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Played Challenges

Simple, Practical, and Common - 32746 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: 27
  • Position: #3796 / 7235
  • Number of attempts: 2
Swap values - 4390 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #699 / 1230
  • Number of attempts: 3
One number per line - 18224 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #370 / 3760
  • Number of attempts: 8
multiple cursor alternative - 1413 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: #41 / 363
  • Number of attempts: 6
From argument to object - 1250 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
  • Position: #69 / 412
  • Number of attempts: 4
Every other line - 2773 entries

AaAaAaA

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #474 / 676
  • Number of attempts: 1
Array propagate - 290 entries

Complete the array with the keys as part of the value

  • Best score: 23
  • Best player score: 24
  • Position: #32 / 102
  • Number of attempts: 3
Just the middle - 11074 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #1031 / 4088
  • Number of attempts: 2
Team names - 1754 entries

The team names are misspelled.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #327 / 564
  • Number of attempts: 2
For all cases. - 121 entries

In this case... change it! :) Watch the line.

  • Best score: 8
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #52 / 85
  • Number of attempts: 1
Remember VimGolf Rules ! - 225 entries

Rules, ... and don't forget !

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #11 / 123
  • Number of attempts: 4
Basic renumbering - 5393 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #91 / 1218
  • Number of attempts: 8
Hidden Message - 61 entries

Find the hidden message and replace all other characters with spaces.

  • Best score: 33
  • Best player score: 33
  • Position: #7 / 25
  • Number of attempts: 3
Interactive git rebase changing commands - 155 entries

How to change the action of some commits in git rebase dialog.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #46 / 73
  • Number of attempts: 2
create arrows in a list - 74 entries

Add arrow at same distance

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #48 / 58
  • Number of attempts: 1
Create a table - 285 entries

Convert the given input into a formatted table

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #69 / 94
  • Number of attempts: 1
Wrap text in quotes - 322 entries

All the blocks of text should be wrapped in quotation marks.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #35 / 110
  • Number of attempts: 3
Vice versa - 7413 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #333 / 2010
  • Number of attempts: 4
Order and join - 846 entries

There's something special about the input order.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #45 / 233
  • Number of attempts: 4
Array transposition - 2234 entries

Transpose two arrays into one.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #84 / 422
  • Number of attempts: 8
Collect List - 4146 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #562 / 1159
  • Number of attempts: 4
ASCII box - 304 entries

Don't forget to fix typos!

  • Best score: 23
  • Best player score: 27
  • Position: #66 / 99
  • Number of attempts: 1
I forgot quotes - 15636 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #672 / 4094
  • Number of attempts: 5
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10507 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #1212 / 3626
  • Number of attempts: 3
Words in parens - 12677 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #828 / 3903
  • Number of attempts: 3
Delete unwanted lines - 350 entries

Delete all lines which does not end in "o.."

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #165 / 210
  • Number of attempts: 1
Ruby 1.9 hashes - 1113 entries

Rubyists talk about being cutting edge but how many are using 1.9 in production? Time to convert those verbose 1.8 hashes in to symbolic, succinct 1.9 beauties!

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #84 / 372
  • Number of attempts: 2
A Simple One - 870 entries

Here is a very simple one - just to illustrate/introduce a vim feature that some people seem to miss...

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #462 / 581
  • Number of attempts: 1
Reverse Simple Deletion - 739 entries

You did the simple deletion, now reverse it.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #38 / 418
  • Number of attempts: 2
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: 13
  • Position: #509 / 3335
  • Number of attempts: 5
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