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Played Challenges

Collect List - 3932 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 7
Number Sort - 263 entries

sort the list of newline-separated numbers incrementally. Numbers are in the range 1 to 1000, with 500 missing

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Number of attempts: 1
Simple text editing with Vim - 11067 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: 4
Search and Replace 0 - 4446 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 3
Copy three lines - 2483 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: 12
Don't know what this is - 1872 entries

Replace contents of brackets with matching number of spaces. Don't ask what the format's supposed to be.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 7
Applying same text modification in several lines - 2463 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 3
Space out the alphabet - 1479 entries

Put 3 spaces between adjacent letters.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 5
I forgot quotes - 14512 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 5
Just the middle - 10464 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Number of attempts: 2
switch variable - 4665 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 8
Team names - 1637 entries

The team names are misspelled.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 18
  • Number of attempts: 3
Com(m)a Trouble - 2834 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 9
Simple, Practical, and Common - 30415 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: 8
Whitespace, empty lines and tabs - 2728 entries

Convert tabs to spaces, strip empty lines and trailing whitespace.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 9
One number per line - 16689 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 7
multiple cursor alternative - 1359 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: 8
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