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Played Challenges

simple replacements - 1678 entries

The goal is to see the replacement commands in action.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #97 / 374
  • Number of attempts: 4
Inverting Lines - 1850 entries

A simple challenge to invert all lines, except the first.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #30 / 501
  • Number of attempts: 3
Modernise code - 1343 entries

Modernise and clean up some C++ code.

  • Best score: 34
  • Best player score: 42
  • Position: #138 / 310
  • Number of attempts: 5
remove lines containing the word "reader" - 3551 entries

easy stuff

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #98 / 1149
  • Number of attempts: 5
Wrap the text of an email message to 79 characters - 692 entries

You're replying to an email with silly long lines. Clean them up.

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #357 / 391
  • Number of attempts: 3
Search and Replace 0 - 4808 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #1058 / 1591
  • Number of attempts: 5
Just the middle - 11367 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #23 / 4166
  • Number of attempts: 3
One to Ten - 2174 entries

Generate the sequence of numbers from 1 to 10, one number per line. Inspired by this Reddit thread: https://redd.it/ak4it2

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #509 / 664
  • Number of attempts: 1
Delete to the end of the current line - 792 entries

Delete to the end of the current line, but keep the character under the cursor.

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Position: #68 / 386
  • Number of attempts: 2
I forgot quotes - 15935 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #40 / 4163
  • Number of attempts: 7
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10637 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #172 / 3671
  • Number of attempts: 4
attr_aligner - 3453 entries

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

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #52 / 694
  • Number of attempts: 14
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: #125 / 1072
  • Number of attempts: 5
Words in parens - 12863 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #295 / 3948
  • Number of attempts: 5
A Simple One - 1004 entries

Here is a very simple one - just to illustrate/introduce a vim feature that some people seem to miss...

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #593 / 645
  • Number of attempts: 1
Sorting paragraphs - 505 entries

Order the paragraphs correctly, per prefixed index

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 40
  • Position: #118 / 156
  • Number of attempts: 2
Reverse characters in a line - 715 entries

You have everything you need, just not in the right order. Mastermind would give you 26 white pegs.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 33
  • Position: #240 / 252
  • Number of attempts: 3
Change the content of a string - 1493 entries

This docstring is a complete lie. Fix it.

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 25
  • Position: #334 / 562
  • Number of attempts: 2
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: #249 / 3599
  • Number of attempts: 6
Reformat/Refactor a Golfer Class - 6633 entries

A simple case of removing unneeded code and fixing broken indentation.

  • Best score: 32
  • Best player score: 45
  • Position: #1109 / 1631
  • Number of attempts: 1
Rajit Singh
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Tech obsessive, quality geek. Co-founder of Qeek currently building TestBuddy for exploratory testers.

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