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Played Challenges

-a-b-c- - 2368 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 33
  • Number of attempts: 1
Maze path - 23 entries

Follow the given motions and mark your path with Xs. Attention: This maze is quite big (20x20), please set your terminal size to at least 82.

  • Best score: 25
  • Best player score: 26
  • Number of attempts: 2
Simple, Practical, and Common - 21186 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: 5
  • Best player score: 31
  • Number of attempts: 1
Order and join - 695 entries

There's something special about the input order.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 5
learn vim in short time - 175 entries

so happy to learn vim.because vim is awesome

  • Best score: 8
  • Best player score: 8
  • Number of attempts: 1
vim = 22 / 7 - 391 entries

pi square vim

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 20
  • Number of attempts: 9
Start coding format - 114 entries

I used to start coding with following format: int main(){ -(cursor here) }

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 22
  • Number of attempts: 4
Just the middle - 8493 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Number of attempts: 6
V to the i - 3561 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Number of attempts: 2
Greek Letters - 39 entries

Starting with a list of Greek letters, create a cross-reference table showing all of the Greek alpha-beta. You'll likely need to use digraphs (:help digraphs). Note that while most digraphs can be entered with either character first, lowercase sigma has two digraphs -- s* AND *s! Good luck!

  • Best score: 34
  • Best player score: 1521
  • Number of attempts: 1
Enharmonic Equivalents - 52 entries

Transform # and b to digraphs

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 19
  • Number of attempts: 1
quotes inside quotes - 2647 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: 2
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 3
A grid of punctuation - 110 entries

Create a checkerboard of = and - in an 80×24 grid!

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 3
replace 2nd column blanks with values in same column if blank - 173 entries

Where ,SOMELOGB and ,SOMELOGC replaces each /r carriage return if 2nd column is blank. The replace only happens if 2nd column is blank though and should replace up to the non blank row.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 18
  • Number of attempts: 1
Numbering a List - 1698 entries

Pretty simple, number the list.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 60
  • Number of attempts: 1
It'ss tooo coold too typpe todaay - 194 entries

My hands are numb with cold. It's hard to type correctly.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 24
  • Number of attempts: 1
That hyphen - 1859 entries

"vim vi improved"

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 23
  • Number of attempts: 1
ASCII Art - 68 entries

how good are you with simple regex?

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 1
Joaquin Coronel
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Just trying to get through life, one step at at a time! Airman in the United States Air Force

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