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Played Challenges

Simple, Practical, and Common - 32953 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: #200 / 7275
  • Number of attempts: 6
V to the i - 4641 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #1067 / 1857
  • Number of attempts: 2
Extract argument from function - 2218 entries

The aim is to see if you can do some refactoring very fast.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #137 / 729
  • Number of attempts: 3
Just the middle - 11141 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #1980 / 4114
  • Number of attempts: 2
Basic renumbering - 5436 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #397 / 1228
  • Number of attempts: 5
Add to end of each line... kinda - 290 entries

Visual-block mode can be used to add something to the end of each line, even if they are of differing lengths. However, what if it's not quite at the end?

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #147 / 156
  • Number of attempts: 1
Vice versa - 7535 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #644 / 2048
  • Number of attempts: 9
Vim's not included features - 183 entries

Filter not included (-) features in a hypothetical installation of vim.

  • Best score: 23
  • Best player score: 33
  • Position: #38 / 59
  • Number of attempts: 1
Mirror Symmetry - 781 entries

Add backslashes.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #94 / 262
  • Number of attempts: 3
Swap assigned value - 561 entries

Simple problem but looking for interesting solutions.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #139 / 236
  • Number of attempts: 3
camel riding - 745 entries

add a prefix on some camelCase variables

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #41 / 267
  • Number of attempts: 5
I forgot quotes - 15748 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #1236 / 4116
  • Number of attempts: 4
-a-b-c- - 3118 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #127 / 1112
  • Number of attempts: 4
Don't know what this is - 1951 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: 11
  • Position: #51 / 572
  • Number of attempts: 5
Where should I put the Newline? - 845 entries

Help me put the newline.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #357 / 422
  • Number of attempts: 1
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10538 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #843 / 3638
  • Number of attempts: 3
quotes inside quotes - 3030 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: 14
  • Position: #211 / 1045
  • Number of attempts: 9
Words in parens - 12736 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #1932 / 3919
  • Number of attempts: 4
Pairs of numbers - 345 entries

Line 1 represents x, line 2 y-data. Bring the corresponding pairs in the form "[x,y]\n"

  • Best score: 26
  • Best player score: 36
  • Position: #65 / 129
  • Number of attempts: 1
Parsing with CSV: Unify lines and result. - 164 entries

col1;col2;col3;col4 A;1;4;5 A;3;4; A;1;4; # New output: col1;col2;col3;col4 A;1(2x);3;4(3x);5 any ideas?

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #48 / 72
  • Number of attempts: 1
abcd > a b c d - 263 entries

transform the single spaces into 4 spaces repeat for each line

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #206 / 207
  • Number of attempts: 1
The name of the game - 629 entries

End up with the name of the game.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #136 / 344
  • Number of attempts: 3
Vertical Limit - 2370 entries

transform a succession of one word lines to a an array of strings

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 25
  • Position: #317 / 718
  • Number of attempts: 3
Switch function arguments - 1982 entries

How to switch two arguments of a function.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #355 / 627
  • Number of attempts: 1
Append semicolon after expressions - 953 entries

Some lines need the semicolon, some don't.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #55 / 387
  • Number of attempts: 3
Reverse and double space - 448 entries

Reverse the order of the given lines and double space everything

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #173 / 184
  • Number of attempts: 2
Remove semicolons after expressions - 568 entries

A follow-up for http://vimgolf.com/challenges/4fc9d767d3a0d4000100000e.

  • Best score: 6
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #236 / 241
  • Number of attempts: 1
switch variable - 4944 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #201 / 1708
  • Number of attempts: 6
The meaning - 522 entries

Numbers are fun!

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Position: #204 / 337
  • Number of attempts: 2
imports alignment (python) - 648 entries

Align as one import per line.

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #87 / 192
  • Number of attempts: 2
Numbering a List - 1832 entries

Pretty simple, number the list.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #371 / 627
  • Number of attempts: 2
Assignment Alignment - 782 entries

line up the operators. Use spaces, not tabs.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 34
  • Position: #186 / 211
  • Number of attempts: 1
A Simple One - 934 entries

Here is a very simple one - just to illustrate/introduce a vim feature that some people seem to miss...

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #347 / 617
  • Number of attempts: 2
Reverse Simple Deletion - 772 entries

You did the simple deletion, now reverse it.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #271 / 432
  • Number of attempts: 2
Reverse characters in a line - 645 entries

You have everything you need, just not in the right order. Mastermind would give you 26 white pegs.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #137 / 236
  • Number of attempts: 1
Change the content of a string - 1350 entries

This docstring is a complete lie. Fix it.

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 24
  • Position: #291 / 521
  • Number of attempts: 2
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