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Played Challenges

Simple text editing with Vim - 11104 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 4
That hyphen - 2397 entries

"vim vi improved"

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 2
Box it - 6584 entries

Create a box around a line.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 24
  • Number of attempts: 6
Delete to the end of the current line - 687 entries

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

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Number of attempts: 4
switch variable - 4697 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 8
Replace pattern with 1, 2, 3, ... on each line - 499 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: 22
  • Number of attempts: 5
One number per line - 16909 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 20
  • Number of attempts: 14
From argument to object - 1225 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: 20
  • Number of attempts: 3
Collect List - 3962 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 1
Right Align Part of the line - 36 entries

The challenge is to right align a part of the line - this is useful in some SQL queries where it's more clear which are the fields displayed

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 23
  • Number of attempts: 1
Every other line - 2569 entries

AaAaAaA

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 14
Hogwarts Email Sorting - 590 entries

Given a list of emails, get the students full name and their associated house.

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 21
  • Number of attempts: 7
Reverse Simple Deletion - 736 entries

You did the simple deletion, now reverse it.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 1
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10188 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 1
Simple, Practical, and Common - 30763 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: 22
  • Number of attempts: 4
Line under headers - 1541 entries

Put a line under each header, and remove the other markdown formatting.

  • Best score: 24
  • Best player score: 29
  • Number of attempts: 3
remove lines containing the word "reader" - 3039 entries

easy stuff

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Number of attempts: 4
prepend * to every non-blank line - 3811 entries

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

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 18
Applying same text modification in several lines - 2526 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 5
Team names - 1659 entries

The team names are misspelled.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 19
  • Number of attempts: 1
Around the clock - 152 entries

You'll want to use 2 special commands to complete this. If you haven't yet, read through 'input.txt', especially :help simple-changes

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 1
I forgot quotes - 14703 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 15
Just the middle - 10565 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Number of attempts: 3
Cool or not? - 677 entries

abc trying to be cool or not...

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 20
  • Number of attempts: 3
Add semicolons - 8546 entries

Simply add a semicolon at the end of each line

  • Best score: 8
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 6
Search and Replace 0 - 4450 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 3
attr_aligner - 3246 entries

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

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 25
  • Number of attempts: 10
Words in parens - 12152 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 1
Com(m)a Trouble - 2914 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 16
Two pairs of cluster of letters creates word - 654 entries

Clean and group.

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 29
  • Number of attempts: 1
Bad Copy Syntax - 1672 entries

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

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 29
  • Number of attempts: 2
-a-b-c- - 2941 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 1
Basic renumbering - 5201 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 24
  • Number of attempts: 5
replacing each line of a block selection - 2704 entries

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

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 28
  • Number of attempts: 2
quotes inside quotes - 2952 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: 17
  • Number of attempts: 1
Shebangs for all - 1672 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: 25
  • Number of attempts: 5
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