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Played Challenges

unknown command - 119 entries

I want change 5 words

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Number of attempts: 2
multiple cursor alternative - 1362 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
Com(m)a Trouble - 2979 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 2
Applying same text modification in several lines - 2556 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
Simple text editing with Vim - 11150 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
Team names - 1675 entries

The team names are misspelled.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 3
remove lines containing the word "reader" - 3168 entries

easy stuff

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Number of attempts: 2
convert yml into java pojo field - 784 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
Assignment Alignment - 722 entries

line up the operators. Use spaces, not tabs.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 25
  • Number of attempts: 1
Simple, Practical, and Common - 31289 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: 28
  • Number of attempts: 1
Words in parens - 12283 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 1
I forgot quotes - 14971 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 2
Change part of a function name in multiple occurrences - 564 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
Vice versa - 7071 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 2
Reformat/Refactor a Golfer Class - 5714 entries

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

  • Best score: 32
  • Best player score: 38
  • Number of attempts: 2
Copy three lines - 2571 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
Basic renumbering - 5240 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 4
simple format (3) - 43 entries

reverse two column values!

  • Best score: 34
  • Best player score: 53
  • Number of attempts: 1
Swap values - 4261 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 2
Add semicolons - 8993 entries

Simply add a semicolon at the end of each line

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 3
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10267 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 1
Collect List - 4008 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 2
Every other line - 2616 entries

AaAaAaA

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 2
Swap values inside brackets - 2257 entries

Easy challenge.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 2
Simple format (2) - 256 entries

try again!

  • Best score: 23
  • Best player score: 31
  • Number of attempts: 1
Flodder-challenge - 829 entries

Replace the text the most efficient and win!

  • Best score: 27
  • Best player score: 35
  • Number of attempts: 2
One number per line - 17278 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 20
  • Number of attempts: 3
Vertical Limit - 2252 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
Saving the hashes(#) - 1876 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
Just the middle - 10701 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 9
  • Number of attempts: 1
Array transposition - 2084 entries

Transpose two arrays into one.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 7
V to the i - 4462 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Number of attempts: 1
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