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Played Challenges

hello-world-vimgolf - 1417 entries

Simple number generation

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #12 / 407
  • Number of attempts: 4
Python dataclasses - 631 entries

Simple challenge to extract fields from a Python class

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 27
  • Position: #92 / 165
  • Number of attempts: 3
Rural Post - 4087 entries

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

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #451 / 1010
  • Number of attempts: 5
Simple, Practical, and Common - 32881 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: 24
  • Position: #2978 / 7266
  • Number of attempts: 6
Swap values - 4423 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #922 / 1239
  • Number of attempts: 2
One number per line - 18369 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #2698 / 3786
  • Number of attempts: 4
V to the i - 4635 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #1337 / 1855
  • Number of attempts: 3
Applying same text modification in several lines - 2741 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #340 / 813
  • Number of attempts: 3
Add string initializers to an enum - 759 entries

Change Typescript enum so that it has string initializers.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 28
  • Position: #186 / 224
  • Number of attempts: 1
SCREAMING_SNAKE_CASE to Title Case - 1106 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: 27
  • Position: #131 / 230
  • Number of attempts: 4
Add semicolons - 10527 entries

Simply add a semicolon at the end of each line

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #902 / 2986
  • Number of attempts: 3
Bad Copy Syntax - 1926 entries

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

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 24
  • Position: #334 / 490
  • Number of attempts: 3
Split line with dots - 2088 entries

This line is too long, split it.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #486 / 621
  • Number of attempts: 2
remove lines containing the word "reader" - 3450 entries

easy stuff

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #844 / 1119
  • Number of attempts: 4
Box it - 7678 entries

Create a box around a line.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #560 / 1834
  • Number of attempts: 7
Cool or not? - 761 entries

abc trying to be cool or not...

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 26
  • Position: #194 / 216
  • Number of attempts: 1
From argument to object - 1258 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
  • Position: #120 / 416
  • Number of attempts: 6
Every other line - 2820 entries

AaAaAaA

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #620 / 684
  • Number of attempts: 2
That hyphen - 2488 entries

"vim vi improved"

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #625 / 680
  • Number of attempts: 3
Just the middle - 11124 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #1210 / 4109
  • Number of attempts: 6
ninja substitution - 1288 entries

How can you reuse a previous substitution ?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #151 / 246
  • Number of attempts: 7
Vice versa - 7508 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 24
  • Position: #1904 / 2038
  • Number of attempts: 2
One to Ten - 2091 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: 14
  • Position: #423 / 640
  • Number of attempts: 1
Increment each number - 946 entries

Increment each number individually by one

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #15 / 233
  • Number of attempts: 7
Delete to the end of the current line - 711 entries

Delete to the end of the current line, but keep the character under the cursor.

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Position: #100 / 348
  • Number of attempts: 1
move titles next to url, in quotes - 487 entries

had trouble with something similar

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 69
  • Position: #126 / 128
  • Number of attempts: 1
I forgot quotes - 15712 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #837 / 4109
  • Number of attempts: 8
-a-b-c- - 3108 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #259 / 1110
  • Number of attempts: 4
quotes inside quotes - 3020 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: #472 / 1043
  • Number of attempts: 3
Words in parens - 12725 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #2945 / 3915
  • Number of attempts: 4
Simple text editing with Vim - 11589 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #1714 / 3402
  • Number of attempts: 3
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