score: 52
  • Best player score: 53
  • Number of attempts: 5
vim = 22 / 7 - 398 entries

pi square vim

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 20
  • Number of attempts: 6
Wrap text in quotes - 289 entries

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

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 4
Basic renumbering - 4689 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 8
attr_aligner - 3040 entries

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

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 19
  • Number of attempts: 14
Nesting SASS - 222 entries

Move a block inside another block and indent it

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Number of attempts: 2
Gray area - 645 entries

It's a golf metaphor or something.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 2
Line 'em up! - 275 entries

It can be so hard to keep everything neatly lined-up. Somebody clearly hasn't bothered here. Tidy it up, please!

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 3
Order and join - 756 entries

There's something special about the input order.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 3
remove dupes from array - 1197 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
  • Number of attempts: 7
Don't know what this is - 1769 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: 11
  • Number of attempts: 7
Separate the lines - 126 entries

Every other line is mixed up. Separate them into their original texts.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 3
The Cake is a Lie - 1127 entries

Correct the capitalization of each word

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Number of attempts: 5
Space out the alphabet - 1382 entries

Put 3 spaces between adjacent letters.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 5
JS notation to Immutable.js notation - 143 entries

Now Immutable.js made its way into many frontends. This challenge consists of a typical refactoring that many of us are facing now.

  • Best score: 35
  • Best player score: 42
  • Number of attempts: 1
Hatsuyume - 365 entries

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

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 5
Switch function arguments - 1843 entries

How to switch two arguments of a function.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 5
Pretty multi-line bash - 194 entries

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

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 21
  • Number of attempts: 4
That hyphen - 2204 entries

"vim vi improved"

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 4
A Simple One - 845 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
  • Number of attempts: 1
Shebangs for all - 1599 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
  • Number of attempts: 7
Paragraph breaks - 407 entries

Swap the blank lines and the aaa lines.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 3
comments galore - 908 entries

Basic comment reformatting

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 3
V to the i - 3975 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Number of attempts: 3
Swap assigned value - 499 entries

Simple problem but looking for interesting solutions.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 3
The Quick Brown Fox Jumps Over The Lazy Vim - 330 entries

Someone has vandalized this text file and replaced the beginning character of one word in each line with a Big "X." Please remove the big X's, and fix each line to read "The Quick Brown Fox Jumps Over The Lazy Dog."

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 2
create arrows in a list - 65 entries

Add arrow at same distance

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 2
For all cases. - 105 entries

In this case... change it! :) Watch the line.

  • Best score: 8
  • Best player score: 8
  • Number of attempts: 1
Wrap the text of an email message to 79 characters - 492 entries

You're replying to an email with silly long lines. Clean them up.

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Number of attempts: 2
Sorting paragraphs - 443 entries

Order the paragraphs correctly, per prefixed index

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 24
  • Number of attempts: 1
learn vim in short time - 186 entries

so happy to learn vim.because vim is awesome

  • Best score: 8
  • Best player score: 8
  • Number of attempts: 1
Interactive git rebase changing commands - 151 entries

How to change the action of some commits in git rebase dialog.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 3
Alsa configuration - 471 entries

I'm tweaking my ~/.asoundrc file!

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 22
  • Number of attempts: 9
Letter case trickery - 1448 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: 9
  • Number of attempts: 5
Reformat some Python - 511 entries

Fix some very bizarrely laid-out code.

  • Best score: 34
  • Best player score: 34
  • Number of attempts: 5
Vim's not included features - 157 entries

Filter not included (-) features in a hypothetical installation of vim.

  • Best score: 23
  • Best player score: 23
  • Number of attempts: 5
Paragraph sort - 325 entries

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

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 3
Free hyphen! - 115 entries

Just like "Inner hyphens", but I'm giving you a free hyphen to play with. Will your solution be any different?

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Number of attempts: 2
Append semicolon after expressions - 869 entries

Some lines need the semicolon, some don't.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 3
SFD-ROC: vimvimvim - 1294 entries

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

  • Best score: 8
  • Best player score: 8
  • Number of attempts: 5
Replace and keep the case - 347 entries

Replace all instance of plugin and Plugin to device and Device.

  • Best score: 26
  • Best player score: 26
  • Number of attempts: 4
Make it more readable - 1761 entries

Insert blank lines to make it more organized and readable

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 3
camel riding - 693 entries

add a prefix on some camelCase variables

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 4
Context insensitive completion 0 - 445 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
  • Number of attempts: 3
Remove semicolons after expressions - 460 entries

A follow-up for http://vimgolf.com/challenges/4fc9d767d3a0d4000100000e.

