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Played Challenges

Transpose a python matrix - 161 entries

Rotate the matrix in 90 degrees.

  • Best score: 23
  • Best player score: 24
  • Position: #10 / 36
  • Number of attempts: 9
Migrated to Postgres! - 118 entries

Celebration completion of this project. https://github.com/igrigorik/vimgolf/pull/322

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 31
  • Position: #41 / 53
  • Number of attempts: 1
simple replacements - 553 entries

The goal is to see the replacement commands in action.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #40 / 129
  • Number of attempts: 3
Generate a very basic Python constructor - 164 entries

I actually needed to do this myself, so I look forward to learning how.

  • Best score: 30
  • Best player score: 30
  • Position: #1 / 41
  • Number of attempts: 8
Python dataclasses - 346 entries

Simple challenge to extract fields from a Python class

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #12 / 97
  • Number of attempts: 3
RUST HTML to maud. - 6 entries

RUST HTML to maud. maud is one of the template engines for server-side rendering based on rust. rusty practice on vimgolf

  • Best score: 209
  • Best player score: 209
  • Position: #1 / 4
  • Number of attempts: 1
RUST Cargo.toml version to last - 168 entries

RUST Cargo.toml version to last. rusty practice on vimgolf

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #19 / 53
  • Number of attempts: 4
RUST match with enum for Coin - 109 entries

RUST match with enum for Coin rusty practice on vimgolf

  • Best score: 85
  • Best player score: 111
  • Position: #21 / 32
  • Number of attempts: 2
Making 3 line function a one liner. - 63 entries

Simple challenge for frequent action while programming.

  • Best score: 4
  • Best player score: 4
  • Position: #33 / 50
  • Number of attempts: 3
Modernise code - 588 entries

Modernise and clean up some C++ code.

  • Best score: 34
  • Best player score: 34
  • Position: #21 / 137
  • Number of attempts: 5
swap number pairs - 1193 entries

Swap the numbers in a bunch of 2-element arrays.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #72 / 223
  • Number of attempts: 4
HS Final exam vimgolf - 539 entries

Change the initial file to a single line containing all names comma-separated with numbers inside parentheses.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #39 / 147
  • Number of attempts: 10
Easy modification of ssh config - 144 entries

Just add another alias to each worker

  • Best score: 24
  • Best player score: 24
  • Position: #12 / 44
  • Number of attempts: 7
ssh config skills - 149 entries

Parse output from `kuebctl get no -o wide` into an .ssh/config file!

  • Best score: 41
  • Best player score: 41
  • Position: #6 / 38
  • Number of attempts: 6
C to python code snippet - 38 entries

C code can be easily translated into Python code. However, the difference in syntax can make this process tedious and time-consuming. Can Vim help you here?

  • Best score: 48
  • Best player score: 53
  • Position: #6 / 12
  • Number of attempts: 6
Format the CSS - 47 entries

You just copied some CSS color names from the web and need to add them to your python module. Create the COLORS variable and assign a dict() with the names as keys and hex-colors as values. BEWARE OF THE TABS!!

  • Best score: 41
  • Best player score: 43
  • Position: #7 / 21
  • Number of attempts: 4
Rural Post - 3760 entries

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

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #61 / 929
  • Number of attempts: 12
Satisfy the go linter - 1556 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: #101 / 322
  • Number of attempts: 10
Add quotes to ansible playbook - 537 entries

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

  • Best score: 8
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #32 / 176
  • Number of attempts: 7
Multiline to Single Line - 341 entries

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

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 6
  • Position: #145 / 162
  • Number of attempts: 1
xrandr outputs and dashes - 528 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: #103 / 175
  • Number of attempts: 1
From a Thunderlink to a Markdown link - 606 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: 18
  • Position: #44 / 137
  • Number of attempts: 5
Capitalize the Names - 254 entries

I want to capitalize the names in quotes, but just the people's names, not the file names.

  • Best score: 3
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #35 / 66
  • Number of attempts: 4
Yo To Hello - 915 entries

Simply Turn Yo To Hello

  • Best score: 8
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #269 / 431
  • Number of attempts: 6
Replace pattern with 1, 2, 3, ... on each line - 914 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: 21
  • Position: #34 / 187
  • Number of attempts: 8
Simple, Practical, and Common - 32752 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: #2292 / 7238
  • Number of attempts: 10
Hogwarts Email Sorting - 788 entries

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

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #48 / 226
  • Number of attempts: 7
Get mail address from outlook format - 549 entries

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

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #61 / 170
  • Number of attempts: 3
Swap values - 4401 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #346 / 1233
  • Number of attempts: 6
prepend * to every non-blank line - 5800 entries

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

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #353 / 1427
  • Number of attempts: 5
One number per line - 18255 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #790 / 3765
  • Number of attempts: 8
Quote modules - 981 entries

Complete golang import statement.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #84 / 250
  • Number of attempts: 5
Aliases for cd - 781 entries

Create these beautiful aliases with as few strokes as possible. Are you up for the challenge?

  • Best score: 30
  • Best player score: 30
  • Position: #16 / 142
  • Number of attempts: 19
Swap values inside brackets - 2404 entries

Easy challenge.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #103 / 555
  • Number of attempts: 11
V to the i - 4600 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #1452 / 1839
  • Number of attempts: 3
Applying same text modification in several lines - 2704 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #5 / 804
  • Number of attempts: 4
SCREAMING_SNAKE_CASE to Title Case - 1070 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: 20
  • Position: #103 / 224
  • Number of attempts: 11
Add semicolons - 10448 entries

Simply add a semicolon at the end of each line

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #674 / 2958
  • Number of attempts: 7
Bad Copy Syntax - 1883 entries

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

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #26 / 479
  • Number of attempts: 4
remove lines containing the word "reader" - 3426 entries

easy stuff

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #477 / 1110
  • Number of attempts: 3
Com(m)a Trouble - 3287 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #296 / 743
  • Number of attempts: 11
Box it - 7637 entries

Create a box around a line.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #426 / 1824
  • Number of attempts: 10
citizen_hacks_2019_part3 - 14 entries

For the Citizen Hacks 2019 Vim competition

  • Best score: 59
  • Best player score: 61
  • Position: #4 / 4
  • Number of attempts: 7
Just the middle - 11076 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #1470 / 4089
  • Number of attempts: 3
Basic renumbering - 5395 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 24
  • Position: #1091 / 1219
  • Number of attempts: 1
ninja substitution - 1254 entries

How can you reuse a previous substitution ?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #122 / 240
  • Number of attempts: 6
Vice versa - 7430 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #588 / 2015
  • Number of attempts: 12
One to Ten - 2063 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: #332 / 631
  • Number of attempts: 4
Line under headers - 1853 entries

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

  • Best score: 24
  • Best player score: 27
  • Position: #180 / 460
  • Number of attempts: 3
Collect List - 4146 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #511 / 1159
  • Number of attempts: 5
I forgot quotes - 15647 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #1111 / 4096
  • Number of attempts: 10
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10509 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #1577 / 3627
  • Number of attempts: 2
Words in parens - 12678 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #1120 / 3904
  • Number of attempts: 10
Alphabet soup - 337 entries

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

  • Best score: 25
  • Best player score: 35
  • Position: #54 / 80
  • Number of attempts: 4
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: 13
  • Position: #651 / 3347
  • Number of attempts: 9
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