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Played Challenges

Search and Replace 0 - 4651 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #905 / 1541
  • Number of attempts: 2
Swap assigned value - 556 entries

Simple problem but looking for interesting solutions.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #54 / 235
  • Number of attempts: 2
VimGolfNight - 495 entries

Based on "The name of the game".

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #44 / 327
  • Number of attempts: 1
Letter case trickery - 1547 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: #294 / 498
  • Number of attempts: 1
Words in parens - 12736 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #1901 / 3919
  • Number of attempts: 1
Delete unwanted lines - 358 entries

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

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #58 / 215
  • Number of attempts: 1
A simple change - 396 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #157 / 175
  • Number of attempts: 2
The Quick Brown Fox Jumps Over The Lazy Vim - 388 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: 8
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #162 / 180
  • Number of attempts: 1
The name of the game - 627 entries

End up with the name of the game.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #133 / 343
  • Number of attempts: 1
SFD-ROC: vimvimvim - 1508 entries

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

  • Best score: 8
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #29 / 424
  • Number of attempts: 2
Saving the hashes(#) - 1961 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
  • Position: #152 / 466
  • Number of attempts: 3
Let's play some Ivmgolf - 1004 entries

Oops, I spelled that wrong.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #328 / 417
  • Number of attempts: 3
Vertical Limit - 2367 entries

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

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 26
  • Position: #411 / 716
  • Number of attempts: 3
replacing each line of a block selection - 2791 entries

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

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #340 / 732
  • Number of attempts: 6
Switch function arguments - 1982 entries

How to switch two arguments of a function.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #348 / 627
  • Number of attempts: 4
switch variable - 4917 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #1285 / 1701
  • Number of attempts: 2
The meaning - 521 entries

Numbers are fun!

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Position: #196 / 336
  • Number of attempts: 1
Ruby 1.9 hashes - 1157 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: 18
  • Position: #326 / 382
  • Number of attempts: 1
The Cake is a Lie - 1197 entries

Correct the capitalization of each word

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #402 / 487
  • Number of attempts: 3
Make Fancy Header - 963 entries

Make the header text stand out with surrounding asterisks

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #176 / 326
  • Number of attempts: 2
Whitespace, empty lines and tabs - 2979 entries

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

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #281 / 663
  • Number of attempts: 5
Simple text editing with Vim - 11624 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #2016 / 3410
  • Number of attempts: 4
Reformat/Refactor a Golfer Class - 6004 entries

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

  • Best score: 32
  • Best player score: 48
  • Position: #1184 / 1480
  • Number of attempts: 4
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