  • Best score: 6
  • Best player score: 8
  • Number of attempts: 2
Let's play some Ivmgolf - 923 entries

Oops, I spelled that wrong.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 9
  • Number of attempts: 2
multiple cursor alternative - 1101 entries

from: https://www.reddit.com/r/vim/comments/6w5pfa/crosspost_from_remacs_how_would_you_do_this_in_vim/

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 20
  • Number of attempts: 5
comment and uncomment code inline - 826 entries

It's very useful to be able to comment out a block of code in a quick edit. And likewise to uncomment the code. This operation often involves multi-line stanzas and even large blocks. With just line-wise navigation and insert mode this would cost you about 4 keystrokes per line. Master this hole of VimGolf and you'll quickly drop your key count in day to day Vim as well.

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Number of attempts: 4
The meaning - 502 entries

Numbers are fun!

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Number of attempts: 1
Line Zipper - 397 entries

Zip/pair related lines.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 2
Missing Library and a Typo - 714 entries

I forgot to add a c library, please add it for me. Also I'm bad at typing so fix my typo too.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 9
The name of the game - 582 entries

End up with the name of the game.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 3
Simple, Practical, and Common - 25720 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
  • Number of attempts: 14
One number per line - 13395 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 19
  • Number of attempts: 4
Sorting a glossary - 101 entries

Sort a glossary. Glossary head contains a header phrase ending with ':' and glossary body has multi line text indented with a tab.

  • Best score: 6
  • Best player score: 6
  • Number of attempts: 2
Increment, increment, increment.... - 491 entries

Vim likes macros

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 1
Remember VimGolf Rules ! - 203 entries

Rules, ... and don't forget !

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Number of attempts: 2
Count both ways - 878 entries

Right AND down.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 7
A simple change - 362 entries

Just change the numbers in the most efficient way ...

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 2
Extract HTML option values from tag values - 73 entries

Generate HTML option values from the text in the option tag. If the text contains multiple words, replace the spaces with an underscore and convert all capital letters to small letters.

  • Best score: 34
  • Best player score: 36
  • Number of attempts: 2
Scrambled numbers - 730 entries

Four is NOT 1. One is 1.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 24
  • Number of attempts: 5
Delete unwanted lines - 336 entries

Delete all lines which does not end in "o.."

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Number of attempts: 3
remove all lines in first part - 149 entries

From the second part, remove all lines in the first part. It can be useful when you have done something from a long list, you want to know what is not done yet!

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 5
Stairstep digits - 218 entries

Remove the evens. Double the odds.

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Number of attempts: 2
Combines all items - 244 entries

For each line that starts with the same number I want to combine its contents

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Number of attempts: 2
Inner hyphens - 111 entries

Yet another hyphen challenge. Adding 5 hyphens to a file shouldn't be too hard.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 3
Mirror Symmetry - 701 entries

Add backslashes.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 6
Sort entries based on date - 304 entries

Sort some entries in a Ledger-file based on date.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 8
Counting in binary - 393 entries

"a" represents 0; "A" represents 1. Start from zero and count to 15.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 10
Mute the second method of this script - 412 entries

prepend a # infront of every line of the second method

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Number of attempts: 2
From A to B - 496 entries

Mirror and change this text block

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 7
VimGolfNight - 458 entries

Based on "The name of the game".

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 1
Where should I put the Newline? - 798 entries

Help me put the newline.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Number of attempts: 2
Shuffled numbers - 199 entries

Each number is paired with the number it should follow. That's enough information to put them in order.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 4
Happy TvvO - 354 entries

Don’t forget the past, learn from it. Happy New Year.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 2
Collect List - 3550 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 1
Split the words - 334 entries

Add the spaces manually if you must, but if you use Vim's spell checking feature wisely, I think you'll save a LARGE number of strokes.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 31
  • Number of attempts: 3
Lisp Condense - 387 entries

Reduce 4 cons selection operations down to one function call.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 4
Swap values - 3626 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 8
switch variable - 4344 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 1
replacing each line of a block selection - 2542 entries

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

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 19
  • Number of attempts: 6
Search and Replace 0 - 4166 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 7
Stairs Indenting - 360 entries

Indent each line with <line number> whitespaces.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 4
-a-b-c- - 2635 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 6
Condensed Cases - 695 entries

Apple's new programming language, Swift, allows two style of case statements: 1) one Enum case on each line, or 2) multiple Enum cases on a single line. Convert the following from the first case (no pun intended) to the second type.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 6
Case preserving word replacement - 389 entries

Half way through my project, my people turned into dogs. Now I have to change everything in my source.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 19
  • Number of attempts: 4
Restore order to the alphabet - 153 entries

The numbers are OK. The letters are wonky.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 4
Fiddle percentages into real numbers - 724 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: 13
  • Number of attempts: 8
Sorting database text output - 188 entries

Sometimes it is nice to be able to quickly take column-formatted text output from the SQL command line and turn it into a list of useful data. In this case we want a unique, sorted list of the values from the second column combined into one comma-separated list. What is the fewest strokes you can do this in?

