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Played Challenges

Tabbed Table to Python Array - 241 entries

Not payed by the hour? So make it fast ;-) The table contains the relative occurencies of bigrams (two consecutive letters) in 1/100,000 in the german language, copy-pasted from http://www.mathe.tu-freiberg.de/~hebisch/cafe/kryptographie/bigramme.html

  • Best score: 52
  • Best player score: 64
  • Position: #38 / 68
  • Number of attempts: 2
Poorly indented Python comments - 776 entries

Fix the alignment of some Python comments as quickly as possible.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #47 / 153
  • Number of attempts: 7
2 quick changes and a numbered list - 384 entries

The ascii will not be lost, but rather numbered in 4 digit blocks with leading zeros.

  • Best score: 37
  • Best player score: 41
  • Position: #36 / 94
  • Number of attempts: 3
delete swap - 877 entries

delete all swap

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Position: #45 / 289
  • Number of attempts: 1
Generate a very basic Python constructor (fixed) - 880 entries

Original by @BiddulphCaleb (http://www.vimgolf.com/challenges/6019f1c4642668000cee11e8) - had some extra spaces in output file.

  • Best score: 29
  • Best player score: 39
  • Position: #77 / 194
  • Number of attempts: 3
Fix the shell script! - 1525 entries

Fix the shell script with the fewest keystrokes!

  • Best score: 26
  • Best player score: 29
  • Position: #127 / 377
  • Number of attempts: 7
Put a newline after every 10 lines in vim - 1239 entries

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

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #232 / 426
  • Number of attempts: 2
Wikitext headings to markdown - 772 entries

Convert the wikitext headings to markdown.

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #47 / 166
  • Number of attempts: 12
hello-world-vimgolf - 1863 entries

Simple number generation

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #358 / 529
  • Number of attempts: 1
Fill in the chess board - 701 entries

Fill in the name of each square using its file (a-h) and rank (1-8).

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 27
  • Position: #50 / 148
  • Number of attempts: 5
Inverting Lines - 1480 entries

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

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #296 / 403
  • Number of attempts: 1
Data reformat - 251 entries

Reformat this copy-paste data! #csv

  • Best score: 38
  • Best player score: 50
  • Position: #30 / 58
  • Number of attempts: 2
xrandr outputs and dashes - 619 entries

uh oh, different video drivers identify display outputs with more dashes. Quick, need to change this xrandr script!

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #54 / 202
  • Number of attempts: 2
Yo To Hello - 1069 entries

Simply Turn Yo To Hello

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #389 / 491
  • Number of attempts: 1
Replace pattern with 1, 2, 3, ... on each line - 1048 entries

For each line replace a search pattern (in this case $) with numbers starting at 1 and then increasing by 1 for each replaced match. a$b$c$ -> a0b1c2

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 28
  • Position: #118 / 212
  • Number of attempts: 1
Simple, Practical, and Common - 33086 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: 23
  • Position: #2644 / 7297
  • Number of attempts: 4
Swap values - 4490 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #619 / 1246
  • Number of attempts: 4
prepend * to every non-blank line - 6081 entries

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

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #572 / 1485
  • Number of attempts: 2
One number per line - 18472 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #955 / 3807
  • Number of attempts: 10
citizen_hacks_2019_challenge2 - 183 entries

For the Citizen Hacks 2019 Vim competition.

  • Best score: 6
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #75 / 94
  • Number of attempts: 1
Swap values inside brackets - 2441 entries

Easy challenge.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #331 / 564
  • Number of attempts: 4
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: 11
  • Position: #146 / 215
  • Number of attempts: 2
V to the i - 4647 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #1375 / 1861
  • Number of attempts: 1
Applying same text modification in several lines - 2781 entries

Remove identical text at the beginning of several lines and the closing parenthesis.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #503 / 824
  • Number of attempts: 4
Add string initializers to an enum - 829 entries

Change Typescript enum so that it has string initializers.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 24
  • Position: #118 / 244
  • Number of attempts: 2
Swap the operands under comparison - 266 entries

Swap the operands under comparison to prevent null pointer exception (at least in java)

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 24
  • Position: #64 / 96
  • Number of attempts: 1
Add semicolons - 10717 entries

