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Played Challenges

Simple, Practical, and Common - 33442 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: 29
  • Position: #4513 / 7379
  • Number of attempts: 1
V to the i - 4761 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #1028 / 1883
  • Number of attempts: 1
That hyphen - 2564 entries

"vim vi improved"

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #559 / 697
  • Number of attempts: 2
Just the middle - 11371 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #1821 / 4169
  • Number of attempts: 4
Make HTML List - 1050 entries

Turn the comma separated list into an unordered html list.

  • Best score: 33
  • Best player score: 48
  • Position: #155 / 273
  • Number of attempts: 3
Basic renumbering - 5605 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 27
  • Position: #1178 / 1260
  • Number of attempts: 1
Restore order to the alphabet - 196 entries

The numbers are OK. The letters are wonky.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #20 / 70
  • Number of attempts: 2
Mirror Symmetry - 811 entries

Add backslashes.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #252 / 268
  • Number of attempts: 1
Entries sort - 81 entries

It cames to my mind a weird idea : sorting parts of my .vimrc. Take few minutes to sort out this, it's easy !

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #22 / 38
  • Number of attempts: 2
Collect List - 4267 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #878 / 1188
  • Number of attempts: 1
camel riding - 774 entries

add a prefix on some camelCase variables

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 25
  • Position: #263 / 276
  • Number of attempts: 2
Fix the XML - 997 entries

The challenge consists in having a valid xml from an incomplete source.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 31
  • Position: #252 / 285
  • Number of attempts: 3
I forgot quotes - 15943 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #2793 / 4165
  • Number of attempts: 5
-a-b-c- - 3181 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #557 / 1131
  • Number of attempts: 2
Don't know what this is - 1991 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: 14
  • Position: #333 / 580
  • Number of attempts: 2
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10641 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #2007 / 3673
  • Number of attempts: 3
quotes inside quotes - 3128 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
  • Position: #863 / 1073
  • Number of attempts: 1
Words in parens - 12867 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #545 / 3949
  • Number of attempts: 2
Tiny column alignment - 47 entries

Align using the four blocks, don't forget to lowercase and have fun!

  • Best score: 33
  • Best player score: 37
  • Position: #10 / 22
  • Number of attempts: 2
Let's play some Ivmgolf - 1096 entries

Oops, I spelled that wrong.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #277 / 442
  • Number of attempts: 4
Vertical Limit - 2483 entries

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

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 31
  • Position: #669 / 746
  • Number of attempts: 1
Switch function arguments - 2082 entries

How to switch two arguments of a function.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #613 / 652
  • Number of attempts: 1
Shebangs for all - 1916 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
  • Position: #472 / 501
  • Number of attempts: 2
Table Reshuffle - 372 entries

Fix the column order in this table... also append the new 'username' column.

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 44
  • Position: #118 / 135
  • Number of attempts: 1
Increment, increment, increment.... - 668 entries

Vim likes macros

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 26
  • Position: #396 / 404
  • Number of attempts: 1
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