  • Best score: 24
  • Best player score: 24
  • Number of attempts: 6
Extract argument from function - 2019 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 5
Simple text editing with Vim - 10540 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 3
Add to end of each line... kinda - 264 entries

Visual-block mode can be used to add something to the end of each line, even if they are of differing lengths. However, what if it's not quite at the end?

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 4
quotes inside quotes - 2804 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: 14
  • Number of attempts: 4
Minimalist Limerick - 481 entries

Reproduce this lovely poem.

  • Best score: 31
  • Best player score: 31
  • Number of attempts: 6
Rotating Philosophers Problem - 358 entries

Can you help the philosophers find a good place to sit before they get five forks and spaghetti?

  • Best score: 29
  • Best player score: 29
  • Number of attempts: 3
Suffix sort - 166 entries

Sort from the end of the line, as if the letters in each line were reversed.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 22
  • Number of attempts: 6
120 Degrees - 366 entries

Rotate that triangle.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 3
Align commas - 854 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: 11
  • Number of attempts: 7
Shuffle puzzle - 289 entries

Sort the lines in each indent group, and sort the groups. That's the pattern. Or just move lines around manually to get a better score.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 4
Reconstruct the Sentence - 1028 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
  • Number of attempts: 8
Split line with dots - 1865 entries

This line is too long, split it.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 8
Remove noise from HTTP log - 611 entries

This piece of log (from the year 2000) contains some irrelevant data. We only want to see the HTTP method and resource.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 3
Generate a list of numbers - 249 entries

Please generate list of numbers from 1 to 20.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 4
I forgot quotes - 12156 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 8
underscore_to_camelCase - 137 entries

Pointy haired boss decided we need to switch to camelCase. Let's get this over with.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 3
Todo list specification - 297 entries

The every item on the todo list must be done today. Modify the list to reflect that.

  • Best score: 37
  • Best player score: 39
  • Number of attempts: 3
Every other line - 2137 entries

AaAaAaA

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 4
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 9607 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 2
Just the middle - 9424 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Number of attempts: 1
Simple addition - 234 entries

The right side of the equation is already there. We just need the left one now.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 4
Sort the VimGolf challenges by popularity - 268 entries

"Sort by popularity" is a good order to play the challenges. Not perfect, but you could do a lot worse. ;) Input is a sample copy-pasted from vimgolf.com. Some of the challenge names have digits that will get in your way, so read ":help :sort" for hints on sorting with a regex. When you're done, try your solution on the full list!

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 4
Words in parens - 11172 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 4
Vim tetris - 338 entries

Vim can play tetris too!

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 26
  • Number of attempts: 5
Saving the hashes(#) - 1770 entries

The following file is copied from vimcasts.org(Its only for learning purpose,hope the site owner doesn't mind it), its probably the easiest of challenges.Our goal is to delete every line which doesn't contain a hash signs. The remaining hash signs with numbers are then sorted to get the final output.

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 25
  • Number of attempts: 9
increment by column in XML - 140 entries

modify an arbitrary "column" in an xml table by incrementing a an arbitrary placeholder string

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 19
  • Number of attempts: 5
Reverse and double space - 408 entries

Reverse the order of the given lines and double space everything

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 2
Neither Fizz nor Buzz - 191 entries

Not your regular increment macro! The gaps are tricky.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 3
Wget failed to download redirections - 158 entries

Output of a wget session, where 302 where not properly handled due to certificate problems, has been saved to a file. Keep the correct URLs to start again downloading.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 3
Vice versa - 6070 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 5
replace 2nd column blanks with values in same column if blank - 183 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
  • Number of attempts: 6
Make Fancy Header - 919 entries

Make the header text stand out with surrounding asterisks

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 7
Mirrored text - 153 entries

backward and forward, and long enough to be challenging

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 3
HTML to Haml - 722 entries

Help convert this HTML page to Haml.

  • Best score: 23
  • Best player score: 24
  • Number of attempts: 7
Create a table - 246 entries

Convert the given input into a formatted table

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 3
Interweave two blocks of text - 498 entries

Suppose you've got data on a list of things from multiple sources. They're all in separate chunks, so how might you create a tabular output?

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 5
Vertical Limit - 2126 entries

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

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 21
  • Number of attempts: 11
Reverse characters in a line - 585 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: 13
  • Number of attempts: 7
Team names - 1482 entries

The team names are misspelled.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 5
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