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$ gem install vimgolf
$ vimgolf setup
$ vimgolf put [challenge ID]

Played Challenges

Swap values - 4440 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #477 / 1241
  • Number of attempts: 3
One number per line - 18377 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #1858 / 3787
  • Number of attempts: 4
Applying same text modification in several lines - 2748 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #149 / 815
  • Number of attempts: 3
Add semicolons - 10539 entries

Simply add a semicolon at the end of each line

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #10 / 2988
  • Number of attempts: 3
remove lines containing the word "reader" - 3454 entries

easy stuff

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #206 / 1121
  • Number of attempts: 2
Com(m)a Trouble - 3376 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #47 / 760
  • Number of attempts: 6
Wrap the text of an email message to 79 characters - 576 entries

You're replying to an email with silly long lines. Clean them up.

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Position: #245 / 352
  • Number of attempts: 3
Box it - 7680 entries

Create a box around a line.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #624 / 1835
  • Number of attempts: 4
Cool or not? - 761 entries

abc trying to be cool or not...

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #36 / 216
  • Number of attempts: 4
Search and Replace 0 - 4651 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #581 / 1541
  • Number of attempts: 1
Just the middle - 11136 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #1241 / 4112
  • Number of attempts: 2
ninja substitution - 1300 entries

How can you reuse a previous substitution ?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #90 / 247
  • Number of attempts: 7
One to Ten - 2093 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: #121 / 641
  • Number of attempts: 3
Around the clock - 174 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: 13
  • Position: #4 / 67
  • Number of attempts: 5
Join 'em - 228 entries

This shouldn't be too tough

  • Best score: 4
  • Best player score: 5
  • Position: #18 / 134
  • Number of attempts: 2
Reorder the groups - 1112 entries

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

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #121 / 252
  • Number of attempts: 1
Words in parens - 12736 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #1705 / 3919
  • Number of attempts: 5
NATO phonetic alphabet - 476 entries

Transform the series of words into a list.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #39 / 181
  • Number of attempts: 7
Remove semicolons after expressions - 541 entries

A follow-up for http://vimgolf.com/challenges/4fc9d767d3a0d4000100000e.

  • Best score: 6
  • Best player score: 6
  • Position: #101 / 235
  • Number of attempts: 2
switch variable - 4917 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #555 / 1701
  • Number of attempts: 7
Make it more readable - 1891 entries

Insert blank lines to make it more organized and readable

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #95 / 622
  • Number of attempts: 7
Ruby 1.9 hashes - 1157 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: 12
  • Position: #91 / 382
  • Number of attempts: 6
Increment, increment, increment.... - 567 entries

Vim likes macros

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #28 / 370
  • Number of attempts: 1
Sort and add attributes - 1189 entries

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

  • Best score: 33
  • Best player score: 33
  • Position: #219 / 483
  • Number of attempts: 3
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