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Played Challenges

Simple, Practical, and Common - 32773 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: 27
  • Position: #3924 / 7241
  • Number of attempts: 3
Hogwarts Email Sorting - 800 entries

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

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #68 / 229
  • Number of attempts: 3
Swap values - 4409 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #497 / 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: 15
  • Position: #848 / 1434
  • Number of attempts: 6
One number per line - 18295 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #616 / 3770
  • Number of attempts: 7
add line and index - 59 entries

a missed line and index names need to be added

  • Best score: 44
  • Best player score: 53
  • Position: #12 / 23
  • Number of attempts: 1
Add semicolons - 10467 entries

Simply add a semicolon at the end of each line

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #1302 / 2966
  • Number of attempts: 2
Bad Copy Syntax - 1900 entries

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

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #232 / 484
  • Number of attempts: 5
Split line with dots - 2085 entries

This line is too long, split it.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #434 / 619
  • Number of attempts: 3
remove lines containing the word "reader" - 3436 entries

easy stuff

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #718 / 1113
  • Number of attempts: 1
Box it - 7659 entries

Create a box around a line.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #293 / 1830
  • Number of attempts: 3
Cool or not? - 748 entries

abc trying to be cool or not...

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #110 / 214
  • Number of attempts: 3
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: #182 / 368
  • Number of attempts: 2
Every other line - 2790 entries

AaAaAaA

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #247 / 679
  • Number of attempts: 5
Extract argument from function - 2195 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #365 / 724
  • Number of attempts: 1
Search and Replace 0 - 4587 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #985 / 1520
  • Number of attempts: 2
Just the middle - 11086 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #2977 / 4093
  • Number of attempts: 1
Basic renumbering - 5408 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #273 / 1221
  • Number of attempts: 9
Adam's challenge - 906 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: 19
  • Position: #119 / 254
  • Number of attempts: 5
Vice versa - 7461 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #1070 / 2022
  • Number of attempts: 5
One to Ten - 2072 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: #262 / 635
  • Number of attempts: 2
Line under headers - 1880 entries

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

  • Best score: 24
  • Best player score: 26
  • Position: #58 / 465
  • Number of attempts: 5
I forgot quotes - 15666 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #1188 / 4098
  • Number of attempts: 5
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10513 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #2400 / 3629
  • Number of attempts: 3
Words in parens - 12690 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #1764 / 3906
  • Number of attempts: 2
switch variable - 4877 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #948 / 1693
  • Number of attempts: 1
Simple text editing with Vim - 11438 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #1760 / 3359
  • Number of attempts: 1
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