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Played Challenges

Inverting Lines - 964 entries

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

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #200 / 264
  • Number of attempts: 6
RUST match with enum for Coin - 135 entries

RUST match with enum for Coin rusty practice on vimgolf

  • Best score: 84
  • Best player score: 137
  • Position: #32 / 36
  • Number of attempts: 4
swap number pairs - 1254 entries

Swap the numbers in a bunch of 2-element arrays.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 37
  • Position: #188 / 237
  • Number of attempts: 6
Easy modification of ssh config - 165 entries

Just add another alias to each worker

  • Best score: 24
  • Best player score: 54
  • Position: #47 / 49
  • Number of attempts: 4
Rural Post - 3797 entries

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

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 28
  • Position: #832 / 938
  • Number of attempts: 1
Multiline to Single Line - 374 entries

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

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Position: #133 / 177
  • Number of attempts: 12
Yo To Hello - 980 entries

Simply Turn Yo To Hello

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #311 / 452
  • Number of attempts: 5
Replace pattern with 1, 2, 3, ... on each line - 954 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: 38
  • Position: #154 / 193
  • Number of attempts: 5
Wrap the text of an email message to 79 characters - 545 entries

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

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Position: #259 / 341
  • Number of attempts: 7
Search and Replace 0 - 4583 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #672 / 1518
  • Number of attempts: 11
Interweave two blocks of text - 546 entries

Suppose you've got data on a list of things from multiple sources. They're all in separate chunks, so how might you create a tabular output?

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #167 / 197
  • Number of attempts: 16
Python Hello World! Reformatting - 881 entries

A novice Python using prints Hello World! and a pro shows him different way. Using vim to get into pro style from novice, win the challenge.

  • Best score: 39
  • Best player score: 46
  • Position: #279 / 340
  • Number of attempts: 4
NATO phonetic alphabet - 455 entries

Transform the series of words into a list.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #44 / 171
  • Number of attempts: 9
The Quick Brown Fox Jumps Over The Lazy Vim - 373 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: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #88 / 175
  • Number of attempts: 16
The name of the game - 613 entries

End up with the name of the game.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #258 / 333
  • Number of attempts: 3
Vertical Limit - 2319 entries

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

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 24
  • Position: #284 / 706
  • Number of attempts: 10
Switch function arguments - 1946 entries

How to switch two arguments of a function.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #181 / 618
  • Number of attempts: 12
Append semicolon after expressions - 930 entries

Some lines need the semicolon, some don't.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #130 / 377
  • Number of attempts: 16
Remove noise from HTTP log - 653 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: 15
  • Position: #136 / 256
  • Number of attempts: 12
Remove semicolons after expressions - 518 entries

A follow-up for http://vimgolf.com/challenges/4fc9d767d3a0d4000100000e.

  • Best score: 6
  • Best player score: 6
  • Position: #115 / 227
  • Number of attempts: 6
Sort the cardinal numbers - 256 entries

Maybe a simple challenge.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #52 / 134
  • Number of attempts: 13
Case preserving word replacement - 413 entries

Half way through my project, my people turned into dogs. Now I have to change everything in my source.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #63 / 169
  • Number of attempts: 8
imports alignment (python) - 603 entries

Align as one import per line.

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 53
  • Position: #179 / 183
  • Number of attempts: 4
It'ss tooo coold too typpe todaay - 203 entries

My hands are numb with cold. It's hard to type correctly.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #65 / 91
  • Number of attempts: 4
HTML to Haml - 778 entries

Help convert this HTML page to Haml.

  • Best score: 23
  • Best player score: 44
  • Position: #132 / 193
  • Number of attempts: 3
Numbering a List - 1797 entries

Pretty simple, number the list.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #61 / 614
  • Number of attempts: 12
Assignment Alignment - 738 entries

line up the operators. Use spaces, not tabs.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 24
  • Position: #103 / 203
  • Number of attempts: 16
Shebangs for all - 1749 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: 17
  • Position: #335 / 462
  • Number of attempts: 14
A Simple One - 880 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: #515 / 589
  • Number of attempts: 2
Hatsuyume - 381 entries

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hatsuyume

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 25
  • Position: #63 / 156
  • Number of attempts: 12
Reformat a C golf submission - 507 entries

Take this C golf submission (for the "tiny but standards-compliant Hello World program" category, naturally), and turn it into formatted C code.

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 40
  • Position: #158 / 188
  • Number of attempts: 8
Reformat most common surnames - 553 entries

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

  • Best score: 23
  • Best player score: 75
  • Position: #169 / 175
  • Number of attempts: 3
Change the content of a string - 1296 entries

This docstring is a complete lie. Fix it.

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #190 / 501
  • Number of attempts: 10
Add fold markers to a .c file - 472 entries

Fold markers can make it easier to navigate source code. Add them to this .c file.

  • Best score: 30
  • Best player score: 35
  • Position: #80 / 151
  • Number of attempts: 12
Whitespace, empty lines and tabs - 2797 entries

Convert tabs to spaces, strip empty lines and trailing whitespace.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #172 / 638
  • Number of attempts: 11
Simple text editing with Vim - 11431 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #2505 / 3357
  • Number of attempts: 9
Reformat/Refactor a Golfer Class - 5864 entries

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

  • Best score: 32
  • Best player score: 46
  • Position: #1087 / 1449
  • Number of attempts: 7
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