Simply add a semicolon at the end of each line

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #1485 / 3020
  • Number of attempts: 7
Bad Copy Syntax - 1952 entries

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

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #267 / 498
  • Number of attempts: 3
Split line with dots - 2113 entries

This line is too long, split it.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #461 / 625
  • Number of attempts: 2
remove lines containing the word "reader" - 3483 entries

easy stuff

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #870 / 1128
  • Number of attempts: 3
Com(m)a Trouble - 3478 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 24
  • Position: #624 / 780
  • Number of attempts: 2
Extract wireshark capture filter - 191 entries

Extract wireshark capture filter from IP plan

  • Best score: 25
  • Best player score: 27
  • Position: #24 / 63
  • Number of attempts: 2
Box it - 7722 entries

Create a box around a line.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #491 / 1842
  • Number of attempts: 3
Tables, Functions, Sprocs - 121 entries

In order to load some scripts into my database in the correct order I need to load tables first (t_), then functions (fn_), then stored procedures (sp_). The order of the t_ lines and the order of the sp_ lines should also match. Reorder the lines so they will load correctly.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #25 / 42
  • Number of attempts: 2
Triangular Numbers - 88 entries

Generate the first 50 triangular numbers.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #21 / 25
  • Number of attempts: 3
Cool or not? - 765 entries

abc trying to be cool or not...

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #126 / 218
  • Number of attempts: 4
multiple cursor alternative - 1452 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: 22
  • Position: #226 / 371
  • Number of attempts: 3
html paragraph to table - 587 entries

reformat html paragraph to table

  • Best score: 48
  • Best player score: 66
  • Position: #84 / 122
  • Number of attempts: 3
From argument to object - 1441 entries

This task typifies those programmers endure while coding. This C-family pseudocode needs a function argument to be repurposed as an object call. Simply search and replace? Repeat a pattern of edits?

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #291 / 441
  • Number of attempts: 4
Two pairs of cluster of letters creates word - 718 entries

Clean and group.

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #100 / 169
  • Number of attempts: 4
Array propagate - 318 entries

Complete the array with the keys as part of the value

  • Best score: 23
  • Best player score: 28
  • Position: #76 / 114
  • Number of attempts: 1
Extract argument from function - 2267 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #649 / 736
  • Number of attempts: 1
Kolakoski sequence -- level 1 - 57 entries

Generate the Kolakoski sequence as described by its first 75 terms.

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 34
  • Position: #10 / 16
  • Number of attempts: 2
Search and Replace 0 - 4730 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #1004 / 1565
  • Number of attempts: 2
Number Sort - 298 entries

sort the list of newline-separated numbers incrementally. Numbers are in the range 1 to 1000, with 500 missing

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #146 / 158
  • Number of attempts: 1
That hyphen - 2520 entries

"vim vi improved"

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #531 / 688
  • Number of attempts: 4
comment and uncomment code inline - 1033 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: 10
  • Position: #194 / 303
  • Number of attempts: 4
Letterbox - 88 entries

Make a box!

  • Best score: 35
  • Best player score: 56
  • Position: #19 / 24
  • Number of attempts: 1
Flip the bit - 113 entries

Change the specific 0 to a 1.

  • Best score: 8
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #59 / 66
  • Number of attempts: 1
Just the middle - 11284 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #2876 / 4140
  • Number of attempts: 2
Learn some german verbs - 527 entries

The list needs to be structured so we can print in verbatim and feel ok about how it looks.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #60 / 129
  • Number of attempts: 5
Todo list specification - 368 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: #143 / 169
  • Number of attempts: 1
Python Hello World! Reformatting - 916 entries

A novice Python using prints Hello World! and a pro shows him different way. Using vim to get into pro style from novice, win the challenge.

  • Best score: 39
  • Best player score: 40
  • Position: #34 / 358
  • Number of attempts: 4
Remember VimGolf Rules ! - 245 entries

Rules, ... and don't forget !

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #108 / 131
  • Number of attempts: 1
Stairstep digits - 362 entries

Remove the evens. Double the odds.

