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Played Challenges

Inverting Lines - 1436 entries

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

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 30
  • Position: #389 / 395
  • Number of attempts: 1
V to the i - 4647 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #914 / 1861
  • Number of attempts: 2
remove lines containing the word "reader" - 3480 entries

easy stuff

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #708 / 1127
  • Number of attempts: 3
Search and Replace 0 - 4722 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #1309 / 1562
  • Number of attempts: 1
Just the middle - 11281 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #52 / 4139
  • Number of attempts: 3
Basic renumbering - 5476 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 25
  • Position: #1111 / 1237
  • Number of attempts: 3
VimGolfNight - 510 entries

Based on "The name of the game".

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #257 / 335
  • Number of attempts: 4
I forgot quotes - 15804 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #2213 / 4123
  • Number of attempts: 4
learn vim in short time - 220 entries

so happy to learn vim.because vim is awesome

  • Best score: 8
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #145 / 151
  • Number of attempts: 2
-a-b-c- - 3129 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #887 / 1116
  • Number of attempts: 1
Count both ways - 968 entries

Right AND down.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #311 / 344
  • Number of attempts: 1
Where should I put the Newline? - 849 entries

Help me put the newline.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #125 / 425
  • Number of attempts: 3
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10560 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #2962 / 3645
  • Number of attempts: 2
quotes inside quotes - 3065 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: 16
  • Position: #587 / 1054
  • Number of attempts: 2
Words in parens - 12775 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #2818 / 3926
  • Number of attempts: 4
Stairs Indenting - 439 entries

Indent each line with <line number> whitespaces.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #127 / 188
  • Number of attempts: 2
Let's play some Ivmgolf - 1036 entries

Oops, I spelled that wrong.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #100 / 425
  • Number of attempts: 5
Switch function arguments - 1996 entries

How to switch two arguments of a function.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #406 / 632
  • Number of attempts: 3
Append semicolon after expressions - 973 entries

Some lines need the semicolon, some don't.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #333 / 393
  • Number of attempts: 4
Reverse and double space - 456 entries

Reverse the order of the given lines and double space everything

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #148 / 187
  • Number of attempts: 2
switch variable - 4974 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #1555 / 1715
  • Number of attempts: 2
Make it more readable - 1921 entries

Insert blank lines to make it more organized and readable

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #289 / 631
  • Number of attempts: 4
remove dupes from array - 1324 entries

given a random string that contains a ruby-esque array, make sure that there are no duplicate elements

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 27
  • Position: #274 / 328
  • Number of attempts: 2
The Cake is a Lie - 1238 entries

Correct the capitalization of each word

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #471 / 497
  • Number of attempts: 1
Change the content of a string - 1393 entries

This docstring is a complete lie. Fix it.

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 27
  • Position: #430 / 531
  • Number of attempts: 1
Simple text editing with Vim - 11746 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 24
  • Position: #2898 / 3444
  • Number of attempts: 2
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