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Played Challenges

Simple, Practical, and Common - 32746 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: #1566 / 7235
  • Number of attempts: 24
One number per line - 18240 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #471 / 3760
  • Number of attempts: 10
Swap values inside brackets - 2404 entries

Easy challenge.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #279 / 555
  • Number of attempts: 10
V to the i - 4596 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #613 / 1837
  • Number of attempts: 6
Applying same text modification in several lines - 2699 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #51 / 803
  • Number of attempts: 7
Com(m)a Trouble - 3284 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #397 / 741
  • Number of attempts: 4
Copy three lines - 2751 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 29
  • Position: #576 / 616
  • Number of attempts: 1
Preferably without multi-cursor plugin - 459 entries

Originally asked as question on reddit by kpthunder: https://www.reddit.com/r/vim/comments/9fvsro/what_is_the_most_efficient_way_to_go_about/

  • Best score: 30
  • Best player score: 36
  • Position: #63 / 114
  • Number of attempts: 2
Number Sort - 281 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: #85 / 149
  • Number of attempts: 4
Just the middle - 11074 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #1178 / 4088
  • Number of attempts: 4
Missing Library and a Typo - 815 entries

I forgot to add a c library, please add it for me. Also I'm bad at typing so fix my typo too.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #18 / 200
  • Number of attempts: 10
Vice versa - 7414 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #1573 / 2011
  • Number of attempts: 9
Order and join - 846 entries

There's something special about the input order.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #59 / 233
  • Number of attempts: 6
convert yml into java pojo field - 800 entries

How fast vim can create fields for java pojo i.e class declaration referring to a (simple) yml file

  • Best score: 29
  • Best player score: 29
  • Position: #50 / 212
  • Number of attempts: 4
unknown command - 142 entries

I want change 5 words

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #17 / 71
  • Number of attempts: 5
Change your calendar - 278 entries

Happy New Year!

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #4 / 76
  • Number of attempts: 16
Simple format (2) - 296 entries

try again!

  • Best score: 23
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #4 / 63
  • Number of attempts: 17
Space out the alphabet - 1542 entries

Put 3 spaces between adjacent letters.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #319 / 421
  • Number of attempts: 4
I forgot quotes - 15639 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #807 / 4095
  • Number of attempts: 12
Don't know what this is - 1913 entries

Replace contents of brackets with matching number of spaces. Don't ask what the format's supposed to be.

  • Best score: 3
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #107 / 563
  • Number of attempts: 7
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10507 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #1336 / 3626
  • Number of attempts: 7
Delete unwanted lines - 350 entries

Delete all lines which does not end in "o.."

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #170 / 210
  • Number of attempts: 11
Array Transposition - 166 entries

Transpose four arrays into two.

  • Best score: 27
  • Best player score: 57
  • Position: #42 / 49
  • Number of attempts: 2
Vertical Limit - 2300 entries

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

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 33
  • Position: #650 / 701
  • Number of attempts: 1
The holy-grail may help - 304 entries

Can you find it in less than 20 strokes, Arthur?

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #147 / 190
  • Number of attempts: 2
Simple text editing with Vim - 11354 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #1638 / 3335
  • Number of attempts: 4
Reformat/Refactor a Golfer Class - 5804 entries

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

  • Best score: 32
  • Best player score: 50
  • Position: #1214 / 1438
  • Number of attempts: 2
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