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Played Challenges

Word Blender - 128 entries

The insides of long words seem to have been run through the blender. Can you fix this famous tale, brave knight?

  • Best score: 28
  • Best player score: 56
  • Position: #33 / 53
  • Number of attempts: 4
Search and Replace 0 - 4575 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #248 / 1515
  • Number of attempts: 5
Create Leading Zeros - 204 entries

Create leading zeros only for id columns. Please use generic approach!

  • Best score: 23
  • Best player score: 31
  • Position: #45 / 76
  • Number of attempts: 6
VimGolfNight - 482 entries

Based on "The name of the game".

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #80 / 322
  • Number of attempts: 4
attr_aligner - 3350 entries

Two attr keywords. Two separate indentations. Align the colons.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #183 / 678
  • Number of attempts: 10
Letter case trickery - 1517 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
  • Position: #51 / 493
  • Number of attempts: 10
quotes inside quotes - 2996 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: 3
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #366 / 1037
  • Number of attempts: 6
Words in parens - 12682 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #81 / 3905
  • Number of attempts: 5
Hole-in-one - 963 entries

Lets take this golf thing literally.. Drive off the tee into the hole, and of course you don't strike the ball completely clean.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #158 / 294
  • Number of attempts: 13
Saving the hashes(#) - 1929 entries

The following file is copied from vimcasts.org(Its only for learning purpose,hope the site owner doesn't mind it), its probably the easiest of challenges.Our goal is to delete every line which doesn't contain a hash signs. The remaining hash signs with numbers are then sorted to get the final output.

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 30
  • Position: #361 / 461
  • Number of attempts: 3
Let's play some Ivmgolf - 979 entries

Oops, I spelled that wrong.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #49 / 407
  • Number of attempts: 4
Vertical Limit - 2310 entries

transform a succession of one word lines to a an array of strings

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #12 / 702
  • Number of attempts: 12
replacing each line of a block selection - 2744 entries

replace each line's ../assets/js with /javascripts

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #47 / 725
  • Number of attempts: 14
Switch function arguments - 1945 entries

How to switch two arguments of a function.

  • Best score: 3
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #73 / 618
  • Number of attempts: 12
switch variable - 4865 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #198 / 1689
  • Number of attempts: 12
Numbering a List - 1777 entries

Pretty simple, number the list.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #357 / 611
  • Number of attempts: 6
Whitespace, empty lines and tabs - 2788 entries

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

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 50
  • Position: #612 / 636
  • Number of attempts: 1
Simple text editing with Vim - 11391 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #1058 / 3347
  • Number of attempts: 7
Reformat/Refactor a Golfer Class - 5835 entries

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

  • Best score: 32
  • Best player score: 39
  • Position: #649 / 1442
  • Number of attempts: 2
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