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Played Challenges

xrandr outputs and dashes - 588 entries

uh oh, different video drivers identify display outputs with more dashes. Quick, need to change this xrandr script!

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #17 / 192
  • Number of attempts: 4
Yo To Hello - 1048 entries

Simply Turn Yo To Hello

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #114 / 481
  • Number of attempts: 1
Simple, Practical, and Common - 32904 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: #2016 / 7270
  • Number of attempts: 10
prepend * to every non-blank line - 5959 entries

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

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #196 / 1463
  • Number of attempts: 4
One number per line - 18377 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #587 / 3787
  • Number of attempts: 11
citizen_hacks_2019_challenge2 - 173 entries

For the Citizen Hacks 2019 Vim competition.

  • Best score: 6
  • Best player score: 6
  • Position: #41 / 86
  • Number of attempts: 2
Swap values inside brackets - 2431 entries

Easy challenge.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #254 / 560
  • Number of attempts: 4
V to the i - 4639 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #699 / 1856
  • Number of attempts: 2
Applying same text modification in several lines - 2748 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #577 / 815
  • Number of attempts: 3
Refactor typescript arrow function type - 287 entries

Make arrow function type less verbose and easier to read

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 36
  • Position: #58 / 63
  • Number of attempts: 1
Add string initializers to an enum - 765 entries

Change Typescript enum so that it has string initializers.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 27
  • Position: #164 / 226
  • Number of attempts: 1
SCREAMING_SNAKE_CASE to Title Case - 1117 entries

Convert strings in SCREAMING_SNAKE_CASE to Title Case. Examples: EMPLOYEE_NAME -> Employee Name REVENUE_YEAR_TO_DATE -> Revenue Year To Date SALARY -> Salary

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 28
  • Position: #141 / 232
  • Number of attempts: 4
Bad Copy Syntax - 1938 entries

Copy should be from right to left, but sometimes you type it wrong.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 33
  • Position: #431 / 493
  • Number of attempts: 1
remove lines containing the word "reader" - 3454 entries

easy stuff

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #339 / 1121
  • Number of attempts: 3
Com(m)a Trouble - 3376 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #86 / 760
  • Number of attempts: 10
Box it - 7680 entries

Create a box around a line.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #250 / 1835
  • Number of attempts: 5
Tables, Functions, Sprocs - 113 entries

In order to load some scripts into my database in the correct order I need to load tables first (t_), then functions (fn_), then stored procedures (sp_). The order of the t_ lines and the order of the sp_ lines should also match. Reorder the lines so they will load correctly.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #27 / 38
  • Number of attempts: 3
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: 27
  • Position: #314 / 369
  • Number of attempts: 1
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: 23
  • Position: #375 / 417
  • Number of attempts: 1
Two pairs of cluster of letters creates word - 710 entries

Clean and group.

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 24
  • Position: #130 / 166
  • Number of attempts: 1
Every other line - 2829 entries

AaAaAaA

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #504 / 686
  • Number of attempts: 2
Search and Replace 0 - 4651 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #997 / 1541
  • Number of attempts: 2
That hyphen - 2498 entries

"vim vi improved"

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #473 / 683
  • Number of attempts: 4
Just the middle - 11136 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #1323 / 4112
  • Number of attempts: 4
Team names - 1777 entries

The team names are misspelled.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #383 / 570
  • Number of attempts: 4
Basic renumbering - 5430 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #476 / 1227
  • Number of attempts: 10
ninja substitution - 1300 entries

How can you reuse a previous substitution ?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 31
  • Position: #224 / 247
  • Number of attempts: 3
Vice versa - 7520 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #1361 / 2043
  • Number of attempts: 1
Angular naming conventions - 280 entries

In angular, a directive name follows the camelCase convention. When the directive is used in an HTML template, the words are instead separated by a dash. Go from to the other the fastest!

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #87 / 109
  • Number of attempts: 7
citizen_hacks_2019_challenge4 - 74 entries

For the Citizen Hacks 2019 Vim competition.

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Position: #33 / 51
  • Number of attempts: 2
One to Ten - 2093 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: 13
  • Position: #362 / 641
  • Number of attempts: 7
Change part of a function name in multiple occurrences - 598 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: 14
  • Position: #53 / 191
  • Number of attempts: 4
citizen_hacks_2019_challenge5 - 119 entries

For the Citizen Hacks 2019 Vim competition.

  • Best score: 6
  • Best player score: 6
  • Position: #27 / 62
  • Number of attempts: 3
Line under headers - 1918 entries

Put a line under each header, and remove the other markdown formatting.

  • Best score: 24
  • Best player score: 26
  • Position: #51 / 472
  • Number of attempts: 7
Increment each number - 946 entries

Increment each number individually by one

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #135 / 233
  • Number of attempts: 5
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: #196 / 348
  • Number of attempts: 3
change parenthesis - 251 entries

change the pair of braces into a pair of parentheses

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 30
  • Position: #139 / 140
  • Number of attempts: 1
Put the months in order - 915 entries

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

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 46
  • Position: #97 / 155
  • Number of attempts: 4
Restore order to the alphabet - 175 entries

The numbers are OK. The letters are wonky.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #44 / 64
  • Number of attempts: 2
Array transposition - 2312 entries

Transpose two arrays into one.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 52
  • Position: #412 / 431
  • Number of attempts: 1
Test everything! - 136 entries

... and build the desired input data structure. Transform a list of values into a non-trivial format.

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 41
  • Position: #40 / 47
  • Number of attempts: 1
I forgot quotes - 15728 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #1885 / 4114
  • Number of attempts: 7
-a-b-c- - 3118 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #273 / 1112
  • Number of attempts: 6
Where should I put the Newline? - 842 entries

Help me put the newline.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #211 / 421
  • Number of attempts: 2
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10533 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #1465 / 3637
  • Number of attempts: 2
quotes inside quotes - 3026 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: #333 / 1044
  • Number of attempts: 4
Words in parens - 12736 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #1040 / 3919
  • Number of attempts: 8
A simple change - 396 entries

Just change the numbers in the most efficient way ...

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #41 / 175
  • Number of attempts: 2
SFD-ROC: vimvimvim - 1508 entries

Oh no, this line is longer than 80 chars... put each 'vim' on a new line.

  • Best score: 8
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #106 / 424
  • Number of attempts: 5
ASCII-art Histogram - 285 entries

Create an ASCCI-art histogram for the given numbers. Make sure not to leave trailing whitespaces. Thanks to VimGolf I recently discovered a feature of Vim thAT blew my mind. I'm curious to see what real ninjas make of it ;-)

  • Best score: 33
  • Best player score: 123
  • Position: #49 / 51
  • Number of attempts: 1
calculations - 255 entries

Complete these (weird) calculations.

  • Best score: 38
  • Best player score: 39
  • Position: #21 / 61
  • Number of attempts: 8
switch variable - 4917 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #587 / 1701
  • Number of attempts: 4
Reconstruct the Sentence - 1151 entries

Get the sentence back in the proper order, remove duplicate lines, and then combine the separate lines into one.

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 46
  • Position: #340 / 347
  • Number of attempts: 1
Simple text editing with Vim - 11624 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #610 / 3410
  • Number of attempts: 4
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