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Played Challenges

Put a newline after every 10 lines in vim - 348 entries

Goal is to put a newline after every 10 lines in vim.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #40 / 128
  • Number of attempts: 7
hello-world-vimgolf - 856 entries

Simple number generation

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #128 / 254
  • Number of attempts: 3
Fill in the chess board - 346 entries

Fill in the name of each square using its file (a-h) and rank (1-8).

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 34
  • Position: #34 / 86
  • Number of attempts: 11
Migrated to Postgres! - 169 entries

Celebration completion of this project. https://github.com/igrigorik/vimgolf/pull/322

  • Best score: 26
  • Best player score: 27
  • Position: #14 / 72
  • Number of attempts: 3
Inverting Lines - 1122 entries

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

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #65 / 312
  • Number of attempts: 9
HS Final exam vimgolf - 601 entries

Change the initial file to a single line containing all names comma-separated with numbers inside parentheses.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 43
  • Position: #138 / 160
  • Number of attempts: 2
Python: Def to Lambda - 243 entries

LAMBDA!!!

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #77 / 90
  • Number of attempts: 7
Rural Post - 3894 entries

Simple challenge to remove all but the post code on each line

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #162 / 964
  • Number of attempts: 8
Satisfy the go linter - 1811 entries

You just came up with this briliant go vars package. But dang, you forgot to add comments to the exported variables. Can you add a comment over each variable with a TODO-placeholder?

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 29
  • Position: #271 / 363
  • Number of attempts: 11
Add quotes to ansible playbook - 657 entries

You created an ansible playbook, but forgot to add quotes. Can you fix it?

  • Best score: 8
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #129 / 211
  • Number of attempts: 13
Yo To Hello - 1004 entries

Simply Turn Yo To Hello

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #390 / 463
  • Number of attempts: 3
Replace pattern with 1, 2, 3, ... on each line - 970 entries

For each line replace a search pattern (in this case $) with numbers starting at 1 and then increasing by 1 for each replaced match. a$b$c$ -> a0b1c2

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #78 / 199
  • Number of attempts: 14
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: 15
  • Position: #63 / 175
  • Number of attempts: 5
prepend * to every non-blank line - 5851 entries

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

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #1218 / 1440
  • Number of attempts: 1
One number per line - 18320 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #1004 / 3775
  • Number of attempts: 18
Add semicolons - 10480 entries

Simply add a semicolon at the end of each line

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #727 / 2972
  • Number of attempts: 8
Box it - 7667 entries

Create a box around a line.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #434 / 1831
  • Number of attempts: 13
Search and Replace 0 - 4610 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #1408 / 1528
  • Number of attempts: 3
ninja substitution - 1278 entries

How can you reuse a previous substitution ?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #75 / 245
  • Number of attempts: 21
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: 12
  • Position: #334 / 637
  • Number of attempts: 14
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: 19
  • Position: #164 / 190
  • Number of attempts: 2
Space out the alphabet - 1573 entries

Put 3 spaces between adjacent letters.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #284 / 429
  • Number of attempts: 11
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: 11
  • Position: #127 / 567
  • Number of attempts: 8
Alphabet soup - 364 entries

Create a column of all alphabet characters organized in a funky way

  • Best score: 25
  • Best player score: 25
  • Position: #11 / 86
  • Number of attempts: 12
Append semicolon after expressions - 937 entries

Some lines need the semicolon, some don't.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #127 / 381
  • Number of attempts: 5
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