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Played Challenges

One number per line - 18395 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #2032 / 3793
  • Number of attempts: 2
Array propagate - 311 entries

Complete the array with the keys as part of the value

  • Best score: 23
  • Best player score: 40
  • Position: #96 / 110
  • Number of attempts: 1
Search and Replace 0 - 4676 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #1043 / 1549
  • Number of attempts: 2
VimGolfNight - 505 entries

Based on "The name of the game".

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #109 / 330
  • Number of attempts: 1
Going underground.... - 315 entries

Simple reformatting: in this case changing from the format London underground supplies its customers with, to the format that Google Calendar likes...

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 32
  • Position: #82 / 122
  • Number of attempts: 2
attr_aligner - 3402 entries

Two attr keywords. Two separate indentations. Align the colons.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 35
  • Position: #566 / 685
  • Number of attempts: 3
quotes inside quotes - 3030 entries

taken from tip 85 of the very good book 'Practical Vim: Edit Text at the Speed of Thought' ! I'd be interested what people use :)

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #722 / 1045
  • Number of attempts: 3
Words in parens - 12736 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #1968 / 3919
  • Number of attempts: 5
abcd > a b c d - 263 entries

transform the single spaces into 4 spaces repeat for each line

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #113 / 207
  • Number of attempts: 1
The Quick Brown Fox Jumps Over The Lazy Vim - 388 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: 8
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #125 / 180
  • Number of attempts: 1
you're stuck on jQuery < 1.7 - 330 entries

replace calls to jQuery 1.7+'s `on` with calls to pre 1.7 `bind`

  • Best score: 25
  • Best player score: 33
  • Position: #80 / 107
  • Number of attempts: 2
Vertical Limit - 2370 entries

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

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 27
  • Position: #499 / 718
  • Number of attempts: 1
replacing each line of a block selection - 2800 entries

replace each line's ../assets/js with /javascripts

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 24
  • Position: #485 / 735
  • Number of attempts: 1
Switch function arguments - 1982 entries

How to switch two arguments of a function.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #521 / 627
  • Number of attempts: 2
Append semicolon after expressions - 953 entries

Some lines need the semicolon, some don't.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #188 / 387
  • Number of attempts: 2
Remove noise from HTTP log - 663 entries

This piece of log (from the year 2000) contains some irrelevant data. We only want to see the HTTP method and resource.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #166 / 261
  • Number of attempts: 1
Numbering a List - 1832 entries

Pretty simple, number the list.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #418 / 627
  • Number of attempts: 3
Ruby 1.9 hashes - 1172 entries

Rubyists talk about being cutting edge but how many are using 1.9 in production? Time to convert those verbose 1.8 hashes in to symbolic, succinct 1.9 beauties!

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #284 / 386
  • Number of attempts: 2
The Cake is a Lie - 1215 entries

Correct the capitalization of each word

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #410 / 491
  • Number of attempts: 1
Make Fancy Header - 978 entries

Make the header text stand out with surrounding asterisks

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 24
  • Position: #289 / 329
  • 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: 17
  • Position: #2230 / 3418
  • Number of attempts: 4
Reformat/Refactor a Golfer Class - 6033 entries

A simple case of removing unneeded code and fixing broken indentation.

  • Best score: 32
  • Best player score: 41
  • Position: #816 / 1486
  • Number of attempts: 1
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