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Simple, Practical, and Common - 32904 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: #9 / 7270
  • Number of attempts: 2
V to the i - 4639 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #1504 / 1856
  • Number of attempts: 1
Extract argument from function - 2215 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #490 / 728
  • Number of attempts: 1
That hyphen - 2498 entries

"vim vi improved"

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #290 / 683
  • Number of attempts: 3
Just the middle - 11136 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #1494 / 4112
  • Number of attempts: 1
Make HTML List - 987 entries

Turn the comma separated list into an unordered html list.

  • Best score: 33
  • Best player score: 50
  • Position: #185 / 261
  • Number of attempts: 1
Basic renumbering - 5430 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #943 / 1227
  • Number of attempts: 1
Interactive git rebase changing commands - 156 entries

How to change the action of some commits in git rebase dialog.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #1 / 74
  • Number of attempts: 3
JSON string rotation - 51 entries

Right value strings are misplaced. Just rotate them! I'm too kind with you guys and didn't included "strings with \" in it"!

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 38
  • Position: #16 / 18
  • Number of attempts: 1
Vice versa - 7520 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #9 / 2043
  • Number of attempts: 3
Array transposition - 2312 entries

Transpose two arrays into one.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #202 / 431
  • Number of attempts: 3
Assign numbers to fields - 91 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
  • Position: #26 / 51
  • Number of attempts: 1
Collect List - 4178 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #8 / 1166
  • Number of attempts: 2
VimGolfNight - 495 entries

Based on "The name of the game".

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #205 / 327
  • Number of attempts: 1
camel riding - 745 entries

add a prefix on some camelCase variables

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #149 / 267
  • Number of attempts: 1
Land of the Lost - 76 entries

Enter the tabs below the lyrics

  • Best score: 26
  • Best player score: 34
  • Position: #9 / 29
  • Number of attempts: 4
swap or reverse - 104 entries

Try to swap or reverse the line as needed.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #1 / 62
  • Number of attempts: 2
readability - 306 entries

Make the code readable by adding some spaces

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #90 / 145
  • Number of attempts: 1
Interleave lines - 133 entries

This is some kind of « paste -d'\n' c b a ». There are many ways to achieve this.. just find the shortest!

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 34
  • Position: #36 / 54
  • Number of attempts: 1
Merge blank lines and properly capitalize - 61 entries

Here you need complete 2 tasks: 1. Remove all unwanted continuous blank lines and leave only 1 blank line between paragraphs. 2. Properly capitalize the sentences.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 44
  • Position: #16 / 20
  • Number of attempts: 1
Fix the XML - 958 entries

The challenge consists in having a valid xml from an incomplete source.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 37
  • Position: #261 / 279
  • Number of attempts: 1
Condensed Cases - 752 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: 14
  • Position: #111 / 230
  • Number of attempts: 1
Happy TvvO - 388 entries

Don’t forget the past, learn from it. Happy New Year.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #149 / 194
  • Number of attempts: 1
I forgot quotes - 15728 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #1411 / 4114
  • Number of attempts: 3
learn vim in short time - 218 entries

so happy to learn vim.because vim is awesome

  • Best score: 8
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #26 / 149
  • Number of attempts: 2
vim1001 - 269 entries

change number 1001 into a "vim1001 sequence". (My first challenge, hope it is not too bad... )

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 39
  • Position: #98 / 105
  • Number of attempts: 1
-a-b-c- - 3118 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #478 / 1112
  • Number of attempts: 1
Count both ways - 957 entries

Right AND down.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #278 / 340
  • Number of attempts: 1
NBCU Weekly Challenge - Test - 233 entries

Just testing.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #94 / 112
  • Number of attempts: 2
Lisp Condense - 431 entries

Reduce 4 cons selection operations down to one function call.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #111 / 151
  • Number of attempts: 2
120 Degrees - 441 entries

Rotate that triangle.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 26
  • Position: #109 / 140
  • Number of attempts: 1
Gray area - 698 entries

It's a golf metaphor or something.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #130 / 259
  • Number of attempts: 1
Refactor static member invocation - 193 entries

Someone used a static method. Refactor the method into a static import while fixing the assertion.

  • Best score: 28
  • Best player score: 30
  • Position: #31 / 62
  • Number of attempts: 2
Do you demand a shrubbery? - 1105 entries

Use :redir and crush the emacsgolfers.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #163 / 291
  • Number of attempts: 4
Don't know what this is - 1948 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
  • Position: #453 / 571
  • Number of attempts: 1
Where should I put the Newline? - 842 entries

Help me put the newline.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #133 / 421
  • Number of attempts: 1
attr_aligner - 3402 entries

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

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 42
  • Position: #623 / 685
  • Number of attempts: 1
Letter case trickery - 1547 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: 11
  • Position: #253 / 498
  • Number of attempts: 5
Words in parens - 12736 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #1378 / 3919
  • Number of attempts: 5
The Quick Brown Fox Jumps Over The Lazy Vim - 388 entries

Someone has vandalized this text file and replaced the beginning character of one word in each line with a Big "X." Please remove the big X's, and fix each line to read "The Quick Brown Fox Jumps Over The Lazy Dog."

  • Best score: 8
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #71 / 180
  • Number of attempts: 2
Vertical Limit - 2367 entries

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

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 26
  • Position: #447 / 716
  • Number of attempts: 2
Append semicolon after expressions - 942 entries

Some lines need the semicolon, some don't.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #313 / 385
  • Number of attempts: 1
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