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Played Challenges

Simple, Practical, and Common - 32881 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 / 7266
  • Number of attempts: 4
Get mail address from outlook format - 589 entries

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

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #134 / 181
  • Number of attempts: 1
Swap values - 4423 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #866 / 1239
  • Number of attempts: 2
One number per line - 18369 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #1128 / 3786
  • Number of attempts: 5
citizen_hacks_2019_challenge2 - 166 entries

For the Citizen Hacks 2019 Vim competition.

  • Best score: 6
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #64 / 84
  • Number of attempts: 1
citizen_hacks_2019_challenge3 - 25 entries

For the Citizen Hacks 2019 Vim competition.

  • Best score: 4
  • Best player score: 4
  • Position: #9 / 23
  • Number of attempts: 1
Box it - 7678 entries

Create a box around a line.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #654 / 1834
  • Number of attempts: 6
Array propagate - 309 entries

Complete the array with the keys as part of the value

  • Best score: 23
  • Best player score: 26
  • Position: #52 / 109
  • Number of attempts: 4
Number Sort - 283 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: #144 / 151
  • Number of attempts: 2
Just the middle - 11124 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #2013 / 4109
  • Number of attempts: 1
Sort yaml structures alphabetically by root key names - 28 entries

sometimes we want to sort structures alphabetically in yaml files

  • Best score: 31
  • Best player score: 44
  • Position: #8 / 15
  • 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 - 7508 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #1732 / 2038
  • 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 - 72 entries

For the Citizen Hacks 2019 Vim competition.

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Position: #9 / 50
  • Number of attempts: 1
citizen_hacks_2019_challenge5 - 116 entries

For the Citizen Hacks 2019 Vim competition.

  • Best score: 6
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #57 / 61
  • Number of attempts: 1
citizen_hacks_2019_challenge6 - 45 entries

For the Citizen Hacks 2019 Vim competition.

  • Best score: 3
  • Best player score: 3
  • Position: #11 / 39
  • Number of attempts: 1
Delete to the end of the current line - 711 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 / 348
  • Number of attempts: 2
Collect List - 4172 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #326 / 1165
  • Number of attempts: 9
I forgot quotes - 15712 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #3392 / 4109
  • Number of attempts: 2
Words in parens - 12725 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #1940 / 3915
  • Number of attempts: 4
Changing URL path in CSS - 113 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: #40 / 56
  • Number of attempts: 3
SFD-ROC: vimvimvim - 1495 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: #371 / 421
  • Number of attempts: 3
citizen_hacks_2019_challenge1 - 33 entries

For the Citizen Hacks 2019 Vim competition

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Position: #6 / 28
  • Number of attempts: 1
Switch function arguments - 1967 entries

How to switch two arguments of a function.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #598 / 624
  • Number of attempts: 1
switch variable - 4901 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #902 / 1698
  • Number of attempts: 4
The meaning - 520 entries

Numbers are fun!

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Position: #99 / 335
  • Number of attempts: 1
CSV to JSON - 144 entries

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

  • Best score: 56
  • Best player score: 166
  • Position: #53 / 60
  • Number of attempts: 2
A Simple One - 913 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 / 607
  • Number of attempts: 3
Table Reshuffle - 338 entries

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

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 45
  • Position: #111 / 125
  • Number of attempts: 2
Deleting folded text - 285 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: #96 / 104
  • Number of attempts: 1
Flodder-challenge - 870 entries

Replace the text the most efficient and win!

  • Best score: 27
  • Best player score: 47
  • Position: #232 / 267
  • Number of attempts: 4

Contributed Challenges

Switch function arguments - 1967 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