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Played Challenges

hello-world-vimgolf - 303 entries

Simple number generation

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #13 / 101
  • Number of attempts: 1
simple replacements - 680 entries

The goal is to see the replacement commands in action.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #32 / 161
  • Number of attempts: 10
Inverting Lines - 1009 entries

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

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #138 / 274
  • Number of attempts: 5
Python dataclasses - 424 entries

Simple challenge to extract fields from a Python class

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #36 / 120
  • Number of attempts: 8
RUST Cargo.toml version to last - 190 entries

RUST Cargo.toml version to last. rusty practice on vimgolf

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #36 / 59
  • Number of attempts: 6
Modernise code - 656 entries

Modernise and clean up some C++ code.

  • Best score: 34
  • Best player score: 61
  • Position: #135 / 152
  • Number of attempts: 1
swap number pairs - 1293 entries

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

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #36 / 244
  • Number of attempts: 15
Rural Post - 3797 entries

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

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #168 / 938
  • Number of attempts: 5
Satisfy the go linter - 1625 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: #110 / 334
  • Number of attempts: 7
Add quotes to ansible playbook - 597 entries

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

  • Best score: 8
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #50 / 190
  • Number of attempts: 5
xrandr outputs and dashes - 568 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: #121 / 184
  • Number of attempts: 4
From a Thunderlink to a Markdown link - 656 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: 18
  • Position: #50 / 145
  • Number of attempts: 8
Yo To Hello - 983 entries

Simply Turn Yo To Hello

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #387 / 454
  • Number of attempts: 2
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: #39 / 193
  • Number of attempts: 16
Get mail address from outlook format - 560 entries

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

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #70 / 173
  • Number of attempts: 3
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: #411 / 1434
  • Number of attempts: 8
Applying same text modification in several lines - 2713 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #9 / 807
  • Number of attempts: 3
Add string initializers to an enum - 737 entries

Change Typescript enum so that it has string initializers.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #63 / 220
  • Number of attempts: 7
SCREAMING_SNAKE_CASE to Title Case - 1089 entries

Convert strings in SCREAMING_SNAKE_CASE to Title Case. Examples: EMPLOYEE_NAME -> Employee Name REVENUE_YEAR_TO_DATE -> Revenue Year To Date SALARY -> Salary

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #106 / 227
  • Number of attempts: 6
Add semicolons - 10467 entries

Simply add a semicolon at the end of each line

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #2091 / 2966
  • Number of attempts: 1
Bad Copy Syntax - 1904 entries

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

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #201 / 485
  • Number of attempts: 3
remove lines containing the word "reader" - 3436 entries

easy stuff

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #481 / 1113
  • Number of attempts: 4
Box it - 7661 entries

Create a box around a line.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #440 / 1830
  • Number of attempts: 6
multiple cursor alternative - 1441 entries

from: https://www.reddit.com/r/vim/comments/6w5pfa/crosspost_from_remacs_how_would_you_do_this_in_vim/

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #92 / 368
  • Number of attempts: 7
Array propagate - 295 entries

Complete the array with the keys as part of the value

  • Best score: 23
  • Best player score: 24
  • Position: #40 / 103
  • Number of attempts: 5
ninja substitution - 1278 entries

How can you reuse a previous substitution ?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #77 / 245
  • Number of attempts: 10
One to Ten - 2072 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: 12
  • Position: #340 / 635
  • Number of attempts: 1
Change part of a function name in multiple occurrences - 595 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: 14
  • Position: #63 / 190
  • Number of attempts: 3
Line under headers - 1890 entries

Put a line under each header, and remove the other markdown formatting.

  • Best score: 24
  • Best player score: 38
  • Position: #395 / 466
  • Number of attempts: 1
Around the clock - 174 entries

You'll want to use 2 special commands to complete this. If you haven't yet, read through 'input.txt', especially :help simple-changes

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #34 / 67
  • Number of attempts: 5
Join 'em - 217 entries

This shouldn't be too tough

  • Best score: 4
  • Best player score: 5
  • Position: #115 / 127
  • Number of attempts: 1
Reorder the groups - 1095 entries

Change the order so that the groups of fruit come before the vegetables.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #87 / 249
  • Number of attempts: 7
move titles next to url, in quotes - 478 entries

had trouble with something similar

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #25 / 127
  • Number of attempts: 4
Array transposition - 2271 entries

Transpose two arrays into one.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #41 / 427
  • Number of attempts: 13
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