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Played Challenges

RUST Cargo.toml version to last - 189 entries

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

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 25
  • Position: #50 / 58
  • Number of attempts: 1
Making 3 line function a one liner. - 78 entries

Simple challenge for frequent action while programming.

  • Best score: 4
  • Best player score: 4
  • Position: #18 / 60
  • Number of attempts: 1
Modernise code - 630 entries

Modernise and clean up some C++ code.

  • Best score: 34
  • Best player score: 41
  • Position: #68 / 146
  • Number of attempts: 2
Simple, Practical, and Common - 32765 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: #2406 / 7241
  • Number of attempts: 4
Hogwarts Email Sorting - 791 entries

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

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 25
  • Position: #176 / 227
  • Number of attempts: 1
Get mail address from outlook format - 552 entries

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

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #141 / 171
  • Number of attempts: 1
Swap values - 4409 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #914 / 1235
  • Number of attempts: 1
prepend * to every non-blank line - 5827 entries

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

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #1153 / 1434
  • Number of attempts: 1
One number per line - 18294 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #2202 / 3770
  • Number of attempts: 5
Quote modules - 985 entries

Complete golang import statement.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 25
  • Position: #110 / 252
  • Number of attempts: 3
V to the i - 4615 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #640 / 1846
  • Number of attempts: 2
Applying same text modification in several lines - 2710 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #482 / 806
  • Number of attempts: 2
SCREAMING_SNAKE_CASE to Title Case - 1084 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: #151 / 226
  • Number of attempts: 1
Add semicolons - 10467 entries

Simply add a semicolon at the end of each line

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #814 / 2966
  • Number of attempts: 1
Bad Copy Syntax - 1899 entries

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

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #268 / 483
  • Number of attempts: 2
remove lines containing the word "reader" - 3436 entries

easy stuff

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #876 / 1113
  • Number of attempts: 3
Com(m)a Trouble - 3307 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #526 / 746
  • Number of attempts: 4
Box it - 7657 entries

Create a box around a line.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #706 / 1829
  • 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 - 4583 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #951 / 1518
  • Number of attempts: 2
comment and uncomment code inline - 976 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: #200 / 291
  • Number of attempts: 6
Just the middle - 11086 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #2061 / 4093
  • Number of attempts: 1
Team names - 1763 entries

The team names are misspelled.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #437 / 566
  • Number of attempts: 1
Make HTML List - 982 entries

Turn the comma separated list into an unordered html list.

  • Best score: 33
  • Best player score: 50
  • Position: #195 / 259
  • Number of attempts: 1
Basic renumbering - 5408 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #1029 / 1221
  • Number of attempts: 2
Adam's challenge - 905 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: #183 / 253
  • Number of attempts: 1
Create a table - 291 entries

Convert the given input into a formatted table

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #80 / 95
  • Number of attempts: 1
Fiddle percentages into real numbers - 791 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: #246 / 269
  • Number of attempts: 2
Vice versa - 7448 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #979 / 2019
  • Number of attempts: 2
One to Ten - 2071 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: #432 / 634
  • 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 - 1869 entries

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

  • Best score: 24
  • Best player score: 29
  • Position: #239 / 463
  • 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 - 1088 entries

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

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 25
  • Position: #200 / 248
  • Number of attempts: 1
move titles next to url, in quotes - 474 entries

had trouble with something similar

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 32
  • Position: #120 / 126
  • Number of attempts: 1
Collect List - 4155 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #903 / 1161
  • Number of attempts: 2
Mute the second method of this script - 429 entries

prepend a # infront of every line of the second method

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #196 / 228
  • Number of attempts: 1
Happy TvvO - 379 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #164 / 190
  • Number of attempts: 1
I forgot quotes - 15666 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #2517 / 4098
  • Number of attempts: 2
-a-b-c- - 3081 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #590 / 1100
  • Number of attempts: 3
Don't know what this is - 1923 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: #386 / 565
  • Number of attempts: 1
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10513 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #891 / 3629
  • Number of attempts: 3
Words in parens - 12690 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #1689 / 3906
  • Number of attempts: 3
Prefixes and suffixes - 549 entries

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

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 27
  • Position: #105 / 178
  • Number of attempts: 1
SFD-ROC: The Quick Brown Fox - 148 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: #85 / 93
  • 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 - 613 entries

End up with the name of the game.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #202 / 333
  • Number of attempts: 1
SFD-ROC: ROT13 Phonics - 74 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: #59 / 61
  • Number of attempts: 2
Vertical Limit - 2319 entries

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

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 26
  • Position: #443 / 706
  • Number of attempts: 1
switch variable - 4868 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #1541 / 1691
  • Number of attempts: 1
Make it more readable - 1860 entries

Insert blank lines to make it more organized and readable

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #451 / 613
  • Number of attempts: 2
Reformat most common surnames - 553 entries

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

  • Best score: 23
  • Best player score: 29
  • Position: #94 / 175
  • Number of attempts: 1
Simple text editing with Vim - 11431 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #1670 / 3357
  • Number of attempts: 1
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