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Played Challenges

Simple, Practical, and Common - 32904 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: #856 / 7270
  • Number of attempts: 17
Swap values - 4440 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #181 / 1241
  • Number of attempts: 14
One number per line - 18377 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #1367 / 3787
  • Number of attempts: 13
Split line with dots - 2098 entries

This line is too long, split it.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #212 / 622
  • Number of attempts: 10
Wrap the text of an email message to 79 characters - 576 entries

You're replying to an email with silly long lines. Clean them up.

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Position: #225 / 352
  • Number of attempts: 1
multiple cursor alternative - 1447 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
  • Position: #109 / 369
  • Number of attempts: 5
Every other line - 2829 entries

AaAaAaA

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #174 / 686
  • Number of attempts: 7
Copy three lines - 2794 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #51 / 625
  • Number of attempts: 13
Extract argument from function - 2215 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #336 / 728
  • Number of attempts: 6
Search and Replace 0 - 4651 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #800 / 1541
  • Number of attempts: 8
That hyphen - 2498 entries

"vim vi improved"

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #152 / 683
  • Number of attempts: 6
Just the middle - 11136 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #2368 / 4112
  • Number of attempts: 1
Un"finnish"ed Work - 105 entries

Replace å by a, ä by a and ö by o.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #32 / 55
  • Number of attempts: 1
Todo list specification - 365 entries

The every item on the todo list must be done today. Modify the list to reflect that.

  • Best score: 37
  • Best player score: 39
  • Position: #124 / 168
  • Number of attempts: 1
Missing Library and a Typo - 836 entries

I forgot to add a c library, please add it for me. Also I'm bad at typing so fix my typo too.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #51 / 205
  • Number of attempts: 11
Basic renumbering - 5430 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #450 / 1227
  • Number of attempts: 8
Simple addition - 293 entries

The right side of the equation is already there. We just need the left one now.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #28 / 108
  • Number of attempts: 7
Interactive git rebase changing commands - 156 entries

How to change the action of some commits in git rebase dialog.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #59 / 74
  • Number of attempts: 2
Create a table - 302 entries

Convert the given input into a formatted table

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #22 / 98
  • Number of attempts: 5
Fiddle percentages into real numbers - 795 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: 15
  • Position: #173 / 271
  • Number of attempts: 4
Vice versa - 7520 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #741 / 2043
  • Number of attempts: 10
7th Birthday - 182 entries

We have a bunch of numbers written from 0 to 9 in the order present in the text input file. The task is to create 7 by replacing the numbers with dashes.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 29
  • Position: #65 / 70
  • Number of attempts: 1
Align commas - 1040 entries

There are 15,000 aligning challenges on vimgolf.com, and they're all exactly the same. I hope this one is a little different.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #55 / 236
  • Number of attempts: 8
Hello ${world} - 293 entries

Migrate a JavaScript String from concatenation to ES6 interpolation.

  • Best score: 24
  • Best player score: 33
  • Position: #70 / 92
  • Number of attempts: 2
Mirror Symmetry - 781 entries

Add backslashes.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #72 / 262
  • Number of attempts: 5
Collect List - 4178 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #287 / 1166
  • Number of attempts: 16
Space out the alphabet - 1590 entries

Put 3 spaces between adjacent letters.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #280 / 433
  • Number of attempts: 3
I forgot quotes - 15728 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #553 / 4114
  • Number of attempts: 5
-a-b-c- - 3118 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #198 / 1112
  • Number of attempts: 7
Do you demand a shrubbery? - 1105 entries

Use :redir and crush the emacsgolfers.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 28
  • Position: #200 / 291
  • Number of attempts: 6
Don't know what this is - 1948 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: #81 / 571
  • Number of attempts: 9
Where should I put the Newline? - 842 entries

Help me put the newline.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #378 / 421
  • Number of attempts: 1
Mess in revision history - 1143 entries

Help Joe clean up what Steve has cobbled.

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #43 / 242
  • Number of attempts: 11
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10533 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #2154 / 3637
  • Number of attempts: 5
quotes inside quotes - 3026 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: #276 / 1044
  • Number of attempts: 4
Words in parens - 12736 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #1553 / 3919
  • Number of attempts: 13
SFD-ROC: vimvimvim - 1508 entries

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

  • Best score: 8
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #297 / 424
  • Number of attempts: 4
Let's play some Ivmgolf - 1004 entries

Oops, I spelled that wrong.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #289 / 417
  • Number of attempts: 1
Switch function arguments - 1982 entries

How to switch two arguments of a function.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #283 / 627
  • Number of attempts: 9
switch variable - 4917 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #463 / 1701
  • Number of attempts: 5
Ugly spreadsheet copy/paste to CSV - 840 entries

convert an ugly spreadsheet copy/paste into a CSV format.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 39
  • Position: #112 / 173
  • Number of attempts: 6
Make it more readable - 1891 entries

Insert blank lines to make it more organized and readable

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #82 / 622
  • Number of attempts: 8
Numbering a List - 1828 entries

Pretty simple, number the list.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #253 / 625
  • Number of attempts: 9
Shebangs for all - 1771 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: 14
  • Position: #218 / 467
  • Number of attempts: 7
The Cake is a Lie - 1197 entries

Correct the capitalization of each word

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #356 / 487
  • Number of attempts: 5
Sort and add attributes - 1189 entries

Sort the states and add the attribute country to each record.

  • Best score: 33
  • Best player score: 34
  • Position: #313 / 483
  • Number of attempts: 4
Whitespace, empty lines and tabs - 2979 entries

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

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #100 / 663
  • Number of attempts: 12
Simple text editing with Vim - 11624 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #468 / 3410
  • Number of attempts: 12
Reformat/Refactor a Golfer Class - 6004 entries

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

  • Best score: 32
  • Best player score: 33
  • Position: #257 / 1480
  • Number of attempts: 10
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