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Played Challenges

Generate a very basic Python constructor (fixed) - 848 entries

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

  • Best score: 29
  • Best player score: 29
  • Position: #7 / 184
  • Number of attempts: 7
Fix the shell script! - 1421 entries

Fix the shell script with the fewest keystrokes!

  • Best score: 26
  • Best player score: 31
  • Position: #144 / 350
  • Number of attempts: 4
Visual block training - 651 entries

You see the input. You see the output. Go.

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 61
  • Position: #102 / 123
  • Number of attempts: 1
Put a newline after every 10 lines in vim - 1171 entries

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

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #89 / 404
  • Number of attempts: 4
simple replacements - 1177 entries

The goal is to see the replacement commands in action.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #57 / 262
  • Number of attempts: 9
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: 20
  • Position: #18 / 30
  • Number of attempts: 4
Rural Post - 4160 entries

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

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #179 / 1030
  • Number of attempts: 6
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: #180 / 258
  • Number of attempts: 4
Data reformat - 241 entries

Reformat this copy-paste data! #csv

  • Best score: 38
  • Best player score: 55
  • Position: #36 / 57
  • Number of attempts: 4
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: 21
  • Position: #41 / 212
  • Number of attempts: 18
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: #2355 / 7290
  • Number of attempts: 7
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: 20
  • Position: #51 / 243
  • Number of attempts: 3
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: 15
  • Position: #73 / 188
  • Number of attempts: 5
prepend * to every non-blank line - 6061 entries

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

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #420 / 1481
  • Number of attempts: 8
One number per line - 18439 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #746 / 3802
  • Number of attempts: 8
Right Align Part of the line - 96 entries

The challenge is to right align a part of the line - this is useful in some SQL queries where it's more clear which are the fields displayed

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #16 / 31
  • Number of attempts: 7
Quote modules - 1023 entries

Complete golang import statement.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #90 / 262
  • Number of attempts: 8
Aliases for cd - 819 entries

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

  • Best score: 30
  • Best player score: 37
  • Position: #46 / 146
  • Number of attempts: 13
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: 9
  • Position: #94 / 215
  • Number of attempts: 3
Applying same text modification in several lines - 2768 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #13 / 821
  • Number of attempts: 5
Add string initializers to an enum - 802 entries

Change Typescript enum so that it has string initializers.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #65 / 240
  • Number of attempts: 3
Add semicolons - 10715 entries

Simply add a semicolon at the end of each line

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #1744 / 3019
  • Number of attempts: 4
Bad Copy Syntax - 1951 entries

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

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #209 / 497
  • Number of attempts: 12
Com(m)a Trouble - 3454 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #150 / 775
  • Number of attempts: 11
Extract wireshark capture filter - 188 entries

Extract wireshark capture filter from IP plan

  • Best score: 25
  • Best player score: 25
  • Position: #7 / 61
  • Number of attempts: 6
Box it - 7718 entries

Create a box around a line.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #444 / 1841
  • Number of attempts: 6
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: 10
  • Position: #18 / 42
  • Number of attempts: 4
Two pairs of cluster of letters creates word - 718 entries

Clean and group.

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #56 / 169
  • Number of attempts: 4
Convert Application Output to CSV - 180 entries

Change the application output to comma-separated values

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #41 / 50
  • Number of attempts: 7
ninja substitution - 1324 entries

How can you reuse a previous substitution ?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #78 / 252
  • Number of attempts: 10
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: #343 / 647
  • Number of attempts: 10
Join 'em - 234 entries

This shouldn't be too tough

  • Best score: 4
  • Best player score: 4
  • Position: #11 / 139
  • Number of attempts: 1
change parenthesis - 260 entries

change the pair of braces into a pair of parentheses

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #84 / 147
  • Number of attempts: 3
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: 33
  • Position: #6 / 15
  • Number of attempts: 4
Remove quotes after first field - 332 entries

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

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #29 / 83
  • Number of attempts: 4
Reorder the groups - 1120 entries

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

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #89 / 255
  • Number of attempts: 7
move titles next to url, in quotes - 496 entries

had trouble with something similar

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #61 / 130
  • Number of attempts: 6
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