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$ vimgolf setup
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Played Challenges

Replace pattern with 1, 2, 3, ... on each line - 1036 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: 22
  • Position: #48 / 208
  • Number of attempts: 3
Simple, Practical, and Common - 32904 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: #2140 / 7270
  • Number of attempts: 11
Hogwarts Email Sorting - 828 entries

Given a list of emails, get the students full name and their associated house.

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #28 / 237
  • Number of attempts: 19
Get mail address from outlook format - 592 entries

Create a mail list space separated of mail list formatted by outlook

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #32 / 182
  • Number of attempts: 14
prepend * to every non-blank line - 5959 entries

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

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #137 / 1463
  • Number of attempts: 10
Just the middle - 11136 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #3891 / 4112
  • Number of attempts: 5
Basic renumbering - 5430 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #221 / 1227
  • Number of attempts: 14
Delete to the end of the current line - 711 entries

Delete to the end of the current line, but keep the character under the cursor.

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 6
  • Position: #315 / 348
  • Number of attempts: 4
I forgot quotes - 15728 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #1024 / 4114
  • Number of attempts: 11
Words in parens - 12736 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 27
  • Position: #3802 / 3919
  • Number of attempts: 1
Alphabet soup - 392 entries

Create a column of all alphabet characters organized in a funky way

  • Best score: 25
  • Best player score: 26
  • Position: #23 / 93
  • Number of attempts: 6
Simple text editing with Vim - 11624 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 26
  • Position: #2996 / 3410
  • Number of attempts: 4
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