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Played Challenges

Simple, Practical, and Common - 27153 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: 37
  • Number of attempts: 2
Swap the operands under comparison - 236 entries

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

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 26
  • Number of attempts: 1
Vertical Limit - 2168 entries

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

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 26
  • Number of attempts: 3
Remove noise from HTTP log - 620 entries

This piece of log (from the year 2000) contains some irrelevant data. We only want to see the HTTP method and resource.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 2
Just the middle - 9762 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Number of attempts: 5
Words in parens - 11443 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 25
  • Number of attempts: 1
That hyphen - 2263 entries

"vim vi improved"

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 1
V to the i - 4150 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Number of attempts: 3
Adam's challenge - 833 entries

Change both normal to bold and 4 by 2. Adam Wathan challenge this on twitter . He did it in 11 keystrokes on Sublime.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 28
  • Number of attempts: 1
Simple text editing with Vim - 10703 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 - 2187 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 2
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 9782 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 2
-a-b-c- - 2711 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 4
Missing Library and a Typo - 742 entries

I forgot to add a c library, please add it for me. Also I'm bad at typing so fix my typo too.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 3
Copy three lines - 2256 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: 2
remove lines containing the word "reader" - 2247 entries

easy stuff

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 1
Subnetting - 66 entries

Split up the IP addresses in the right way.

  • Best score: 29
  • Best player score: 35
  • Number of attempts: 2
Vice versa - 6304 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 2
Every other line - 2258 entries

AaAaAaA

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 2
Basic renumbering - 4854 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 2
Box it - 4474 entries

Create a box around a line.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 25
  • Number of attempts: 3
Order and join - 773 entries

There's something special about the input order.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 1
quotes inside quotes - 2844 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: 1
Team names - 1539 entries

The team names are misspelled.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 19
  • Number of attempts: 1
I forgot quotes - 12863 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 1
Split line with dots - 1922 entries

This line is too long, split it.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 20
  • Number of attempts: 3
One number per line - 14410 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 23
  • Number of attempts: 1
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