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Played Challenges

V to the i - 4596 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #190 / 1837
  • 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: #212 / 4088
  • Number of attempts: 5
Basic renumbering - 5393 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #828 / 1218
  • Number of attempts: 2
comments galore - 954 entries

Basic comment reformatting

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #83 / 405
  • Number of attempts: 2
Mirror Symmetry - 746 entries

Add backslashes.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #127 / 256
  • Number of attempts: 3
Swap assigned value - 525 entries

Simple problem but looking for interesting solutions.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #154 / 226
  • Number of attempts: 1
Collect List - 4146 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #988 / 1159
  • Number of attempts: 2
Rail fence transposition cipher - 70 entries

Solve a rail fence transposition cipher using vim. This ciphertext was created using two rails. Use vim to transpose the text and recover the original quote.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #12 / 24
  • Number of attempts: 2
Space out the alphabet - 1542 entries

Put 3 spaces between adjacent letters.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #23 / 421
  • Number of attempts: 9
Fix the XML - 934 entries

The challenge consists in having a valid xml from an incomplete source.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 29
  • Position: #217 / 273
  • Number of attempts: 2
Shuffled numbers - 203 entries

Each number is paired with the number it should follow. That's enough information to put them in order.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #5 / 85
  • Number of attempts: 3
I forgot quotes - 15636 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #145 / 4094
  • Number of attempts: 6
-a-b-c- - 3077 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #87 / 1099
  • Number of attempts: 4
Count both ways - 932 entries

Right AND down.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #211 / 333
  • Number of attempts: 1
120 Degrees - 399 entries

Rotate that triangle.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #19 / 135
  • Number of attempts: 4
Where should I put the Newline? - 830 entries

Help me put the newline.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #143 / 415
  • Number of attempts: 2
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10507 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #685 / 3626
  • Number of attempts: 3
attr_aligner - 3347 entries

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

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #93 / 677
  • Number of attempts: 9
Letter case trickery - 1515 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: 13
  • Position: #382 / 492
  • Number of attempts: 1
quotes inside quotes - 2996 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: 3
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #192 / 1037
  • Number of attempts: 6
Words in parens - 12677 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #2599 / 3903
  • Number of attempts: 1
Hole-in-one - 963 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: 16
  • Position: #72 / 294
  • Number of attempts: 4
Groups magic - 140 entries

Regexp or macros for string converting: (a) -> ___ (abc) -> ____ (abcd) -> ______ All in the '(' replace to _ multiply by char count + ()

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #14 / 83
  • Number of attempts: 3
SFD-ROC: vimvimvim - 1441 entries

Oh no, this line is longer than 80 chars... put each 'vim' on a new line.

  • Best score: 8
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #68 / 411
  • Number of attempts: 6
Switch function arguments - 1933 entries

How to switch two arguments of a function.

  • Best score: 3
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #112 / 617
  • Number of attempts: 4
Remove noise from HTTP log - 641 entries

This piece of log (from the year 2000) contains some irrelevant data. We only want to see the HTTP method and resource.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #170 / 255
  • Number of attempts: 1
switch variable - 4863 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #354 / 1688
  • Number of attempts: 4
Sort the cardinal numbers - 240 entries

Maybe a simple challenge.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #40 / 132
  • Number of attempts: 2
Make it more readable - 1852 entries

Insert blank lines to make it more organized and readable

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #68 / 611
  • Number of attempts: 4
remove dupes from array - 1260 entries

given a random string that contains a ruby-esque array, make sure that there are no duplicate elements

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #168 / 321
  • Number of attempts: 2
Numbering a List - 1774 entries

Pretty simple, number the list.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #75 / 609
  • Number of attempts: 6
Shebangs for all - 1719 entries

We've all seen or used a shebang once or twice. Ditch the specific paths and leave just a dynamic Ruby and Python bath behind.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #32 / 458
  • Number of attempts: 6
Reverse and count - 403 entries

Someone typed things upside down and now a Vim ninja needs to reverse the lines and count how many there are.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 29
  • Position: #102 / 153
  • 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: #29 / 418
  • Number of attempts: 3
The Cake is a Lie - 1168 entries

Correct the capitalization of each word

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #205 / 477
  • Number of attempts: 2
Whitespace, empty lines and tabs - 2763 entries

Convert tabs to spaces, strip empty lines and trailing whitespace.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 34
  • Position: #535 / 631
  • Number of attempts: 1
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: #341 / 3335
  • Number of attempts: 4
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