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Played Challenges

Simple, Practical, and Common - 32910 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 / 7271
  • Number of attempts: 24
One number per line - 18378 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #471 / 3788
  • Number of attempts: 10
Swap values inside brackets - 2431 entries

Easy challenge.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #282 / 560
  • Number of attempts: 10
V to the i - 4641 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #613 / 1857
  • Number of attempts: 6
Applying same text modification in several lines - 2748 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #58 / 815
  • Number of attempts: 7
Com(m)a Trouble - 3376 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #410 / 760
  • Number of attempts: 4
Copy three lines - 2794 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 29
  • Position: #584 / 625
  • Number of attempts: 1
Preferably without multi-cursor plugin - 476 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: #65 / 116
  • Number of attempts: 2
Number Sort - 284 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 / 152
  • Number of attempts: 4
Just the middle - 11136 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #1178 / 4112
  • Number of attempts: 4
Missing Library and a Typo - 836 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 / 205
  • Number of attempts: 10
Vice versa - 7522 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #1588 / 2044
  • Number of attempts: 9
Order and join - 877 entries

There's something special about the input order.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #59 / 241
  • Number of attempts: 6
convert yml into java pojo field - 808 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 / 215
  • Number of attempts: 4
unknown command - 143 entries

I want change 5 words

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #17 / 72
  • Number of attempts: 5
Change your calendar - 279 entries

Happy New Year!

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #4 / 77
  • Number of attempts: 16
Simple format (2) - 306 entries

try again!

  • Best score: 23
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #4 / 64
  • Number of attempts: 17
Space out the alphabet - 1590 entries

Put 3 spaces between adjacent letters.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #327 / 433
  • Number of attempts: 4
I forgot quotes - 15740 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #807 / 4115
  • Number of attempts: 12
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: 11
  • Position: #106 / 572
  • Number of attempts: 7
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10533 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #1336 / 3637
  • Number of attempts: 7
Delete unwanted lines - 358 entries

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

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #170 / 215
  • Number of attempts: 11
Array Transposition - 168 entries

Transpose four arrays into two.

  • Best score: 27
  • Best player score: 57
  • Position: #43 / 50
  • Number of attempts: 2
Vertical Limit - 2367 entries

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

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 33
  • Position: #664 / 716
  • Number of attempts: 1
The holy-grail may help - 315 entries

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

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #147 / 194
  • Number of attempts: 2
Simple text editing with Vim - 11637 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #1658 / 3413
  • Number of attempts: 4
Reformat/Refactor a Golfer Class - 6015 entries

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

  • Best score: 32
  • Best player score: 50
  • Position: #1246 / 1482
  • Number of attempts: 2
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