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Played Challenges

Simple, Practical, and Common - 31292 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: 37
  • Number of attempts: 1
Don't know what this is - 1884 entries

Replace contents of brackets with matching number of spaces. Don't ask what the format's supposed to be.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 1
Space out the alphabet - 1479 entries

Put 3 spaces between adjacent letters.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 30
  • Number of attempts: 1
Swap the operands under comparison - 240 entries

Swap the operands under comparison to prevent null pointer exception (at least in java)

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 25
  • Number of attempts: 1
Just the middle - 10705 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 2
switch variable - 4741 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 4
V to the i - 4462 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 1
Fiddle percentages into real numbers - 765 entries

Get rid of the '%' symbols and shift the decimal place. This is the easier version - all the columns line up.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 18
  • Number of attempts: 1
Swap values inside brackets - 2257 entries

Easy challenge.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 28
  • Number of attempts: 1
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10267 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 4
Number Sort - 265 entries

sort the list of newline-separated numbers incrementally. Numbers are in the range 1 to 1000, with 500 missing

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 2
Collect List - 4008 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 20
  • Number of attempts: 2
Every other line - 2616 entries

AaAaAaA

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 23
  • Number of attempts: 2
One number per line - 17278 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 28
  • Number of attempts: 2
comment and uncomment code inline - 950 entries

It's very useful to be able to comment out a block of code in a quick edit. And likewise to uncomment the code. This operation often involves multi-line stanzas and even large blocks. With just line-wise navigation and insert mode this would cost you about 4 keystrokes per line. Master this hole of VimGolf and you'll quickly drop your key count in day to day Vim as well.

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 8
Words in parens - 12286 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 24
  • Number of attempts: 1
I forgot quotes - 14974 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 18
  • Number of attempts: 1
Reformat/Refactor a Golfer Class - 5714 entries

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

  • Best score: 32
  • Best player score: 46
  • Number of attempts: 2
Vice versa - 7071 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 25
  • Number of attempts: 2
Copy three lines - 2571 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 26
  • Number of attempts: 4
-a-b-c- - 2955 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 1
Basic renumbering - 5240 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 23
  • Number of attempts: 3
Search and Replace 0 - 4462 entries

Replace every instance of 'aaa' with 'xaaax'.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 20
  • Number of attempts: 1
Add semicolons - 8994 entries

Simply add a semicolon at the end of each line

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 2
Swap values - 4261 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 20
  • Number of attempts: 1
Com(m)a Trouble - 2979 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 3
replacing each line of a block selection - 2706 entries

replace each line's ../assets/js with /javascripts

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 35
  • Number of attempts: 1
Applying same text modification in several lines - 2556 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 21
  • Number of attempts: 1
convert yml into java pojo field - 784 entries

How fast vim can create fields for java pojo i.e class declaration referring to a (simple) yml file

  • Best score: 29
  • Best player score: 37
  • Number of attempts: 4
quotes inside quotes - 2966 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: 21
  • Number of attempts: 1
attr_aligner - 3263 entries

Two attr keywords. Two separate indentations. Align the colons.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 47
  • Number of attempts: 2
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