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Played Challenges

Put a newline after every 10 lines in vim - 297 entries

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

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #100 / 117
  • Number of attempts: 1
Wikitext headings to markdown - 302 entries

Convert the wikitext headings to markdown.

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 25
  • Position: #45 / 80
  • Number of attempts: 3
hello-world-vimgolf - 822 entries

Simple number generation

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #89 / 246
  • Number of attempts: 5
Inverting Lines - 1116 entries

A simple challenge to invert all lines, except the first.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #252 / 310
  • Number of attempts: 1
Python dataclasses - 525 entries

Simple challenge to extract fields from a Python class

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #23 / 141
  • Number of attempts: 6
swap number pairs - 1357 entries

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

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #63 / 263
  • Number of attempts: 19
HS Final exam vimgolf - 597 entries

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

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 25
  • Position: #75 / 159
  • Number of attempts: 1
Rural Post - 3891 entries

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

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #97 / 963
  • Number of attempts: 6
Satisfy the go linter - 1811 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: 23
  • Position: #164 / 363
  • Number of attempts: 6
Add quotes to ansible playbook - 657 entries

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

  • Best score: 8
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #162 / 211
  • Number of attempts: 2
xrandr outputs and dashes - 587 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: #97 / 191
  • Number of attempts: 2
From a Thunderlink to a Markdown link - 677 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: 24
  • Position: #107 / 151
  • Number of attempts: 2
Yo To Hello - 1000 entries

Simply Turn Yo To Hello

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #286 / 462
  • Number of attempts: 1
Replace pattern with 1, 2, 3, ... on each line - 970 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: 35
  • Position: #149 / 199
  • Number of attempts: 1
Simple, Practical, and Common - 32803 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: 26
  • Position: #3626 / 7246
  • Number of attempts: 4
Hogwarts Email Sorting - 811 entries

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

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #152 / 232
  • Number of attempts: 4
Get mail address from outlook format - 563 entries

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

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #64 / 175
  • Number of attempts: 7
Swap values - 4415 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #508 / 1236
  • Number of attempts: 5
prepend * to every non-blank line - 5850 entries

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

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #659 / 1439
  • Number of attempts: 7
One number per line - 18320 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #1299 / 3775
  • Number of attempts: 10
Quote modules - 1003 entries

Complete golang import statement.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 28
  • Position: #175 / 255
  • Number of attempts: 3
Swap values inside brackets - 2423 entries

Easy challenge.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #422 / 558
  • Number of attempts: 2
V to the i - 4629 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #1452 / 1852
  • Number of attempts: 2
Applying same text modification in several lines - 2720 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #584 / 809
  • Number of attempts: 1
SCREAMING_SNAKE_CASE to Title Case - 1098 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: 36
  • Position: #203 / 228
  • Number of attempts: 2
Add semicolons - 10480 entries

Simply add a semicolon at the end of each line

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #1867 / 2972
  • Number of attempts: 1
Bad Copy Syntax - 1912 entries

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

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 48
  • Position: #470 / 488
  • Number of attempts: 1
remove lines containing the word "reader" - 3442 entries

easy stuff

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #1021 / 1115
  • Number of attempts: 1
Com(m)a Trouble - 3336 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #510 / 750
  • Number of attempts: 2
Box it - 7667 entries

Create a box around a line.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #781 / 1831
  • Number of attempts: 4
Every other line - 2802 entries

AaAaAaA

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #507 / 681
  • Number of attempts: 1
Copy three lines - 2780 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #175 / 622
  • Number of attempts: 9
Preferably without multi-cursor plugin - 466 entries

Originally asked as question on reddit by kpthunder: https://www.reddit.com/r/vim/comments/9fvsro/what_is_the_most_efficient_way_to_go_about/

  • Best score: 30
  • Best player score: 37
  • Position: #78 / 115
  • Number of attempts: 4
Just the middle - 11102 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #3114 / 4100
  • Number of attempts: 3
Basic renumbering - 5419 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #247 / 1222
  • Number of attempts: 3
ninja substitution - 1278 entries

How can you reuse a previous substitution ?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #173 / 245
  • Number of attempts: 11
Vice versa - 7491 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #1391 / 2030
  • Number of attempts: 1
One to Ten - 2078 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: #325 / 637
  • Number of attempts: 3
Line under headers - 1905 entries

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

  • Best score: 24
  • Best player score: 29
  • Position: #250 / 468
  • Number of attempts: 2
Collect List - 4168 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #503 / 1163
  • Number of attempts: 8
I forgot quotes - 15704 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #1988 / 4104
  • Number of attempts: 1
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10525 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #2458 / 3633
  • Number of attempts: 1
Words in parens - 12703 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #3465 / 3909
  • Number of attempts: 1
Simple text editing with Vim - 11522 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #1819 / 3380
  • Number of attempts: 1
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