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Played Challenges

Wrap the text of an email message to 79 characters - 601 entries

You're replying to an email with silly long lines. Clean them up.

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 6
  • Position: #285 / 360
  • Number of attempts: 1
Search and Replace 0 - 4695 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #30 / 1556
  • Number of attempts: 3
Cartesian product - 218 entries

{1,2,3,4,5} X {1,2,3,4,5}

  • Best score: 24
  • Best player score: 31
  • Position: #30 / 92
  • Number of attempts: 1
Generate Fibonacci Numbers - 251 entries

Use your super vim powers to generate Fibonacci Numbers.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #51 / 94
  • Number of attempts: 1
Rotating Philosophers Problem - 382 entries

Can you help the philosophers find a good place to sit before they get five forks and spaghetti?

  • Best score: 29
  • Best player score: 30
  • Position: #33 / 161
  • Number of attempts: 2
HTML to Haml - 837 entries

Help convert this HTML page to Haml.

  • Best score: 23
  • Best player score: 33
  • Position: #81 / 200
  • Number of attempts: 1
Reformat long lines - 329 entries

Rearrange this ruby method call to put each parameter on its own line. Could become a useful macro.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #74 / 129
  • Number of attempts: 1
Generate English Alphabets - 448 entries

Start with a, get up to z.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 25
  • Position: #79 / 196
  • Number of attempts: 1
Insert a Markdown link - 420 entries

Put a link in a markdown document, using the after-the-paragraph format.

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 26
  • Position: #90 / 141
  • Number of attempts: 1
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Article 1 - 145 entries

Somebody's got this slightly muddled up. See how quickly you can fix it. (I made this to experiment with buffers. I'm not actually sure whether this is faster with buffers or without.)

  • Best score: 24
  • Best player score: 26
  • Position: #32 / 68
  • Number of attempts: 1
Solve the Sokoban - 161 entries

A wink for all Vimgolfers that play Nethack too.

  • Best score: 25
  • Best player score: 32
  • Position: #59 / 71
  • Number of attempts: 1
Assignment Alignment - 823 entries

line up the operators. Use spaces, not tabs.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 30
  • Position: #150 / 214
  • Number of attempts: 2
Shebangs for all - 1787 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: 13
  • Position: #152 / 470
  • Number of attempts: 1
A Simple One - 957 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: #105 / 624
  • Number of attempts: 1
Round Round - 243 entries

Round Round

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 25
  • Position: #31 / 81
  • Number of attempts: 1
Reverse and count - 420 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: 26
  • Position: #88 / 161
  • Number of attempts: 1
Reverse Simple Deletion - 787 entries

You did the simple deletion, now reverse it.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #125 / 437
  • Number of attempts: 1
Increment, increment, increment.... - 599 entries

Vim likes macros

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #131 / 382
  • Number of attempts: 1
Sorting paragraphs - 495 entries

Order the paragraphs correctly, per prefixed index

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 28
  • Position: #68 / 153
  • Number of attempts: 1
Context Insensitive completion 1 - 437 entries

Finish writing this simple Python HTTP server.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #39 / 224
  • Number of attempts: 1
Almost encrypted - 185 entries

Convert the first paragraph to be even less readable.

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Position: #45 / 139
  • Number of attempts: 1
Make Fancy Header - 983 entries

Make the header text stand out with surrounding asterisks

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #215 / 331
  • Number of attempts: 1
Reverse characters in a line - 657 entries

You have everything you need, just not in the right order. Mastermind would give you 26 white pegs.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #160 / 239
  • Number of attempts: 1
Reformat most common surnames - 599 entries

Reformat copy-pasted table into a list of the most common surnames

  • Best score: 23
  • Best player score: 29
  • Position: #93 / 188
  • Number of attempts: 2
Sort and add attributes - 1217 entries

Sort the states and add the attribute country to each record.

  • Best score: 33
  • Best player score: 33
  • Position: #5 / 492
  • Number of attempts: 3
Reconstruct the Sentence - 1168 entries

Get the sentence back in the proper order, remove duplicate lines, and then combine the separate lines into one.

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #124 / 350
  • Number of attempts: 2
Flodder-challenge - 928 entries

Replace the text the most efficient and win!

  • Best score: 27
  • Best player score: 33
  • Position: #82 / 274
  • Number of attempts: 1
Simple text editing with Vim - 11705 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #681 / 3430
  • Number of attempts: 3

Contributed Challenges

The holy-grail may help - 324 entries

Can you find it in less than 20 strokes, Arthur?

Paul King
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Interested in far too many things to be particularly good at any one of them.. doesn't stop me trying, though.

entered into 28 challenges

contributed 1 challenges