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Played Challenges

Reformat/Refactor a Golfer Class - 5569 entries

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

  • Best score: 32
  • Best player score: 49
  • Number of attempts: 1
Do you demand a shrubbery? - 1027 entries

Use :redir and crush the emacsgolfers.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 32
  • Number of attempts: 1
Minimalist Limerick - 481 entries

Reproduce this lovely poem.

  • Best score: 31
  • Best player score: 31
  • Number of attempts: 5
Gray area - 653 entries

It's a golf metaphor or something.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 3
Just the middle - 9651 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 3
Words in parens - 11357 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 2
Letter case trickery - 1450 entries

This file is in a downright esoteric format, consisting of hexadecimal numbers, non-hexadecimal keywords, and "Z" indicating end-of-line. Make the hexadecimal numbers lowercase.

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 9
learn vim in short time - 186 entries

so happy to learn vim.because vim is awesome

  • Best score: 8
  • Best player score: 8
  • Number of attempts: 1
Don't know what this is - 1797 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: 13
  • Number of attempts: 4
increment by column in XML - 140 entries

modify an arbitrary "column" in an xml table by incrementing a an arbitrary placeholder string

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 20
  • Number of attempts: 1
VimGolfNight - 458 entries

Based on "The name of the game".

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 1
Fix the XML - 884 entries

The challenge consists in having a valid xml from an incomplete source.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 28
  • Number of attempts: 1
Simple, Practical, and Common - 26713 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: 27
  • Number of attempts: 3
Happy TvvO - 357 entries

Don’t forget the past, learn from it. Happy New Year.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 1
V to the i - 4095 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Number of attempts: 4
switch variable - 4437 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 1
The Cake is a Lie - 1139 entries

Correct the capitalization of each word

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Number of attempts: 1
SFD-ROC: The Quick Brown Fox - 140 entries

Someone has vandalized our text (again). Please fix to read: The Quick Brown Fox Jumps Over The Lazy Dog.

  • Best score: 25
  • Best player score: 28
  • Number of attempts: 1
Simple text editing with Vim - 10650 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 20
  • Number of attempts: 2
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 9703 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 7
Search and Replace 0 - 4205 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 2
Binary and Increment - 41 entries

Some numbers fun: not only increasing numbers but also increasing binary.

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 28
  • Number of attempts: 2
quotes inside quotes - 2833 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: 15
  • Number of attempts: 3
Basic renumbering - 4829 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 4
Where should I put the Newline? - 802 entries

Help me put the newline.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Number of attempts: 1
Count both ways - 887 entries

Right AND down.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 7
That hyphen - 2250 entries

"vim vi improved"

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 2
I forgot quotes - 12682 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 19
  • Number of attempts: 1
Jordana Lachow
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