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Played Challenges

Line under headers - 365 entries

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

  • Best score: 27
  • Best player score: 27
  • Number of attempts: 1
One to Ten - 1160 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
Flip the bit - 80 entries

Change the specific 0 to a 1.

  • Best score: 8
  • Best player score: 8
  • Number of attempts: 1
create arrows in a list - 65 entries

Add arrow at same distance

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 1
Don't know what this is - 1787 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: 4
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 9653 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 2
Unsemantic linewrapping - 362 entries

[Inspired by a blog post I read: https://scott.mn/2014/02/21/semantic_linewrapping/. Text adapted.] Sometimes when editing a Markdown file, I wrap the lines semantically. Instead of inserting a newline at 70 columns (or whatever), or making paragraphs one long line, I put in newlines at a point that seems logical to me. This may seem silly, but it produces better diffs. Semantic linewrapping also makes editing snappier. I can delete, edit or insert sentences easily using linewise operations. Code-oriented text editors like Vim and [REDACTED] are really good at this kind of manipulation. Editing text that hasn't been wrapped semantically is a pain, though:

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Number of attempts: 2
Tables, Functions, Sprocs - 77 entries

In order to load some scripts into my database in the correct order I need to load tables first (t_), then functions (fn_), then stored procedures (sp_). The order of the t_ lines and the order of the sp_ lines should also match. Reorder the lines so they will load correctly.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 2
Free hyphen! - 115 entries

Just like "Inner hyphens", but I'm giving you a free hyphen to play with. Will your solution be any different?

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Number of attempts: 2
citizen_hacks_2019_challenge4 - 46 entries

For the Citizen Hacks 2019 Vim competition.

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Number of attempts: 1
Every other line - 2197 entries

AaAaAaA

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 5
Join 'em - 173 entries

This shouldn't be too tough

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Number of attempts: 1
Box it - 3835 entries

Create a box around a line.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 22
  • Number of attempts: 1
I forgot quotes - 12364 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 1
citizen_hacks_2019_challenge3 - 18 entries

For the Citizen Hacks 2019 Vim competition.

  • Best score: 4
  • Best player score: 4
  • Number of attempts: 1
Add semicolons - 3453 entries

Simply add a semicolon at the end of each line

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 1
Fun With The Diagonal - 86 entries

change the lowercase characters on the main diagonal to uppercase

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 1
V to the i - 4054 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Number of attempts: 2
ninja substitution - 692 entries

How can you reuse a previous substitution ?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 1
citizen_hacks_2019_challenge2 - 106 entries

For the Citizen Hacks 2019 Vim competition.

  • Best score: 6
  • Best player score: 6
  • Number of attempts: 1
Reorder the groups - 557 entries

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

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 1
Just the middle - 9524 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Number of attempts: 3
Neither Fizz nor Buzz - 191 entries

Not your regular increment macro! The gaps are tricky.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 1
Convert Application Output to CSV - 123 entries

Change the application output to comma-separated values

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 1
remove lines containing the word "reader" - 1984 entries

easy stuff

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Number of attempts: 2
abcd > a b c d - 241 entries

transform the single spaces into 4 spaces repeat for each line

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 15
  • 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: 5
  • Number of attempts: 1
That hyphen - 2220 entries

"vim vi improved"

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Number of attempts: 2
Remove quotes after first field - 158 entries

Remove the quotes around each field except for the first field.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 21
  • Number of attempts: 1
Vice versa - 6132 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 1
Build a six - 229 entries

Just enjoy building "a" floors...

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 22
  • Number of attempts: 1
Array propagate - 241 entries

Complete the array with the keys as part of the value

  • Best score: 23
  • Best player score: 23
  • Number of attempts: 4
Around the clock - 142 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: 13
  • Number of attempts: 1
Com(m)a Trouble - 1934 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 2
Simple text editing with Vim - 10592 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: 1
Song Transcription Oops - 134 entries

When transcribing vocal music to Canjo Tab you can start by finding the lowest note and assigning that to zero and working your way up from there. However, without fail, I tend to miscount the notes and when I am near done I find a lower note. I mark this with a "z". This means I have to increase all the previous ones by 1. just a sting of numbers :)

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 1
Increment each number - 555 entries

Increment each number individually by one

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 2
Simple, Practical, and Common - 26149 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: 22
  • Number of attempts: 3
Back to the roots - 38 entries

Johnny has a file with more integers. He wants to change each number with its square root. Can you help him?

  • Best score: 23
  • Best player score: 23
  • Number of attempts: 2
One number per line - 13706 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 3
Two pairs of cluster of letters creates word - 477 entries

Clean and group.

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 18
  • Number of attempts: 1
citizen_hacks_2019_challenge6 - 27 entries

For the Citizen Hacks 2019 Vim competition.

  • Best score: 3
  • Best player score: 3
  • Number of attempts: 1
Bad Copy Syntax - 783 entries

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

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 19
  • Number of attempts: 1
change parenthesis - 172 entries

change the pair of braces into a pair of parentheses

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Number of attempts: 1
move titles next to url, in quotes - 326 entries

had trouble with something similar

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 22
  • Number of attempts: 2
SCREAMING_SNAKE_CASE to Title Case - 185 entries

Convert strings in SCREAMING_SNAKE_CASE to Title Case. Examples: EMPLOYEE_NAME -> Employee Name REVENUE_YEAR_TO_DATE -> Revenue Year To Date SALARY -> Salary

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 20
  • Number of attempts: 2
Cool or not? - 536 entries

abc trying to be cool or not...

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 1
Hash staircase - 34 entries

Can you use a strategy to come up with this pattern?

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 22
  • Number of attempts: 1
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