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Played Challenges

Simple, Practical, and Common - 25356 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: 8
Array transposition - 1638 entries

Transpose two arrays into one.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 22
  • Number of attempts: 6
One number per line - 13050 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 19
  • Number of attempts: 4
I forgot quotes - 11966 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 2
Preferably without multi-cursor plugin - 295 entries

Originally asked as question on reddit by kpthunder: https://www.reddit.com/r/vim/comments/9fvsro/what_is_the_most_efficient_way_to_go_about/

  • Best score: 30
  • Best player score: 31
  • Number of attempts: 9
Vice versa - 5992 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 4
convert yml into java pojo field - 665 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: 29
  • Number of attempts: 4
Team names - 1474 entries

The team names are misspelled.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 4
Swap values - 3587 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 4
Simple text editing with Vim - 10466 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 2
Copy three lines - 2087 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 20
  • Number of attempts: 1
Swap values inside brackets - 1533 entries

Easy challenge.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 7
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 9550 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 1
Words in parens - 11108 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 4
Just the middle - 9337 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Number of attempts: 2
Paragraph breaks - 407 entries

Swap the blank lines and the aaa lines.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 1
Basic renumbering - 4634 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 10
Applying same text modification in several lines - 1716 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 5
V to the i - 3953 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 9
  • Number of attempts: 1
Com(m)a Trouble - 1787 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 5
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