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Played Challenges

Basic renumbering - 4579 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 39
  • Number of attempts: 5
multiple cursor alternative - 1062 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: 32
  • Number of attempts: 2
convert yml into java pojo field - 639 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
  • Number of attempts: 5
From argument to object - 1085 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: 28
  • Number of attempts: 4
Applying same text modification in several lines - 1626 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 26
  • Number of attempts: 2
Preferably without multi-cursor plugin - 285 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: 44
  • Number of attempts: 2
JSON string rotation - 38 entries

Right value strings are misplaced. Just rotate them! I'm too kind with you guys and didn't included "strings with \" in it"!

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 38
  • Number of attempts: 3
quotes inside quotes - 2778 entries

taken from tip 85 of the very good book 'Practical Vim: Edit Text at the Speed of Thought' ! I'd be interested what people use :)

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 2
Swap values - 3516 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 4
attr_aligner - 2992 entries

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

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 41
  • Number of attempts: 6
Team names - 1438 entries

The team names are misspelled.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 23
  • Number of attempts: 3
Swap values inside brackets - 1449 entries

Easy challenge.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 23
  • Number of attempts: 7
Copy three lines - 2037 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: 14
-a-b-c- - 2570 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 7
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 9487 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 7
Search and Replace 0 - 4096 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 6
Array transposition - 1591 entries

Transpose two arrays into one.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 212
  • Number of attempts: 1
I forgot quotes - 11726 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 24
  • Number of attempts: 2
Split line with dots - 1826 entries

This line is too long, split it.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 11
V to the i - 3909 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Number of attempts: 6
switch variable - 4302 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 11
Just the middle - 9169 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Number of attempts: 7
Words in parens - 11011 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 19
  • Number of attempts: 2
Make it more readable - 1755 entries

Insert blank lines to make it more organized and readable

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 18
  • Number of attempts: 4
Vice versa - 5908 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 18
  • Number of attempts: 3
Letter case trickery - 1433 entries

This file is in a downright esoteric format, consisting of hexadecimal numbers, non-hexadecimal keywords, and "Z" indicating end-of-line. Make the hexadecimal numbers lowercase.

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 19
  • Number of attempts: 3
Collect List - 3467 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 21
  • Number of attempts: 2
Simple, Practical, and Common - 24959 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: 14
Com(m)a Trouble - 1699 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 44
  • Number of attempts: 1
Simple text editing with Vim - 10388 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 21
  • Number of attempts: 3
Reformat/Refactor a Golfer Class - 5485 entries

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

  • Best score: 32
  • Best player score: 39
  • Number of attempts: 6
Every other line - 2091 entries

AaAaAaA

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 26
  • Number of attempts: 1
Untangle my tail, please! - 44 entries

You know, this words were playing to chase their tails and Oops! What happened? Now we have a complete mess, their tails are totally tangled, can you please help them to untangle their tails?

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 21
  • Number of attempts: 1
Array Transposition - 140 entries

Transpose four arrays into two.

  • Best score: 27
  • Best player score: 116
  • Number of attempts: 1
One number per line - 12718 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 22
  • Number of attempts: 6
Swap the operands under comparison - 218 entries

Swap the operands under comparison to prevent null pointer exception (at least in java)

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 23
  • Number of attempts: 6
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