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Played Challenges

Simple, Practical, and Common - 32992 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: #1066 / 7283
  • Number of attempts: 4
Get mail address from outlook format - 597 entries

Create a mail list space separated of mail list formatted by outlook

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #138 / 185
  • Number of attempts: 1
Swap values - 4482 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #871 / 1245
  • Number of attempts: 2
One number per line - 18426 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #1134 / 3799
  • Number of attempts: 5
citizen_hacks_2019_challenge2 - 176 entries

For the Citizen Hacks 2019 Vim competition.

  • Best score: 6
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #68 / 89
  • Number of attempts: 1
citizen_hacks_2019_challenge3 - 30 entries

For the Citizen Hacks 2019 Vim competition.

  • Best score: 4
  • Best player score: 4
  • Position: #9 / 27
  • Number of attempts: 1
Box it - 7696 entries

Create a box around a line.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #657 / 1838
  • Number of attempts: 6
Array propagate - 312 entries

Complete the array with the keys as part of the value

  • Best score: 23
  • Best player score: 26
  • Position: #52 / 111
  • Number of attempts: 4
Number Sort - 291 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: 11
  • Position: #148 / 155
  • Number of attempts: 2
Just the middle - 11263 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #2032 / 4135
  • Number of attempts: 1
Sort yaml structures alphabetically by root key names - 29 entries

sometimes we want to sort structures alphabetically in yaml files

  • Best score: 31
  • Best player score: 44
  • Position: #9 / 16
  • Number of attempts: 5
Interactive git rebase changing commands - 156 entries

How to change the action of some commits in git rebase dialog.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #3 / 74
  • Number of attempts: 2
Vice versa - 7568 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #1745 / 2055
  • Number of attempts: 2
lipsum lines - 247 entries

Convert a quoted block of text into strings in a list.

  • Best score: 28
  • Best player score: 40
  • Position: #81 / 89
  • Number of attempts: 1
citizen_hacks_2019_challenge4 - 76 entries

For the Citizen Hacks 2019 Vim competition.

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Position: #9 / 53
  • Number of attempts: 1
citizen_hacks_2019_challenge5 - 121 entries

For the Citizen Hacks 2019 Vim competition.

  • Best score: 6
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #60 / 64
  • Number of attempts: 1
citizen_hacks_2019_challenge6 - 52 entries

For the Citizen Hacks 2019 Vim competition.

  • Best score: 3
  • Best player score: 3
  • Position: #11 / 42
  • Number of attempts: 1
Delete to the end of the current line - 715 entries

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

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Position: #7 / 350
  • Number of attempts: 2
Collect List - 4191 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #326 / 1170
  • Number of attempts: 9
I forgot quotes - 15769 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #3399 / 4119
  • Number of attempts: 2
Words in parens - 12769 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #1947 / 3925
  • Number of attempts: 4
Changing URL path in CSS - 123 entries

What's the quickest way to swap out all the URLs in a CSS file? Is it wasted keystrokes using look-behinds and look-aheads? (I'm sorry for the delete/report--I made a mistake with the last one requiring an ugly search for graphic to replace with images. I just intended this to be a simple search and replace that might possibly generate some macros or normals solutions that are quicker)

  • Best score: 40
  • Best player score: 49
  • Position: #41 / 57
  • Number of attempts: 3
SFD-ROC: vimvimvim - 1522 entries

Oh no, this line is longer than 80 chars... put each 'vim' on a new line.

  • Best score: 8
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #376 / 428
  • Number of attempts: 3
citizen_hacks_2019_challenge1 - 41 entries

For the Citizen Hacks 2019 Vim competition

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Position: #6 / 35
  • Number of attempts: 1
Switch function arguments - 1995 entries

How to switch two arguments of a function.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #605 / 631
  • Number of attempts: 1
switch variable - 4963 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #911 / 1712
  • Number of attempts: 4
The meaning - 526 entries

Numbers are fun!

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Position: #99 / 340
  • Number of attempts: 1
CSV to JSON - 154 entries

A search for shortest vimissh way to convert CSV to JSON.

  • Best score: 56
  • Best player score: 166
  • Position: #54 / 61
  • Number of attempts: 2
A Simple One - 957 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: 9
  • Position: #219 / 624
  • Number of attempts: 3
Table Reshuffle - 360 entries

Fix the column order in this table... also append the new 'username' column.

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 45
  • Position: #115 / 129
  • Number of attempts: 2
Deleting folded text - 307 entries

The text below contains three folds. Delete them (and the text inside them). For example: 123 456 /*{{{*/ 789 /*}}}*/ 012 Should become: 123 012 Also, add `aoeuaoeu` to make sure small solutions don't get flagged as cheating.

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 30
  • Position: #101 / 109
  • Number of attempts: 1
Flodder-challenge - 928 entries

Replace the text the most efficient and win!

  • Best score: 27
  • Best player score: 47
  • Position: #239 / 274
  • Number of attempts: 4

Contributed Challenges

Switch function arguments - 1995 entries

How to switch two arguments of a function.

Interactive git rebase changing commands - 156 entries

How to change the action of some commits in git rebase dialog.

Lajos Koszti
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entered into 32 challenges

contributed 2 challenges