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Played Challenges

Simple, Practical, and Common - 32745 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: #1403 / 7235
  • Number of attempts: 10
One number per line - 18223 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #2127 / 3759
  • Number of attempts: 2
Swap values inside brackets - 2404 entries

Easy challenge.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #207 / 555
  • Number of attempts: 5
V to the i - 4596 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #1719 / 1837
  • Number of attempts: 1
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: #261 / 803
  • Number of attempts: 4
Swap the operands under comparison - 251 entries

Swap the operands under comparison to prevent null pointer exception (at least in java)

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #26 / 90
  • Number of attempts: 3
Com(m)a Trouble - 3284 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #446 / 741
  • Number of attempts: 2
Box it - 7622 entries

Create a box around a line.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 27
  • Position: #1085 / 1819
  • Number of attempts: 1
Every other line - 2773 entries

AaAaAaA

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #224 / 676
  • Number of attempts: 6
Search and Replace 0 - 4534 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #526 / 1507
  • Number of attempts: 4
Just the middle - 11074 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #3474 / 4088
  • Number of attempts: 2
Team names - 1754 entries

The team names are misspelled.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #354 / 564
  • Number of attempts: 1
Text to HTML Table - 156 entries

Turn the plain text table to an HTML table.

  • Best score: 52
  • Best player score: 53
  • Position: #22 / 45
  • Number of attempts: 9
Missing Library and a Typo - 815 entries

I forgot to add a c library, please add it for me. Also I'm bad at typing so fix my typo too.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #109 / 200
  • Number of attempts: 2
Adam's challenge - 903 entries

Change both normal to bold and 4 by 2. Adam Wathan challenge this on twitter . He did it in 11 keystrokes on Sublime.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #149 / 251
  • Number of attempts: 2
Vice versa - 7413 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #1569 / 2010
  • Number of attempts: 1
C Reformatting - 675 entries

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

  • Best score: 30
  • Best player score: 46
  • Position: #74 / 156
  • Number of attempts: 4
Scrambled numbers - 769 entries

Four is NOT 1. One is 1.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #97 / 178
  • Number of attempts: 4
Align commas - 1000 entries

There are 15,000 aligning challenges on vimgolf.com, and they're all exactly the same. I hope this one is a little different.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #127 / 231
  • Number of attempts: 5
convert yml into java pojo field - 800 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: #88 / 212
  • Number of attempts: 2
Binary and Increment - 41 entries

Some numbers fun: not only increasing numbers but also increasing binary.

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 51
  • Position: #13 / 15
  • Number of attempts: 4
I forgot quotes - 15636 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #2579 / 4094
  • Number of attempts: 5
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10507 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #2290 / 3626
  • Number of attempts: 2
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: 10
  • Position: #153 / 492
  • Number of attempts: 6
Words in parens - 12677 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #884 / 3903
  • Number of attempts: 5
abcd > a b c d - 250 entries

transform the single spaces into 4 spaces repeat for each line

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #168 / 197
  • Number of attempts: 1
Vertical Limit - 2300 entries

transform a succession of one word lines to a an array of strings

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #226 / 701
  • Number of attempts: 6
Turn this csv list into queries - 190 entries

Transform each line of this csv file into a MySQL-ready INSERT query.

  • Best score: 98
  • Best player score: 114
  • Position: #34 / 90
  • Number of attempts: 1
Simple text editing with Vim - 11354 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #2064 / 3335
  • Number of attempts: 3
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