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Played Challenges

Search and Replace 0 - 4654 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #40 / 1542
  • Number of attempts: 3
Python Hello World! Reformatting - 897 entries

A novice Python using prints Hello World! and a pro shows him different way. Using vim to get into pro style from novice, win the challenge.

  • Best score: 39
  • Best player score: 54
  • Position: #334 / 350
  • Number of attempts: 1
The holy-grail may help - 315 entries

Can you find it in less than 20 strokes, Arthur?

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #34 / 194
  • Number of attempts: 1
Ruby 1.9 hashes - 1157 entries

Rubyists talk about being cutting edge but how many are using 1.9 in production? Time to convert those verbose 1.8 hashes in to symbolic, succinct 1.9 beauties!

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #235 / 382
  • Number of attempts: 2
A Simple One - 924 entries

Here is a very simple one - just to illustrate/introduce a vim feature that some people seem to miss...

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #81 / 612
  • Number of attempts: 1
Round Round - 243 entries

Round Round

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 276
  • Position: #73 / 81
  • Number of attempts: 1
82 bottles of beer on the wall - 286 entries

Take them down. (sorry, only 82 bottles because the problem size is limited!)

  • Best score: 107
  • Best player score: 582
  • Position: #133 / 133
  • Number of attempts: 1
Table Reshuffle - 349 entries

Fix the column order in this table... also append the new 'username' column.

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 50
  • Position: #119 / 127
  • Number of attempts: 3
Another Mixed-Up Haiku - 220 entries

VimGolf ... a perfect evening?

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 54
  • Position: #78 / 81
  • Number of attempts: 1
Reverse Simple Deletion - 759 entries

You did the simple deletion, now reverse it.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #110 / 429
  • Number of attempts: 3
Increment, increment, increment.... - 568 entries

Vim likes macros

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #90 / 371
  • Number of attempts: 1
Indentation - 446 entries

Indent each line according to the right number of spaces it needs.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 30
  • Position: #98 / 159
  • Number of attempts: 2
Turn this csv list into queries - 192 entries

Transform each line of this csv file into a MySQL-ready INSERT query.

  • Best score: 98
  • Best player score: 143
  • Position: #72 / 92
  • Number of attempts: 1
The Cake is a Lie - 1203 entries

Correct the capitalization of each word

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #37 / 488
  • Number of attempts: 6
Fix the Haiku - 261 entries

Change this slightly scrambled haiku to its unscrambled form and fix the capitalisation and punctuation along the way.

  • Best score: 28
  • Best player score: 46
  • Position: #78 / 105
  • Number of attempts: 1
Context insensitive completion 0 - 470 entries

Buried in the lines you're not supposed to add is the line "Add this line!" Add that line to the top of the file.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #16 / 222
  • Number of attempts: 4
Context Insensitive completion 1 - 427 entries

Finish writing this simple Python HTTP server.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #27 / 222
  • Number of attempts: 1
Almost encrypted - 180 entries

Convert the first paragraph to be even less readable.

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Position: #5 / 136
  • Number of attempts: 2
Make Fancy Header - 963 entries

Make the header text stand out with surrounding asterisks

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #262 / 326
  • Number of attempts: 2
Reformat a C golf submission - 523 entries

Take this C golf submission (for the "tiny but standards-compliant Hello World program" category, naturally), and turn it into formatted C code.

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 31
  • Position: #88 / 194
  • Number of attempts: 2
Reverse characters in a line - 645 entries

You have everything you need, just not in the right order. Mastermind would give you 26 white pegs.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 30
  • Position: #213 / 236
  • Number of attempts: 2
Get rid of html tags - 341 entries

Want to read more about Vim's background? Then get rid of those html tags...

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #34 / 207
  • Number of attempts: 2
Whitespace, empty lines and tabs - 2980 entries

Convert tabs to spaces, strip empty lines and trailing whitespace.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 26
  • Position: #338 / 664
  • Number of attempts: 2
Simple text editing with Vim - 11637 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #951 / 3413
  • Number of attempts: 9
Juan C. Muller
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