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Played Challenges

Count both ways - 931 entries

Right AND down.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 10
Assign numbers to fields - 90 entries

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

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 19
  • Number of attempts: 4
quotes inside quotes - 2965 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: 15
  • Number of attempts: 7
remove lines containing the word "reader" - 3165 entries

easy stuff

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Number of attempts: 7
Subtraction - 151 entries

Solve the equations.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 50
  • Number of attempts: 2
Team names - 1675 entries

The team names are misspelled.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 19
  • Number of attempts: 1
ninja substitution - 1087 entries

How can you reuse a previous substitution ?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 14
learn vim in short time - 202 entries

so happy to learn vim.because vim is awesome

  • Best score: 8
  • Best player score: 9
  • Number of attempts: 4
Satisfy the go linter - 833 entries

You just came up with this briliant go vars package. But dang, you forgot to add comments to the exported variables. Can you add a comment over each variable with a TODO-placeholder?

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 27
  • Number of attempts: 2
Shebangs for all - 1687 entries

We've all seen or used a shebang once or twice. Ditch the specific paths and leave just a dynamic Ruby and Python bath behind.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 13
Basic renumbering - 5240 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 3
Checkerboard case pattern - 127 entries

All the squares are white. Make some of them black. But only the right ones.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 24
  • Number of attempts: 20
Vice versa - 7071 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 23
  • Number of attempts: 1
I forgot quotes - 14960 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 18
  • Number of attempts: 5
Multiline to Single Line - 166 entries

Convert a multiline, indented file to a single line with no whitespace

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Number of attempts: 4
Change part of a function name in multiple occurrences - 564 entries

Change the middle part of the function name in multiple places, preferably using the next and dot commands.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 4
Words in parens - 12282 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 4
NATO phonetic alphabet - 417 entries

Transform the series of words into a list.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 22
  • Number of attempts: 4
Vertical Limit - 2252 entries

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

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 26
  • Number of attempts: 9
Pretty multi-line bash - 210 entries

Bash line continuations are much prettier when they're column aligned.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 27
  • Number of attempts: 11
Todo list specification - 324 entries

The every item on the todo list must be done today. Modify the list to reflect that.

  • Best score: 37
  • Best player score: 37
  • Number of attempts: 5
Swap assigned value - 525 entries

Simple problem but looking for interesting solutions.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 7
Collect List - 4002 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 13
prepend * to every non-blank line - 4377 entries

Prepend an asterisk to every non-blank line in the input file.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 8
Swap values inside brackets - 2257 entries

Easy challenge.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 15
Every other line - 2613 entries

AaAaAaA

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 20
  • Number of attempts: 2
Rural Post - 1388 entries

Simple challenge to remove all but the post code on each line

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 5
VimGolfNight - 474 entries

Based on "The name of the game".

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 3
One to Ten - 1840 entries

Generate the sequence of numbers from 1 to 10, one number per line. Inspired by this Reddit thread: https://redd.it/ak4it2

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 8
Quote modules - 780 entries

Complete golang import statement.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 43
  • Number of attempts: 2
Simple addition - 261 entries

The right side of the equation is already there. We just need the left one now.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 12
Scrambled numbers - 764 entries

Four is NOT 1. One is 1.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 32
  • Number of attempts: 5
Draw the Go board - 121 entries

which is a 19×19 lines board. Here we use ascii characters only for simplicity. See diff file to get a sense. (See also http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Go_(game))

  • Best score: 50
  • Best player score: 93
  • Number of attempts: 2
Just the middle - 10694 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Number of attempts: 3
Simple Maths 2 - 18 entries

Time to practice expression register! #maths #linear

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 40
  • Number of attempts: 1
Don't know what this is - 1883 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: 11
  • Number of attempts: 7
Simple, Practical, and Common - 31254 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: 23
  • Number of attempts: 3
Turn the x - 78 entries

Turn the x to a +

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 39
  • Number of attempts: 1
The meaning - 515 entries

Numbers are fun!

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Number of attempts: 5
Simple text editing with Vim - 11150 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 4
Hidden Message - 59 entries

Find the hidden message and replace all other characters with spaces.

  • Best score: 33
  • Best player score: 51
  • Number of attempts: 3
Reverse and double space - 424 entries

Reverse the order of the given lines and double space everything

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 40
  • Number of attempts: 1
Com(m)a Trouble - 2972 entries

Someone was real stupid when placing his commas. Can you fix it?

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 4
Minimalist Limerick - 500 entries

Reproduce this lovely poem.

  • Best score: 31
  • Best player score: 35
  • Number of attempts: 6
Swap values - 4260 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 7
Add semicolons - 8961 entries

Simply add a semicolon at the end of each line

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 5
Replace pattern with 1, 2, 3, ... on each line - 598 entries

For each line replace a search pattern (in this case $) with numbers starting at 1 and then increasing by 1 for each replaced match. a$b$c$ -> a0b1c2

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 28
  • Number of attempts: 5
Search and Replace 0 - 4462 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 3
Cool or not? - 695 entries

abc trying to be cool or not...

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 11
-a-b-c- - 2954 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 7
Bad Copy Syntax - 1724 entries

Copy should be from right to left, but sometimes you type it wrong.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 25
  • Number of attempts: 5
Copy three lines - 2571 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 12
Increment each number - 811 entries

Increment each number individually by one

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 27
  • Number of attempts: 17
Delete unwanted lines - 350 entries

Delete all lines which does not end in "o.."

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Number of attempts: 2
Almost encrypted - 173 entries

Convert the first paragraph to be even less readable.

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 397
  • Number of attempts: 3
One number per line - 17271 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 23
  • Number of attempts: 3
HTML to Haml - 758 entries

Help convert this HTML page to Haml.

  • Best score: 23
  • Best player score: 69
  • Number of attempts: 1
Yo To Hello - 612 entries

Simply Turn Yo To Hello

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 4
Add string initializers to an enum - 668 entries

Change Typescript enum so that it has string initializers.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 26
  • Number of attempts: 2
Array transposition - 2084 entries

Transpose two arrays into one.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 28
  • Number of attempts: 4
switch variable - 4741 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 2
Square numbers - 67 entries

Boring math puzzle.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 39
  • Number of attempts: 4
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