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Played Challenges

RUST Cargo.toml version to last - 200 entries

RUST Cargo.toml version to last. rusty practice on vimgolf

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 25
  • Position: #52 / 61
  • Number of attempts: 1
Making 3 line function a one liner. - 116 entries

Simple challenge for frequent action while programming.

  • Best score: 4
  • Best player score: 4
  • Position: #18 / 81
  • Number of attempts: 1
Modernise code - 708 entries

Modernise and clean up some C++ code.

  • Best score: 34
  • Best player score: 41
  • Position: #76 / 162
  • Number of attempts: 2
Simple, Practical, and Common - 32803 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: 23
  • Position: #2410 / 7246
  • Number of attempts: 4
Hogwarts Email Sorting - 811 entries

Given a list of emails, get the students full name and their associated house.

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 25
  • Position: #181 / 232
  • Number of attempts: 1
Get mail address from outlook format - 563 entries

Create a mail list space separated of mail list formatted by outlook

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #145 / 175
  • Number of attempts: 1
Swap values - 4415 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #915 / 1236
  • Number of attempts: 1
prepend * to every non-blank line - 5850 entries

Prepend an asterisk to every non-blank line in the input file.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #1158 / 1439
  • Number of attempts: 1
One number per line - 18320 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #2206 / 3775
  • Number of attempts: 5
Quote modules - 1003 entries

Complete golang import statement.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 25
  • Position: #112 / 255
  • Number of attempts: 3
V to the i - 4629 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #640 / 1852
  • Number of attempts: 2
Applying same text modification in several lines - 2720 entries

Remove identical text at the beginning of several lines and the closing parenthesis.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #485 / 809
  • Number of attempts: 2
SCREAMING_SNAKE_CASE to Title Case - 1098 entries

Convert strings in SCREAMING_SNAKE_CASE to Title Case. Examples: EMPLOYEE_NAME -> Employee Name REVENUE_YEAR_TO_DATE -> Revenue Year To Date SALARY -> Salary

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 29
  • Position: #153 / 228
  • Number of attempts: 1
Add semicolons - 10480 entries

Simply add a semicolon at the end of each line

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #817 / 2972
  • Number of attempts: 1
Bad Copy Syntax - 1912 entries

Copy should be from right to left, but sometimes you type it wrong.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #272 / 488
  • Number of attempts: 2
remove lines containing the word "reader" - 3442 entries

easy stuff

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #878 / 1115
  • Number of attempts: 3
Com(m)a Trouble - 3336 entries

Someone was real stupid when placing his commas. Can you fix it?

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #529 / 750
  • Number of attempts: 4
Box it - 7667 entries

Create a box around a line.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #708 / 1831
  • Number of attempts: 5
Cool or not? - 748 entries

abc trying to be cool or not...

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 24
  • Position: #186 / 214
  • Number of attempts: 2
Search and Replace 0 - 4610 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #958 / 1528
  • Number of attempts: 2
comment and uncomment code inline - 981 entries

It's very useful to be able to comment out a block of code in a quick edit. And likewise to uncomment the code. This operation often involves multi-line stanzas and even large blocks. With just line-wise navigation and insert mode this would cost you about 4 keystrokes per line. Master this hole of VimGolf and you'll quickly drop your key count in day to day Vim as well.

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #202 / 293
  • Number of attempts: 6
Just the middle - 11102 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #2063 / 4100
  • Number of attempts: 1
Team names - 1772 entries

The team names are misspelled.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #439 / 568
  • Number of attempts: 1
Make HTML List - 985 entries

Turn the comma separated list into an unordered html list.

