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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: #887 / 7270
  • Number of attempts: 7
One number per line - 18377 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #289 / 3787
  • Number of attempts: 14
Swap values inside brackets - 2431 entries

Easy challenge.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #141 / 560
  • Number of attempts: 8
Com(m)a Trouble - 3376 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #165 / 760
  • Number of attempts: 6
That hyphen - 2498 entries

"vim vi improved"

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #283 / 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: #1154 / 4112
  • Number of attempts: 2
Vice versa - 7520 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #1311 / 2043
  • Number of attempts: 4
convert yml into java pojo field - 808 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: 29
  • Position: #35 / 215
  • Number of attempts: 6
I forgot quotes - 15728 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #783 / 4114
  • Number of attempts: 11
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10533 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #64 / 3637
  • Number of attempts: 7
attr_aligner - 3402 entries

Two attr keywords. Two separate indentations. Align the colons.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 34
  • Position: #541 / 685
  • Number of attempts: 3
Letter case trickery - 1547 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: #90 / 498
  • Number of attempts: 6
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: 16
  • Position: #540 / 1044
  • Number of attempts: 3
Words in parens - 12736 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #910 / 3919
  • Number of attempts: 5
Generate English Alphabets - 438 entries

Start with a, get up to z.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #12 / 194
  • Number of attempts: 6
Reformat/Refactor a Golfer Class - 6014 entries

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

  • Best score: 32
  • Best player score: 37
  • Position: #507 / 1481
  • Number of attempts: 6
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