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Played Challenges

Inverting Lines - 1122 entries

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

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 30
  • Position: #311 / 312
  • Number of attempts: 1
V to the i - 4629 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #909 / 1852
  • Number of attempts: 2
remove lines containing the word "reader" - 3442 entries

easy stuff

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #699 / 1115
  • Number of attempts: 3
Search and Replace 0 - 4610 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #1275 / 1528
  • Number of attempts: 1
Just the middle - 11102 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #52 / 4100
  • Number of attempts: 3
Basic renumbering - 5419 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 25
  • Position: #1096 / 1222
  • Number of attempts: 3
VimGolfNight - 489 entries

Based on "The name of the game".

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #257 / 324
  • Number of attempts: 4
I forgot quotes - 15704 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #2199 / 4104
  • Number of attempts: 4
learn vim in short time - 214 entries

so happy to learn vim.because vim is awesome

  • Best score: 8
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #139 / 145
  • Number of attempts: 2
-a-b-c- - 3105 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #879 / 1108
  • Number of attempts: 1
Count both ways - 936 entries

Right AND down.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #302 / 335
  • Number of attempts: 1
Where should I put the Newline? - 835 entries

Help me put the newline.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #125 / 419
  • Number of attempts: 3
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10525 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #2950 / 3633
  • Number of attempts: 2
quotes inside quotes - 3018 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: #578 / 1042
  • Number of attempts: 2
Words in parens - 12703 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #2803 / 3909
  • Number of attempts: 4
Stairs Indenting - 396 entries

Indent each line with <line number> whitespaces.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #122 / 177
  • Number of attempts: 2
Let's play some Ivmgolf - 991 entries

Oops, I spelled that wrong.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #100 / 412
  • Number of attempts: 5
Switch function arguments - 1963 entries

How to switch two arguments of a function.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #399 / 622
  • Number of attempts: 3
Append semicolon after expressions - 937 entries

Some lines need the semicolon, some don't.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #322 / 381
  • Number of attempts: 4
Reverse and double space - 433 entries

Reverse the order of the given lines and double space everything

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #142 / 179
  • Number of attempts: 2
switch variable - 4899 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #1537 / 1697
  • Number of attempts: 2
Make it more readable - 1880 entries

Insert blank lines to make it more organized and readable

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #282 / 618
  • Number of attempts: 4
remove dupes from array - 1268 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: #269 / 323
  • Number of attempts: 2
The Cake is a Lie - 1181 entries

Correct the capitalization of each word

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #457 / 482
  • Number of attempts: 1
Change the content of a string - 1314 entries

This docstring is a complete lie. Fix it.

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 27
  • Position: #411 / 509
  • Number of attempts: 1
Simple text editing with Vim - 11522 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 24
  • Position: #2845 / 3380
  • Number of attempts: 2
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