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Played Challenges

Simple, Practical, and Common - 32953 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: 23
  • Position: #2388 / 7275
  • Number of attempts: 10
V to the i - 4641 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #1159 / 1857
  • Number of attempts: 2
Search and Replace 0 - 4676 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #452 / 1549
  • Number of attempts: 2
Vice versa - 7535 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #1660 / 2048
  • Number of attempts: 3
comments galore - 970 entries

Basic comment reformatting

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #187 / 410
  • Number of attempts: 3
From A to B - 556 entries

Mirror and change this text block

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #124 / 153
  • Number of attempts: 2
camel riding - 745 entries

add a prefix on some camelCase variables

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 27
  • Position: #262 / 267
  • Number of attempts: 1
Space out the alphabet - 1595 entries

Put 3 spaces between adjacent letters.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #352 / 434
  • Number of attempts: 3
Fix the XML - 958 entries

The challenge consists in having a valid xml from an incomplete source.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #92 / 279
  • Number of attempts: 3
Condensed Cases - 758 entries

Apple's new programming language, Swift, allows two style of case statements: 1) one Enum case on each line, or 2) multiple Enum cases on a single line. Convert the following from the first case (no pun intended) to the second type.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 29
  • Position: #224 / 231
  • Number of attempts: 1
Count both ways - 962 entries

Right AND down.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #111 / 342
  • Number of attempts: 4
Do you demand a shrubbery? - 1107 entries

Use :redir and crush the emacsgolfers.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 32
  • Position: #270 / 292
  • Number of attempts: 1
Don't know what this is - 1951 entries

Replace contents of brackets with matching number of spaces. Don't ask what the format's supposed to be.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #504 / 572
  • Number of attempts: 1
Mess in revision history - 1143 entries

Help Joe clean up what Steve has cobbled.

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #131 / 242
  • Number of attempts: 8
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10538 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #2606 / 3638
  • Number of attempts: 1
Letter case trickery - 1553 entries

This file is in a downright esoteric format, consisting of hexadecimal numbers, non-hexadecimal keywords, and "Z" indicating end-of-line. Make the hexadecimal numbers lowercase.

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #144 / 500
  • Number of attempts: 6
quotes inside quotes - 3030 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: #141 / 1045
  • Number of attempts: 6
Words in parens - 12736 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #3173 / 3919
  • Number of attempts: 3
Vertical Limit - 2369 entries

transform a succession of one word lines to a an array of strings

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 38
  • Position: #695 / 717
  • Number of attempts: 1
Switch function arguments - 1982 entries

How to switch two arguments of a function.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #390 / 627
  • Number of attempts: 3
Make it more readable - 1897 entries

Insert blank lines to make it more organized and readable

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #465 / 624
  • Number of attempts: 3
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