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Played Challenges

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: #1973 / 7270
  • Number of attempts: 13
Swap values - 4440 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #691 / 1241
  • Number of attempts: 2
One number per line - 18377 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #842 / 3787
  • Number of attempts: 17
V to the i - 4639 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #463 / 1856
  • Number of attempts: 5
Refactor typescript arrow function type - 287 entries

Make arrow function type less verbose and easier to read

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 27
  • Position: #40 / 63
  • Number of attempts: 2
Add semicolons - 10539 entries

Simply add a semicolon at the end of each line

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #285 / 2988
  • Number of attempts: 7
Split line with dots - 2098 entries

This line is too long, split it.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 24
  • Position: #494 / 622
  • Number of attempts: 1
Every other line - 2829 entries

AaAaAaA

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #317 / 686
  • Number of attempts: 4
Copy three lines - 2794 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #251 / 625
  • Number of attempts: 3
Search and Replace 0 - 4651 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #799 / 1541
  • Number of attempts: 4
That hyphen - 2498 entries

"vim vi improved"

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #151 / 683
  • Number of attempts: 9
comment and uncomment code inline - 995 entries

It's very useful to be able to comment out a block of code in a quick edit. And likewise to uncomment the code. This operation often involves multi-line stanzas and even large blocks. With just line-wise navigation and insert mode this would cost you about 4 keystrokes per line. Master this hole of VimGolf and you'll quickly drop your key count in day to day Vim as well.

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #14 / 296
  • Number of attempts: 6
Just the middle - 11136 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #2352 / 4112
  • Number of attempts: 6
Team names - 1777 entries

The team names are misspelled.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #8 / 570
  • Number of attempts: 2
Fiddle percentages into real numbers - 795 entries

Get rid of the '%' symbols and shift the decimal place. This is the easier version - all the columns line up.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #12 / 271
  • Number of attempts: 4
Combines all items - 269 entries

For each line that starts with the same number I want to combine its contents

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #50 / 123
  • Number of attempts: 3
Vice versa - 7520 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #1243 / 2043
  • Number of attempts: 3
Order and join - 877 entries

There's something special about the input order.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #99 / 241
  • Number of attempts: 7
Paragraph breaks - 483 entries

Swap the blank lines and the aaa lines.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #69 / 160
  • Number of attempts: 5
Array transposition - 2312 entries

Transpose two arrays into one.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 48
  • Position: #404 / 431
  • Number of attempts: 2
Collect List - 4178 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #279 / 1166
  • Number of attempts: 5
I forgot quotes - 15728 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #2849 / 4114
  • Number of attempts: 5
-a-b-c- - 3118 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #638 / 1112
  • Number of attempts: 4
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10533 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #1094 / 3637
  • Number of attempts: 5
Words in parens - 12736 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #2328 / 3919
  • Number of attempts: 3
switch variable - 4917 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #461 / 1701
  • Number of attempts: 3
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: 20
  • Position: #2614 / 3410
  • Number of attempts: 4
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