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$ gem install vimgolf
$ vimgolf setup
$ vimgolf put [challenge ID]

Played Challenges

Poorly indented Python comments - 744 entries

Fix the alignment of some Python comments as quickly as possible.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #34 / 141
  • Number of attempts: 11
Put a newline after every 10 lines in vim - 1163 entries

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

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #54 / 401
  • Number of attempts: 4
Wikitext headings to markdown - 709 entries

Convert the wikitext headings to markdown.

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #8 / 157
  • Number of attempts: 7
hello-world-vimgolf - 1758 entries

Simple number generation

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #252 / 505
  • Number of attempts: 2
Fill in the chess board - 665 entries

Fill in the name of each square using its file (a-h) and rank (1-8).

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 31
  • Position: #55 / 140
  • Number of attempts: 1
Generate a very basic Python constructor - 281 entries

I actually needed to do this myself, so I look forward to learning how.

  • Best score: 38
  • Best player score: 38
  • Position: #4 / 81
  • Number of attempts: 8
Modernise code - 983 entries

Modernise and clean up some C++ code.

  • Best score: 34
  • Best player score: 35
  • Position: #63 / 223
  • Number of attempts: 8
swap number pairs - 1664 entries

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

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #78 / 311
  • Number of attempts: 14
HS Final exam vimgolf - 745 entries

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

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 36
  • Position: #151 / 200
  • Number of attempts: 1
Rural Post - 4156 entries

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

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #387 / 1030
  • Number of attempts: 4
Satisfy the go linter - 2031 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: #94 / 412
  • Number of attempts: 8
Simple, Practical, and Common - 33029 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: #2321 / 7290
  • Number of attempts: 9
prepend * to every non-blank line - 6061 entries

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

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #388 / 1481
  • Number of attempts: 5
One number per line - 18439 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #723 / 3802
  • Number of attempts: 9
Add semicolons - 10715 entries

Simply add a semicolon at the end of each line

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #1680 / 3019
  • Number of attempts: 4
Com(m)a Trouble - 3454 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #306 / 775
  • Number of attempts: 6
Box it - 7718 entries

Create a box around a line.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #421 / 1841
  • Number of attempts: 8
Just the middle - 11281 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #3152 / 4139
  • Number of attempts: 1
Missing Library and a Typo - 838 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
  • Position: #96 / 206
  • Number of attempts: 8
Array transposition - 2321 entries

Transpose two arrays into one.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #164 / 434
  • Number of attempts: 16
I forgot quotes - 15804 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #1225 / 4123
  • Number of attempts: 9
Sort the VimGolf challenges by popularity - 340 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: 17
  • Position: #71 / 103
  • Number of attempts: 5
Transposition - 73 entries

Transpose the original lines in separate columns, one for each line.

  • Best score: 31
  • Best player score: 50
  • Position: #20 / 28
  • Number of attempts: 6
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