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Played Challenges

Preferably without multi-cursor plugin - 178 entries

Originally asked as question on reddit by kpthunder: https://www.reddit.com/r/vim/comments/9fvsro/what_is_the_most_efficient_way_to_go_about/

  • Best score: 30
  • Best player score: 39
  • Number of attempts: 2
Swap values inside brackets - 1010 entries

Easy challenge.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 10
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 9178 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 3
Basic renumbering - 4214 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 2
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 10
Vice versa - 5494 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 2
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 4
Swap values - 3231 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 6
convert yml into java pojo field - 525 entries

How fast vim can create fields for java pojo i.e class declaration referring to a (simple) yml file

  • Best score: 29
  • Best player score: 34
  • Number of attempts: 2
Collect List - 3212 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 7
Simple, Practical, and Common - 21855 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: 22
  • Number of attempts: 12
Just the middle - 8609 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Number of attempts: 4
Words in parens - 10478 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 1
V to the i - 3614 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 9
  • Number of attempts: 4
One number per line - 10902 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 21
  • Number of attempts: 5
Applying same text modification in several lines - 1028 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 4
Adam's challenge - 647 entries

Change both normal to bold and 4 by 2. Adam Wathan challenge this on twitter . He did it in 11 keystrokes on Sublime.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 22
  • Number of attempts: 6
Com(m)a Trouble - 872 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 25
  • Number of attempts: 1
Simple text editing with Vim - 10020 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 3
simple format - 1215 entries

make it look better.

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 22
  • Number of attempts: 36
I forgot quotes - 10443 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 10
Array transposition - 1332 entries

Transpose two arrays into one.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 31
  • Number of attempts: 4
Team names - 1277 entries

The team names are misspelled.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 18
  • Number of attempts: 1
Number Sort - 220 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: 2
Simple format (2) - 115 entries

try again!

  • Best score: 23
  • Best player score: 34
  • Number of attempts: 2
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