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Played Challenges

Two become one - 691 entries

We have two c arrays and want to make one two dimensional out of it. Can we do that?

  • Best score: 25
  • Best player score: 31
  • Number of attempts: 5
attr_aligner - 3196 entries

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

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 31
  • Number of attempts: 2
vim = 22 / 7 - 408 entries

pi square vim

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 29
  • Number of attempts: 2
Vim tetris - 345 entries

Vim can play tetris too!

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 29
  • Number of attempts: 3
Saving the hashes(#) - 1854 entries

The following file is copied from vimcasts.org(Its only for learning purpose,hope the site owner doesn't mind it), its probably the easiest of challenges.Our goal is to delete every line which doesn't contain a hash signs. The remaining hash signs with numbers are then sorted to get the final output.

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 29
  • Number of attempts: 3
Vertical Limit - 2211 entries

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

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 28
  • Number of attempts: 2
Make it more readable - 1791 entries

Insert blank lines to make it more organized and readable

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 18
  • Number of attempts: 3
Count both ways - 905 entries

Right AND down.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 1
switch variable - 4543 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 2
-a-b-c- - 2813 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 1
Search and Replace 0 - 4391 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 1
Letter case trickery - 1461 entries

This file is in a downright esoteric format, consisting of hexadecimal numbers, non-hexadecimal keywords, and "Z" indicating end-of-line. Make the hexadecimal numbers lowercase.

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 3
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 9976 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 1
Where should I put the Newline? - 824 entries

Help me put the newline.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Number of attempts: 3
Simple text editing with Vim - 10898 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: 4
Mess in revision history - 1018 entries

Help Joe clean up what Steve has cobbled.

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 42
  • Number of attempts: 1
Words in parens - 11806 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 3
quotes inside quotes - 2909 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
Switch function arguments - 1872 entries

How to switch two arguments of a function.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 3
Extract argument from function - 2106 entries

The aim is to see if you can do some refactoring very fast.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 3
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