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Played Challenges

Words in parens - 12281 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 2
Convert Application Output to CSV - 138 entries

Change the application output to comma-separated values

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 5
Simple, Practical, and Common - 31241 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: 9
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: 14
  • Number of attempts: 4
remove lines containing the word "reader" - 3165 entries

easy stuff

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Number of attempts: 3
One number per line - 17271 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 20
  • Number of attempts: 6
Reorder the groups - 950 entries

Change the order so that the groups of fruit come before the vegetables.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 6
Build a six - 257 entries

Just enjoy building "a" floors...

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 22
  • Number of attempts: 4
Applying same text modification in several lines - 2554 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 7
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10259 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 4
Box it - 6800 entries

Create a box around a line.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 26
  • Number of attempts: 8
If-then-else regexp - 37 entries

Rules: - golf is never following golf - vim comes first! Drawing a finite-state machine diagram could help. #regexp

  • Best score: 37
  • Best player score: 38
  • Number of attempts: 2
Add semicolons - 8946 entries

Simply add a semicolon at the end of each line

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 10
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: 15
  • Number of attempts: 4
html paragraph to table - 551 entries

reformat html paragraph to table

  • Best score: 48
  • Best player score: 54
  • Number of attempts: 5
That hyphen - 2398 entries

"vim vi improved"

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 2
Just the middle - 10694 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Number of attempts: 5
I forgot quotes - 14959 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 3
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