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Played Challenges

Search and Replace 0 - 4651 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #917 / 1541
  • Number of attempts: 4
That hyphen - 2498 entries

"vim vi improved"

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #371 / 683
  • Number of attempts: 1
Just the middle - 11136 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #3580 / 4112
  • Number of attempts: 2
Basic renumbering - 5428 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #690 / 1226
  • Number of attempts: 1
-a-b-c- - 3118 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #428 / 1112
  • Number of attempts: 2
NBCU Weekly Challenge - Test - 233 entries

Just testing.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #62 / 112
  • Number of attempts: 3
Change name of a variable - 161 entries

Replace the name of the $variable with the fastest move possible. The challenge is having a command that allow you to easily change the variable name even if its indented.

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #7 / 125
  • Number of attempts: 1
Winding path - 91 entries

It's a maze, but the bad paths have been blocked off. Mark the correct path.

  • Best score: 27
  • Best player score: 61
  • Position: #29 / 39
  • Number of attempts: 1
Do you demand a shrubbery? - 1105 entries

Use :redir and crush the emacsgolfers.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 32
  • Position: #216 / 291
  • Number of attempts: 1
Two become one - 703 entries

We have two c arrays and want to make one two dimensional out of it. Can we do that?

  • Best score: 25
  • Best player score: 29
  • Position: #72 / 202
  • Number of attempts: 4
Where should I put the Newline? - 842 entries

Help me put the newline.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #2 / 421
  • Number of attempts: 2
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10533 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #247 / 3637
  • Number of attempts: 4
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: 14
  • Position: #137 / 1044
  • Number of attempts: 4
Words in parens - 12736 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #1314 / 3919
  • Number of attempts: 3
Hole-in-one - 973 entries

Lets take this golf thing literally.. Drive off the tee into the hole, and of course you don't strike the ball completely clean.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #128 / 297
  • Number of attempts: 3
switch variable - 4917 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #793 / 1701
  • Number of attempts: 3
Simple text editing with Vim - 11619 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #2411 / 3408
  • Number of attempts: 4
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