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Played Challenges

Simple, Practical, and Common - 32746 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: #1373 / 7235
  • Number of attempts: 8
prepend * to every non-blank line - 5776 entries

Prepend an asterisk to every non-blank line in the input file.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #1096 / 1421
  • Number of attempts: 1
One number per line - 18240 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #298 / 3760
  • Number of attempts: 9
Aliases for cd - 781 entries

Create these beautiful aliases with as few strokes as possible. Are you up for the challenge?

  • Best score: 30
  • Best player score: 39
  • Position: #51 / 142
  • Number of attempts: 8
Swap values inside brackets - 2404 entries

Easy challenge.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #16 / 555
  • Number of attempts: 5
Applying same text modification in several lines - 2699 entries

Remove identical text at the beginning of several lines and the closing parenthesis.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #322 / 803
  • Number of attempts: 1
Add semicolons - 10429 entries

Simply add a semicolon at the end of each line

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #1291 / 2954
  • Number of attempts: 3
remove lines containing the word "reader" - 3419 entries

easy stuff

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #83 / 1108
  • Number of attempts: 4
Com(m)a Trouble - 3284 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 28
  • Position: #621 / 741
  • Number of attempts: 1
multiple cursor alternative - 1413 entries

from: https://www.reddit.com/r/vim/comments/6w5pfa/crosspost_from_remacs_how_would_you_do_this_in_vim/

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #16 / 363
  • Number of attempts: 3
From argument to object - 1250 entries

This task typifies those programmers endure while coding. This C-family pseudocode needs a function argument to be repurposed as an object call. Simply search and replace? Repeat a pattern of edits?

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #289 / 412
  • Number of attempts: 1
Just the middle - 11074 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #1117 / 4088
  • Number of attempts: 2
Basic renumbering - 5393 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #118 / 1218
  • Number of attempts: 5
C Reformatting - 675 entries

You may use Visual mode... or not. #uppercase

  • Best score: 30
  • Best player score: 33
  • Position: #53 / 156
  • Number of attempts: 9
One to Ten - 2055 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: 12
  • Position: #24 / 629
  • Number of attempts: 2
Change part of a function name in multiple occurrences - 590 entries

Change the middle part of the function name in multiple places, preferably using the next and dot commands.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #84 / 188
  • Number of attempts: 2
Delete to the end of the current line - 708 entries

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

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Position: #51 / 346
  • Number of attempts: 2
Put the months in order - 911 entries

Our contractor thought that months should be in alphabetical order. Put them in calendar order please.

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 61
  • Position: #141 / 154
  • Number of attempts: 1
move titles next to url, in quotes - 464 entries

had trouble with something similar

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #27 / 124
  • Number of attempts: 5
Collect List - 4146 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #823 / 1159
  • Number of attempts: 1
I forgot quotes - 15639 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #1310 / 4095
  • Number of attempts: 7
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10507 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #2196 / 3626
  • Number of attempts: 1
Letter case trickery - 1515 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: 13
  • Position: #395 / 492
  • Number of attempts: 1
Words in parens - 12678 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #2347 / 3904
  • Number of attempts: 2
switch variable - 4863 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #537 / 1688
  • Number of attempts: 2
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