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$ gem install vimgolf
$ vimgolf setup
$ vimgolf put [challenge ID]

Played Challenges

One number per line - 18278 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #2384 / 3768
  • Number of attempts: 1
V to the i - 4605 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #178 / 1842
  • Number of attempts: 2
Just the middle - 11080 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #176 / 4091
  • Number of attempts: 3
create arrows in a list - 78 entries

Add arrow at same distance

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #20 / 59
  • Number of attempts: 1
I forgot quotes - 15656 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #125 / 4097
  • Number of attempts: 6
Where should I put the Newline? - 830 entries

Help me put the newline.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #139 / 415
  • Number of attempts: 2
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10511 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #109 / 3628
  • Number of attempts: 5
Words in parens - 12682 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #501 / 3905
  • Number of attempts: 7
A simple change - 377 entries

Just change the numbers in the most efficient way ...

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #25 / 168
  • Number of attempts: 4
SFD-ROC: vimvimvim - 1452 entries

Oh no, this line is longer than 80 chars... put each 'vim' on a new line.

  • Best score: 8
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #360 / 413
  • Number of attempts: 2
switch variable - 4865 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #246 / 1689
  • Number of attempts: 7
Shebangs for all - 1730 entries

We've all seen or used a shebang once or twice. Ditch the specific paths and leave just a dynamic Ruby and Python bath behind.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 27
  • Position: #450 / 460
  • Number of attempts: 1
Whitespace, empty lines and tabs - 2788 entries

Convert tabs to spaces, strip empty lines and trailing whitespace.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 27
  • Position: #364 / 636
  • Number of attempts: 1
Simple text editing with Vim - 11391 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #235 / 3347
  • Number of attempts: 10
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