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Played Challenges

Simple, Practical, and Common - 26208 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: 14
  • Best player score: 31
  • Number of attempts: 4
Box it - 3858 entries

Create a box around a line.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 28
  • Number of attempts: 5
replacing each line of a block selection - 2569 entries

replace each line's ../assets/js with /javascripts

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 28
  • Number of attempts: 2
Vertical Limit - 2148 entries

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

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 27
  • Number of attempts: 2
Copy three lines - 2208 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 21
  • Number of attempts: 2
Every other line - 2197 entries

AaAaAaA

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 2
I forgot quotes - 12407 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 2
Just the middle - 9539 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Number of attempts: 1
One to Ten - 1181 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: 2
V to the i - 4054 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 9
  • Number of attempts: 2
Simple text editing with Vim - 10594 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 12
remove lines containing the word "reader" - 2003 entries

easy stuff

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 1
Add semicolons - 3535 entries

Simply add a semicolon at the end of each line

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 1
Delete to the end of the current line - 522 entries

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

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 6
  • Number of attempts: 2
Applying same text modification in several lines - 1850 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 2
Search and Replace 0 - 4187 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 4
That hyphen - 2236 entries

"vim vi improved"

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 2
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