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Played Challenges

Simple, Practical, and Common - 33427 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: 22
  • Position: #475 / 7377
  • Number of attempts: 9
Swap values - 4553 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #394 / 1259
  • Number of attempts: 5
One number per line - 18644 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #1070 / 3849
  • Number of attempts: 8
V to the i - 4761 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #377 / 1883
  • Number of attempts: 5
Split line with dots - 2127 entries

This line is too long, split it.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #355 / 631
  • Number of attempts: 4
multiple cursor alternative - 1487 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: 19
  • Position: #54 / 377
  • Number of attempts: 11
From argument to object - 1480 entries

This task typifies those programmers endure while coding. This C-family pseudocode needs a function argument to be repurposed as an object call. Simply search and replace? Repeat a pattern of edits?

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #95 / 452
  • Number of attempts: 5
Every other line - 2901 entries

AaAaAaA

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #14 / 702
  • Number of attempts: 7
Copy three lines - 2863 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #99 / 637
  • Number of attempts: 7
Search and Replace 0 - 4826 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #536 / 1596
  • Number of attempts: 5
Number Sort - 307 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
  • Position: #42 / 165
  • Number of attempts: 1
Just the middle - 11370 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #642 / 4168
  • Number of attempts: 3
Learn some german verbs - 531 entries

The list needs to be structured so we can print in verbatim and feel ok about how it looks.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #34 / 131
  • Number of attempts: 11
Basic renumbering - 5605 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #453 / 1260
  • Number of attempts: 10
Vice versa - 7819 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #186 / 2108
  • Number of attempts: 5
Paragraph sort - 430 entries

My large herbivorous mammals, Vim commands, and POSIX utilities need to be sorted separately.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #10 / 123
  • Number of attempts: 5
comments galore - 1017 entries

Basic comment reformatting

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #179 / 421
  • Number of attempts: 3
Scrambled numbers - 780 entries

Four is NOT 1. One is 1.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #7 / 183
  • Number of attempts: 5
Align commas - 1063 entries

There are 15,000 aligning challenges on vimgolf.com, and they're all exactly the same. I hope this one is a little different.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #30 / 243
  • Number of attempts: 4
From A to B - 575 entries

Mirror and change this text block

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #18 / 157
  • Number of attempts: 6
Collect List - 4267 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #216 / 1188
  • Number of attempts: 2
I forgot quotes - 15943 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #406 / 4165
  • Number of attempts: 7
-a-b-c- - 3181 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #172 / 1131
  • Number of attempts: 4
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10641 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #962 / 3673
  • Number of attempts: 3
attr_aligner - 3454 entries

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

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #147 / 695
  • Number of attempts: 16
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: 14
  • Position: #298 / 1073
  • Number of attempts: 4
Words in parens - 12867 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #679 / 3949
  • Number of attempts: 4
switch variable - 5041 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #513 / 1738
  • Number of attempts: 5
Simple text editing with Vim - 12395 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #417 / 3605
  • Number of attempts: 7
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