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$ vimgolf setup
$ vimgolf put [challenge ID]

Played Challenges

Search and Replace 0 - 4654 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #1020 / 1542
  • Number of attempts: 5
Shebangs for all - 1771 entries

We've all seen or used a shebang once or twice. Ditch the specific paths and leave just a dynamic Ruby and Python bath behind.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #228 / 467
  • Number of attempts: 1
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: #26 / 612
  • Number of attempts: 2
Ruby 1.9 compat - 590 entries

Remember when Ruby supported `when <expr> :`? Well, it doesn't in 1.9, so let's make sure we use `then`, without ruining our lovely new hash syntax!

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #69 / 225
  • Number of attempts: 5
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: 9
  • Position: #140 / 222
  • Number of attempts: 3
Context Insensitive completion 1 - 427 entries

Finish writing this simple Python HTTP server.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #19 / 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: #2 / 136
  • Number of attempts: 1
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: #22 / 207
  • Number of attempts: 4

Contributed Challenges

Sorting paragraphs - 495 entries

Order the paragraphs correctly, per prefixed index

Ruby 1.9 compat - 590 entries

Remember when Ruby supported `when <expr> :`? Well, it doesn't in 1.9, so let's make sure we use `then`, without ruining our lovely new hash syntax!

Lee Jarvis
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Dropout turned programmer and breaker of all the things

entered into 8 challenges

contributed 2 challenges