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Played Challenges

Put a newline after every 10 lines in vim - 1092 entries

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

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #288 / 379
  • Number of attempts: 1
Wikitext headings to markdown - 681 entries

Convert the wikitext headings to markdown.

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 25
  • Position: #73 / 151
  • Number of attempts: 3
hello-world-vimgolf - 1672 entries

Simple number generation

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #89 / 479
  • Number of attempts: 5
Inverting Lines - 1399 entries

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

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #305 / 383
  • Number of attempts: 1
Python dataclasses - 687 entries

Simple challenge to extract fields from a Python class

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #23 / 179
  • Number of attempts: 6
swap number pairs - 1616 entries

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

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #72 / 299
  • Number of attempts: 19
HS Final exam vimgolf - 711 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: #91 / 190
  • Number of attempts: 1
Rural Post - 4138 entries

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

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #97 / 1023
  • Number of attempts: 6
Satisfy the go linter - 2025 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: #188 / 408
  • Number of attempts: 6
Add quotes to ansible playbook - 801 entries

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

  • Best score: 8
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #195 / 252
  • Number of attempts: 2
xrandr outputs and dashes - 608 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 / 196
  • Number of attempts: 2
From a Thunderlink to a Markdown link - 707 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: #110 / 157
  • Number of attempts: 2
Yo To Hello - 1059 entries

Simply Turn Yo To Hello

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #286 / 485
  • Number of attempts: 1
Replace pattern with 1, 2, 3, ... on each line - 1046 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: #156 / 210
  • Number of attempts: 1
Simple, Practical, and Common - 32989 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: #3646 / 7283
  • Number of attempts: 4
Hogwarts Email Sorting - 840 entries

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

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #157 / 242
  • Number of attempts: 4
Get mail address from outlook format - 598 entries

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

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #64 / 186
  • Number of attempts: 7
Swap values - 4484 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #513 / 1245
  • Number of attempts: 5
prepend * to every non-blank line - 6037 entries

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

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #671 / 1478
  • Number of attempts: 7
One number per line - 18434 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #1311 / 3800
  • Number of attempts: 10
Quote modules - 1022 entries

Complete golang import statement.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 28
  • Position: #180 / 261
  • Number of attempts: 3
Swap values inside brackets - 2440 entries

Easy challenge.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #427 / 563
  • Number of attempts: 2
V to the i - 4643 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #1455 / 1858
  • Number of attempts: 2
Applying same text modification in several lines - 2765 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #593 / 819
  • Number of attempts: 1
SCREAMING_SNAKE_CASE to Title Case - 1123 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: #208 / 234
  • Number of attempts: 2
Add semicolons - 10711 entries

Simply add a semicolon at the end of each line

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #1902 / 3015
  • Number of attempts: 1
Bad Copy Syntax - 1948 entries

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

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 48
  • Position: #477 / 495
  • Number of attempts: 1
remove lines containing the word "reader" - 3477 entries

easy stuff

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #1031 / 1126
  • Number of attempts: 1
Com(m)a Trouble - 3441 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #525 / 769
  • Number of attempts: 2
Box it - 7696 entries

Create a box around a line.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #786 / 1838
  • Number of attempts: 4
Every other line - 2846 entries

AaAaAaA

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #513 / 689
  • Number of attempts: 1
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: 13
  • Position: #175 / 629
  • Number of attempts: 9
Preferably without multi-cursor plugin - 501 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: #82 / 119
  • Number of attempts: 4
Just the middle - 11263 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #3135 / 4135
  • Number of attempts: 3
Basic renumbering - 5449 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #247 / 1231
  • Number of attempts: 3
ninja substitution - 1305 entries

How can you reuse a previous substitution ?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #177 / 249
  • Number of attempts: 11
Vice versa - 7588 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #1400 / 2055
  • Number of attempts: 1
One to Ten - 2114 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 / 646
  • Number of attempts: 3
Line under headers - 1931 entries

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

  • Best score: 24
  • Best player score: 29
  • Position: #255 / 475
  • Number of attempts: 2
Collect List - 4191 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #503 / 1170
  • Number of attempts: 8
I forgot quotes - 15766 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #1995 / 4118
  • Number of attempts: 1
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10557 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #2465 / 3643
  • Number of attempts: 1
Words in parens - 12769 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #3480 / 3925
  • Number of attempts: 1
Simple text editing with Vim - 11711 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #1833 / 3433
  • Number of attempts: 1
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