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Simple, Practical, and Common - 33029 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: #9 / 7290
  • Number of attempts: 2
V to the i - 4647 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #1508 / 1861
  • Number of attempts: 1
Extract argument from function - 2261 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #496 / 735
  • Number of attempts: 1
That hyphen - 2520 entries

"vim vi improved"

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #293 / 688
  • Number of attempts: 3
Just the middle - 11281 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #1512 / 4139
  • Number of attempts: 1
Make HTML List - 994 entries

Turn the comma separated list into an unordered html list.

  • Best score: 33
  • Best player score: 50
  • Position: #188 / 264
  • Number of attempts: 1
Basic renumbering - 5477 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #953 / 1238
  • Number of attempts: 1
Interactive git rebase changing commands - 158 entries

How to change the action of some commits in git rebase dialog.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #1 / 75
  • Number of attempts: 3
JSON string rotation - 51 entries

Right value strings are misplaced. Just rotate them! I'm too kind with you guys and didn't included "strings with \" in it"!

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 38
  • Position: #16 / 18
  • Number of attempts: 1
Vice versa - 7598 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #9 / 2059
  • Number of attempts: 3
Array transposition - 2321 entries

Transpose two arrays into one.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #203 / 434
  • Number of attempts: 3
Assign numbers to fields - 94 entries

You are given a list of space-separated strings. Add an increasing numeric prefix to each one.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #27 / 53
  • Number of attempts: 1
Collect List - 4203 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #8 / 1173
  • Number of attempts: 2
VimGolfNight - 510 entries

Based on "The name of the game".

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #205 / 335
  • Number of attempts: 1
camel riding - 757 entries

add a prefix on some camelCase variables

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #150 / 271
  • Number of attempts: 1
Land of the Lost - 77 entries

Enter the tabs below the lyrics

  • Best score: 26
  • Best player score: 34
  • Position: #9 / 30
  • Number of attempts: 4
swap or reverse - 105 entries

Try to swap or reverse the line as needed.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #1 / 63
  • Number of attempts: 2
readability - 310 entries

Make the code readable by adding some spaces

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #91 / 147
  • Number of attempts: 1
Interleave lines - 143 entries

This is some kind of « paste -d'\n' c b a ». There are many ways to achieve this.. just find the shortest!

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 34
  • Position: #38 / 56
  • Number of attempts: 1
Merge blank lines and properly capitalize - 69 entries

Here you need complete 2 tasks: 1. Remove all unwanted continuous blank lines and leave only 1 blank line between paragraphs. 2. Properly capitalize the sentences.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 44
  • Position: #17 / 21
  • Number of attempts: 1
Fix the XML - 962 entries

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

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 37
  • Position: #262 / 280
  • Number of attempts: 1
Condensed Cases - 765 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: 14
  • Position: #113 / 235
  • Number of attempts: 1
Happy TvvO - 394 entries

Don’t forget the past, learn from it. Happy New Year.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #151 / 196
  • Number of attempts: 1
I forgot quotes - 15808 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #1417 / 4124
  • Number of attempts: 3
learn vim in short time - 221 entries

so happy to learn vim.because vim is awesome

  • Best score: 8
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #26 / 152
  • Number of attempts: 2
vim1001 - 274 entries

change number 1001 into a "vim1001 sequence". (My first challenge, hope it is not too bad... )

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 39
  • Position: #99 / 106
  • Number of attempts: 1
-a-b-c- - 3129 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #481 / 1116
  • Number of attempts: 1
Count both ways - 968 entries

Right AND down.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #282 / 344
  • Number of attempts: 1
NBCU Weekly Challenge - Test - 233 entries

Just testing.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #94 / 112
  • Number of attempts: 2
Lisp Condense - 432 entries

Reduce 4 cons selection operations down to one function call.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #111 / 152
  • Number of attempts: 2
120 Degrees - 457 entries

Rotate that triangle.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 26
  • Position: #111 / 142
  • Number of attempts: 1
Gray area - 712 entries

It's a golf metaphor or something.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #133 / 264
  • Number of attempts: 1
Refactor static member invocation - 194 entries

Someone used a static method. Refactor the method into a static import while fixing the assertion.

  • Best score: 28
  • Best player score: 30
  • Position: #31 / 62
  • Number of attempts: 2
Do you demand a shrubbery? - 1107 entries

Use :redir and crush the emacsgolfers.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #164 / 292
  • Number of attempts: 4
Don't know what this is - 1959 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: 16
  • Position: #456 / 574
  • Number of attempts: 1
Where should I put the Newline? - 849 entries

Help me put the newline.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #133 / 425
  • Number of attempts: 1
attr_aligner - 3402 entries

Two attr keywords. Two separate indentations. Align the colons.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 42
  • Position: #623 / 685
  • Number of attempts: 1
Letter case trickery - 1563 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: 11
  • Position: #256 / 503
  • Number of attempts: 5
Words in parens - 12775 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #1384 / 3926
  • Number of attempts: 5
The Quick Brown Fox Jumps Over The Lazy Vim - 393 entries

Someone has vandalized this text file and replaced the beginning character of one word in each line with a Big "X." Please remove the big X's, and fix each line to read "The Quick Brown Fox Jumps Over The Lazy Dog."

  • Best score: 8
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #73 / 183
  • Number of attempts: 2
Vertical Limit - 2386 entries

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

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 26
  • Position: #450 / 723
  • Number of attempts: 2
Append semicolon after expressions - 975 entries

Some lines need the semicolon, some don't.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #321 / 394
  • Number of attempts: 1
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