  • Best score: 33
  • Best player score: 50
  • Position: #196 / 260
  • Number of attempts: 1
Basic renumbering - 5419 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #1030 / 1222
  • Number of attempts: 2
Adam's challenge - 912 entries

Change both normal to bold and 4 by 2. Adam Wathan challenge this on twitter . He did it in 11 keystrokes on Sublime.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #184 / 255
  • Number of attempts: 1
Create a table - 295 entries

Convert the given input into a formatted table

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #82 / 97
  • Number of attempts: 1
Fiddle percentages into real numbers - 794 entries

Get rid of the '%' symbols and shift the decimal place. This is the easier version - all the columns line up.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #247 / 270
  • Number of attempts: 2
Vice versa - 7491 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #983 / 2030
  • Number of attempts: 2
One to Ten - 2078 entries

Generate the sequence of numbers from 1 to 10, one number per line. Inspired by this Reddit thread: https://redd.it/ak4it2

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #435 / 637
  • Number of attempts: 1
Change part of a function name in multiple occurrences - 595 entries

Change the middle part of the function name in multiple places, preferably using the next and dot commands.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #136 / 190
  • Number of attempts: 2
Line under headers - 1905 entries

Put a line under each header, and remove the other markdown formatting.

  • Best score: 24
  • Best player score: 29
  • Position: #243 / 468
  • Number of attempts: 4
Delete to the end of the current line - 711 entries

Delete to the end of the current line, but keep the character under the cursor.

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 6
  • Position: #287 / 348
  • Number of attempts: 2
Put the months in order - 915 entries

Our contractor thought that months should be in alphabetical order. Put them in calendar order please.

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 52
  • Position: #124 / 155
  • Number of attempts: 2
Reorder the groups - 1102 entries

Change the order so that the groups of fruit come before the vegetables.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 25
  • Position: #202 / 250
  • Number of attempts: 1
move titles next to url, in quotes - 481 entries

had trouble with something similar

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 32
  • Position: #121 / 127
  • Number of attempts: 1
Collect List - 4168 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #905 / 1163
  • Number of attempts: 2
Mute the second method of this script - 430 entries

prepend a # infront of every line of the second method

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #197 / 229
  • Number of attempts: 1
Happy TvvO - 380 entries

Don’t forget the past, learn from it. Happy New Year.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #165 / 191
  • Number of attempts: 1
I forgot quotes - 15704 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #2523 / 4104
  • Number of attempts: 2
-a-b-c- - 3105 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #594 / 1108
  • Number of attempts: 3
Don't know what this is - 1935 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: 15
  • Position: #388 / 567
  • Number of attempts: 1
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10525 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #891 / 3633
  • Number of attempts: 3
Words in parens - 12703 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #1691 / 3909
  • Number of attempts: 3
Prefixes and suffixes - 551 entries

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

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 27
  • Position: #105 / 180
  • Number of attempts: 1
SFD-ROC: The Quick Brown Fox - 150 entries

Someone has vandalized our text (again). Please fix to read: The Quick Brown Fox Jumps Over The Lazy Dog.

  • Best score: 25
  • Best player score: 29
  • Position: #86 / 94
  • Number of attempts: 1
The Quick Brown Fox Jumps Over The Lazy Vim - 373 entries

Someone has vandalized this text file and replaced the beginning character of one word in each line with a Big "X." Please remove the big X's, and fix each line to read "The Quick Brown Fox Jumps Over The Lazy Dog."

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #147 / 175
  • Number of attempts: 3
The name of the game - 614 entries

End up with the name of the game.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #202 / 334
  • Number of attempts: 1
SFD-ROC: ROT13 Phonics - 76 entries

A is for apple, b is for ball, etc... This familiar phonics poem has been rotated 13 characters. Make the letter match the word.

  • Best score: 6
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #60 / 62
  • Number of attempts: 2
Vertical Limit - 2352 entries

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

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 26
  • Position: #447 / 711
  • Number of attempts: 1
switch variable - 4894 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #1546 / 1696
  • Number of attempts: 1
Make it more readable - 1880 entries

Insert blank lines to make it more organized and readable

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #455 / 618
  • Number of attempts: 2
Reformat most common surnames - 558 entries

Reformat copy-pasted table into a list of the most common surnames

  • Best score: 23
  • Best player score: 29
  • Position: #95 / 176
  • 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: 14
  • Position: #1677 / 3380
  • Number of attempts: 1
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