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Played Challenges

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: 24
  • Position: #2894 / 7297
  • Number of attempts: 7
Swap values - 4490 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #1031 / 1246
  • Number of attempts: 2
One number per line - 18472 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #1688 / 3807
  • Number of attempts: 4
Separate the lines - 161 entries

Every other line is mixed up. Separate them into their original texts.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 40
  • Position: #85 / 86
  • Number of attempts: 1
V to the i - 4647 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #1223 / 1861
  • Number of attempts: 1
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: 22
  • Position: #371 / 441
  • Number of attempts: 3
Every other line - 2850 entries

AaAaAaA

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #388 / 690
  • Number of attempts: 7
Copy three lines - 2819 entries

If the site is up (by some miracle), make the text under every header identical.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #403 / 629
  • Number of attempts: 3
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: 13
  • Position: #259 / 303
  • Number of attempts: 4
Just the middle - 11284 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #2449 / 4140
  • Number of attempts: 3
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: #101 / 169
  • Number of attempts: 2
Text to HTML Table - 157 entries

Turn the plain text table to an HTML table.

  • Best score: 52
  • Best player score: 62
  • Position: #36 / 46
  • Number of attempts: 2
Stairstep digits - 362 entries

Remove the evens. Double the odds.

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #125 / 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: 24
  • Position: #182 / 206
  • Number of attempts: 1
Basic renumbering - 5484 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #666 / 1241
  • Number of attempts: 3
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: 14
  • Position: #83 / 112
  • Number of attempts: 1
Hidden Message - 74 entries

Find the hidden message and replace all other characters with spaces.

  • Best score: 33
  • Best player score: 86
  • Position: #26 / 28
  • Number of attempts: 3
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: #169 / 260
  • Number of attempts: 2
Vice versa - 7615 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #1267 / 2064
  • Number of attempts: 1
Order and join - 913 entries

There's something special about the input order.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #176 / 248
  • Number of attempts: 2
comments galore - 982 entries

Basic comment reformatting

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #373 / 414
  • Number of attempts: 2
Add Go XML to structure tags - 151 entries

The Go programming language can directly map XML to structure fields. Add the correct XML tag after each field.

  • Best score: 23
  • Best player score: 32
  • Position: #51 / 65
  • Number of attempts: 1
Collect List - 4207 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #955 / 1174
  • Number of attempts: 4
Space out the alphabet - 1602 entries

Put 3 spaces between adjacent letters.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 25
  • Position: #383 / 436
  • Number of attempts: 3
I forgot quotes - 15830 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #2162 / 4130
  • Number of attempts: 2
-a-b-c- - 3135 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #816 / 1118
  • Number of attempts: 3
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10562 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #2183 / 3646
  • Number of attempts: 1
Words in parens - 12786 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #2356 / 3928
  • Number of attempts: 1
switch variable - 4980 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #1187 / 1717
  • Number of attempts: 1
Generate Fibonacci Numbers - 252 entries

Use your super vim powers to generate Fibonacci Numbers.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 26
  • Position: #82 / 95
  • 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: #1553 / 3461
  • Number of attempts: 4
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