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Played Challenges

Inverting Lines - 696 entries

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

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #104 / 196
  • Number of attempts: 2
RUST Cargo.toml version to last - 157 entries

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

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #25 / 51
  • Number of attempts: 5
Turn the x - 136 entries

Turn the x to a +

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 39
  • Position: #40 / 40
  • Number of attempts: 1
Rural Post - 3713 entries

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

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #206 / 918
  • Number of attempts: 5
Satisfy the go linter - 1519 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: 27
  • Position: #200 / 314
  • Number of attempts: 2
Multiline to Single Line - 325 entries

Convert a multiline, indented file to a single line with no whitespace

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Position: #69 / 153
  • Number of attempts: 4
Yo To Hello - 883 entries

Simply Turn Yo To Hello

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #189 / 414
  • Number of attempts: 4
Replace pattern with 1, 2, 3, ... on each line - 898 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: 28
  • Position: #108 / 184
  • Number of attempts: 5
Simple, Practical, and Common - 32746 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: #2709 / 7235
  • Number of attempts: 3
Swap values - 4390 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #328 / 1230
  • Number of attempts: 7
prepend * to every non-blank line - 5776 entries

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

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #252 / 1421
  • Number of attempts: 8
One number per line - 18226 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #3027 / 3760
  • Number of attempts: 3
Quote modules - 981 entries

Complete golang import statement.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 43
  • Position: #235 / 250
  • Number of attempts: 2
Swap values inside brackets - 2404 entries

Easy challenge.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #199 / 555
  • Number of attempts: 15
Add string initializers to an enum - 726 entries

Change Typescript enum so that it has string initializers.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 26
  • Position: #143 / 218
  • Number of attempts: 2
Add semicolons - 10429 entries

Simply add a semicolon at the end of each line

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #600 / 2954
  • Number of attempts: 5
Bad Copy Syntax - 1882 entries

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

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 25
  • Position: #344 / 478
  • Number of attempts: 5
remove lines containing the word "reader" - 3419 entries

easy stuff

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #429 / 1108
  • Number of attempts: 7
Com(m)a Trouble - 3284 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #281 / 741
  • Number of attempts: 4
Cool or not? - 738 entries

abc trying to be cool or not...

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #113 / 212
  • Number of attempts: 11
Every other line - 2773 entries

AaAaAaA

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #596 / 676
  • Number of attempts: 2
Copy three lines - 2751 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #263 / 616
  • Number of attempts: 12
Search and Replace 0 - 4534 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #654 / 1507
  • Number of attempts: 3
Just the middle - 11074 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #3055 / 4088
  • Number of attempts: 3
Team names - 1754 entries

The team names are misspelled.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #448 / 564
  • Number of attempts: 1
Todo list specification - 350 entries

The every item on the todo list must be done today. Modify the list to reflect that.

  • Best score: 37
  • Best player score: 37
  • Position: #79 / 161
  • Number of attempts: 5
Basic renumbering - 5393 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #229 / 1218
  • Number of attempts: 3
Simple addition - 288 entries

The right side of the equation is already there. We just need the left one now.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #48 / 105
  • Number of attempts: 12
Hidden Message - 61 entries

Find the hidden message and replace all other characters with spaces.

  • Best score: 33
  • Best player score: 51
  • Position: #21 / 25
  • Number of attempts: 3
ninja substitution - 1238 entries

How can you reuse a previous substitution ?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #67 / 237
  • Number of attempts: 14
Vice versa - 7413 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #1871 / 2010
  • Number of attempts: 1
Pretty multi-line bash - 210 entries

Bash line continuations are much prettier when they're column aligned.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 27
  • Position: #50 / 71
  • Number of attempts: 11
Scrambled numbers - 769 entries

Four is NOT 1. One is 1.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 32
  • Position: #150 / 178
  • Number of attempts: 5
One to Ten - 2055 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: #293 / 629
  • Number of attempts: 8
Change part of a function name in multiple occurrences - 590 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: 14
  • Position: #58 / 188
  • Number of attempts: 4
Increment each number - 922 entries

