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Played Challenges

Words in parens - 12143 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 4
Search and Replace 0 - 4450 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 3
imports alignment (python) - 584 entries

Align as one import per line.

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 20
  • Number of attempts: 3
abcd > a b c d - 248 entries

transform the single spaces into 4 spaces repeat for each line

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 1
switch variable - 4696 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 5
Reconstruct the Sentence - 1038 entries

Get the sentence back in the proper order, remove duplicate lines, and then combine the separate lines into one.

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 22
  • Number of attempts: 3
Prefixes and suffixes - 526 entries

Generate all prefixes of "vimchallenge", then all suffixes.

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 5
Replacing some words - 405 entries

How fast could it be?

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 32
  • Number of attempts: 2
Number an outline - 199 entries

The indent and words are right, but the numbers are all wrong.

  • Best score: 25
  • Best player score: 33
  • Number of attempts: 5
Assign list - 146 entries

Assign list elements to matrix

  • Best score: 30
  • Best player score: 34
  • Number of attempts: 5
Simple text editing with Vim - 11097 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: 7
Vertical Limit - 2243 entries

transform a succession of one word lines to a an array of strings

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 23
  • Number of attempts: 2
Saving the hashes(#) - 1876 entries

The following file is copied from vimcasts.org(Its only for learning purpose,hope the site owner doesn't mind it), its probably the easiest of challenges.Our goal is to delete every line which doesn't contain a hash signs. The remaining hash signs with numbers are then sorted to get the final output.

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 29
  • Number of attempts: 2
quotes inside quotes - 2952 entries

taken from tip 85 of the very good book 'Practical Vim: Edit Text at the Speed of Thought' ! I'd be interested what people use :)

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 1
HTML to Haml - 757 entries

Help convert this HTML page to Haml.

  • Best score: 23
  • Best player score: 26
  • Number of attempts: 6
Remove semicolons after expressions - 499 entries

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

  • Best score: 6
  • Best player score: 8
  • Number of attempts: 1
The Cake is a Lie - 1166 entries

Correct the capitalization of each word

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Number of attempts: 1
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10180 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 4
Letter case trickery - 1481 entries

This file is in a downright esoteric format, consisting of hexadecimal numbers, non-hexadecimal keywords, and "Z" indicating end-of-line. Make the hexadecimal numbers lowercase.

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 1
Line Zipper - 402 entries

Zip/pair related lines.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 1
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