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Played Challenges

Simple, Practical, and Common - 32879 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: #2873 / 7266
  • Number of attempts: 7
Swap values - 4420 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #1022 / 1238
  • Number of attempts: 2
One number per line - 18361 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #1676 / 3785
  • Number of attempts: 4
Separate the lines - 155 entries

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

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 40
  • Position: #83 / 84
  • Number of attempts: 1
V to the i - 4635 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #1220 / 1855
  • Number of attempts: 1
From argument to object - 1258 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: #349 / 416
  • Number of attempts: 3
Every other line - 2815 entries

AaAaAaA

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #384 / 683
  • Number of attempts: 7
Copy three lines - 2785 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #399 / 623
  • Number of attempts: 3
comment and uncomment code inline - 984 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: #251 / 294
  • Number of attempts: 4
Just the middle - 11119 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #2429 / 4108
  • Number of attempts: 3
Todo list specification - 362 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: #99 / 166
  • 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 - 240 entries

Remove the evens. Double the odds.

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #107 / 115
  • Number of attempts: 1
Missing Library and a Typo - 830 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: #180 / 204
  • Number of attempts: 1
Basic renumbering - 5422 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #656 / 1225
  • Number of attempts: 3
Simple addition - 293 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: #79 / 108
  • Number of attempts: 1
Hidden Message - 62 entries

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

  • Best score: 33
  • Best player score: 86
  • Position: #24 / 26
  • Number of attempts: 3
Adam's challenge - 913 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: #166 / 256
  • Number of attempts: 2
Vice versa - 7508 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #1254 / 2038
  • Number of attempts: 1
Order and join - 870 entries

There's something special about the input order.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #168 / 239
  • Number of attempts: 2
comments galore - 967 entries

Basic comment reformatting

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #368 / 409
  • Number of attempts: 2
Add Go XML to structure tags - 148 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: #50 / 64
  • Number of attempts: 1
Collect List - 4172 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #948 / 1165
  • Number of attempts: 4
Space out the alphabet - 1575 entries

Put 3 spaces between adjacent letters.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 25
  • Position: #378 / 431
  • Number of attempts: 3
I forgot quotes - 15710 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #2148 / 4108
  • Number of attempts: 2
-a-b-c- - 3107 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #811 / 1109
  • Number of attempts: 3
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10531 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #2174 / 3636
  • Number of attempts: 1
Words in parens - 12721 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #2345 / 3914
  • Number of attempts: 1
switch variable - 4901 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #1172 / 1698
  • Number of attempts: 1
Generate Fibonacci Numbers - 237 entries

Use your super vim powers to generate Fibonacci Numbers.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 26
  • Position: #81 / 93
  • Number of attempts: 2
Simple text editing with Vim - 11587 entries

Make the pairs of lines match up by making each second line same as first

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #1534 / 3400
  • Number of attempts: 4
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