Increment each number individually by one

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 27
  • Position: #198 / 228
  • Number of attempts: 17
Array transposition - 2234 entries

Transpose two arrays into one.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 28
  • Position: #326 / 422
  • Number of attempts: 4
Assign numbers to fields - 90 entries

You are given a list of space-separated strings. Add an increasing numeric prefix to each one.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #23 / 50
  • Number of attempts: 4
Swap assigned value - 525 entries

Simple problem but looking for interesting solutions.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #97 / 226
  • Number of attempts: 7
Collect List - 4146 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #492 / 1159
  • Number of attempts: 13
VimGolfNight - 482 entries

Based on "The name of the game".

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #273 / 322
  • Number of attempts: 3
Square numbers - 81 entries

Boring math puzzle.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 39
  • Position: #32 / 34
  • Number of attempts: 4
I forgot quotes - 15636 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #3305 / 4094
  • Number of attempts: 5
learn vim in short time - 212 entries

so happy to learn vim.because vim is awesome

  • Best score: 8
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #135 / 144
  • Number of attempts: 4
Subtraction - 155 entries

Solve the equations.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 50
  • Position: #55 / 56
  • Number of attempts: 2
-a-b-c- - 3077 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #400 / 1099
  • Number of attempts: 7
Count both ways - 932 entries

Right AND down.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #121 / 333
  • Number of attempts: 10
Don't know what this is - 1913 entries

Replace contents of brackets with matching number of spaces. Don't ask what the format's supposed to be.

  • Best score: 3
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #125 / 563
  • Number of attempts: 7
quotes inside quotes - 2996 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: 3
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #485 / 1037
  • Number of attempts: 7
Words in parens - 12677 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #2696 / 3903
  • Number of attempts: 4
Draw the Go board - 133 entries

which is a 19×19 lines board. Here we use ascii characters only for simplicity. See diff file to get a sense. (See also http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Go_(game))

  • Best score: 50
  • Best player score: 93
  • Position: #42 / 45
  • Number of attempts: 2
Delete unwanted lines - 350 entries

Delete all lines which does not end in "o.."

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #180 / 210
  • Number of attempts: 2
Minimalist Limerick - 500 entries

Reproduce this lovely poem.

  • Best score: 31
  • Best player score: 35
  • Position: #80 / 165
  • Number of attempts: 6
Checkerboard case pattern - 127 entries

All the squares are white. Make some of them black. But only the right ones.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 24
  • Position: #41 / 51
  • Number of attempts: 20
NATO phonetic alphabet - 438 entries

Transform the series of words into a list.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #102 / 167
  • Number of attempts: 4
Simple Maths 2 - 19 entries

Time to practice expression register! #maths #linear

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 40
  • Position: #9 / 9
  • Number of attempts: 1
Vertical Limit - 2300 entries

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

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 26
  • Position: #467 / 701
  • Number of attempts: 9
Reverse and double space - 433 entries

Reverse the order of the given lines and double space everything

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 40
  • Position: #178 / 179
  • Number of attempts: 1
switch variable - 4863 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #953 / 1688
  • Number of attempts: 2
The meaning - 515 entries

Numbers are fun!

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Position: #296 / 330
  • Number of attempts: 5
HTML to Haml - 775 entries

Help convert this HTML page to Haml.

  • Best score: 23
  • Best player score: 69
  • Position: #185 / 192
  • Number of attempts: 1
Shebangs for all - 1719 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: 12
  • Position: #141 / 458
  • Number of attempts: 13
Reverse and count - 403 entries

Someone typed things upside down and now a Vim ninja needs to reverse the lines and count how many there are.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #14 / 153
  • Number of attempts: 11
Reverse Simple Deletion - 739 entries

You did the simple deletion, now reverse it.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #46 / 418
  • Number of attempts: 3
Almost encrypted - 176 entries

Convert the first paragraph to be even less readable.

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 397
  • Position: #132 / 132
  • Number of attempts: 3
Simple text editing with Vim - 11354 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #2079 / 3335
  • Number of attempts: 4
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