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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: #2523 / 7275
  • Number of attempts: 8
Swap values - 4440 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #576 / 1241
  • Number of attempts: 4
One number per line - 18394 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #2597 / 3792
  • Number of attempts: 4
V to the i - 4641 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #1212 / 1857
  • Number of attempts: 1
Split line with dots - 2098 entries

This line is too long, split it.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #480 / 622
  • 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: 24
  • Position: #533 / 625
  • Number of attempts: 1
Start coding format - 133 entries

I used to start coding with following format: int main(){ -(cursor here) }

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 25
  • Position: #60 / 65
  • Number of attempts: 4
That hyphen - 2500 entries

"vim vi improved"

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #346 / 683
  • Number of attempts: 9
Just the middle - 11141 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #907 / 4114
  • Number of attempts: 4
Python Hello World! Reformatting - 906 entries

A novice Python using prints Hello World! and a pro shows him different way. Using vim to get into pro style from novice, win the challenge.

  • Best score: 39
  • Best player score: 42
  • Position: #120 / 352
  • Number of attempts: 3
Basic renumbering - 5436 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #70 / 1228
  • Number of attempts: 3
Wrap text in quotes - 340 entries

All the blocks of text should be wrapped in quotation marks.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 30
  • Position: #110 / 115
  • Number of attempts: 1
Vice versa - 7530 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #745 / 2047
  • Number of attempts: 5
Swap assigned value - 561 entries

Simple problem but looking for interesting solutions.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #197 / 236
  • Number of attempts: 3
VimGolfNight - 497 entries

Based on "The name of the game".

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #249 / 328
  • Number of attempts: 4
I forgot quotes - 15740 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #3553 / 4115
  • Number of attempts: 1
learn vim in short time - 219 entries

so happy to learn vim.because vim is awesome

  • Best score: 8
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #98 / 150
  • Number of attempts: 1
Gray area - 702 entries

It's a golf metaphor or something.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #172 / 260
  • Number of attempts: 4
Two become one - 703 entries

We have two c arrays and want to make one two dimensional out of it. Can we do that?

  • Best score: 25
  • Best player score: 30
  • Position: #90 / 202
  • Number of attempts: 3
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10538 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #2169 / 3638
  • Number of attempts: 2
The name of the game - 629 entries

End up with the name of the game.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #224 / 344
  • 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: 36
  • Position: #684 / 717
  • Number of attempts: 2
Switch function arguments - 1982 entries

How to switch two arguments of a function.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #395 / 627
  • Number of attempts: 1
switch variable - 4937 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #471 / 1707
  • Number of attempts: 4
The meaning - 522 entries

Numbers are fun!

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Position: #265 / 337
  • Number of attempts: 2
Numbering a List - 1831 entries

Pretty simple, number the list.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #18 / 626
  • Number of attempts: 1
Change the content of a string - 1350 entries

This docstring is a complete lie. Fix it.

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #262 / 521
  • Number of attempts: 2
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: 22
  • Position: #2754 / 3417
  • Number of attempts: 2
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