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Played Challenges

Box it - 7286 entries

Create a box around a line.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 24
  • Number of attempts: 2
Combines all items - 255 entries

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

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 2
Change attribute to getter - 97 entries

Wrap attributes with a getter method.

  • Best score: 24
  • Best player score: 34
  • Number of attempts: 1
replace 2nd column blanks with values in same column if blank - 200 entries

Where ,SOMELOGB and ,SOMELOGC replaces each /r carriage return if 2nd column is blank. The replace only happens if 2nd column is blank though and should replace up to the non blank row.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 2
Sort files from hosts - 137 entries

Resume files by host. I hope you enjoy with this challenge

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 18
  • Number of attempts: 3
Order and join - 813 entries

There's something special about the input order.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 2
Every other line - 2718 entries

AaAaAaA

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 4
Paragraph breaks - 431 entries

Swap the blank lines and the aaa lines.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 2
Pretty multi-line bash - 210 entries

Bash line continuations are much prettier when they're column aligned.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 31
  • Number of attempts: 1
Generate a list of numbers - 262 entries

Please generate list of numbers from 1 to 20.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 1
Paragraph sort - 356 entries

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

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 18
  • Number of attempts: 2
Wrap text in quotes - 315 entries

All the blocks of text should be wrapped in quotation marks.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 3
Copy three lines - 2672 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 7
Split line with dots - 2050 entries

This line is too long, split it.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 26
  • Number of attempts: 1
Align commas - 967 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: 18
  • Number of attempts: 2
From A to B - 533 entries

Mirror and change this text block

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 19
  • Number of attempts: 3
One number per line - 17720 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 12
Scrambled numbers - 764 entries

Four is NOT 1. One is 1.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 23
  • Number of attempts: 3
Free hyphen! - 135 entries

Just like "Inner hyphens", but I'm giving you a free hyphen to play with. Will your solution be any different?

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Number of attempts: 3
Sorting a glossary - 103 entries

Sort a glossary. Glossary head contains a header phrase ending with ':' and glossary body has multi line text indented with a tab.

  • Best score: 6
  • Best player score: 6
  • Number of attempts: 1
comments galore - 933 entries

Basic comment reformatting

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 3
Simple, Practical, and Common - 32086 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: 28
  • Number of attempts: 2
Make HTML List - 930 entries

Turn the comma separated list into an unordered html list.

  • Best score: 33
  • Best player score: 41
  • Number of attempts: 1
Mirror Symmetry - 739 entries

Add backslashes.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Number of attempts: 5
Restore order to the alphabet - 161 entries

The numbers are OK. The letters are wonky.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 2
camel riding - 731 entries

add a prefix on some camelCase variables

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 3
Fix the XML - 921 entries

The challenge consists in having a valid xml from an incomplete source.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 18
  • Number of attempts: 4
Space out the alphabet - 1490 entries

Put 3 spaces between adjacent letters.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 21
  • Number of attempts: 2
Mute the second method of this script - 420 entries

prepend a # infront of every line of the second method

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Number of attempts: 2
Just the middle - 10922 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Number of attempts: 2
Condensed Cases - 729 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: 14
  • Number of attempts: 2
I forgot quotes - 15300 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 4
Basic renumbering - 5325 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 24
  • Number of attempts: 2
learn vim in short time - 206 entries

so happy to learn vim.because vim is awesome

  • Best score: 8
  • Best player score: 8
  • Number of attempts: 1
Gray area - 669 entries

It's a golf metaphor or something.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 4
That hyphen - 2411 entries

"vim vi improved"

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 4
Count both ways - 932 entries

Right AND down.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 2
-a-b-c- - 3012 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 4
V to the i - 4526 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Number of attempts: 4
Don't know what this is - 1884 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
  • Number of attempts: 4
Do you demand a shrubbery? - 1062 entries

Use :redir and crush the emacsgolfers.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 32
  • Number of attempts: 1
Shuffle puzzle - 302 entries

Sort the lines in each indent group, and sort the groups. That's the pattern. Or just move lines around manually to get a better score.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 3
Where should I put the Newline? - 830 entries

Help me put the newline.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Number of attempts: 2
Extract argument from function - 2146 entries

The aim is to see if you can do some refactoring very fast.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 4
attr_aligner - 3295 entries

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

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 34
  • Number of attempts: 1
Letter case trickery - 1486 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: 10
  • Number of attempts: 4
quotes inside quotes - 2973 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
  • Number of attempts: 1
Hole-in-one - 963 entries

Lets take this golf thing literally.. Drive off the tee into the hole, and of course you don't strike the ball completely clean.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 18
  • Number of attempts: 4
Delete unwanted lines - 350 entries

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

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Number of attempts: 1
Words in parens - 12477 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 2
Prefixes and suffixes - 531 entries

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

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 23
  • Number of attempts: 1
Block Fun 1 - 160 entries

Manipulate the columns to produce desired result.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 23
  • Number of attempts: 2
Let's play some Ivmgolf - 976 entries

Oops, I spelled that wrong.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 9
  • Number of attempts: 2
Stairs Indenting - 387 entries

Indent each line with <line number> whitespaces.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 2
Vertical Limit - 2268 entries

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

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 21
  • Number of attempts: 6
Switch function arguments - 1905 entries

How to switch two arguments of a function.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 3
Remove semicolons after expressions - 499 entries

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

  • Best score: 6
  • Best player score: 8
  • Number of attempts: 1
The meaning - 515 entries

Numbers are fun!

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Number of attempts: 1
replacing each line of a block selection - 2706 entries

replace each line's ../assets/js with /javascripts

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 22
  • Number of attempts: 3
switch variable - 4806 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 2
Make it more readable - 1821 entries

Insert blank lines to make it more organized and readable

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 3
remove dupes from array - 1260 entries

given a random string that contains a ruby-esque array, make sure that there are no duplicate elements

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 20
  • Number of attempts: 5
Numbering a List - 1768 entries

Pretty simple, number the list.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 18
  • Number of attempts: 3
Shebangs for all - 1694 entries

We've all seen or used a shebang once or twice. Ditch the specific paths and leave just a dynamic Ruby and Python bath behind.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 4
Reverse characters in a line - 602 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: 18
  • Number of attempts: 1
Search and Replace 0 - 4482 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 2
Simple text editing with Vim - 11242 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 19
  • Number of attempts: 2
Reformat/Refactor a Golfer Class - 5752 entries

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

  • Best score: 32
  • Best player score: 48
  • Number of attempts: 1
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