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Played Challenges

Stairstep digits - 225 entries

Remove the evens. Double the odds.

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 2
Just the middle - 10328 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Number of attempts: 2
Put the months in order - 740 entries

Our contractor thought that months should be in alphabetical order. Put them in calendar order please.

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 46
  • Number of attempts: 2
A Simple One - 852 entries

Here is a very simple one - just to illustrate/introduce a vim feature that some people seem to miss...

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Number of attempts: 1
ninja substitution - 993 entries

How can you reuse a previous substitution ?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 4
convert yml into java pojo field - 775 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
  • Number of attempts: 4
remove lines containing the word "reader" - 2806 entries

easy stuff

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Number of attempts: 4
Mirror Symmetry - 735 entries

Add backslashes.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 5
remove dupes from array - 1257 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: 22
  • Number of attempts: 5
Change part of a function name in multiple occurrences - 552 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
  • Number of attempts: 5
Line under headers - 1382 entries

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

  • Best score: 25
  • Best player score: 29
  • Number of attempts: 5
change parenthesis - 218 entries

change the pair of braces into a pair of parentheses

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Number of attempts: 3
One number per line - 16233 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 25
  • Number of attempts: 1
Extract wireshark capture filter - 150 entries

Extract wireshark capture filter from IP plan

  • Best score: 26
  • Best player score: 35
  • Number of attempts: 2
calculations - 186 entries

Complete these (weird) calculations.

  • Best score: 38
  • Best player score: 46
  • Number of attempts: 3
citizen_hacks_2019_challenge5 - 88 entries

For the Citizen Hacks 2019 Vim competition.

  • Best score: 6
  • Best player score: 7
  • Number of attempts: 1
switch variable - 4613 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 4
HTML to Haml - 746 entries

Help convert this HTML page to Haml.

  • Best score: 23
  • Best player score: 27
  • Number of attempts: 9
Nesting SASS - 235 entries

Move a block inside another block and indent it

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 4
Unsemantic linewrapping - 612 entries

[Inspired by a blog post I read: https://scott.mn/2014/02/21/semantic_linewrapping/. Text adapted.] Sometimes when editing a Markdown file, I wrap the lines semantically. Instead of inserting a newline at 70 columns (or whatever), or making paragraphs one long line, I put in newlines at a point that seems logical to me. This may seem silly, but it produces better diffs. Semantic linewrapping also makes editing snappier. I can delete, edit or insert sentences easily using linewise operations. Code-oriented text editors like Vim and [REDACTED] are really good at this kind of manipulation. Editing text that hasn't been wrapped semantically is a pain, though:

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 3
Copy three lines - 2454 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 8
Basic renumbering - 5088 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 4
Bad Copy Syntax - 1582 entries

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

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 19
  • Number of attempts: 4
Two pairs of cluster of letters creates word - 621 entries

Clean and group.

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 18
  • Number of attempts: 2
Com(m)a Trouble - 2702 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 4
Vice versa - 6839 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 3
camel riding - 727 entries

add a prefix on some camelCase variables

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 4
Add semicolons - 7745 entries

Simply add a semicolon at the end of each line

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 1
Cool or not? - 649 entries

abc trying to be cool or not...

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 5
Remove noise from HTTP log - 622 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: 16
  • Number of attempts: 3
Reverse Simple Deletion - 732 entries

You did the simple deletion, now reverse it.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 1
Every other line - 2485 entries

AaAaAaA

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 7
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10075 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 2
V to the i - 4335 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Number of attempts: 1
One to Ten - 1709 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: 2
prepend * to every non-blank line - 2591 entries

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

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 2
Assignment Alignment - 716 entries

line up the operators. Use spaces, not tabs.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 36
  • Number of attempts: 3
html paragraph to table - 542 entries

reformat html paragraph to table

  • Best score: 48
  • Best player score: 65
  • Number of attempts: 2
Delete to the end of the current line - 672 entries

Delete to the end of the current line, but keep the character under the cursor.

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Number of attempts: 1
SCREAMING_SNAKE_CASE to Title Case - 822 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: 28
  • Number of attempts: 4
Add string initializers to an enum - 607 entries

Change Typescript enum so that it has string initializers.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 24
  • Number of attempts: 3
Box it - 6034 entries

Create a box around a line.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 21
  • Number of attempts: 2
The name of the game - 594 entries

End up with the name of the game.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 1
Rule 110 - 31 entries

Compute the next 5 iterations of Rule 110 with the given starting state. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rule_110

  • Best score: 43
  • Best player score: 43
  • Number of attempts: 3
Increment each number - 705 entries

Increment each number individually by one

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 33
  • Number of attempts: 1
Swap values - 4155 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 3
Song Transcription Oops - 192 entries

When transcribing vocal music to Canjo Tab you can start by finding the lowest note and assigning that to zero and working your way up from there. However, without fail, I tend to miscount the notes and when I am near done I find a lower note. I mark this with a "z". This means I have to increase all the previous ones by 1. just a sting of numbers :)

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 23
  • Number of attempts: 2
I forgot quotes - 14269 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 3
Swap values inside brackets - 2105 entries

Easy challenge.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 5
Simple text editing with Vim - 11004 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: 4
-a-b-c- - 2857 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 3
Reformat/Refactor a Golfer Class - 5660 entries

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

  • Best score: 32
  • Best player score: 39
  • Number of attempts: 3
Simple, Practical, and Common - 29804 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: 7
Words in parens - 11978 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 2
Split line with dots - 2007 entries

This line is too long, split it.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 26
  • Number of attempts: 4
multiple cursor alternative - 1333 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: 8
Delete unwanted lines - 347 entries

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

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Number of attempts: 3
Mute the second method of this script - 418 entries

prepend a # infront of every line of the second method

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 1
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