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Played Challenges

Simple, Practical, and Common - 32879 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: 37
  • Position: #6709 / 7266
  • Number of attempts: 2
One number per line - 18367 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #2943 / 3786
  • Number of attempts: 1
V to the i - 4635 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #1300 / 1855
  • Number of attempts: 3
Swap the operands under comparison - 253 entries

Swap the operands under comparison to prevent null pointer exception (at least in java)

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 26
  • Position: #68 / 91
  • Number of attempts: 1
Split line with dots - 2088 entries

This line is too long, split it.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #380 / 621
  • Number of attempts: 3
remove lines containing the word "reader" - 3450 entries

easy stuff

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #672 / 1119
  • Number of attempts: 1
Com(m)a Trouble - 3369 entries

Someone was real stupid when placing his commas. Can you fix it?

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #404 / 758
  • Number of attempts: 2
Box it - 7678 entries

Create a box around a line.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 25
  • Position: #976 / 1834
  • Number of attempts: 3
Every other line - 2820 entries

AaAaAaA

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #338 / 684
  • Number of attempts: 2
Copy three lines - 2786 entries

If the site is up (by some miracle), make the text under every header identical.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #323 / 624
  • Number of attempts: 2
That hyphen - 2488 entries

"vim vi improved"

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #463 / 680
  • Number of attempts: 1
Just the middle - 11119 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #2921 / 4108
  • Number of attempts: 5
Team names - 1773 entries

The team names are misspelled.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #433 / 569
  • Number of attempts: 1
Subnetting - 102 entries

Split up the IP addresses in the right way.

  • Best score: 29
  • Best player score: 35
  • Position: #18 / 33
  • Number of attempts: 2
Missing Library and a Typo - 830 entries

I forgot to add a c library, please add it for me. Also I'm bad at typing so fix my typo too.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #74 / 204
  • Number of attempts: 3
Basic renumbering - 5422 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #539 / 1225
  • Number of attempts: 2
Adam's challenge - 913 entries

Change both normal to bold and 4 by 2. Adam Wathan challenge this on twitter . He did it in 11 keystrokes on Sublime.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 28
  • Position: #239 / 256
  • Number of attempts: 1
Vice versa - 7508 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #1045 / 2038
  • Number of attempts: 2
Order and join - 870 entries

There's something special about the input order.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #152 / 239
  • Number of attempts: 1
I forgot quotes - 15710 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #2219 / 4108
  • Number of attempts: 1
-a-b-c- - 3108 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #670 / 1110
  • Number of attempts: 4
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10531 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #2308 / 3636
  • Number of attempts: 2
quotes inside quotes - 3020 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: 17
  • Position: #893 / 1043
  • Number of attempts: 1
Words in parens - 12721 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 25
  • Position: #3731 / 3914
  • Number of attempts: 1
Vertical Limit - 2363 entries

transform a succession of one word lines to a an array of strings

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 26
  • Position: #463 / 714
  • Number of attempts: 3
Remove noise from HTTP log - 657 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: 15
  • Position: #121 / 259
  • Number of attempts: 2
Simple text editing with Vim - 11589 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #1632 / 3402
  • Number of attempts: 2
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