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Played Challenges

Rural Post - 3797 entries

Simple challenge to remove all but the post code on each line

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #197 / 938
  • Number of attempts: 4
Satisfy the go linter - 1611 entries

You just came up with this briliant go vars package. But dang, you forgot to add comments to the exported variables. Can you add a comment over each variable with a TODO-placeholder?

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #118 / 331
  • Number of attempts: 5
Replace pattern with 1, 2, 3, ... on each line - 954 entries

For each line replace a search pattern (in this case $) with numbers starting at 1 and then increasing by 1 for each replaced match. a$b$c$ -> a0b1c2

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #46 / 193
  • Number of attempts: 2
Simple, Practical, and Common - 32765 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: #1969 / 7241
  • Number of attempts: 4
Hogwarts Email Sorting - 793 entries

Given a list of emails, get the students full name and their associated house.

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #129 / 228
  • Number of attempts: 3
Get mail address from outlook format - 552 entries

Create a mail list space separated of mail list formatted by outlook

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #22 / 171
  • Number of attempts: 3
Reconstruct the actual output from my unit test tool report - 125 entries

When a test fails, my unit test tool reports differences between the actual output and the expected output as follow: - line in the expected output but missing in the actual output are prefixed with a dash - unexpected lines in the actual output are prefixed with a plus sign - comments added by the unit test tool are prefixed with a question mark - common lines are showed `as-is` (well, almost;) From that "diff" format, I would like to reconstruct the actual output.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #3 / 42
  • Number of attempts: 3
Swap values - 4409 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #322 / 1235
  • Number of attempts: 4
prepend * to every non-blank line - 5829 entries

Prepend an asterisk to every non-blank line in the input file.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #100 / 1434
  • Number of attempts: 5
Quote modules - 985 entries

Complete golang import statement.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #78 / 252
  • Number of attempts: 4
Swap values inside brackets - 2417 entries

Easy challenge.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #91 / 557
  • Number of attempts: 3
Applying same text modification in several lines - 2710 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #420 / 806
  • Number of attempts: 2
Add semicolons - 10467 entries

Simply add a semicolon at the end of each line

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #1089 / 2966
  • Number of attempts: 2
Bad Copy Syntax - 1899 entries

Copy should be from right to left, but sometimes you type it wrong.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #221 / 483
  • Number of attempts: 5
Com(m)a Trouble - 3307 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #242 / 746
  • Number of attempts: 5
Box it - 7657 entries

Create a box around a line.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 24
  • Position: #869 / 1829
  • Number of attempts: 2
multiple cursor alternative - 1441 entries

from: https://www.reddit.com/r/vim/comments/6w5pfa/crosspost_from_remacs_how_would_you_do_this_in_vim/

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #184 / 368
  • Number of attempts: 3
html paragraph to table - 583 entries

reformat html paragraph to table

  • Best score: 48
  • Best player score: 55
  • Position: #53 / 121
  • Number of attempts: 2
Every other line - 2790 entries

AaAaAaA

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #555 / 679
  • Number of attempts: 1
Copy three lines - 2766 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #237 / 620
  • Number of attempts: 2
That hyphen - 2467 entries

"vim vi improved"

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #269 / 675
  • Number of attempts: 4
Just the middle - 11086 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #2913 / 4093
  • Number of attempts: 3
Vice versa - 7449 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #503 / 2020
  • Number of attempts: 7
One to Ten - 2071 entries

Generate the sequence of numbers from 1 to 10, one number per line. Inspired by this Reddit thread: https://redd.it/ak4it2

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #209 / 634
  • Number of attempts: 3
Line under headers - 1877 entries

Put a line under each header, and remove the other markdown formatting.

  • Best score: 24
  • Best player score: 29
  • Position: #225 / 464
  • Number of attempts: 2
Collect List - 4155 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #477 / 1161
  • Number of attempts: 3
I forgot quotes - 15666 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #1870 / 4098
  • Number of attempts: 3
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10513 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #1450 / 3629
  • Number of attempts: 3
quotes inside quotes - 2998 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: 15
  • Position: #484 / 1037
  • Number of attempts: 2
Words in parens - 12690 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #1731 / 3906
  • Number of attempts: 5
Vertical Limit - 2319 entries

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

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 25
  • Position: #364 / 706
  • Number of attempts: 1
switch variable - 4871 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #608 / 1692
  • Number of attempts: 4
Reformat a C golf submission - 507 entries

Take this C golf submission (for the "tiny but standards-compliant Hello World program" category, naturally), and turn it into formatted C code.

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 29
  • Position: #74 / 188
  • Number of attempts: 1
Simple text editing with Vim - 11431 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #1771 / 3357
  • Number of attempts: 2
Reformat/Refactor a Golfer Class - 5864 entries

A simple case of removing unneeded code and fixing broken indentation.

  • Best score: 32
  • Best player score: 45
  • Position: #1038 / 1449
  • Number of attempts: 1
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