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$ gem install vimgolf
$ vimgolf setup
$ vimgolf put [challenge ID]

Played Challenges

Shift down - 191 entries

Number words are back.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #8 / 66
  • Number of attempts: 2
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10533 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #2833 / 3637
  • Number of attempts: 1
Letter case trickery - 1547 entries

This file is in a downright esoteric format, consisting of hexadecimal numbers, non-hexadecimal keywords, and "Z" indicating end-of-line. Make the hexadecimal numbers lowercase.

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #406 / 498
  • Number of attempts: 2
quotes inside quotes - 3026 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: 14
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #758 / 1044
  • Number of attempts: 3
Words in parens - 12736 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #230 / 3919
  • Number of attempts: 4
Whitespace, empty lines and tabs - 2970 entries

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

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 34
  • Position: #559 / 661
  • Number of attempts: 3
Simple text editing with Vim - 11620 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #1902 / 3409
  • Number of attempts: 1
Jay R Bolton
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Co-founder of CommitChange. I am more than 99.99999999% space.

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