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$ vimgolf put [challenge ID]

Played Challenges

simple replacements - 339 entries

The goal is to see the replacement commands in action.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 20
  • Number of attempts: 2
Inverting Lines - 550 entries

A simple challenge to invert all lines, except the first.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 3
Python dataclasses - 175 entries

Simple challenge to extract fields from a Python class

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 25
  • Number of attempts: 5
Change double quotes to single quotes, but with a twist - 188 entries

Although this challenge is in the context of a Python function, you don't need to know Python to do this challenge. It is to add contexts and interesting constraints. The file contains a function that prints a multi-line string literal. I wrote the string literal with double quotes, but then I decided to use single quotes instead, and that's your challenge. However, interestingly enough, the string itself contains single and double quotes. This means, inside the string literal, the originally escaped double quotes no longer need to be escaped, but the single quotes now need to be escaped. Note that the triple double quotes in the docstring should be left alone.

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 41
  • Number of attempts: 1
Rural Post - 3655 entries

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

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 2
Satisfy the go linter - 1473 entries

You just came up with this briliant go vars package. But dang, you forgot to add comments to the exported variables. Can you add a comment over each variable with a TODO-placeholder?

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 24
  • Number of attempts: 3
Simple, Practical, and Common - 32691 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: 23
  • Number of attempts: 4
Swap values - 4383 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 4
prepend * to every non-blank line - 5737 entries

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

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 2
One number per line - 18197 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 10
Swap values inside brackets - 2403 entries

Easy challenge.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 26
  • Number of attempts: 1
V to the i - 4595 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Number of attempts: 3
Applying same text modification in several lines - 2698 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 24
  • Number of attempts: 1
Add semicolons - 10418 entries

Simply add a semicolon at the end of each line

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 2
remove lines containing the word "reader" - 3413 entries

easy stuff

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 2
Com(m)a Trouble - 3271 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 23
  • Number of attempts: 2
Box it - 7619 entries

Create a box around a line.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 24
  • Number of attempts: 2
Copy three lines - 2751 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 19
  • Number of attempts: 2
Preferably without multi-cursor plugin - 453 entries

Originally asked as question on reddit by kpthunder: https://www.reddit.com/r/vim/comments/9fvsro/what_is_the_most_efficient_way_to_go_about/

  • Best score: 30
  • Best player score: 42
  • Number of attempts: 2
Just the middle - 11074 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Number of attempts: 1
Vice versa - 7390 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 4
Change part of a function name in multiple occurrences - 590 entries

Change the middle part of the function name in multiple places, preferably using the next and dot commands.

  • Best score: 3
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 1
Array transposition - 2234 entries

Transpose two arrays into one.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 26
  • Number of attempts: 2
convert yml into java pojo field - 800 entries

How fast vim can create fields for java pojo i.e class declaration referring to a (simple) yml file

  • Best score: 29
  • Best player score: 30
  • Number of attempts: 4
Collect List - 4146 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 18
  • Number of attempts: 3
I forgot quotes - 15638 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 6
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10509 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 2
Words in parens - 12676 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 1
switch variable - 4863 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 3
Simple text editing with Vim - 11334 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 3

Contributed Challenges

Inverting Lines - 550 entries

A simple challenge to invert all lines, except the first.

simple replacements - 339 entries

The goal is to see the replacement commands in action.

Marcio M Pereira
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Pesquisador na Unicamp, Ph.D em Ciências da Computação Unicamp / University of Alberta (Canada). Conservador nos costumes e liberal na economia. Direita😀. DM🚫

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