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Played Challenges

Simple, Practical, and Common - 32758 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: 27
  • Position: #3759 / 7239
  • Number of attempts: 4
Swap values - 4401 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #855 / 1233
  • Number of attempts: 1
One number per line - 18278 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #2159 / 3768
  • Number of attempts: 3
Separate the lines - 153 entries

Every other line is mixed up. Separate them into their original texts.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #70 / 83
  • Number of attempts: 2
Applying same text modification in several lines - 2704 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #334 / 804
  • Number of attempts: 2
remove lines containing the word "reader" - 3426 entries

easy stuff

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #846 / 1110
  • Number of attempts: 4
Box it - 7640 entries

Create a box around a line.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 24
  • Position: #798 / 1825
  • Number of attempts: 7
Cool or not? - 744 entries

abc trying to be cool or not...

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 27
  • Position: #193 / 213
  • Number of attempts: 3
html paragraph to table - 583 entries

reformat html paragraph to table

  • Best score: 48
  • Best player score: 71
  • Position: #93 / 121
  • Number of attempts: 8
From argument to object - 1250 entries

This task typifies those programmers endure while coding. This C-family pseudocode needs a function argument to be repurposed as an object call. Simply search and replace? Repeat a pattern of edits?

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #282 / 412
  • Number of attempts: 2
Two pairs of cluster of letters creates word - 696 entries

Clean and group.

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 29
  • Position: #139 / 162
  • Number of attempts: 4
That hyphen - 2464 entries

"vim vi improved"

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #648 / 674
  • Number of attempts: 2
comment and uncomment code inline - 974 entries

It's very useful to be able to comment out a block of code in a quick edit. And likewise to uncomment the code. This operation often involves multi-line stanzas and even large blocks. With just line-wise navigation and insert mode this would cost you about 4 keystrokes per line. Master this hole of VimGolf and you'll quickly drop your key count in day to day Vim as well.

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #249 / 290
  • Number of attempts: 2
Just the middle - 11080 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #2429 / 4091
  • Number of attempts: 4
Un"finnish"ed Work - 104 entries

Replace å by a, ä by a and ö by o.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #42 / 54
  • Number of attempts: 1
Todo list specification - 359 entries

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

  • Best score: 37
  • Best player score: 43
  • Position: #160 / 164
  • Number of attempts: 1
Missing Library and a Typo - 826 entries

I forgot to add a c library, please add it for me. Also I'm bad at typing so fix my typo too.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #139 / 202
  • Number of attempts: 4
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: 16
  • Position: #97 / 105
  • Number of attempts: 1
Adam's challenge - 905 entries

Change both normal to bold and 4 by 2. Adam Wathan challenge this on twitter . He did it in 11 keystrokes on Sublime.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #201 / 253
  • Number of attempts: 1
Create a table - 289 entries

Convert the given input into a formatted table

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 30
  • Position: #87 / 94
  • Number of attempts: 1
Vice versa - 7434 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #885 / 2016
  • Number of attempts: 3
Hello ${world} - 291 entries

Migrate a JavaScript String from concatenation to ES6 interpolation.

  • Best score: 24
  • Best player score: 39
  • Position: #73 / 90
  • Number of attempts: 1
One to Ten - 2066 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: 14
  • Position: #424 / 632
  • Number of attempts: 1
Add Go XML to structure tags - 143 entries

The Go programming language can directly map XML to structure fields. Add the correct XML tag after each field.

  • Best score: 23
  • Best player score: 31
  • Position: #47 / 60
  • Number of attempts: 2
Array transposition - 2244 entries

Transpose two arrays into one.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 30
  • Position: #346 / 423
  • Number of attempts: 3
I forgot quotes - 15656 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #2852 / 4097
  • Number of attempts: 2
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10511 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #2752 / 3628
  • Number of attempts: 1
attr_aligner - 3350 entries

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

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 26
  • Position: #262 / 678
  • Number of attempts: 5
Words in parens - 12682 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #1566 / 3905
  • Number of attempts: 4
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