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Played Challenges

Poorly indented Python comments - 455 entries

Fix the alignment of some Python comments as quickly as possible.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 33
  • Position: #53 / 82
  • Number of attempts: 2
Many duplicates - 285 entries

Quick and easy

  • Best score: 2
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #20 / 104
  • Number of attempts: 1
2 quick changes and a numbered list - 183 entries

The ascii will not be lost, but rather numbered in 4 digit blocks with leading zeros.

  • Best score: 37
  • Best player score: 54
  • Position: #33 / 51
  • Number of attempts: 1
delete swap - 345 entries

delete all swap

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Position: #3 / 122
  • Number of attempts: 1
Fix the shell script! - 984 entries

Fix the shell script with the fewest keystrokes!

  • Best score: 26
  • Best player score: 45
  • Position: #181 / 252
  • Number of attempts: 1
Visual block training - 439 entries

You see the input. You see the output. Go.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 25
  • Position: #40 / 91
  • Number of attempts: 2
Put a newline after every 10 lines in vim - 940 entries

Goal is to put a newline after every 10 lines in vim.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #313 / 331
  • Number of attempts: 2
hello-world-vimgolf - 1522 entries

Simple number generation

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #248 / 435
  • Number of attempts: 4
Contribute to keyboard mashing - 613 entries

Speak in tongues

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #102 / 185
  • Number of attempts: 4
Inverting Lines - 1296 entries

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

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #210 / 363
  • Number of attempts: 4
Making 3 line function a one liner. - 161 entries

Simple challenge for frequent action while programming.

  • Best score: 4
  • Best player score: 4
  • Position: #89 / 105
  • Number of attempts: 1
Put a cross in the square - 121 entries

Put a cross in the square

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #42 / 54
  • Number of attempts: 5
HS Final exam vimgolf - 666 entries

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

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 27
  • Position: #93 / 176
  • Number of attempts: 2
Turn the x - 253 entries

Turn the x to a +

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 27
  • Position: #58 / 66
  • Number of attempts: 2
Rural Post - 4105 entries

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

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #601 / 1015
  • Number of attempts: 2
Satisfy the go linter - 2007 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: 28
  • Position: #296 / 404
  • Number of attempts: 1
Add quotes to ansible playbook - 781 entries

You created an ansible playbook, but forgot to add quotes. Can you fix it?

  • Best score: 8
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #204 / 246
  • Number of attempts: 1
Yo To Hello - 1048 entries

Simply Turn Yo To Hello

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #366 / 481
  • Number of attempts: 1
Swap values - 4440 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #768 / 1241
  • Number of attempts: 3
prepend * to every non-blank line - 5959 entries

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

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #422 / 1463
  • Number of attempts: 7
Quote modules - 1015 entries

Complete golang import statement.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 25
  • Position: #122 / 258
  • Number of attempts: 2
V to the i - 4639 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #1468 / 1856
  • Number of attempts: 1
Applying same text modification in several lines - 2748 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #516 / 815
  • Number of attempts: 2
Add string initializers to an enum - 765 entries

Change Typescript enum so that it has string initializers.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 31
  • Position: #209 / 226
  • Number of attempts: 1
Swap the operands under comparison - 254 entries

Swap the operands under comparison to prevent null pointer exception (at least in java)

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #53 / 92
  • Number of attempts: 1
remove lines containing the word "reader" - 3454 entries

easy stuff

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #1049 / 1121
  • Number of attempts: 1
Com(m)a Trouble - 3376 entries

Someone was real stupid when placing his commas. Can you fix it?

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #399 / 760
  • Number of attempts: 4
Every other line - 2829 entries

AaAaAaA

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #513 / 686
  • Number of attempts: 1
Array propagate - 311 entries

Complete the array with the keys as part of the value

  • Best score: 23
  • Best player score: 27
  • Position: #58 / 110
  • Number of attempts: 2
That hyphen - 2498 entries

"vim vi improved"

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #369 / 683
  • Number of attempts: 6
Interweave two blocks of text - 574 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: 29
  • Position: #198 / 204
  • Number of attempts: 2
Basic renumbering - 5430 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #259 / 1227
  • Number of attempts: 1
Adam's challenge - 916 entries

Change both normal to bold and 4 by 2. Adam Wathan challenge this on twitter . He did it in 11 keystrokes on Sublime.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #155 / 257
  • Number of attempts: 3
Create a table - 302 entries

Convert the given input into a formatted table

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #53 / 98
  • Number of attempts: 7
Fiddle percentages into real numbers - 795 entries

Get rid of the '%' symbols and shift the decimal place. This is the easier version - all the columns line up.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #152 / 271
  • Number of attempts: 1
Paragraph sort - 414 entries

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

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #73 / 120
  • Number of attempts: 5
Order and join - 877 entries

There's something special about the input order.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #130 / 241
  • Number of attempts: 6
One to Ten - 2093 entries

Generate the sequence of numbers from 1 to 10, one number per line. Inspired by this Reddit thread: https://redd.it/ak4it2

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #485 / 641
  • Number of attempts: 2
Change part of a function name in multiple occurrences - 598 entries

Change the middle part of the function name in multiple places, preferably using the next and dot commands.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #116 / 191
  • Number of attempts: 3
Separating firstname & lastname - 112 entries

Seperate named with equal tabs.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #21 / 52
  • Number of attempts: 3
convert yml into java pojo field - 808 entries

How fast vim can create fields for java pojo i.e class declaration referring to a (simple) yml file

  • Best score: 29
  • Best player score: 30
  • Position: #123 / 215
  • Number of attempts: 1
Swap assigned value - 556 entries

Simple problem but looking for interesting solutions.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #214 / 235
  • Number of attempts: 1
Change your calendar - 279 entries

Happy New Year!

