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Played Challenges

Flodder-challenge - 797 entries

Replace the text the most efficient and win!

  • Best score: 27
  • Best player score: 35
  • Number of attempts: 2
convert yml into java pojo field - 525 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: 2
Saving the hashes(#) - 1686 entries

The following file is copied from vimcasts.org(Its only for learning purpose,hope the site owner doesn't mind it), its probably the easiest of challenges.Our goal is to delete every line which doesn't contain a hash signs. The remaining hash signs with numbers are then sorted to get the final output.

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 30
  • Number of attempts: 2
Simple, Practical, and Common - 21855 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: 2
  • Best player score: 28
  • Number of attempts: 1
Assignment Alignment - 651 entries

line up the operators. Use spaces, not tabs.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 25
  • Number of attempts: 1
simple format - 1215 entries

make it look better.

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 24
  • Number of attempts: 3
Basic renumbering - 4214 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 2
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 4
Swap values - 3231 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 2
Simple format (2) - 115 entries

try again!

  • Best score: 23
  • Best player score: 31
  • Number of attempts: 1
Team names - 1277 entries

The team names are misspelled.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 3
Vertical Limit - 2052 entries

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

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 26
  • Number of attempts: 1
unknown command - 81 entries

I want change 5 words

  • Best score: 6
  • Best player score: 7
  • Number of attempts: 2
Vice versa - 5494 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 2
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 2
Words in parens - 10478 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 1
Just the middle - 8609 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 9
  • Number of attempts: 1
V to the i - 3614 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Number of attempts: 1
Simple text editing with Vim - 10020 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
Com(m)a Trouble - 872 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 2
remove lines containing the word "reader" - 474 entries

easy stuff

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Number of attempts: 2
Change part of a function name in multiple occurrences - 199 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: 14
  • Number of attempts: 4
Collect List - 3212 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 2
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 9178 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 1
Swap values inside brackets - 1010 entries

Easy challenge.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 2
Copy three lines - 1765 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 18
  • Number of attempts: 3
Reformat/Refactor a Golfer Class - 5370 entries

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

  • Best score: 32
  • Best player score: 38
  • Number of attempts: 2
Every other line - 1854 entries

AaAaAaA

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 2
simple format (3) - 36 entries

reverse two column values!

  • Best score: 34
  • Best player score: 53
  • Number of attempts: 1
Applying same text modification in several lines - 1028 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 2
multiple cursor alternative - 925 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: 5
I forgot quotes - 10443 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 2
Array transposition - 1332 entries

Transpose two arrays into one.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 7
One number per line - 10902 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 20
  • Number of attempts: 3
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