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Played Challenges

Simple, Practical, and Common - 32953 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: 42
  • Position: #7036 / 7275
  • Number of attempts: 4
Swap values - 4440 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #1054 / 1241
  • Number of attempts: 7
One number per line - 18394 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 24
  • Position: #3164 / 3792
  • Number of attempts: 5
Swap values inside brackets - 2433 entries

Easy challenge.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 151
  • Position: #560 / 561
  • Number of attempts: 1
V to the i - 4641 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #1828 / 1857
  • Number of attempts: 1
Applying same text modification in several lines - 2751 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 40
  • Position: #772 / 815
  • Number of attempts: 2
Split line with dots - 2098 entries

This line is too long, split it.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 48
  • Position: #612 / 622
  • Number of attempts: 3
Com(m)a Trouble - 3410 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 53
  • Position: #742 / 764
  • Number of attempts: 4
multiple cursor alternative - 1447 entries

from: https://www.reddit.com/r/vim/comments/6w5pfa/crosspost_from_remacs_how_would_you_do_this_in_vim/

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 33
  • Position: #342 / 369
  • Number of attempts: 2
Copy three lines - 2801 entries

If the site is up (by some miracle), make the text under every header identical.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 27
  • Position: #571 / 625
  • Number of attempts: 5
Preferably without multi-cursor plugin - 476 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: 42
  • Position: #99 / 116
  • Number of attempts: 3
Just the middle - 11141 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #3505 / 4114
  • Number of attempts: 3
Vice versa - 7535 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 41
  • Position: #2007 / 2048
  • Number of attempts: 1
convert yml into java pojo field - 818 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: 37
  • Position: #190 / 217
  • Number of attempts: 2
Simple format (2) - 306 entries

try again!

  • Best score: 23
  • Best player score: 34
  • Position: #43 / 64
  • Number of attempts: 4
Collect List - 4184 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 38
  • Position: #1158 / 1167
  • Number of attempts: 1
I forgot quotes - 15740 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #3767 / 4115
  • Number of attempts: 1
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10538 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #3356 / 3638
  • Number of attempts: 5
Words in parens - 12736 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #2427 / 3919
  • Number of attempts: 8
Simple text editing with Vim - 11656 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 39
  • Position: #3276 / 3418
  • Number of attempts: 3
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