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Played Challenges

Simple, Practical, and Common - 32962 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: 22
  • Position: #888 / 7276
  • Number of attempts: 6
Swap values - 4440 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #157 / 1241
  • Number of attempts: 4
One number per line - 18395 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #211 / 3793
  • Number of attempts: 10
V to the i - 4641 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #476 / 1857
  • Number of attempts: 3
Every other line - 2829 entries

AaAaAaA

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #183 / 686
  • Number of attempts: 6
Copy three lines - 2801 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #60 / 625
  • Number of attempts: 4
Extract argument from function - 2218 entries

The aim is to see if you can do some refactoring very fast.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #185 / 729
  • Number of attempts: 6
Search and Replace 0 - 4681 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #486 / 1550
  • Number of attempts: 6
That hyphen - 2500 entries

"vim vi improved"

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #155 / 683
  • Number of attempts: 5
Just the middle - 11141 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #879 / 4114
  • Number of attempts: 3
Basic renumbering - 5436 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #65 / 1228
  • Number of attempts: 10
Adam's challenge - 916 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: 18
  • Position: #3 / 257
  • Number of attempts: 3
Fiddle percentages into real numbers - 798 entries

Get rid of the '%' symbols and shift the decimal place. This is the easier version - all the columns line up.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #60 / 273
  • Number of attempts: 5
Nesting SASS - 255 entries

Move a block inside another block and indent it

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #7 / 89
  • Number of attempts: 3
Combines all items - 271 entries

For each line that starts with the same number I want to combine its contents

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #56 / 123
  • Number of attempts: 2
Vice versa - 7537 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #273 / 2049
  • Number of attempts: 6
Order and join - 881 entries

There's something special about the input order.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #32 / 242
  • Number of attempts: 6
comments galore - 970 entries

Basic comment reformatting

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #224 / 410
  • Number of attempts: 3
Align commas - 1040 entries

There are 15,000 aligning challenges on vimgolf.com, and they're all exactly the same. I hope this one is a little different.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #59 / 236
  • Number of attempts: 7
Collect List - 4184 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #297 / 1167
  • Number of attempts: 7
I forgot quotes - 15748 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #565 / 4116
  • Number of attempts: 10
-a-b-c- - 3122 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #203 / 1113
  • Number of attempts: 5
Don't know what this is - 1951 entries

Replace contents of brackets with matching number of spaces. Don't ask what the format's supposed to be.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #83 / 572
  • Number of attempts: 5
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10538 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #1117 / 3638
  • Number of attempts: 3
attr_aligner - 3402 entries

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

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #215 / 685
  • Number of attempts: 12
quotes inside quotes - 3030 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: #267 / 1045
  • Number of attempts: 5
Words in parens - 12736 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #758 / 3919
  • Number of attempts: 3
switch variable - 4945 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #467 / 1708
  • Number of attempts: 4
Simple text editing with Vim - 11657 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #476 / 3418
  • Number of attempts: 4
Chris Robertson
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