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Simple, Practical, and Common - 32758 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
  • Position: #300 / 7239
  • Number of attempts: 4
vim = 22 / 7 - 415 entries

pi square vim

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #24 / 127
  • Number of attempts: 5
V to the i - 4605 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #119 / 1842
  • Number of attempts: 3
Extract argument from function - 2194 entries

The aim is to see if you can do some refactoring very fast.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #4 / 723
  • Number of attempts: 2
Search and Replace 0 - 4580 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #311 / 1516
  • Number of attempts: 4
That hyphen - 2467 entries

"vim vi improved"

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #39 / 675
  • Number of attempts: 4
Just the middle - 11080 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #45 / 4091
  • Number of attempts: 8
Basic renumbering - 5405 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #592 / 1220
  • Number of attempts: 3
Greek column realign - 42 entries

Oops one letter is missing! Shift down the second column to insert nu letter. Symbol can be entered using: <C-K>n*

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 26
  • Position: #15 / 23
  • Number of attempts: 1
Config Sections - 38 entries

Section me!

  • Best score: 43
  • Best player score: 45
  • Position: #5 / 18
  • Number of attempts: 2
Condensed Cases - 735 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: 12
  • Position: #9 / 226
  • Number of attempts: 6
I forgot quotes - 15656 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #20 / 4097
  • Number of attempts: 3
-a-b-c- - 3081 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #751 / 1100
  • Number of attempts: 1
Count both ways - 935 entries

Right AND down.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #20 / 334
  • Number of attempts: 5
Two become one - 699 entries

We have two c arrays and want to make one two dimensional out of it. Can we do that?

  • Best score: 25
  • Best player score: 26
  • Position: #15 / 201
  • Number of attempts: 5
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10511 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #300 / 3628
  • Number of attempts: 2
attr_aligner - 3350 entries

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

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 28
  • Position: #304 / 678
  • Number of attempts: 1
quotes inside quotes - 2996 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: 3
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #147 / 1037
  • Number of attempts: 2
Words in parens - 12682 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #455 / 3905
  • Number of attempts: 6
Hole-in-one - 963 entries

Lets take this golf thing literally.. Drive off the tee into the hole, and of course you don't strike the ball completely clean.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #172 / 294
  • Number of attempts: 1
replacing each line of a block selection - 2744 entries

replace each line's ../assets/js with /javascripts

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #153 / 725
  • Number of attempts: 5
switch variable - 4866 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #292 / 1690
  • Number of attempts: 4
Simple text editing with Vim - 11407 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #270 / 3350
  • Number of attempts: 6
Reformat/Refactor a Golfer Class - 5839 entries

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

  • Best score: 32
  • Best player score: 32
  • Position: #101 / 1443
  • Number of attempts: 4
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