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Played Challenges

Simple, Practical, and Common - 33483 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: #909 / 7384
  • Number of attempts: 13
Swap values - 4554 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #219 / 1259
  • Number of attempts: 6
One number per line - 18673 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #2390 / 3852
  • Number of attempts: 4
V to the i - 4771 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #548 / 1887
  • Number of attempts: 4
Applying same text modification in several lines - 2851 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #661 / 843
  • Number of attempts: 1
multiple cursor alternative - 1488 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: 20
  • Position: #140 / 378
  • Number of attempts: 4
From argument to object - 1481 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: 18
  • Position: #228 / 453
  • Number of attempts: 3
Every other line - 2902 entries

AaAaAaA

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #223 / 702
  • Number of attempts: 8
Copy three lines - 2869 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #500 / 639
  • Number of attempts: 2
Just the middle - 11380 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #2430 / 4174
  • Number of attempts: 5
Team names - 1812 entries

The team names are misspelled.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #123 / 585
  • Number of attempts: 9
Stairstep digits - 383 entries

Remove the evens. Double the odds.

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #12 / 143
  • Number of attempts: 3
Basic renumbering - 5605 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #283 / 1260
  • Number of attempts: 8
Adam's challenge - 958 entries

Change both normal to bold and 4 by 2. Adam Wathan challenge this on twitter . He did it in 11 keystrokes on Sublime.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #199 / 267
  • Number of attempts: 1
Vice versa - 7865 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #354 / 2114
  • Number of attempts: 7
Array transposition - 2406 entries

Transpose two arrays into one.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #198 / 445
  • Number of attempts: 11
Collect List - 4267 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #356 / 1188
  • Number of attempts: 3
I forgot quotes - 15946 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #2573 / 4166
  • Number of attempts: 4
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10652 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #1242 / 3677
  • Number of attempts: 6
Words in parens - 12868 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #1636 / 3950
  • Number of attempts: 4
switch variable - 5045 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #502 / 1742
  • Number of attempts: 4
Simple text editing with Vim - 12480 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #520 / 3623
  • Number of attempts: 5
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