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Played Challenges

Wget failed to download redirections - 169 entries

Output of a wget session, where 302 where not properly handled due to certificate problems, has been saved to a file. Keep the correct URLs to start again downloading.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 32
  • Position: #55 / 58
  • Number of attempts: 2
V to the i - 4600 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #226 / 1839
  • Number of attempts: 2
Search and Replace 0 - 4567 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #392 / 1513
  • Number of attempts: 1
That hyphen - 2464 entries

"vim vi improved"

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #71 / 674
  • Number of attempts: 3
Just the middle - 11076 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #1848 / 4089
  • Number of attempts: 2
Basic renumbering - 5395 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #363 / 1219
  • Number of attempts: 8
Restore order to the alphabet - 162 entries

The numbers are OK. The letters are wonky.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #35 / 61
  • Number of attempts: 3
camel riding - 734 entries

add a prefix on some camelCase variables

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #103 / 263
  • Number of attempts: 3
swap or reverse - 98 entries

Try to swap or reverse the line as needed.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #31 / 60
  • Number of attempts: 2
Space out the alphabet - 1543 entries

Put 3 spaces between adjacent letters.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #158 / 422
  • Number of attempts: 4
remove all lines in first part - 162 entries

From the second part, remove all lines in the first part. It can be useful when you have done something from a long list, you want to know what is not done yet!

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #23 / 57
  • Number of attempts: 3
ASCII box - 304 entries

Don't forget to fix typos!

  • Best score: 23
  • Best player score: 27
  • Position: #64 / 99
  • Number of attempts: 2
Mute the second method of this script - 429 entries

prepend a # infront of every line of the second method

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #87 / 228
  • Number of attempts: 2
Condensed Cases - 731 entries

Apple's new programming language, Swift, allows two style of case statements: 1) one Enum case on each line, or 2) multiple Enum cases on a single line. Convert the following from the first case (no pun intended) to the second type.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #78 / 225
  • Number of attempts: 4
I forgot quotes - 15647 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #1552 / 4096
  • Number of attempts: 2
-a-b-c- - 3077 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #551 / 1099
  • Number of attempts: 1
Gray area - 674 entries

It's a golf metaphor or something.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #73 / 252
  • Number of attempts: 3
Don't know what this is - 1919 entries

Replace contents of brackets with matching number of spaces. Don't ask what the format's supposed to be.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #245 / 563
  • Number of attempts: 2
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10509 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #749 / 3627
  • Number of attempts: 3
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: #430 / 1037
  • Number of attempts: 4
Hanging Indent for Footnotes - 58 entries

Format this footnote (in kramdown syntax) so that it has hanging indent.

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #9 / 26
  • Number of attempts: 5
Words in parens - 12678 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #549 / 3904
  • Number of attempts: 2
NATO phonetic alphabet - 450 entries

Transform the series of words into a list.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #85 / 169
  • Number of attempts: 2
SFD-ROC: vimvimvim - 1450 entries

Oh no, this line is longer than 80 chars... put each 'vim' on a new line.

  • Best score: 8
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #203 / 412
  • Number of attempts: 6
Stairs Indenting - 387 entries

Indent each line with <line number> whitespaces.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #116 / 176
  • Number of attempts: 1
Let's play some Ivmgolf - 979 entries

Oops, I spelled that wrong.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #263 / 407
  • Number of attempts: 1
Vertical Limit - 2310 entries

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

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 26
  • Position: #441 / 702
  • Number of attempts: 1
Switch function arguments - 1945 entries

How to switch two arguments of a function.

  • Best score: 3
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #261 / 618
  • Number of attempts: 1
Append semicolon after expressions - 923 entries

Some lines need the semicolon, some don't.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #213 / 375
  • Number of attempts: 2
Remove semicolons after expressions - 511 entries

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

  • Best score: 6
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #192 / 225
  • Number of attempts: 1
switch variable - 4863 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #361 / 1688
  • Number of attempts: 4
Make it more readable - 1852 entries

Insert blank lines to make it more organized and readable

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #163 / 611
  • Number of attempts: 4
imports alignment (python) - 590 entries

Align as one import per line.

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 25
  • Position: #119 / 182
  • Number of attempts: 1
HTML to Haml - 778 entries

Help convert this HTML page to Haml.

  • Best score: 23
  • Best player score: 30
  • Position: #51 / 193
  • Number of attempts: 7
Numbering a List - 1775 entries

Pretty simple, number the list.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #77 / 610
  • Number of attempts: 6
Reverse Simple Deletion - 739 entries

You did the simple deletion, now reverse it.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #389 / 418
  • Number of attempts: 1
Increment, increment, increment.... - 531 entries

Vim likes macros

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #275 / 357
  • Number of attempts: 2
Context insensitive completion 0 - 461 entries

Buried in the lines you're not supposed to add is the line "Add this line!" Add that line to the top of the file.

  • Best score: 6
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #90 / 216
  • Number of attempts: 1
Reformat a C golf submission - 504 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: 28
  • Position: #56 / 187
  • Number of attempts: 3
Reverse characters in a line - 615 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: 15
  • Position: #122 / 226
  • Number of attempts: 1
Reformat most common surnames - 546 entries

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

  • Best score: 23
  • Best player score: 43
  • Position: #145 / 173
  • Number of attempts: 1
Add fold markers to a .c file - 463 entries

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

  • Best score: 30
  • Best player score: 38
  • Position: #111 / 150
  • Number of attempts: 1
Simple text editing with Vim - 11381 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #2383 / 3344
  • Number of attempts: 1
Reformat/Refactor a Golfer Class - 5827 entries

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

  • Best score: 32
  • Best player score: 34
  • Position: #295 / 1442
  • Number of attempts: 4
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