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 30
  • Position: #35 / 77
  • Number of attempts: 1
Collect List - 4178 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #654 / 1166
  • Number of attempts: 2
VimGolfNight - 495 entries

Based on "The name of the game".

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #278 / 327
  • Number of attempts: 1
Logging with key - 292 entries

Sometimes it is better to log with meaningful key

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 35
  • Position: #65 / 84
  • Number of attempts: 3
Space out the alphabet - 1590 entries

Put 3 spaces between adjacent letters.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #132 / 433
  • Number of attempts: 9
ASCII box - 317 entries

Don't forget to fix typos!

  • Best score: 23
  • Best player score: 28
  • Position: #77 / 102
  • Number of attempts: 2
Condensed Cases - 752 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: 20
  • Position: #209 / 230
  • Number of attempts: 2
I forgot quotes - 15728 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #2341 / 4114
  • Number of attempts: 2
-a-b-c- - 3118 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #855 / 1112
  • Number of attempts: 3
Count both ways - 957 entries

Right AND down.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #126 / 340
  • Number of attempts: 3
NBCU Weekly Challenge - Test - 233 entries

Just testing.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #60 / 112
  • Number of attempts: 3
Gray area - 698 entries

It's a golf metaphor or something.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #123 / 259
  • Number of attempts: 4
Do you demand a shrubbery? - 1105 entries

Use :redir and crush the emacsgolfers.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 31
  • Position: #214 / 291
  • Number of attempts: 2
Don't know what this is - 1948 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: 14
  • Position: #369 / 571
  • Number of attempts: 2
Vim tetris - 351 entries

Vim can play tetris too!

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 29
  • Position: #76 / 100
  • Number of attempts: 1
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: 16
  • Position: #641 / 1044
  • Number of attempts: 2
Words in parens - 12736 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #1155 / 3919
  • Number of attempts: 3
Pairs of numbers - 345 entries

Line 1 represents x, line 2 y-data. Bring the corresponding pairs in the form "[x,y]\n"

  • Best score: 26
  • Best player score: 32
  • Position: #48 / 129
  • Number of attempts: 2
Delete unwanted lines - 358 entries

Delete all lines which does not end in "o.."

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #182 / 215
  • Number of attempts: 1
Block Fun 1 - 179 entries

Manipulate the columns to produce desired result.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #20 / 69
  • Number of attempts: 5
Prefixes and suffixes - 567 entries

Generate all prefixes of "vimchallenge", then all suffixes.

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 30
  • Position: #149 / 185
  • Number of attempts: 1
Dehamlizing - 174 entries

Change this piece of HAML code back into erb

  • Best score: 32
  • Best player score: 42
  • Position: #43 / 67
  • Number of attempts: 1
NATO phonetic alphabet - 476 entries

Transform the series of words into a list.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #103 / 181
  • Number of attempts: 2
The name of the game - 627 entries

End up with the name of the game.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #266 / 343
  • Number of attempts: 2
SFD-ROC: vimvimvim - 1508 entries

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

  • Best score: 8
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #299 / 424
  • Number of attempts: 1
Stairs Indenting - 424 entries

Indent each line with <line number> whitespaces.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #131 / 183
  • Number of attempts: 4
Let's play some Ivmgolf - 1004 entries

Oops, I spelled that wrong.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #129 / 417
  • Number of attempts: 2
Vertical Limit - 2367 entries

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

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 26
  • Position: #479 / 716
  • Number of attempts: 3
Append semicolon after expressions - 942 entries

Some lines need the semicolon, some don't.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #333 / 385
  • Number of attempts: 1
Remove noise from HTTP log - 660 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: 19
  • Position: #235 / 260
  • Number of attempts: 2
switch variable - 4917 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #651 / 1701
  • Number of attempts: 2
The meaning - 521 entries

Numbers are fun!

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Position: #301 / 336
  • Number of attempts: 1
Sort the cardinal numbers - 274 entries

Maybe a simple challenge.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #128 / 140
  • Number of attempts: 1
Numbering a List - 1828 entries

Pretty simple, number the list.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #70 / 625
  • Number of attempts: 1
Ruby 1.9 hashes - 1157 entries

Rubyists talk about being cutting edge but how many are using 1.9 in production? Time to convert those verbose 1.8 hashes in to symbolic, succinct 1.9 beauties!

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #104 / 382
  • Number of attempts: 2
Reverse Simple Deletion - 758 entries

You did the simple deletion, now reverse it.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #352 / 429
  • Number of attempts: 1
Compile C - 315 entries

You might have to get clever to do this one.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #67 / 122
  • Number of attempts: 4
Context Insensitive completion 1 - 427 entries

Finish writing this simple Python HTTP server.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #150 / 222
  • Number of attempts: 1
Make Fancy Header - 963 entries

Make the header text stand out with surrounding asterisks

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #204 / 326
  • Number of attempts: 1
Reformat most common surnames - 586 entries

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

  • Best score: 23
  • Best player score: 32
  • Position: #115 / 186
  • Number of attempts: 1
Change the content of a string - 1346 entries

This docstring is a complete lie. Fix it.

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #275 / 520
  • Number of attempts: 4
Sort and add attributes - 1189 entries

Sort the states and add the attribute country to each record.

  • Best score: 33
  • Best player score: 37
  • Position: #395 / 483
  • Number of attempts: 1
Simple text editing with Vim - 11624 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #1863 / 3410
  • Number of attempts: 1
Reformat/Refactor a Golfer Class - 6004 entries

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

  • Best score: 32
  • Best player score: 42
  • Position: #915 / 1480
  • Number of attempts: 1
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