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Played Challenges

V to the i - 4639 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #190 / 1856
  • Number of attempts: 3
Just the middle - 11136 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #212 / 4112
  • Number of attempts: 5
Basic renumbering - 5430 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #837 / 1227
  • Number of attempts: 2
comments galore - 970 entries

Basic comment reformatting

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #83 / 410
  • Number of attempts: 2
Mirror Symmetry - 781 entries

Add backslashes.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #132 / 262
  • Number of attempts: 3
Swap assigned value - 556 entries

Simple problem but looking for interesting solutions.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #158 / 235
  • Number of attempts: 1
Collect List - 4178 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #995 / 1166
  • 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 - 1590 entries

Put 3 spaces between adjacent letters.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #23 / 433
  • Number of attempts: 9
Fix the XML - 958 entries

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

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 29
  • Position: #220 / 279
  • Number of attempts: 2
Shuffled numbers - 212 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 / 88
  • Number of attempts: 3
I forgot quotes - 15728 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #145 / 4114
  • Number of attempts: 6
-a-b-c- - 3118 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #87 / 1112
  • Number of attempts: 4
Count both ways - 957 entries

Right AND down.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #216 / 340
  • Number of attempts: 1
120 Degrees - 441 entries

Rotate that triangle.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #19 / 140
  • 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: #143 / 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: #685 / 3637
  • Number of attempts: 3
attr_aligner - 3402 entries

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

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #93 / 685
  • Number of attempts: 9
Letter case trickery - 1547 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: #387 / 498
  • Number of attempts: 1
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: #191 / 1044
  • Number of attempts: 6
Words in parens - 12736 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #2613 / 3919
  • Number of attempts: 1
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: 16
  • Position: #72 / 297
  • Number of attempts: 4
Groups magic - 141 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 / 84
  • Number of attempts: 3
SFD-ROC: vimvimvim - 1508 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 / 424
  • Number of attempts: 6
Switch function arguments - 1982 entries

How to switch two arguments of a function.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #111 / 627
  • Number of attempts: 4
Remove noise from HTTP log - 660 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: #174 / 260
  • Number of attempts: 1
switch variable - 4917 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #354 / 1701
  • Number of attempts: 4
Sort the cardinal numbers - 280 entries

Maybe a simple challenge.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #40 / 141
  • Number of attempts: 2
Make it more readable - 1891 entries

Insert blank lines to make it more organized and readable

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #68 / 622
  • Number of attempts: 4
remove dupes from array - 1290 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: #172 / 325
  • Number of attempts: 2
Numbering a List - 1828 entries

Pretty simple, number the list.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #89 / 625
  • Number of attempts: 6
Shebangs for all - 1771 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 / 467
  • Number of attempts: 6
Reverse and count - 412 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: #106 / 158
  • Number of attempts: 1
Reverse Simple Deletion - 759 entries

You did the simple deletion, now reverse it.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #29 / 429
  • Number of attempts: 3
The Cake is a Lie - 1203 entries

Correct the capitalization of each word

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #205 / 488
  • Number of attempts: 2
Whitespace, empty lines and tabs - 2979 entries

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

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 34
  • Position: #563 / 663
  • Number of attempts: 1
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: 13
  • Position: #341 / 3410
  • Number of attempts: 4
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