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Played Challenges

Two become one - 675 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: 35
  • Number of attempts: 1
Winning streak - 105 entries

Make the number on each line equal the consecutive L's or W's.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 39
  • Number of attempts: 1
Simple, Practical, and Common - 25293 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: 32
  • Number of attempts: 1
attr_aligner - 3024 entries

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

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 31
  • Number of attempts: 1
quotes inside quotes - 2793 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: 25
  • Number of attempts: 2
Start coding format - 119 entries

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

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 24
  • Number of attempts: 1
Every other line - 2117 entries

AaAaAaA

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 23
  • Number of attempts: 3
switch variable - 4317 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 3
V to the i - 3952 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Number of attempts: 3
SFD-ROC: vimvimvim - 1294 entries

Oh no, this line is longer than 80 chars... put each 'vim' on a new line.

  • Best score: 8
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 1
Mirror Symmetry - 701 entries

Add backslashes.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 1
Mute the second method of this script - 411 entries

prepend a # infront of every line of the second method

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 1
Swap values - 3565 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 1
The meaning - 502 entries

Numbers are fun!

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Number of attempts: 2
Just the middle - 9315 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Number of attempts: 3
Words in parens - 11097 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 3
Simple text editing with Vim - 10457 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 1
Logging with key - 275 entries

Sometimes it is better to log with meaningful key

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 46
  • Number of attempts: 1
Assign numbers to fields - 85 entries

You are given a list of space-separated strings. Add an increasing numeric prefix to each one.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 20
  • Number of attempts: 1
Python Hello World! Reformatting - 832 entries

A novice Python using prints Hello World! and a pro shows him different way. Using vim to get into pro style from novice, win the challenge.

  • Best score: 39
  • Best player score: 42
  • Number of attempts: 1
Count both ways - 869 entries

Right AND down.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 1
Where should I put the Newline? - 798 entries

Help me put the newline.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Number of attempts: 1
Interweave two blocks of text - 487 entries

Suppose you've got data on a list of things from multiple sources. They're all in separate chunks, so how might you create a tabular output?

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 35
  • Number of attempts: 1
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 9545 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 2
The holy-grail may help - 301 entries

Can you find it in less than 20 strokes, Arthur?

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 1
Don't know what this is - 1759 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: 16
  • Number of attempts: 2
Vertical Limit - 2123 entries

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

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 36
  • Number of attempts: 1
Gray area - 639 entries

It's a golf metaphor or something.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 1
Space out the alphabet - 1377 entries

Put 3 spaces between adjacent letters.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 23
  • Number of attempts: 1
Vice versa - 5989 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 1
Basic renumbering - 4613 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 23
  • Number of attempts: 1
camel riding - 691 entries

add a prefix on some camelCase variables

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 18
  • Number of attempts: 1
Replacing some words - 400 entries

How fast could it be?

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 26
  • Number of attempts: 1
-a-b-c- - 2607 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 3
I forgot quotes - 11954 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 4
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