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Played Challenges

RUST match with enum for Coin - 98 entries

RUST match with enum for Coin rusty practice on vimgolf

  • Best score: 85
  • Best player score: 88
  • Position: #5 / 28
  • Number of attempts: 4
Rural Post - 3713 entries

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

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #102 / 918
  • Number of attempts: 7
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: 22
  • Position: #2021 / 7235
  • Number of attempts: 8
Hogwarts Email Sorting - 783 entries

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

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #9 / 224
  • 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: #68 / 1421
  • Number of attempts: 6
One number per line - 18226 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #623 / 3760
  • Number of attempts: 11
Quote modules - 981 entries

Complete golang import statement.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #48 / 250
  • Number of attempts: 12
Aliases for cd - 781 entries

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

  • Best score: 30
  • Best player score: 30
  • Position: #7 / 142
  • Number of attempts: 18
Applying same text modification in several lines - 2699 entries

Remove identical text at the beginning of several lines and the closing parenthesis.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #189 / 803
  • Number of attempts: 3
Add string initializers to an enum - 726 entries

Change Typescript enum so that it has string initializers.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #37 / 218
  • Number of attempts: 5
SCREAMING_SNAKE_CASE to Title Case - 1064 entries

Convert strings in SCREAMING_SNAKE_CASE to Title Case. Examples: EMPLOYEE_NAME -> Employee Name REVENUE_YEAR_TO_DATE -> Revenue Year To Date SALARY -> Salary

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #85 / 222
  • Number of attempts: 10
Add semicolons - 10429 entries

Simply add a semicolon at the end of each line

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #1177 / 2954
  • Number of attempts: 9
Bad Copy Syntax - 1882 entries

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

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #148 / 478
  • Number of attempts: 11
remove lines containing the word "reader" - 3419 entries

easy stuff

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #689 / 1108
  • Number of attempts: 3
Box it - 7622 entries

Create a box around a line.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #683 / 1819
  • Number of attempts: 10
Just the middle - 11074 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #1326 / 4088
  • Number of attempts: 3
Vice versa - 7413 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #784 / 2010
  • Number of attempts: 3
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: 13
  • Position: #353 / 629
  • Number of attempts: 3
Line under headers - 1852 entries

Put a line under each header, and remove the other markdown formatting.

  • Best score: 24
  • Best player score: 25
  • Position: #26 / 459
  • Number of attempts: 11
I forgot quotes - 15636 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #967 / 4094
  • Number of attempts: 12
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: #477 / 1037
  • Number of attempts: 5
Words in parens - 12677 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #1746 / 3903
  • Number of attempts: 3
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