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Played Challenges

Simple, Practical, and Common - 32904 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
  • Position: #1565 / 7270
  • Number of attempts: 11
Swap values - 4440 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #606 / 1241
  • Number of attempts: 3
One number per line - 18378 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #470 / 3788
  • Number of attempts: 11
Swap values inside brackets - 2431 entries

Easy challenge.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #8 / 560
  • Number of attempts: 6
V to the i - 4639 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #615 / 1856
  • Number of attempts: 3
Applying same text modification in several lines - 2748 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #57 / 815
  • Number of attempts: 7
remove lines containing the word "reader" - 3454 entries

easy stuff

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #3 / 1121
  • Number of attempts: 6
Com(m)a Trouble - 3376 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #6 / 760
  • Number of attempts: 11
multiple cursor alternative - 1447 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: #67 / 369
  • Number of attempts: 12
Search and Replace 0 - 4651 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #975 / 1541
  • Number of attempts: 2
Just the middle - 11136 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #1182 / 4112
  • Number of attempts: 3
Vice versa - 7522 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #1320 / 2044
  • Number of attempts: 2
Convert pasted text into Markdown - 21 entries

I often need to copy/paste text into Markdown files. The challenge here is to wrap the lines in a way that prefers breaks after periods, commas, or other logical demarcations. There should be no spaces at the beginning of a line.

  • Best score: 47
  • Best player score: 116
  • Position: #12 / 12
  • Number of attempts: 1
Build a six - 267 entries

Just enjoy building "a" floors...

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 74
  • Position: #88 / 89
  • Number of attempts: 1
Delete to the end of the current line - 711 entries

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

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Position: #67 / 348
  • Number of attempts: 2
Put the months in order - 915 entries

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

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 60
  • Position: #141 / 155
  • Number of attempts: 1
move titles next to url, in quotes - 487 entries

had trouble with something similar

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #72 / 128
  • Number of attempts: 3
Array transposition - 2312 entries

Transpose two arrays into one.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #126 / 431
  • Number of attempts: 21
convert yml into java pojo field - 808 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: 31
  • Position: #133 / 215
  • Number of attempts: 1
unknown command - 143 entries

I want change 5 words

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #38 / 72
  • Number of attempts: 4
Mute the second method of this script - 439 entries

prepend a # infront of every line of the second method

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #129 / 233
  • Number of attempts: 5
I forgot quotes - 15728 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #806 / 4114
  • Number of attempts: 7
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10533 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #1338 / 3637
  • Number of attempts: 7
Words in parens - 12736 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #1671 / 3919
  • Number of attempts: 10
Vertical Limit - 2367 entries

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

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #160 / 716
  • Number of attempts: 8

Contributed Challenges

move titles next to url, in quotes - 487 entries

had trouble with something similar

remove lines containing the word "reader" - 3454 entries

easy stuff

Anant Mishra
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entered into 25 challenges

contributed 2 challenges