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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: 31
  • Position: #5314 / 7276
  • Number of attempts: 1
Swap values - 4440 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #635 / 1241
  • Number of attempts: 2
V to the i - 4641 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #1103 / 1857
  • Number of attempts: 2
Search and Replace 0 - 4676 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #957 / 1549
  • Number of attempts: 2
That hyphen - 2500 entries

"vim vi improved"

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #330 / 683
  • Number of attempts: 2
Just the middle - 11141 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #2063 / 4114
  • Number of attempts: 7
Basic renumbering - 5436 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 25
  • Position: #1107 / 1228
  • Number of attempts: 1
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: 20
  • Position: #122 / 257
  • Number of attempts: 3
Vice versa - 7535 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #1791 / 2048
  • Number of attempts: 1
comments galore - 970 entries

Basic comment reformatting

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #121 / 410
  • Number of attempts: 3
Angular naming conventions - 283 entries

In angular, a directive name follows the camelCase convention. When the directive is used in an HTML template, the words are instead separated by a dash. Go from to the other the fastest!

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #74 / 110
  • Number of attempts: 1
Replace and keep the case - 395 entries

Replace all instance of plugin and Plugin to device and Device.

  • Best score: 26
  • Best player score: 32
  • Position: #90 / 111
  • Number of attempts: 2
Alsa configuration - 481 entries

I'm tweaking my ~/.asoundrc file!

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 30
  • Position: #82 / 123
  • Number of attempts: 4
Collect List - 4184 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #695 / 1167
  • Number of attempts: 6
Space out the alphabet - 1595 entries

Put 3 spaces between adjacent letters.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 26
  • Position: #391 / 434
  • Number of attempts: 1
Condensed Cases - 758 entries

Apple's new programming language, Swift, allows two style of case statements: 1) one Enum case on each line, or 2) multiple Enum cases on a single line. Convert the following from the first case (no pun intended) to the second type.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #177 / 231
  • Number of attempts: 2
I forgot quotes - 15748 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #3109 / 4116
  • Number of attempts: 2
-a-b-c- - 3118 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #600 / 1112
  • Number of attempts: 2
Count both ways - 962 entries

Right AND down.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #235 / 342
  • Number of attempts: 4
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10538 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #903 / 3638
  • Number of attempts: 2
Letter case trickery - 1553 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: 12
  • Position: #338 / 500
  • Number of attempts: 2
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: 16
  • Position: #605 / 1045
  • Number of attempts: 3
Words in parens - 12736 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #2264 / 3919
  • Number of attempts: 1
switch variable - 4945 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #398 / 1708
  • Number of attempts: 6
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: 16
  • Position: #2088 / 3418
  • Number of attempts: 2
Durga Swaroop Perla
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