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Played Challenges

Python dataclasses - 724 entries

Simple challenge to extract fields from a Python class

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 25
  • Position: #89 / 186
  • Number of attempts: 2
RUST Cargo.toml version to last - 254 entries

RUST Cargo.toml version to last. rusty practice on vimgolf

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #8 / 75
  • Number of attempts: 6
Modernise code - 1006 entries

Modernise and clean up some C++ code.

  • Best score: 34
  • Best player score: 34
  • Position: #22 / 227
  • Number of attempts: 7
swap number pairs - 1685 entries

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

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #24 / 314
  • Number of attempts: 10
HS Final exam vimgolf - 754 entries

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

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 41
  • Position: #167 / 202
  • Number of attempts: 1
Rural Post - 4166 entries

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

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #148 / 1031
  • Number of attempts: 7
Satisfy the go linter - 2032 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: 29
  • Position: #312 / 413
  • Number of attempts: 3
Add quotes to ansible playbook - 822 entries

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

  • Best score: 8
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #137 / 258
  • Number of attempts: 2
xrandr outputs and dashes - 613 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: #102 / 199
  • Number of attempts: 1
From a Thunderlink to a Markdown link - 711 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: 35
  • Position: #146 / 158
  • Number of attempts: 1
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: #35 / 212
  • Number of attempts: 14
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: #2334 / 7290
  • Number of attempts: 7
Hogwarts Email Sorting - 841 entries

Given a list of emails, get the students full name and their associated house.

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #47 / 243
  • Number of attempts: 4
Get mail address from outlook format - 600 entries

Create a mail list space separated of mail list formatted by outlook

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 31
  • Position: #178 / 188
  • Number of attempts: 1
Swap values - 4484 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #345 / 1245
  • Number of attempts: 6
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: #398 / 1481
  • Number of attempts: 5
One number per line - 18439 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #1529 / 3802
  • Number of attempts: 6
Quote modules - 1023 entries

Complete golang import statement.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 29
  • Position: #194 / 262
  • Number of attempts: 1
Aliases for cd - 819 entries

Create these beautiful aliases with as few strokes as possible. Are you up for the challenge?

  • Best score: 30
  • Best player score: 44
  • Position: #65 / 146
  • Number of attempts: 4
Swap values inside brackets - 2440 entries

Easy challenge.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #265 / 563
  • Number of attempts: 5
Unsemantic linewrapping - 849 entries

[Inspired by a blog post I read: https://scott.mn/2014/02/21/semantic_linewrapping/. Text adapted.] Sometimes when editing a Markdown file, I wrap the lines semantically. Instead of inserting a newline at 70 columns (or whatever), or making paragraphs one long line, I put in newlines at a point that seems logical to me. This may seem silly, but it produces better diffs. Semantic linewrapping also makes editing snappier. I can delete, edit or insert sentences easily using linewise operations. Code-oriented text editors like Vim and [REDACTED] are really good at this kind of manipulation. Editing text that hasn't been wrapped semantically is a pain, though:

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #88 / 215
  • Number of attempts: 5
V to the i - 4647 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #770 / 1861
  • Number of attempts: 2
Applying same text modification in several lines - 2768 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #6 / 821
  • Number of attempts: 5
Add string initializers to an enum - 802 entries

Change Typescript enum so that it has string initializers.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 27
  • Position: #182 / 240
  • Number of attempts: 1
SCREAMING_SNAKE_CASE to Title Case - 1124 entries

Convert strings in SCREAMING_SNAKE_CASE to Title Case. Examples: EMPLOYEE_NAME -> Employee Name REVENUE_YEAR_TO_DATE -> Revenue Year To Date SALARY -> Salary

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #54 / 235
  • Number of attempts: 6
Add semicolons - 10715 entries

Simply add a semicolon at the end of each line

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #721 / 3019
  • Number of attempts: 6
Bad Copy Syntax - 1951 entries

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

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #27 / 497
  • Number of attempts: 3
remove lines containing the word "reader" - 3480 entries

easy stuff

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #827 / 1127
  • Number of attempts: 1
Com(m)a Trouble - 3454 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 27
  • Position: #648 / 775
  • Number of attempts: 1
Box it - 7718 entries

Create a box around a line.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #430 / 1841
  • Number of attempts: 2
Copy three lines - 2819 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #386 / 629
  • Number of attempts: 4
Just the middle - 11281 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #3149 / 4139
  • Number of attempts: 3
Team names - 1783 entries

The team names are misspelled.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #489 / 573
  • Number of attempts: 2
Make HTML List - 994 entries

Turn the comma separated list into an unordered html list.

  • Best score: 33
  • Best player score: 33
  • Position: #12 / 264
  • Number of attempts: 7
Basic renumbering - 5477 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #254 / 1238
  • Number of attempts: 2
ninja substitution - 1324 entries

How can you reuse a previous substitution ?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #126 / 252
  • Number of attempts: 3
Vice versa - 7598 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #1643 / 2059
  • Number of attempts: 1
One to Ten - 2116 entries

Generate the sequence of numbers from 1 to 10, one number per line. Inspired by this Reddit thread: https://redd.it/ak4it2

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #331 / 647
  • Number of attempts: 2
Line under headers - 1933 entries

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

  • Best score: 24
  • Best player score: 29
  • Position: #257 / 476
  • Number of attempts: 2
Reorder the groups - 1120 entries

Change the order so that the groups of fruit come before the vegetables.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #84 / 255
  • Number of attempts: 9
Array transposition - 2321 entries

Transpose two arrays into one.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 41
  • Position: #396 / 434
  • Number of attempts: 2
Collect List - 4203 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #510 / 1173
  • Number of attempts: 4
I forgot quotes - 15808 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #2003 / 4124
  • Number of attempts: 3
-a-b-c- - 3129 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #304 / 1116
  • Number of attempts: 2
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10560 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #1578 / 3645
  • Number of attempts: 3
Words in parens - 12775 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #1149 / 3926
  • Number of attempts: 3
switch variable - 4974 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #1237 / 1715
  • Number of attempts: 3
Simple text editing with Vim - 11753 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #1841 / 3447
  • Number of attempts: 4
Reformat/Refactor a Golfer Class - 6141 entries

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

  • Best score: 32
  • Best player score: 67
  • Position: #1443 / 1514
  • Number of attempts: 1
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