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #106 / 136
  • Number of attempts: 1
Missing Library and a Typo - 838 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: 19
  • Position: #138 / 206
  • Number of attempts: 8
Basic renumbering - 5484 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #688 / 1241
  • Number of attempts: 2
Simple addition - 301 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #101 / 112
  • Number of attempts: 1
Adam's challenge - 922 entries

Change both normal to bold and 4 by 2. Adam Wathan challenge this on twitter . He did it in 11 keystrokes on Sublime.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #186 / 260
  • Number of attempts: 3
Create a table - 309 entries

Convert the given input into a formatted table

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #53 / 100
  • Number of attempts: 3
Fiddle percentages into real numbers - 809 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: 14
  • Position: #177 / 277
  • Number of attempts: 2
Nesting SASS - 257 entries

Move a block inside another block and indent it

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #61 / 91
  • Number of attempts: 2
Combines all items - 290 entries

For each line that starts with the same number I want to combine its contents

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #120 / 131
  • Number of attempts: 2
Wrap text in quotes - 348 entries

All the blocks of text should be wrapped in quotation marks.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #67 / 119
  • Number of attempts: 3
ninja substitution - 1326 entries

How can you reuse a previous substitution ?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #156 / 252
  • Number of attempts: 3
Vice versa - 7617 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #791 / 2065
  • Number of attempts: 4
C Reformatting - 687 entries

You may use Visual mode... or not. #uppercase

  • Best score: 30
  • Best player score: 48
  • Position: #80 / 160
  • Number of attempts: 2
Paragraph sort - 421 entries

My large herbivorous mammals, Vim commands, and POSIX utilities need to be sorted separately.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #69 / 122
  • Number of attempts: 3
Paragraph breaks - 497 entries

Swap the blank lines and the aaa lines.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #148 / 163
  • Number of attempts: 2
Replace and keep the case - 405 entries

Replace all instance of plugin and Plugin to device and Device.

  • Best score: 26
  • Best player score: 28
  • Position: #64 / 114
  • Number of attempts: 5
Scrambled numbers - 775 entries

Four is NOT 1. One is 1.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 24
  • Position: #117 / 181
  • Number of attempts: 2
Alsa configuration - 485 entries

I'm tweaking my ~/.asoundrc file!

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 25
  • Position: #69 / 123
  • Number of attempts: 5
Hello ${world} - 298 entries

Migrate a JavaScript String from concatenation to ES6 interpolation.

  • Best score: 24
  • Best player score: 25
  • Position: #43 / 93
  • Number of attempts: 6
citizen_hacks_2019_challenge4 - 77 entries

For the Citizen Hacks 2019 Vim competition.

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Position: #13 / 54
  • Number of attempts: 1
Python challenge - 142 entries

Change the types of the variables in the list from str to float, while keeping the truncation.

  • Best score: 31
  • Best player score: 51
  • Position: #24 / 42
  • Number of attempts: 1
One to Ten - 2119 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: 14
  • Position: #458 / 648
  • Number of attempts: 3
citizen_hacks_2019_challenge5 - 123 entries

For the Citizen Hacks 2019 Vim competition.

  • Best score: 6
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #49 / 66
  • Number of attempts: 1
Reformat Cura settings - 108 entries

Cura settings are weirdly encoded... After mere replacements, you'll have to enquote two strings (infill_pattern & speed_travel) and dont forget booleans in lowercase. #format #json

  • Best score: 50
  • Best player score: 75
  • Position: #15 / 20
  • Number of attempts: 1
Line under headers - 1933 entries

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

  • Best score: 24
  • Best player score: 30
  • Position: #263 / 476
  • Number of attempts: 1
Build a six - 267 entries

Just enjoy building "a" floors...

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #68 / 89
  • Number of attempts: 1
Increment each number - 958 entries

Increment each number individually by one

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #130 / 237
  • Number of attempts: 3
Around the clock - 186 entries

You'll want to use 2 special commands to complete this. If you haven't yet, read through 'input.txt', especially :help simple-changes

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #56 / 72
  • 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: 6
  • Position: #298 / 352
  • Number of attempts: 1
change parenthesis - 263 entries

change the pair of braces into a pair of parentheses

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #108 / 148
  • Number of attempts: 1
Label grid cells (6x6) - 34 entries

Label the cells of a grid with its coordinates. Rows are labelled top to bottom from A to F, and columns left to right from A to F. Each cell has a coordinate MN, where M is the row letter and N is the column letter.

