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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: 22
  • Position: #1580 / 7276
  • Number of attempts: 5
Swap values - 4440 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #444 / 1241
  • Number of attempts: 5
One number per line - 18395 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #893 / 3793
  • Number of attempts: 9
Aliases for cd - 819 entries

Create these beautiful aliases with as few strokes as possible. Are you up for the challenge?

  • Best score: 30
  • Best player score: 39
  • Position: #52 / 146
  • Number of attempts: 6
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: 14
  • Position: #315 / 815
  • Number of attempts: 4
Add semicolons - 10545 entries

Simply add a semicolon at the end of each line

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #1238 / 2989
  • Number of attempts: 2
Split line with dots - 2103 entries

This line is too long, split it.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #485 / 623
  • Number of attempts: 1
remove lines containing the word "reader" - 3454 entries

easy stuff

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #205 / 1121
  • Number of attempts: 4
Com(m)a Trouble - 3410 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #223 / 764
  • Number of attempts: 9
Box it - 7682 entries

Create a box around a line.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #624 / 1836
  • Number of attempts: 3
multiple cursor alternative - 1447 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: 25
  • Position: #296 / 369
  • Number of attempts: 1
Extract argument from function - 2218 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #445 / 729
  • Number of attempts: 3
Number Sort - 286 entries

sort the list of newline-separated numbers incrementally. Numbers are in the range 1 to 1000, with 500 missing

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #36 / 153
  • Number of attempts: 2
That hyphen - 2500 entries

"vim vi improved"

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #247 / 683
  • Number of attempts: 5
Just the middle - 11141 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #3727 / 4114
  • Number of attempts: 1
Basic renumbering - 5436 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #567 / 1228
  • Number of attempts: 4
Vice versa - 7537 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #915 / 2049
  • Number of attempts: 5
Increment each number - 946 entries

Increment each number individually by one

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #60 / 233
  • Number of attempts: 6
Array transposition - 2312 entries

Transpose two arrays into one.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 28
  • Position: #332 / 431
  • Number of attempts: 1
I forgot quotes - 15748 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #747 / 4116
  • Number of attempts: 2
Don't know what this is - 1951 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: 12
  • Position: #214 / 572
  • Number of attempts: 4
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10538 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #3122 / 3638
  • Number of attempts: 1
Words in parens - 12736 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #1634 / 3919
  • Number of attempts: 1
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: #2114 / 3418
  • Number of attempts: 1
Reformat/Refactor a Golfer Class - 6033 entries

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

  • Best score: 32
  • Best player score: 41
  • Position: #841 / 1486
  • Number of attempts: 2
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