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Played Challenges

Mr. Hacker - 72 entries

Elvin is hacker. He has piece of users database from some social net site. Recently he installed Vim, and he wants to convert CSV DB to specific format `key=value' where `key' is login and `value' is password, but password in DB is encrypted in ROT13. Help him.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 25
  • Position: #27 / 30
  • Number of attempts: 1
Python: Def to Lambda - 392 entries

LAMBDA!!!

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 24
  • Position: #119 / 135
  • Number of attempts: 2
Rural Post - 4156 entries

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

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #669 / 1030
  • Number of attempts: 1
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: 33
  • Position: #329 / 412
  • Number of attempts: 2
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: #110 / 258
  • Number of attempts: 3
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: #60 / 248
  • Number of attempts: 1
Yo To Hello - 1066 entries

Simply Turn Yo To Hello

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #181 / 489
  • Number of attempts: 3
Simple, Practical, and Common - 33029 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: #2213 / 7290
  • Number of attempts: 4
Hogwarts Email Sorting - 841 entries

Given a list of emails, get the students full name and their associated house.

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #170 / 243
  • Number of attempts: 1
Get mail address from outlook format - 600 entries

Create a mail list space separated of mail list formatted by outlook

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #105 / 188
  • Number of attempts: 2
Quote modules - 1022 entries

Complete golang import statement.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 53
  • Position: #254 / 261
  • Number of attempts: 1
Swap values inside brackets - 2440 entries

Easy challenge.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 30
  • Position: #528 / 563
  • Number of attempts: 1
Unsemantic linewrapping - 849 entries

[Inspired by a blog post I read: https://scott.mn/2014/02/21/semantic_linewrapping/. Text adapted.] Sometimes when editing a Markdown file, I wrap the lines semantically. Instead of inserting a newline at 70 columns (or whatever), or making paragraphs one long line, I put in newlines at a point that seems logical to me. This may seem silly, but it produces better diffs. Semantic linewrapping also makes editing snappier. I can delete, edit or insert sentences easily using linewise operations. Code-oriented text editors like Vim and [REDACTED] are really good at this kind of manipulation. Editing text that hasn't been wrapped semantically is a pain, though:

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #166 / 215
  • Number of attempts: 1
V to the i - 4647 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #738 / 1861
  • Number of attempts: 3
Add string initializers to an enum - 802 entries

Change Typescript enum so that it has string initializers.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 26
  • Position: #158 / 240
  • Number of attempts: 1
SCREAMING_SNAKE_CASE to Title Case - 1123 entries

Convert strings in SCREAMING_SNAKE_CASE to Title Case. Examples: EMPLOYEE_NAME -> Employee Name REVENUE_YEAR_TO_DATE -> Revenue Year To Date SALARY -> Salary

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 45
  • Position: #221 / 234
  • Number of attempts: 1
Add semicolons - 10715 entries

Simply add a semicolon at the end of each line

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #2442 / 3019
  • Number of attempts: 1
Bad Copy Syntax - 1951 entries

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

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 25
  • Position: #359 / 497
  • Number of attempts: 1
remove lines containing the word "reader" - 3480 entries

easy stuff

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #426 / 1127
  • Number of attempts: 5
Com(m)a Trouble - 3454 entries

Someone was real stupid when placing his commas. Can you fix it?

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #462 / 775
  • Number of attempts: 2
Box it - 7718 entries

Create a box around a line.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 26
  • Position: #1081 / 1841
  • Number of attempts: 1
Cool or not? - 765 entries

abc trying to be cool or not...

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 27
  • Position: #200 / 218
  • Number of attempts: 2
Two pairs of cluster of letters creates word - 718 entries

Clean and group.

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #95 / 169
  • Number of attempts: 2
Extract argument from function - 2261 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #622 / 735
  • Number of attempts: 1
That hyphen - 2517 entries

"vim vi improved"

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #371 / 687
  • Number of attempts: 1
comment and uncomment code inline - 1019 entries

It's very useful to be able to comment out a block of code in a quick edit. And likewise to uncomment the code. This operation often involves multi-line stanzas and even large blocks. With just line-wise navigation and insert mode this would cost you about 4 keystrokes per line. Master this hole of VimGolf and you'll quickly drop your key count in day to day Vim as well.

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #292 / 301
  • Number of attempts: 1
Just the middle - 11281 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #1403 / 4139
  • Number of attempts: 3
Team names - 1783 entries

The team names are misspelled.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #455 / 573
  • Number of attempts: 1
Vice versa - 7598 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #1734 / 2059
  • Number of attempts: 2
Free hyphen! - 156 entries

Just like "Inner hyphens", but I'm giving you a free hyphen to play with. Will your solution be any different?

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #28 / 84
  • Number of attempts: 3
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: #289 / 647
  • Number of attempts: 2
citizen_hacks_2019_challenge5 - 123 entries

For the Citizen Hacks 2019 Vim competition.

  • Best score: 6
  • Best player score: 6
  • Position: #31 / 66
  • Number of attempts: 2
Delete to the end of the current line - 718 entries

Delete to the end of the current line, but keep the character under the cursor.

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Position: #235 / 352
  • Number of attempts: 1
convert yml into java pojo field - 823 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: 39
  • Position: #202 / 220
  • Number of attempts: 1
Collect List - 4203 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #732 / 1173
  • Number of attempts: 2
-a-b-c- - 3129 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #1016 / 1116
  • Number of attempts: 3
Don't know what this is - 1959 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: #123 / 574
  • Number of attempts: 4
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10560 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #1532 / 3645
  • Number of attempts: 2
Words in parens - 12775 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 24
  • Position: #3705 / 3926
  • Number of attempts: 1
Groups magic - 144 entries

Regexp or macros for string converting: (a) -> ___ (abc) -> ____ (abcd) -> ______ All in the '(' replace to _ multiply by char count + ()

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #86 / 86
  • Number of attempts: 2
switch variable - 4974 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #621 / 1715
  • Number of attempts: 3
The meaning - 526 entries

Numbers are fun!

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Position: #295 / 340
  • Number of attempts: 1
Ruby 1.9 compat - 598 entries

Remember when Ruby supported `when <expr> :`? Well, it doesn't in 1.9, so let's make sure we use `then`, without ruining our lovely new hash syntax!

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 30
  • Position: #221 / 227
  • Number of attempts: 1
Increment, increment, increment.... - 600 entries

Vim likes macros

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #37 / 382
  • Number of attempts: 2
Context insensitive completion 0 - 479 entries

Buried in the lines you're not supposed to add is the line "Add this line!" Add that line to the top of the file.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #106 / 225
  • Number of attempts: 4
Simple text editing with Vim - 11746 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #2789 / 3444
  • Number of attempts: 2

Contributed Challenges

Python: Def to Lambda - 392 entries

LAMBDA!!!

Mr. Hacker - 72 entries

Elvin is hacker. He has piece of users database from some social net site. Recently he installed Vim, and he wants to convert CSV DB to specific format `key=value' where `key' is login and `value' is password, but password in DB is encrypted in ROT13. Help him.

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