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Played Challenges

Simple, Practical, and Common - 32953 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: 33
  • Position: #6045 / 7275
  • Number of attempts: 4
Swap values - 4440 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #911 / 1241
  • Number of attempts: 3
Swap values inside brackets - 2433 entries

Easy challenge.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #287 / 561
  • Number of attempts: 6
V to the i - 4641 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #1329 / 1857
  • Number of attempts: 4
Applying same text modification in several lines - 2751 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #540 / 815
  • Number of attempts: 3
Split line with dots - 2103 entries

This line is too long, split it.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 26
  • Position: #547 / 623
  • Number of attempts: 2
Box it - 7682 entries

Create a box around a line.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 39
  • Position: #1654 / 1836
  • Number of attempts: 3
multiple cursor alternative - 1447 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: 29
  • Position: #324 / 369
  • Number of attempts: 8
From argument to object - 1262 entries

This task typifies those programmers endure while coding. This C-family pseudocode needs a function argument to be repurposed as an object call. Simply search and replace? Repeat a pattern of edits?

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #343 / 417
  • Number of attempts: 2
Every other line - 2829 entries

AaAaAaA

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #555 / 686
  • Number of attempts: 3
Just the middle - 11141 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #2752 / 4114
  • Number of attempts: 2
Team names - 1777 entries

The team names are misspelled.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #438 / 570
  • Number of attempts: 3
Basic renumbering - 5436 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 24
  • Position: #1097 / 1228
  • Number of attempts: 3
Vice versa - 7535 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #1807 / 2048
  • Number of attempts: 3
Python challenge - 140 entries

Change the types of the variables in the list from str to float, while keeping the truncation.

  • Best score: 31
  • Best player score: 87
  • Position: #38 / 41
  • Number of attempts: 1
Delete to the end of the current line - 713 entries

Delete to the end of the current line, but keep the character under the cursor.

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #332 / 349
  • Number of attempts: 4
Put the months in order - 915 entries

Our contractor thought that months should be in alphabetical order. Put them in calendar order please.

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 66
  • Position: #147 / 155
  • Number of attempts: 1
convert yml into java pojo field - 818 entries

How fast vim can create fields for java pojo i.e class declaration referring to a (simple) yml file

  • Best score: 29
  • Best player score: 32
  • Position: #149 / 217
  • Number of attempts: 3
unknown command - 144 entries

I want change 5 words

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 36
  • Position: #67 / 73
  • Number of attempts: 1
Collect List - 4184 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 29
  • Position: #1148 / 1167
  • Number of attempts: 2
I forgot quotes - 15748 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #2966 / 4116
  • Number of attempts: 6
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10538 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #2796 / 3638
  • Number of attempts: 5
Words in parens - 12736 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #3551 / 3919
  • Number of attempts: 3
switch variable - 4944 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #1403 / 1708
  • Number of attempts: 2
Simple text editing with Vim - 11657 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #1959 / 3418
  • Number of attempts: 5
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