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Played Challenges

Simple, Practical, and Common - 32758 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: 24
  • Position: #2937 / 7239
  • Number of attempts: 5
Swap values - 4401 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #460 / 1233
  • Number of attempts: 5
One number per line - 18278 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #884 / 3768
  • Number of attempts: 9
Swap values inside brackets - 2404 entries

Easy challenge.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #376 / 555
  • Number of attempts: 3
V to the i - 4605 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #1321 / 1842
  • Number of attempts: 1
Applying same text modification in several lines - 2704 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #475 / 804
  • Number of attempts: 3
Split line with dots - 2075 entries

This line is too long, split it.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 26
  • Position: #540 / 616
  • Number of attempts: 1
remove lines containing the word "reader" - 3426 entries

easy stuff

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #824 / 1110
  • Number of attempts: 2
Com(m)a Trouble - 3287 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #192 / 743
  • Number of attempts: 4
multiple cursor alternative - 1427 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: #65 / 365
  • Number of attempts: 13
From argument to object - 1250 entries

This task typifies those programmers endure while coding. This C-family pseudocode needs a function argument to be repurposed as an object call. Simply search and replace? Repeat a pattern of edits?

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #217 / 412
  • Number of attempts: 3
Every other line - 2787 entries

AaAaAaA

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #28 / 678
  • Number of attempts: 10
Copy three lines - 2755 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #114 / 618
  • Number of attempts: 6
Preferably without multi-cursor plugin - 459 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: 32
  • Position: #39 / 114
  • Number of attempts: 6
Just the middle - 11080 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #2739 / 4091
  • Number of attempts: 3
Team names - 1759 entries

The team names are misspelled.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #295 / 565
  • Number of attempts: 4
Basic renumbering - 5405 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #151 / 1220
  • Number of attempts: 12
Vice versa - 7434 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #915 / 2016
  • Number of attempts: 3
Python challenge - 128 entries

Change the types of the variables in the list from str to float, while keeping the truncation.

  • Best score: 31
  • Best player score: 34
  • Position: #11 / 39
  • Number of attempts: 4
Change part of a function name in multiple occurrences - 590 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
  • Position: #77 / 188
  • Number of attempts: 3
Delete to the end of the current line - 709 entries

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

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 6
  • Position: #250 / 347
  • Number of attempts: 1
Put the months in order - 911 entries

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

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 52
  • Position: #122 / 154
  • Number of attempts: 3
Array transposition - 2244 entries

Transpose two arrays into one.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #124 / 423
  • Number of attempts: 20
convert yml into java pojo field - 800 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
  • Position: #105 / 212
  • Number of attempts: 4
unknown command - 142 entries

I want change 5 words

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #35 / 71
  • Number of attempts: 2
Simple format (2) - 296 entries

try again!

  • Best score: 23
  • Best player score: 25
  • Position: #23 / 63
  • Number of attempts: 6
Collect List - 4149 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #403 / 1160
  • Number of attempts: 2
I forgot quotes - 15656 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #1149 / 4097
  • Number of attempts: 9
-a-b-c- - 3081 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #676 / 1100
  • Number of attempts: 2
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10511 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #2325 / 3628
  • Number of attempts: 1
attr_aligner - 3350 entries

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

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #150 / 678
  • Number of attempts: 17
Words in parens - 12682 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #1671 / 3905
  • Number of attempts: 3
Santa's naughty / nice list - 75 entries

Christmas is here and Santa hasn't decided who's naughty or nice yet. He's given a list of names to his programmer friend to quickly split the children into naughty and nice. Hint: There's a hidden pattern that might be familiar.

  • Best score: 39
  • Best player score: 57
  • Position: #16 / 22
  • Number of attempts: 3
switch variable - 4866 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #536 / 1690
  • Number of attempts: 3
Simple text editing with Vim - 11407 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #1648 / 3350
  • Number of attempts: 3
Reformat/Refactor a Golfer Class - 5839 entries

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

  • Best score: 32
  • Best player score: 38
  • Position: #593 / 1443
  • Number of attempts: 7
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