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Played Challenges

Replace and keep the case - 347 entries

Replace all instance of plugin and Plugin to device and Device.

  • Best score: 26
  • Best player score: 32
  • Number of attempts: 2
Simple, Practical, and Common - 25694 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: 31
  • Number of attempts: 1
Alsa configuration - 471 entries

I'm tweaking my ~/.asoundrc file!

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 30
  • Number of attempts: 4
Swap values - 3617 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 2
comments galore - 908 entries

Basic comment reformatting

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 3
That hyphen - 2204 entries

"vim vi improved"

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 2
V to the i - 3973 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Number of attempts: 2
switch variable - 4342 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 6
Letter case trickery - 1448 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: 12
  • Number of attempts: 2
Collect List - 3544 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 6
Just the middle - 9421 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Number of attempts: 7
-a-b-c- - 2635 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 2
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 9594 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 2
Search and Replace 0 - 4166 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 2
Adam's challenge - 804 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: 20
  • Number of attempts: 3
Simple text editing with Vim - 10529 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 2
quotes inside quotes - 2804 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: 16
  • Number of attempts: 3
Count both ways - 878 entries

Right AND down.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 4
Basic renumbering - 4682 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 25
  • Number of attempts: 1
Words in parens - 11168 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 1
Condensed Cases - 695 entries

Apple's new programming language, Swift, allows two style of case statements: 1) one Enum case on each line, or 2) multiple Enum cases on a single line. Convert the following from the first case (no pun intended) to the second type.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 2
Angular naming conventions - 269 entries

In angular, a directive name follows the camelCase convention. When the directive is used in an HTML template, the words are instead separated by a dash. Go from to the other the fastest!

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 22
  • Number of attempts: 1
I forgot quotes - 12148 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 18
  • Number of attempts: 2
Vice versa - 6064 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 20
  • Number of attempts: 1
Space out the alphabet - 1382 entries

Put 3 spaces between adjacent letters.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 26
  • Number of attempts: 1
Durga Swaroop Perla
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