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Played Challenges

Aliases for cd - 572 entries

Create these beautiful aliases with as few strokes as possible. Are you up for the challenge?

  • Best score: 30
  • Best player score: 30
  • Number of attempts: 17
Just the middle - 10701 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Number of attempts: 1
That hyphen - 2398 entries

"vim vi improved"

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 7
Vice versa - 7071 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 3
I forgot quotes - 14971 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 5
Words in parens - 12283 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 2
Simple Maths 2 - 18 entries

Time to practice expression register! #maths #linear

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 21
  • Number of attempts: 2
One to Ten - 1840 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
  • Number of attempts: 3
Add semicolons - 8982 entries

Simply add a semicolon at the end of each line

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 6
-a-b-c- - 2954 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 4
Extract argument from function - 2137 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 3
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10267 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 2
prepend * to every non-blank line - 4418 entries

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

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 6
Swap values inside brackets - 2257 entries

Easy challenge.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 7
Bad Copy Syntax - 1724 entries

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

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 19
  • Number of attempts: 1
Com(m)a Trouble - 2972 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 3
multiple cursor alternative - 1362 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: 20
  • Number of attempts: 3
Satisfy the go linter - 852 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: 21
  • Number of attempts: 6
Line under headers - 1623 entries

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

  • Best score: 24
  • Best player score: 26
  • Number of attempts: 3
Box it - 6817 entries

Create a box around a line.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 21
  • Number of attempts: 5
Simple, Practical, and Common - 31286 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: 22
  • Number of attempts: 5
One number per line - 17278 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 4
Vertical Limit - 2252 entries

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

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 23
  • Number of attempts: 1
Split line with dots - 2029 entries

This line is too long, split it.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 18
  • Number of attempts: 2
remove lines containing the word "reader" - 3168 entries

easy stuff

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 3
Team names - 1675 entries

The team names are misspelled.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 4
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