  • Best score: 31
  • Best player score: 56
  • Position: #12 / 15
  • Number of attempts: 1
Remove quotes after first field - 332 entries

Remove the quotes around each field except for the first field.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #50 / 83
  • Number of attempts: 2
Put the months in order - 922 entries

Our contractor thought that months should be in alphabetical order. Put them in calendar order please.

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 50
  • Position: #121 / 156
  • Number of attempts: 2
Reorder the groups - 1120 entries

Change the order so that the groups of fruit come before the vegetables.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 30
  • Position: #236 / 255
  • Number of attempts: 1
move titles next to url, in quotes - 496 entries

had trouble with something similar

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #85 / 130
  • Number of attempts: 3
Array transposition - 2321 entries

Transpose two arrays into one.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #248 / 434
  • Number of attempts: 3
Mirror Symmetry - 787 entries

Add backslashes.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #163 / 264
  • Number of attempts: 2
From A to B - 562 entries

Mirror and change this text block

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #92 / 154
  • Number of attempts: 2
Simple format (2) - 321 entries

try again!

  • Best score: 23
  • Best player score: 32
  • Position: #39 / 67
  • Number of attempts: 2
Collect List - 4207 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #654 / 1174
  • Number of attempts: 2
camel riding - 757 entries

add a prefix on some camelCase variables

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #187 / 271
  • Number of attempts: 2
Space out the alphabet - 1602 entries

Put 3 spaces between adjacent letters.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #198 / 436
  • Number of attempts: 3
Fix the XML - 962 entries

The challenge consists in having a valid xml from an incomplete source.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 25
  • Position: #170 / 280
  • Number of attempts: 1
Mute the second method of this script - 444 entries

prepend a # infront of every line of the second method

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #216 / 236
  • Number of attempts: 1
Condensed Cases - 772 entries

Apple's new programming language, Swift, allows two style of case statements: 1) one Enum case on each line, or 2) multiple Enum cases on a single line. Convert the following from the first case (no pun intended) to the second type.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #203 / 237
  • Number of attempts: 1
I forgot quotes - 15836 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #2281 / 4131
  • Number of attempts: 2
-a-b-c- - 3135 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #697 / 1118
  • Number of attempts: 3
Count both ways - 982 entries

Right AND down.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #266 / 346
  • Number of attempts: 1
Gray area - 712 entries

It's a golf metaphor or something.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #178 / 264
  • Number of attempts: 2
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: 14
  • Position: #366 / 574
  • Number of attempts: 3
Where should I put the Newline? - 849 entries

Help me put the newline.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #391 / 425
  • Number of attempts: 1
Mess in revision history - 1151 entries

Help Joe clean up what Steve has cobbled.

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 28
  • Position: #178 / 244
  • Number of attempts: 1
attr_aligner - 3403 entries

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

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 26
  • Position: #268 / 686
  • Number of attempts: 7
quotes inside quotes - 3077 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: 16
  • Position: #641 / 1057
  • Number of attempts: 3
Words in parens - 12786 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #2461 / 3928
  • Number of attempts: 1
Resort and deup a CSV list - 135 entries

I'm always adding items to a sorted list. There has to be a better way dedup and resort the lists. There are multiple lists with varying lengths to discourage manual sorting. Also Australia's animals are weird.

  • Best score: 44
  • Best player score: 58
  • Position: #21 / 37
  • Number of attempts: 3
Rule 110 - 35 entries

Compute the next 5 iterations of Rule 110 with the given starting state. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rule_110

  • Best score: 43
  • Best player score: 51
  • Position: #5 / 11
  • Number of attempts: 2
Santa's naughty / nice list - 77 entries

Christmas is here and Santa hasn't decided who's naughty or nice yet. He's given a list of names to his programmer friend to quickly split the children into naughty and nice. Hint: There's a hidden pattern that might be familiar.

