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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: 28
  • Position: #4272 / 7275
  • Number of attempts: 2
Swap values - 4440 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #903 / 1241
  • Number of attempts: 3
One number per line - 18394 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 34
  • Position: #3655 / 3792
  • Number of attempts: 1
Swap values inside brackets - 2433 entries

Easy challenge.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #378 / 561
  • Number of attempts: 3
V to the i - 4641 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #1739 / 1857
  • Number of attempts: 2
Applying same text modification in several lines - 2751 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 34
  • Position: #761 / 815
  • Number of attempts: 1
Com(m)a Trouble - 3410 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 24
  • Position: #603 / 764
  • Number of attempts: 4
multiple cursor alternative - 1447 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: 23
  • Position: #265 / 369
  • Number of attempts: 2
From argument to object - 1262 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: 18
  • Position: #216 / 417
  • Number of attempts: 1
Every other line - 2829 entries

AaAaAaA

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #493 / 686
  • Number of attempts: 1
Copy three lines - 2801 entries

If the site is up (by some miracle), make the text under every header identical.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #326 / 625
  • Number of attempts: 3
Preferably without multi-cursor plugin - 476 entries

Originally asked as question on reddit by kpthunder: https://www.reddit.com/r/vim/comments/9fvsro/what_is_the_most_efficient_way_to_go_about/

  • Best score: 30
  • Best player score: 36
  • Position: #62 / 116
  • Number of attempts: 3
Just the middle - 11141 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #2709 / 4114
  • Number of attempts: 3
Team names - 1777 entries

The team names are misspelled.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #435 / 570
  • Number of attempts: 3
Basic renumbering - 5436 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #903 / 1228
  • Number of attempts: 1
Array transposition - 2312 entries

Transpose two arrays into one.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 29
  • Position: #352 / 431
  • Number of attempts: 3
convert yml into java pojo field - 818 entries

How fast vim can create fields for java pojo i.e class declaration referring to a (simple) yml file

  • Best score: 29
  • Best player score: 30
  • Position: #101 / 217
  • Number of attempts: 6
Collect List - 4184 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #835 / 1167
  • Number of attempts: 1
I forgot quotes - 15740 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #3252 / 4115
  • Number of attempts: 1
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10538 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #2317 / 3638
  • Number of attempts: 3
Words in parens - 12736 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #1665 / 3919
  • Number of attempts: 4
The Quick Brown Fox Jumps Over The Lazy Vim - 388 entries

Someone has vandalized this text file and replaced the beginning character of one word in each line with a Big "X." Please remove the big X's, and fix each line to read "The Quick Brown Fox Jumps Over The Lazy Dog."

  • Best score: 8
  • Best player score: 60
  • Position: #179 / 180
  • Number of attempts: 1
Simple text editing with Vim - 11652 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #1641 / 3417
  • Number of attempts: 7
Reformat/Refactor a Golfer Class - 6031 entries

A simple case of removing unneeded code and fixing broken indentation.

  • Best score: 32
  • Best player score: 70
  • Position: #1433 / 1485
  • Number of attempts: 1
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