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Played Challenges

Just the middle - 10337 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Number of attempts: 3
Team names - 1626 entries

The team names are misspelled.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 3
Array transposition - 1952 entries

Transpose two arrays into one.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 7
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10083 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 6
V to the i - 4339 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Number of attempts: 2
Remember VimGolf Rules ! - 208 entries

Rules, ... and don't forget !

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Number of attempts: 1
convert yml into java pojo field - 775 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: 29
  • Number of attempts: 4
Learn some german verbs - 417 entries

The list needs to be structured so we can print in verbatim and feel ok about how it looks.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 30
  • Number of attempts: 1
Collect List - 3881 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 8
One number per line - 16280 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 6
From argument to object - 1212 entries

This task typifies those programmers endure while coding. This C-family pseudocode needs a function argument to be repurposed as an object call. Simply search and replace? Repeat a pattern of edits?

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 3
comments galore - 916 entries

Basic comment reformatting

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 1
Swap values - 4155 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 4
switch variable - 4614 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 2
Hello ${world} - 253 entries

Migrate a JavaScript String from concatenation to ES6 interpolation.

  • Best score: 24
  • Best player score: 24
  • Number of attempts: 8
I forgot quotes - 14294 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 7
Copy three lines - 2457 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 8
quotes inside quotes - 2942 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
  • Number of attempts: 2
Swap values inside brackets - 2112 entries

Easy challenge.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 6
Number Sort - 261 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: 9
  • Number of attempts: 3
Simple text editing with Vim - 11014 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 4
-a-b-c- - 2863 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 4
Search and Replace 0 - 4434 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 3
Array Transposition - 159 entries

Transpose four arrays into two.

  • Best score: 27
  • Best player score: 29
  • Number of attempts: 6
Reformat/Refactor a Golfer Class - 5661 entries

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

  • Best score: 32
  • Best player score: 32
  • Number of attempts: 8
Split line with dots - 2007 entries

This line is too long, split it.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 4
Words in parens - 11996 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 14
Swap the operands under comparison - 238 entries

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

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 19
  • Number of attempts: 5
Simple, Practical, and Common - 29828 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
  • Number of attempts: 12
Vice versa - 6859 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 6
multiple cursor alternative - 1333 entries

from: https://www.reddit.com/r/vim/comments/6w5pfa/crosspost_from_remacs_how_would_you_do_this_in_vim/

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 20
  • Number of attempts: 8
attr_aligner - 3237 entries

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

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 31
  • Number of attempts: 4
Replace and keep the case - 363 entries

Replace all instance of plugin and Plugin to device and Device.

  • Best score: 26
  • Best player score: 26
  • Number of attempts: 4
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