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Played Challenges

Simple, Practical, and Common - 33420 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: #725 / 7375
  • Number of attempts: 5
Swap values - 4548 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #123 / 1258
  • Number of attempts: 5
One number per line - 18638 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #137 / 3848
  • Number of attempts: 4
V to the i - 4759 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #428 / 1882
  • Number of attempts: 2
Every other line - 2899 entries

AaAaAaA

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #142 / 702
  • Number of attempts: 4
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: #39 / 637
  • Number of attempts: 5
Start coding format - 147 entries

I used to start coding with following format: int main(){ -(cursor here) }

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #20 / 70
  • Number of attempts: 2
That hyphen - 2560 entries

"vim vi improved"

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #145 / 696
  • Number of attempts: 4
Just the middle - 11367 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #775 / 4166
  • Number of attempts: 3
Basic renumbering - 5591 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #752 / 1258
  • Number of attempts: 5
comments galore - 1015 entries

Basic comment reformatting

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #210 / 420
  • Number of attempts: 3
Align commas - 1049 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: #49 / 241
  • Number of attempts: 4
Collect List - 4266 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #259 / 1187
  • Number of attempts: 2
I forgot quotes - 15935 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #494 / 4163
  • Number of attempts: 8
quotes inside quotes - 3125 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: #254 / 1072
  • Number of attempts: 4
Words in parens - 12863 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #720 / 3948
  • Number of attempts: 3
switch variable - 5041 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #446 / 1738
  • Number of attempts: 1
Simple text editing with Vim - 12360 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #449 / 3599
  • Number of attempts: 2
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