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Simple, Practical, and Common - 23292 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: 2
  • Best player score: 28
  • Number of attempts: 1
quotes inside quotes - 2691 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: 2
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 2
Basic renumbering - 4446 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 2
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 1
Swap values - 3357 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 2
switch variable - 4212 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 3
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 2
V to the i - 3741 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Number of attempts: 4
attr_aligner - 2874 entries

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

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 31
  • Number of attempts: 3
Team names - 1361 entries

The team names are misspelled.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 19
  • Number of attempts: 2
Number Sort - 232 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
One number per line - 11722 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 21
  • Number of attempts: 5
Just the middle - 8843 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Number of attempts: 2
Words in parens - 10718 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 18
  • Number of attempts: 2
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 9319 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 2
-a-b-c- - 2491 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 3
Missing Library and a Typo - 644 entries

I forgot to add a c library, please add it for me. Also I'm bad at typing so fix my typo too.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 22
  • Number of attempts: 1
Copy three lines - 1934 entries

If the site is up (by some miracle), make the text under every header identical.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 18
  • Number of attempts: 1
Collect List - 3354 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 2
Every other line - 1985 entries

AaAaAaA

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 1
From argument to object - 1038 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: 17
  • Number of attempts: 5
Vice versa - 5698 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 2
  • Best player score: 19
  • Number of attempts: 1
Simple text editing with Vim - 10206 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 23
  • Number of attempts: 2
Split line with dots - 1754 entries

This line is too long, split it.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 27
  • Number of attempts: 5
I forgot quotes - 11130 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 2
Array transposition - 1473 entries

Transpose two arrays into one.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 23
  • Number of attempts: 1
multiple cursor alternative - 1001 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: 25
  • Number of attempts: 4
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