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Played Challenges

Reformat symbols in list - 636 entries

Saw this in some lecture, easy reformatting using multiple cursor in VS Code

  • Best score: 24
  • Best player score: 25
  • Position: #43 / 146
  • Number of attempts: 10
delete swap - 734 entries

delete all swap

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Position: #55 / 250
  • Number of attempts: 2
Put a newline after every 10 lines in vim - 1163 entries

Goal is to put a newline after every 10 lines in vim.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #30 / 401
  • Number of attempts: 3
hello-world-vimgolf - 1758 entries

Simple number generation

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #35 / 505
  • Number of attempts: 4
Inverting Lines - 1436 entries

A simple challenge to invert all lines, except the first.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #37 / 395
  • Number of attempts: 5
Modernise code - 989 entries

Modernise and clean up some C++ code.

  • Best score: 34
  • Best player score: 35
  • Position: #66 / 224
  • Number of attempts: 5
Python: Def to Lambda - 392 entries

LAMBDA!!!

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #32 / 135
  • Number of attempts: 9
Rural Post - 4156 entries

Simple challenge to remove all but the post code on each line

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #89 / 1030
  • Number of attempts: 7
Satisfy the go linter - 2031 entries

You just came up with this briliant go vars package. But dang, you forgot to add comments to the exported variables. Can you add a comment over each variable with a TODO-placeholder?

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #88 / 412
  • Number of attempts: 9
Add quotes to ansible playbook - 822 entries

You created an ansible playbook, but forgot to add quotes. Can you fix it?

  • Best score: 8
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #144 / 258
  • Number of attempts: 9
Multiline to Single Line - 552 entries

Convert a multiline, indented file to a single line with no whitespace

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Position: #96 / 248
  • Number of attempts: 8
From a Thunderlink to a Markdown link - 711 entries

ThunderLinks are durable hyperlinks to specific email messages generated from Thunderbird in HTML format. Leverage the power of vim to make them suitable for a markdown-formatted file.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #91 / 158
  • Number of attempts: 11
Swap values - 4484 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #340 / 1245
  • Number of attempts: 5
prepend * to every non-blank line - 6061 entries

Prepend an asterisk to every non-blank line in the input file.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #362 / 1481
  • Number of attempts: 5
One number per line - 18439 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #1527 / 3802
  • Number of attempts: 10
Quote modules (ver.2) - 197 entries

Complete golang import statement.

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 33
  • Position: #49 / 53
  • Number of attempts: 2
citizen_hacks_2019_challenge2 - 180 entries

For the Citizen Hacks 2019 Vim competition.

  • Best score: 6
  • Best player score: 6
  • Position: #52 / 92
  • Number of attempts: 3
Add semicolons - 10715 entries

Simply add a semicolon at the end of each line

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #683 / 3019
  • Number of attempts: 4
Bad Copy Syntax - 1951 entries

Copy should be from right to left, but sometimes you type it wrong.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 35
  • Position: #451 / 497
  • Number of attempts: 1
remove lines containing the word "reader" - 3480 entries

easy stuff

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #470 / 1127
  • Number of attempts: 7
citizen_hacks_2019_challenge3 - 31 entries

For the Citizen Hacks 2019 Vim competition.

  • Best score: 4
  • Best player score: 4
  • Position: #21 / 28
  • Number of attempts: 1
Box it - 7718 entries

Create a box around a line.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #417 / 1841
  • Number of attempts: 9
Every other line - 2850 entries

AaAaAaA

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #76 / 690
  • Number of attempts: 4
Copy three lines - 2819 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #173 / 629
  • Number of attempts: 8
Array propagate - 318 entries

Complete the array with the keys as part of the value

  • Best score: 23
  • Best player score: 42
  • Position: #104 / 114
  • Number of attempts: 1
Preferably without multi-cursor plugin - 508 entries

Originally asked as question on reddit by kpthunder: https://www.reddit.com/r/vim/comments/9fvsro/what_is_the_most_efficient_way_to_go_about/

  • Best score: 30
  • Best player score: 35
  • Position: #62 / 121
  • Number of attempts: 5
Just the middle - 11281 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #1462 / 4139
  • Number of attempts: 5
Make HTML List - 994 entries

Turn the comma separated list into an unordered html list.

  • Best score: 33
  • Best player score: 46
  • Position: #137 / 264
  • Number of attempts: 3
Basic renumbering - 5476 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #252 / 1237
  • Number of attempts: 6
Vice versa - 7598 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #582 / 2059
  • Number of attempts: 14
citizen_hacks_2019_challenge4 - 77 entries

For the Citizen Hacks 2019 Vim competition.

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Position: #38 / 54
  • Number of attempts: 2
One to Ten - 2116 entries

Generate the sequence of numbers from 1 to 10, one number per line. Inspired by this Reddit thread: https://redd.it/ak4it2

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #328 / 647
  • Number of attempts: 6
citizen_hacks_2019_challenge5 - 123 entries

For the Citizen Hacks 2019 Vim competition.

  • Best score: 6
  • Best player score: 6
  • Position: #37 / 66
  • Number of attempts: 3
Line under headers - 1933 entries

Put a line under each header, and remove the other markdown formatting.

  • Best score: 24
  • Best player score: 36
  • Position: #377 / 476
  • Number of attempts: 1
move titles next to url, in quotes - 496 entries

had trouble with something similar

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #10 / 130
  • Number of attempts: 8
Collect List - 4203 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #509 / 1173
  • Number of attempts: 4
I forgot quotes - 15804 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #1105 / 4123
  • Number of attempts: 8
-a-b-c- - 3129 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #298 / 1116
  • Number of attempts: 6
Do you demand a shrubbery? - 1107 entries

Use :redir and crush the emacsgolfers.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 42
  • Position: #292 / 292
  • Number of attempts: 1
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10560 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #1570 / 3645
  • Number of attempts: 4
Words in parens - 12775 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #1143 / 3926
  • Number of attempts: 7
citizen_hacks_2019_challenge1 - 43 entries

For the Citizen Hacks 2019 Vim competition

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Position: #22 / 37
  • Number of attempts: 1
switch variable - 4974 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #635 / 1715
  • Number of attempts: 6
Shebangs for all - 1788 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: 11
  • Position: #59 / 471
  • Number of attempts: 12
A Simple One - 966 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: #513 / 628
  • Number of attempts: 5
Reverse and count - 422 entries

Someone typed things upside down and now a Vim ninja needs to reverse the lines and count how many there are.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #8 / 162
  • Number of attempts: 2

Contributed Challenges

Python dataclasses - 710 entries

Simple challenge to extract fields from a Python class

Kha Nguyen
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entered into 46 challenges

contributed 1 challenges