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Played Challenges

From a Thunderlink to a Markdown link - 703 entries

ThunderLinks are durable hyperlinks to specific email messages generated from Thunderbird in HTML format. Leverage the power of vim to make them suitable for a markdown-formatted file.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 25
  • Position: #111 / 156
  • Number of attempts: 1
Yo To Hello - 1051 entries

Simply Turn Yo To Hello

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #464 / 483
  • Number of attempts: 1
Simple, Practical, and Common - 32962 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: 29
  • Position: #4851 / 7276
  • Number of attempts: 3
Hogwarts Email Sorting - 831 entries

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

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 30
  • Position: #203 / 238
  • Number of attempts: 3
Get mail address from outlook format - 596 entries

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

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #98 / 184
  • Number of attempts: 1
prepend * to every non-blank line - 5977 entries

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

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #1061 / 1468
  • Number of attempts: 3
Aliases for cd - 819 entries

Create these beautiful aliases with as few strokes as possible. Are you up for the challenge?

  • Best score: 30
  • Best player score: 84
  • Position: #136 / 146
  • Number of attempts: 1
Swap the operands under comparison - 258 entries

Swap the operands under comparison to prevent null pointer exception (at least in java)

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 30
  • Position: #81 / 93
  • Number of attempts: 1
Add semicolons - 10545 entries

Simply add a semicolon at the end of each line

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #2241 / 2989
  • Number of attempts: 3
Box it - 7682 entries

Create a box around a line.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 33
  • Position: #1516 / 1836
  • Number of attempts: 2
Copy three lines - 2801 entries

If the site is up (by some miracle), make the text under every header identical.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 26
  • Position: #567 / 625
  • Number of attempts: 2
Number Sort - 286 entries

sort the list of newline-separated numbers incrementally. Numbers are in the range 1 to 1000, with 500 missing

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #144 / 153
  • Number of attempts: 1
Just the middle - 11141 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #4067 / 4114
  • Number of attempts: 1
Team names - 1780 entries

The team names are misspelled.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #530 / 571
  • Number of attempts: 1
Python Hello World! Reformatting - 906 entries

A novice Python using prints Hello World! and a pro shows him different way. Using vim to get into pro style from novice, win the challenge.

  • Best score: 39
  • Best player score: 47
  • Position: #299 / 352
  • Number of attempts: 1
One to Ten - 2095 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: 37
  • Position: #639 / 642
  • Number of attempts: 1
I forgot quotes - 15748 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #3623 / 4116
  • Number of attempts: 3
-a-b-c- - 3118 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #1089 / 1112
  • Number of attempts: 1
Where should I put the Newline? - 845 entries

Help me put the newline.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #396 / 422
  • Number of attempts: 2
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10538 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #2425 / 3638
  • Number of attempts: 4
Let's play some Ivmgolf - 1015 entries

Oops, I spelled that wrong.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #405 / 420
  • Number of attempts: 1
Shebangs for all - 1777 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: 25
  • Position: #449 / 468
  • Number of attempts: 1
A Simple One - 934 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: #508 / 617
  • Number of attempts: 1
The Cake is a Lie - 1215 entries

Correct the capitalization of each word

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #434 / 491
  • Number of attempts: 1
Simple text editing with Vim - 11657 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #2473 / 3418
  • Number of attempts: 1
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