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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: 10
  • Position: #5 / 264
  • Number of attempts: 1
Generate a very basic Python constructor - 172 entries

I actually needed to do this myself, so I look forward to learning how.

  • Best score: 38
  • Best player score: 54
  • Position: #32 / 47
  • Number of attempts: 1
Put a cross in the square - 78 entries

Put a cross in the square

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #20 / 39
  • Number of attempts: 1
swap number pairs - 1254 entries

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

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #79 / 237
  • Number of attempts: 6
HS Final exam vimgolf - 569 entries

Change the initial file to a single line containing all names comma-separated with numbers inside parentheses.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #54 / 153
  • Number of attempts: 3
Change double quotes to single quotes, but with a twist - 214 entries

Although this challenge is in the context of a Python function, you don't need to know Python to do this challenge. It is to add contexts and interesting constraints. The file contains a function that prints a multi-line string literal. I wrote the string literal with double quotes, but then I decided to use single quotes instead, and that's your challenge. However, interestingly enough, the string itself contains single and double quotes. This means, inside the string literal, the originally escaped double quotes no longer need to be escaped, but the single quotes now need to be escaped. Note that the triple double quotes in the docstring should be left alone.

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #2 / 44
  • Number of attempts: 5
Python: Def to Lambda - 220 entries

LAMBDA!!!

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #9 / 79
  • Number of attempts: 2
Turn the x - 174 entries

Turn the x to a +

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #29 / 48
  • Number of attempts: 3
Format the CSS - 57 entries

You just copied some CSS color names from the web and need to add them to your python module. Create the COLORS variable and assign a dict() with the names as keys and hex-colors as values. BEWARE OF THE TABS!!

  • Best score: 41
  • Best player score: 43
  • Position: #5 / 24
  • 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: 13
  • Position: #452 / 938
  • Number of attempts: 1
Satisfy the go linter - 1611 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: 20
  • Position: #25 / 331
  • Number of attempts: 6
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: #14 / 177
  • Number of attempts: 1
Data reformat - 219 entries

Reformat this copy-paste data! #csv

  • Best score: 38
  • Best player score: 43
  • Position: #20 / 53
  • Number of attempts: 3
xrandr outputs and dashes - 555 entries

uh oh, different video drivers identify display outputs with more dashes. Quick, need to change this xrandr script!

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #5 / 183
  • Number of attempts: 4
From a Thunderlink to a Markdown link - 642 entries

ThunderLinks are durable hyperlinks to specific email messages generated from Thunderbird in HTML format. Leverage the power of vim to make them suitable for a markdown-formatted file.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #58 / 143
  • Number of attempts: 2
Capitalize the Names - 280 entries

I want to capitalize the names in quotes, but just the people's names, not the file names.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #5 / 71
  • Number of attempts: 4
Yo To Hello - 980 entries

Simply Turn Yo To Hello

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #14 / 452
  • Number of attempts: 1
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: 21
  • Position: #2 / 193
  • Number of attempts: 4
Simple, Practical, and Common - 32765 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: #66 / 7241
  • Number of attempts: 12
Hogwarts Email Sorting - 793 entries

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

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #29 / 228
  • Number of attempts: 8
Get mail address from outlook format - 552 entries

Create a mail list space separated of mail list formatted by outlook

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #86 / 171
  • Number of attempts: 3
Reconstruct the actual output from my unit test tool report - 125 entries

When a test fails, my unit test tool reports differences between the actual output and the expected output as follow: - line in the expected output but missing in the actual output are prefixed with a dash - unexpected lines in the actual output are prefixed with a plus sign - comments added by the unit test tool are prefixed with a question mark - common lines are showed `as-is` (well, almost;) From that "diff" format, I would like to reconstruct the actual output.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #13 / 42
  • Number of attempts: 3
Add text at some column - 137 entries

Complete golang struct statement.

  • Best score: 31
  • Best player score: 31
  • Position: #13 / 53
  • Number of attempts: 1
prepend * to every non-blank line - 5829 entries

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

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #144 / 1434
  • Number of attempts: 4
Quote modules - 985 entries

Complete golang import statement.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #21 / 252
  • Number of attempts: 10
Aliases for cd - 787 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: #11 / 143
  • Number of attempts: 18
Quote modules (ver.2) - 185 entries

Complete golang import statement.

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #18 / 48
  • Number of attempts: 3
V to the i - 4615 entries

Input is 99 V's. Output is 100 i's.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #872 / 1846
  • Number of attempts: 1
Applying same text modification in several lines - 2710 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #138 / 806
  • Number of attempts: 3
Refactor typescript arrow function type - 278 entries

Make arrow function type less verbose and easier to read

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #15 / 62
  • Number of attempts: 13
Add semicolons - 10467 entries

Simply add a semicolon at the end of each line

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #864 / 2966
  • Number of attempts: 1
Bad Copy Syntax - 1899 entries

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

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #36 / 483
  • Number of attempts: 4
Box it - 7657 entries

Create a box around a line.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #617 / 1829
  • Number of attempts: 5
html paragraph to table - 583 entries

reformat html paragraph to table

  • Best score: 48
  • Best player score: 59
  • Position: #67 / 121
  • Number of attempts: 4
ninja substitution - 1261 entries

How can you reuse a previous substitution ?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #20 / 242
  • Number of attempts: 9
Triangle of arrows - 114 entries

I made this by accident when working on another challenge. How would you go about making this?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #5 / 31
  • Number of attempts: 3
I forgot quotes - 15666 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #2016 / 4098
  • Number of attempts: 3
Count both ways - 935 entries

Right AND down.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #56 / 334
  • Number of attempts: 5
Do you demand a shrubbery? - 1089 entries

Use :redir and crush the emacsgolfers.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 32
  • Position: #243 / 288
  • Number of attempts: 1
Words in parens - 12690 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #1170 / 3906
  • Number of attempts: 3
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: #48 / 175
  • Number of attempts: 1
Saving the hashes(#) - 1937 entries

The following file is copied from vimcasts.org(Its only for learning purpose,hope the site owner doesn't mind it), its probably the easiest of challenges.Our goal is to delete every line which doesn't contain a hash signs. The remaining hash signs with numbers are then sorted to get the final output.

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #7 / 462
  • Number of attempts: 7
Let's play some Ivmgolf - 985 entries

Oops, I spelled that wrong.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #73 / 409
  • Number of attempts: 5
Alphabet soup - 353 entries

Create a column of all alphabet characters organized in a funky way

  • Best score: 25
  • Best player score: 26
  • Position: #13 / 83
  • Number of attempts: 4
Vertical Limit - 2319 entries

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

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 25
  • Position: #304 / 706
  • Number of attempts: 4
Switch function arguments - 1946 entries

How to switch two arguments of a function.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #57 / 618
  • Number of attempts: 5
switch variable - 4868 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #150 / 1691
  • Number of attempts: 5
Generate English Alphabets - 427 entries

Start with a, get up to z.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #18 / 190
  • Number of attempts: 2
Make Fancy Header - 933 entries

Make the header text stand out with surrounding asterisks

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #70 / 315
  • Number of attempts: 6
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: 13
  • Position: #146 / 3357
  • Number of attempts: 6
Reformat/Refactor a Golfer Class - 5864 entries

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

  • Best score: 32
  • Best player score: 32
  • Position: #57 / 1449
  • Number of attempts: 6
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