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Played Challenges

Rural Post - 3713 entries

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

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #130 / 918
  • Number of attempts: 15
xrandr outputs and dashes - 523 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: #18 / 173
  • Number of attempts: 2
From a Thunderlink to a Markdown link - 587 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: #6 / 136
  • Number of attempts: 9
Capitalize the Names - 235 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: #13 / 63
  • Number of attempts: 7
Yo To Hello - 877 entries

Simply Turn Yo To Hello

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #51 / 412
  • Number of attempts: 1
Replace pattern with 1, 2, 3, ... on each line - 898 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: #6 / 184
  • Number of attempts: 8
Simple, Practical, and Common - 32743 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: #2151 / 7235
  • Number of attempts: 7
prepend * to every non-blank line - 5776 entries

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

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #156 / 1421
  • Number of attempts: 10
One number per line - 18223 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #649 / 3759
  • Number of attempts: 12
V to the i - 4596 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #730 / 1837
  • Number of attempts: 2
Add semicolons - 10429 entries

Simply add a semicolon at the end of each line

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #530 / 2954
  • Number of attempts: 9
remove lines containing the word "reader" - 3419 entries

easy stuff

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #403 / 1108
  • Number of attempts: 4
Wrap the text of an email message to 79 characters - 521 entries

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

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Position: #252 / 334
  • Number of attempts: 4
Box it - 7622 entries

Create a box around a line.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #724 / 1819
  • Number of attempts: 6
Search and Replace 0 - 4534 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #651 / 1507
  • Number of attempts: 3
Just the middle - 11078 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #3016 / 4089
  • Number of attempts: 3
I forgot quotes - 15639 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #1029 / 4095
  • Number of attempts: 6
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10509 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #1518 / 3627
  • Number of attempts: 6
Remove semicolons after expressions - 511 entries

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

  • Best score: 6
  • Best player score: 6
  • Position: #111 / 225
  • Number of attempts: 6
switch variable - 4863 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #614 / 1688
  • Number of attempts: 6
Ruby 1.9 hashes - 1113 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: #99 / 372
  • Number of attempts: 7
Increment, increment, increment.... - 531 entries

Vim likes macros

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #34 / 357
  • Number of attempts: 3
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