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Played Challenges

Simple, Practical, and Common - 32752 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: 32
  • Position: #5665 / 7238
  • Number of attempts: 2
Swap values - 4401 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 24
  • Position: #1175 / 1233
  • Number of attempts: 1
V to the i - 4602 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #1807 / 1840
  • Number of attempts: 1
Split line with dots - 2075 entries

This line is too long, split it.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 27
  • Position: #559 / 616
  • Number of attempts: 1
Every other line - 2781 entries

AaAaAaA

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #604 / 677
  • Number of attempts: 2
Copy three lines - 2755 entries

If the site is up (by some miracle), make the text under every header identical.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 29
  • Position: #576 / 618
  • Number of attempts: 2
Number Sort - 281 entries

sort the list of newline-separated numbers incrementally. Numbers are in the range 1 to 1000, with 500 missing

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #148 / 149
  • Number of attempts: 1
Just the middle - 11079 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #3832 / 4090
  • Number of attempts: 1
Extract HTML option values from tag values - 77 entries

Generate HTML option values from the text in the option tag. If the text contains multiple words, replace the spaces with an underscore and convert all capital letters to small letters.

  • Best score: 34
  • Best player score: 52
  • Position: #35 / 35
  • Number of attempts: 1
Basic renumbering - 5395 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #725 / 1219
  • Number of attempts: 1
Combines all items - 265 entries

For each line that starts with the same number I want to combine its contents

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #118 / 121
  • Number of attempts: 2
Vice versa - 7434 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 26
  • Position: #1916 / 2016
  • Number of attempts: 4
C Reformatting - 675 entries

You may use Visual mode... or not. #uppercase

  • Best score: 30
  • Best player score: 70
  • Position: #137 / 156
  • Number of attempts: 2
Paragraph sort - 394 entries

My large herbivorous mammals, Vim commands, and POSIX utilities need to be sorted separately.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 30
  • Position: #108 / 114
  • Number of attempts: 1
Order and join - 853 entries

There's something special about the input order.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #199 / 235
  • Number of attempts: 1
Paragraph breaks - 477 entries

Swap the blank lines and the aaa lines.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 52
  • Position: #158 / 158
  • Number of attempts: 1
comments galore - 956 entries

Basic comment reformatting

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #397 / 406
  • Number of attempts: 1
Change attribute to getter - 98 entries

Wrap attributes with a getter method.

  • Best score: 24
  • Best player score: 47
  • Position: #44 / 44
  • Number of attempts: 1
Align commas - 1000 entries

There are 15,000 aligning challenges on vimgolf.com, and they're all exactly the same. I hope this one is a little different.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 50
  • Position: #229 / 231
  • Number of attempts: 1
Collect List - 4149 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #1029 / 1160
  • Number of attempts: 1
I forgot quotes - 15647 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #3530 / 4096
  • Number of attempts: 1
-a-b-c- - 3077 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #1061 / 1099
  • Number of attempts: 1
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10511 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #3486 / 3628
  • Number of attempts: 1
attr_aligner - 3350 entries

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

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 44
  • Position: #631 / 678
  • Number of attempts: 1
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: 39
  • Position: #1031 / 1037
  • Number of attempts: 1
Words in parens - 12682 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #2637 / 3905
  • Number of attempts: 1
switch variable - 4865 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 28
  • Position: #1661 / 1689
  • Number of attempts: 1
Reformat/Refactor a Golfer Class - 5835 entries

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

  • Best score: 32
  • Best player score: 54
  • Position: #1294 / 1442
  • Number of attempts: 1
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