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Played Challenges

Put a newline after every 10 lines in vim - 348 entries

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

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #9 / 128
  • Number of attempts: 3
hello-world-vimgolf - 856 entries

Simple number generation

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #35 / 254
  • Number of attempts: 2
Inverting Lines - 1122 entries

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

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #37 / 312
  • Number of attempts: 5
Modernise code - 708 entries

Modernise and clean up some C++ code.

  • Best score: 34
  • Best player score: 35
  • Position: #54 / 162
  • Number of attempts: 5
Python: Def to Lambda - 243 entries

LAMBDA!!!

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #32 / 90
  • Number of attempts: 9
Rural Post - 3894 entries

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

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #89 / 964
  • Number of attempts: 7
Satisfy the go linter - 1811 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 / 363
  • Number of attempts: 9
Add quotes to ansible playbook - 657 entries

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

  • Best score: 8
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #120 / 211
  • Number of attempts: 9
Multiline to Single Line - 410 entries

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

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Position: #96 / 196
  • Number of attempts: 8
From a Thunderlink to a Markdown link - 677 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: #88 / 151
  • Number of attempts: 11
Swap values - 4415 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #340 / 1236
  • Number of attempts: 5
prepend * to every non-blank line - 5851 entries

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

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #362 / 1440
  • Number of attempts: 5
One number per line - 18320 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #1513 / 3775
  • Number of attempts: 10
Quote modules (ver.2) - 187 entries

Complete golang import statement.

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 33
  • Position: #45 / 49
  • Number of attempts: 2
citizen_hacks_2019_challenge2 - 165 entries

For the Citizen Hacks 2019 Vim competition.

  • Best score: 6
  • Best player score: 6
  • Position: #52 / 83
  • Number of attempts: 3
Add semicolons - 10480 entries

Simply add a semicolon at the end of each line

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #683 / 2972
  • Number of attempts: 4
Bad Copy Syntax - 1912 entries

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

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 35
  • Position: #442 / 488
  • Number of attempts: 1
remove lines containing the word "reader" - 3442 entries

easy stuff

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #470 / 1115
  • Number of attempts: 7
citizen_hacks_2019_challenge3 - 24 entries

For the Citizen Hacks 2019 Vim competition.

  • Best score: 4
  • Best player score: 4
  • Position: #21 / 22
  • Number of attempts: 1
Box it - 7667 entries

Create a box around a line.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #417 / 1831
  • Number of attempts: 9
Every other line - 2802 entries

AaAaAaA

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #76 / 681
  • Number of attempts: 4
Copy three lines - 2780 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 / 622
  • Number of attempts: 8
Array propagate - 309 entries

Complete the array with the keys as part of the value

  • Best score: 23
  • Best player score: 42
  • Position: #99 / 109
  • Number of attempts: 1
Preferably without multi-cursor plugin - 466 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: #58 / 115
  • Number of attempts: 5
Just the middle - 11102 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #1462 / 4100
  • Number of attempts: 5
Make HTML List - 985 entries

Turn the comma separated list into an unordered html list.

  • Best score: 33
  • Best player score: 46
  • Position: #136 / 260
  • Number of attempts: 3
Basic renumbering - 5419 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #252 / 1222
  • Number of attempts: 6
Vice versa - 7491 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #582 / 2030
  • Number of attempts: 14
citizen_hacks_2019_challenge4 - 70 entries

For the Citizen Hacks 2019 Vim competition.

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Position: #38 / 49
  • Number of attempts: 2
One to Ten - 2078 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 / 637
  • Number of attempts: 6
citizen_hacks_2019_challenge5 - 113 entries

For the Citizen Hacks 2019 Vim competition.

  • Best score: 6
  • Best player score: 6
  • Position: #37 / 59
  • Number of attempts: 3
Line under headers - 1905 entries

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

  • Best score: 24
  • Best player score: 36
  • Position: #371 / 468
  • Number of attempts: 1
move titles next to url, in quotes - 481 entries

had trouble with something similar

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #10 / 127
  • Number of attempts: 8
Collect List - 4168 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #509 / 1163
  • Number of attempts: 4
I forgot quotes - 15704 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #1105 / 4104
  • Number of attempts: 8
-a-b-c- - 3105 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #298 / 1108
  • Number of attempts: 6
Do you demand a shrubbery? - 1091 entries

Use :redir and crush the emacsgolfers.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 42
  • Position: #289 / 289
  • Number of attempts: 1
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10525 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #1570 / 3633
  • Number of attempts: 4
Words in parens - 12703 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #1137 / 3909
  • Number of attempts: 7
citizen_hacks_2019_challenge1 - 31 entries

For the Citizen Hacks 2019 Vim competition

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Position: #22 / 27
  • Number of attempts: 1
switch variable - 4899 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #635 / 1697
  • Number of attempts: 6
Shebangs for all - 1758 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 / 464
  • Number of attempts: 12
A Simple One - 888 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 / 592
  • Number of attempts: 5
Reverse and count - 403 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 / 153
  • Number of attempts: 2

Contributed Challenges

Python dataclasses - 529 entries

Simple challenge to extract fields from a Python class

Trong Kha Nguyen
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Web developer & security researcher.

entered into 44 challenges

contributed 1 challenges