  • Best score: 39
  • Best player score: 39
  • Position: #4 / 23
  • Number of attempts: 5
If-then-else regexp - 37 entries

Rules: - golf is never following golf - vim comes first! Drawing a finite-state machine diagram could help. #regexp

  • Best score: 37
  • Best player score: 46
  • Position: #8 / 9
  • Number of attempts: 1
SFD-ROC: vimvimvim - 1527 entries

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

  • Best score: 8
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #284 / 429
  • Number of attempts: 3
Array Transposition - 169 entries

Transpose four arrays into two.

  • Best score: 27
  • Best player score: 45
  • Position: #31 / 51
  • Number of attempts: 1
Let's play some Ivmgolf - 1044 entries

Oops, I spelled that wrong.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #312 / 427
  • Number of attempts: 3
Alphabet soup - 400 entries

Create a column of all alphabet characters organized in a funky way

  • Best score: 25
  • Best player score: 38
  • Position: #66 / 97
  • Number of attempts: 1
Vertical Limit - 2386 entries

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

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 26
  • Position: #473 / 723
  • Number of attempts: 1
Exchanging Quotes - 800 entries

Sometimes you need to exchange a choice of quotes in some code.

  • Best score: 30
  • Best player score: 37
  • Position: #133 / 220
  • Number of attempts: 2
replacing each line of a block selection - 2880 entries

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

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 29
  • Position: #623 / 754
  • Number of attempts: 1
Remove noise from HTTP log - 668 entries

This piece of log (from the year 2000) contains some irrelevant data. We only want to see the HTTP method and resource.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #129 / 264
  • Number of attempts: 1
Ugly spreadsheet copy/paste to CSV - 926 entries

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

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 31
  • Position: #84 / 179
  • Number of attempts: 6
Make it more readable - 1925 entries

Insert blank lines to make it more organized and readable

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #302 / 633
  • Number of attempts: 1
HTML to Haml - 837 entries

Help convert this HTML page to Haml.

  • Best score: 23
  • Best player score: 41
  • Position: #123 / 200
  • Number of attempts: 1
Numbering a List - 1838 entries

Pretty simple, number the list.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #43 / 631
  • Number of attempts: 1
Ruby 1.9 hashes - 1177 entries

Rubyists talk about being cutting edge but how many are using 1.9 in production? Time to convert those verbose 1.8 hashes in to symbolic, succinct 1.9 beauties!

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #171 / 387
  • Number of attempts: 3
Shebangs for all - 1789 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: 18
  • Position: #362 / 472
  • Number of attempts: 2
A Simple One - 968 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: #503 / 629
  • Number of attempts: 1
The Cake is a Lie - 1250 entries

Correct the capitalization of each word

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #440 / 500
  • Number of attempts: 2
Make Fancy Header - 991 entries

Make the header text stand out with surrounding asterisks

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #202 / 334
  • Number of attempts: 2
Change the content of a string - 1405 entries

This docstring is a complete lie. Fix it.

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 25
  • Position: #344 / 535
  • Number of attempts: 1
Sort and add attributes - 1242 entries

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

  • Best score: 33
  • Best player score: 33
  • Position: #224 / 501
  • Number of attempts: 2
Reconstruct the Sentence - 1201 entries

Get the sentence back in the proper order, remove duplicate lines, and then combine the separate lines into one.

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #206 / 354
  • Number of attempts: 4
Whitespace, empty lines and tabs - 3093 entries

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

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 28
  • Position: #420 / 684
  • Number of attempts: 2
Simple text editing with Vim - 11822 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #1728 / 3461
  • Number of attempts: 2

Contributed Challenges

ASCII-art Histogram - 295 entries

Create an ASCCI-art histogram for the given numbers. Make sure not to leave trailing whitespaces. Thanks to VimGolf I recently discovered a feature of Vim thAT blew my mind. I'm curious to see what real ninjas make of it ;-)

Tabbed Table to Python Array - 241 entries

Not payed by the hour? So make it fast ;-) The table contains the relative occurencies of bigrams (two consecutive letters) in 1/100,000 in the german language, copy-pasted from http://www.mathe.tu-freiberg.de/~hebisch/cafe/kryptographie/bigramme.html

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