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Played Challenges

Simple, Practical, and Common - 32972 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: #1494 / 7278
  • Number of attempts: 13
Swap values - 4440 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #902 / 1241
  • Number of attempts: 1
One number per line - 18395 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #2670 / 3793
  • Number of attempts: 4
Swap values inside brackets - 2433 entries

Easy challenge.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #429 / 561
  • Number of attempts: 1
Applying same text modification in several lines - 2751 entries

Remove identical text at the beginning of several lines and the closing parenthesis.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 30
  • Position: #751 / 815
  • Number of attempts: 1
Com(m)a Trouble - 3410 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 29
  • Position: #655 / 764
  • Number of attempts: 4
Preferably without multi-cursor plugin - 476 entries

Originally asked as question on reddit by kpthunder: https://www.reddit.com/r/vim/comments/9fvsro/what_is_the_most_efficient_way_to_go_about/

  • Best score: 30
  • Best player score: 40
  • Position: #93 / 116
  • Number of attempts: 1
Just the middle - 11141 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #2701 / 4114
  • Number of attempts: 4
Team names - 1780 entries

The team names are misspelled.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #189 / 571
  • Number of attempts: 2
Basic renumbering - 5444 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #903 / 1229
  • Number of attempts: 1
Vice versa - 7541 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #407 / 2049
  • Number of attempts: 7
Array transposition - 2312 entries

Transpose two arrays into one.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 95
  • Position: #427 / 431
  • Number of attempts: 1
convert yml into java pojo field - 818 entries

How fast vim can create fields for java pojo i.e class declaration referring to a (simple) yml file

  • Best score: 29
  • Best player score: 36
  • Position: #182 / 217
  • Number of attempts: 2
Collect List - 4184 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #390 / 1167
  • Number of attempts: 5
I forgot quotes - 15749 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #3581 / 4117
  • Number of attempts: 1
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10538 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #2314 / 3638
  • Number of attempts: 1
Words in parens - 12736 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #916 / 3919
  • Number of attempts: 10
Simple text editing with Vim - 11662 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #1641 / 3419
  • Number of attempts: 3
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