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Played Challenges

Simple, Practical, and Common - 32992 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: #485 / 7283
  • Number of attempts: 6
Swap values - 4482 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #655 / 1245
  • Number of attempts: 2
One number per line - 18426 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #2288 / 3799
  • Number of attempts: 1
V to the i - 4645 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #368 / 1859
  • Number of attempts: 2
Split line with dots - 2111 entries

This line is too long, split it.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #12 / 624
  • Number of attempts: 4
Extract argument from function - 2257 entries

The aim is to see if you can do some refactoring very fast.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #163 / 733
  • Number of attempts: 6
Search and Replace 0 - 4695 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #441 / 1556
  • Number of attempts: 5
That hyphen - 2512 entries

"vim vi improved"

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #124 / 685
  • Number of attempts: 7
Just the middle - 11261 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #631 / 4135
  • Number of attempts: 2
Basic renumbering - 5449 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #29 / 1231
  • Number of attempts: 9
Vice versa - 7563 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #185 / 2054
  • Number of attempts: 6
comments galore - 970 entries

Basic comment reformatting

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #174 / 410
  • Number of attempts: 2
Scrambled numbers - 772 entries

Four is NOT 1. One is 1.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #6 / 179
  • Number of attempts: 4
Alsa configuration - 481 entries

I'm tweaking my ~/.asoundrc file!

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #33 / 123
  • Number of attempts: 8
Align commas - 1041 entries

There are 15,000 aligning challenges on vimgolf.com, and they're all exactly the same. I hope this one is a little different.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #26 / 237
  • Number of attempts: 5
From A to B - 556 entries

Mirror and change this text block

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #13 / 153
  • Number of attempts: 4
Collect List - 4190 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #208 / 1169
  • Number of attempts: 5
Space out the alphabet - 1595 entries

Put 3 spaces between adjacent letters.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #58 / 434
  • Number of attempts: 10
I forgot quotes - 15769 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #403 / 4119
  • Number of attempts: 4
-a-b-c- - 3125 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #162 / 1114
  • Number of attempts: 4
Don't know what this is - 1955 entries

Replace contents of brackets with matching number of spaces. Don't ask what the format's supposed to be.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #68 / 573
  • Number of attempts: 6
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10555 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #958 / 3642
  • Number of attempts: 4
attr_aligner - 3402 entries

Two attr keywords. Two separate indentations. Align the colons.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #114 / 685
  • Number of attempts: 8
quotes inside quotes - 3051 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: 14
  • Position: #237 / 1050
  • Number of attempts: 3
Words in parens - 12769 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #671 / 3925
  • Number of attempts: 5
switch variable - 4963 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #420 / 1712
  • Number of attempts: 2
Simple text editing with Vim - 11705 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #414 / 3430
  • Number of attempts: 2
Reformat/Refactor a Golfer Class - 6066 entries

A simple case of removing unneeded code and fixing broken indentation.

  • Best score: 32
  • Best player score: 32
  • Position: #143 / 1496
  • Number of attempts: 8
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