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Played Challenges

One number per line - 15236 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 24
  • Number of attempts: 3
Basic renumbering - 4923 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 20
  • Number of attempts: 1
Team names - 1591 entries

The team names are misspelled.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 19
  • Number of attempts: 2
switch variable - 4501 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 6
V to the i - 4223 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Number of attempts: 4
Remember VimGolf Rules ! - 206 entries

Rules, ... and don't forget !

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Number of attempts: 2
Search and Replace 0 - 4346 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 5
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 9910 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 7
-a-b-c- - 2776 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 3
Copy three lines - 2322 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 6
Just the middle - 9977 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Number of attempts: 9
Words in parens - 11689 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 5
Adam's challenge - 852 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
  • Number of attempts: 3
Simple text editing with Vim - 10828 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 7
Swap values - 3962 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 6
Extract argument from function - 2093 entries

The aim is to see if you can do some refactoring very fast.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 20
  • Number of attempts: 1
Don't know what this is - 1822 entries

Replace contents of brackets with matching number of spaces. Don't ask what the format's supposed to be.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 2
Collect List - 3744 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 6
Array transposition - 1813 entries

Transpose two arrays into one.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 56
  • Number of attempts: 1
I forgot quotes - 13476 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 6
Vice versa - 6541 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 5
That hyphen - 2296 entries

"vim vi improved"

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 2
From argument to object - 1184 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: 17
  • Number of attempts: 3
Fiddle percentages into real numbers - 750 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: 18
  • Number of attempts: 1
Every other line - 2318 entries

AaAaAaA

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 2
Order and join - 780 entries

There's something special about the input order.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 8
quotes inside quotes - 2885 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: 19
  • Number of attempts: 2
multiple cursor alternative - 1253 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: 19
  • Number of attempts: 9
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