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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: 24
  • Position: #2952 / 7270
  • Number of attempts: 5
Swap values - 4440 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #463 / 1241
  • Number of attempts: 5
One number per line - 18377 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #896 / 3787
  • Number of attempts: 9
Swap values inside brackets - 2431 entries

Easy challenge.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #381 / 560
  • Number of attempts: 3
V to the i - 4639 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #1326 / 1856
  • Number of attempts: 1
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: 15
  • Position: #485 / 815
  • Number of attempts: 3
Split line with dots - 2098 entries

This line is too long, split it.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 26
  • Position: #545 / 622
  • Number of attempts: 1
remove lines containing the word "reader" - 3454 entries

easy stuff

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #834 / 1121
  • Number of attempts: 2
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: #199 / 760
  • Number of attempts: 4
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: 19
  • Position: #65 / 369
  • Number of attempts: 13
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: 18
  • Position: #219 / 417
  • Number of attempts: 3
Every other line - 2829 entries

AaAaAaA

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #28 / 686
  • Number of attempts: 10
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: 13
  • Position: #114 / 625
  • Number of attempts: 6
Preferably without multi-cursor plugin - 476 entries

Originally asked as question on reddit by kpthunder: https://www.reddit.com/r/vim/comments/9fvsro/what_is_the_most_efficient_way_to_go_about/

  • Best score: 30
  • Best player score: 32
  • Position: #40 / 116
  • 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: #2745 / 4112
  • Number of attempts: 3
Team names - 1777 entries

The team names are misspelled.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #297 / 570
  • Number of attempts: 4
Basic renumbering - 5430 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #151 / 1227
  • Number of attempts: 12
Vice versa - 7520 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #922 / 2043
  • Number of attempts: 3
Python challenge - 140 entries

Change the types of the variables in the list from str to float, while keeping the truncation.

  • Best score: 31
  • Best player score: 34
  • Position: #13 / 41
  • Number of attempts: 4
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: 15
  • Position: #78 / 191
  • Number of attempts: 3
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: 6
  • Position: #251 / 348
  • 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: 52
  • Position: #123 / 155
  • Number of attempts: 3
Array transposition - 2312 entries

Transpose two arrays into one.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #127 / 431
  • Number of attempts: 20
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: 30
  • Position: #106 / 215
  • Number of attempts: 4
unknown command - 143 entries

I want change 5 words

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #35 / 72
  • Number of attempts: 2
Simple format (2) - 306 entries

try again!

  • Best score: 23
  • Best player score: 25
  • Position: #23 / 64
  • Number of attempts: 6
Collect List - 4178 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #403 / 1166
  • Number of attempts: 2
I forgot quotes - 15728 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #1155 / 4114
  • Number of attempts: 9
-a-b-c- - 3118 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #682 / 1112
  • Number of attempts: 2
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10533 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #2329 / 3637
  • Number of attempts: 1
attr_aligner - 3402 entries

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

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #150 / 685
  • Number of attempts: 17
Words in parens - 12736 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #1680 / 3919
  • Number of attempts: 3
Santa's naughty / nice list - 77 entries

Christmas is here and Santa hasn't decided who's naughty or nice yet. He's given a list of names to his programmer friend to quickly split the children into naughty and nice. Hint: There's a hidden pattern that might be familiar.

  • Best score: 39
  • Best player score: 57
  • Position: #17 / 23
  • Number of attempts: 3
switch variable - 4917 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #536 / 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: 14
  • Position: #1663 / 3410
  • Number of attempts: 3
Reformat/Refactor a Golfer Class - 6014 entries

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

  • Best score: 32
  • Best player score: 38
  • Position: #602 / 1481
  • Number of attempts: 7
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