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Played Challenges

Paste a column after a column - 2114 entries

This task is very common while using multi-cursor. What is the elegant vim way ?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #21 / 452
  • Number of attempts: 9
HS exam question - 1419 entries

Convert the data to a python dictionary

  • Best score: 47
  • Best player score: 57
  • Position: #90 / 381
  • Number of attempts: 4
Reformat symbols in list - 1411 entries

Saw this in some lecture, easy reformatting using multiple cursor in VS Code

  • Best score: 24
  • Best player score: 24
  • Position: #35 / 310
  • Number of attempts: 4
Substraction (bis) - 558 entries

Solve the equations (adapted from the original @Caek_'s challenge).

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 89
  • Position: #93 / 104
  • Number of attempts: 3
Put a newline after every 10 lines in vim - 1550 entries

Goal is to put a newline after every 10 lines in vim.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #33 / 517
  • Number of attempts: 5
Making 3 line function a one liner. - 301 entries

Simple challenge for frequent action while programming.

  • Best score: 4
  • Best player score: 4
  • Position: #131 / 191
  • Number of attempts: 1
Modernise code - 1315 entries

Modernise and clean up some C++ code.

  • Best score: 34
  • Best player score: 54
  • Position: #245 / 303
  • Number of attempts: 1
Simple, Practical, and Common - 33343 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: #1882 / 7356
  • Number of attempts: 9
One number per line - 18611 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #544 / 3840
  • Number of attempts: 17
Add semicolons - 10780 entries

Simply add a semicolon at the end of each line

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #970 / 3041
  • Number of attempts: 6
Bad Copy Syntax - 1992 entries

Copy should be from right to left, but sometimes you type it wrong.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #92 / 512
  • Number of attempts: 5
remove lines containing the word "reader" - 3528 entries

easy stuff

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #265 / 1142
  • Number of attempts: 3
Com(m)a Trouble - 3634 entries

Someone was real stupid when placing his commas. Can you fix it?

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #162 / 814
  • Number of attempts: 7
Box it - 7818 entries

Create a box around a line.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #667 / 1861
  • Number of attempts: 7
Just the middle - 11345 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #1273 / 4159
  • Number of attempts: 4
Reorder the groups - 1129 entries

Change the order so that the groups of fruit come before the vegetables.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #42 / 258
  • Number of attempts: 4
I forgot quotes - 15918 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #906 / 4158
  • Number of attempts: 9
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10614 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #1417 / 3661
  • Number of attempts: 5
Words in parens - 12848 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #1009 / 3943
  • Number of attempts: 4
Simple text editing with Vim - 12203 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #1755 / 3559
  • Number of attempts: 2
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