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Played Challenges

Simple, Practical, and Common - 32086 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: 29
  • Number of attempts: 1
Make HTML List - 930 entries

Turn the comma separated list into an unordered html list.

  • Best score: 33
  • Best player score: 48
  • Number of attempts: 3
Collect List - 4077 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 1
Entries sort - 71 entries

It cames to my mind a weird idea : sorting parts of my .vimrc. Take few minutes to sort out this, it's easy !

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 2
Mirror Symmetry - 739 entries

Add backslashes.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 1
Restore order to the alphabet - 161 entries

The numbers are OK. The letters are wonky.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 2
Tiny column alignment - 37 entries

Align using the four blocks, don't forget to lowercase and have fun!

  • Best score: 33
  • Best player score: 37
  • Number of attempts: 2
camel riding - 731 entries

add a prefix on some camelCase variables

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 25
  • Number of attempts: 2
Fix the XML - 921 entries

The challenge consists in having a valid xml from an incomplete source.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 31
  • Number of attempts: 3
Just the middle - 10922 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Number of attempts: 4
I forgot quotes - 15300 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 5
Basic renumbering - 5325 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 27
  • Number of attempts: 1
That hyphen - 2411 entries

"vim vi improved"

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 2
-a-b-c- - 3012 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 2
V to the i - 4526 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Number of attempts: 1
Don't know what this is - 1884 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: 14
  • Number of attempts: 2
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10419 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 3
quotes inside quotes - 2973 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: 17
  • Number of attempts: 1
Words in parens - 12477 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 2
Let's play some Ivmgolf - 976 entries

Oops, I spelled that wrong.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 9
  • Number of attempts: 4
Vertical Limit - 2268 entries

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

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 31
  • Number of attempts: 1
Switch function arguments - 1905 entries

How to switch two arguments of a function.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 1
Shebangs for all - 1694 entries

We've all seen or used a shebang once or twice. Ditch the specific paths and leave just a dynamic Ruby and Python bath behind.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 25
  • Number of attempts: 2
Increment, increment, increment.... - 530 entries

Vim likes macros

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 26
  • Number of attempts: 1
Table Reshuffle - 326 entries

Fix the column order in this table... also append the new 'username' column.

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 44
  • Number of attempts: 1
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