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Played Challenges

simple replacements - 459 entries

The goal is to see the replacement commands in action.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #35 / 113
  • Number of attempts: 7
Python dataclasses - 278 entries

Simple challenge to extract fields from a Python class

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 24
  • Position: #39 / 80
  • Number of attempts: 6
Satisfy the go linter - 1519 entries

You just came up with this briliant go vars package. But dang, you forgot to add comments to the exported variables. Can you add a comment over each variable with a TODO-placeholder?

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #124 / 314
  • Number of attempts: 7
xrandr outputs and dashes - 523 entries

uh oh, different video drivers identify display outputs with more dashes. Quick, need to change this xrandr script!

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #129 / 173
  • Number of attempts: 9
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: #1188 / 7235
  • Number of attempts: 11
Swap values - 4390 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #380 / 1230
  • Number of attempts: 5
Right Align Part of the line - 55 entries

The challenge is to right align a part of the line - this is useful in some SQL queries where it's more clear which are the fields displayed

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #14 / 24
  • Number of attempts: 5
Quote modules - 981 entries

Complete golang import statement.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #71 / 250
  • Number of attempts: 9
Add semicolons - 10429 entries

Simply add a semicolon at the end of each line

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #1127 / 2954
  • Number of attempts: 3
Bad Copy Syntax - 1882 entries

Copy should be from right to left, but sometimes you type it wrong.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #302 / 478
  • Number of attempts: 1
multiple cursor alternative - 1413 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: 20
  • Position: #187 / 363
  • Number of attempts: 6
From argument to object - 1250 entries

This task typifies those programmers endure while coding. This C-family pseudocode needs a function argument to be repurposed as an object call. Simply search and replace? Repeat a pattern of edits?

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #310 / 412
  • Number of attempts: 2
Search and Replace 0 - 4534 entries

Replace every instance of 'aaa' with 'xaaax'.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #326 / 1507
  • Number of attempts: 5
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: 31
  • Position: #32 / 114
  • Number of attempts: 8
On Being Stylish - 58 entries

Your PR cannot be accepted if you don't follow our corporate style guide.

  • Best score: 33
  • Best player score: 46
  • Position: #11 / 16
  • Number of attempts: 7
Make HTML List - 982 entries

Turn the comma separated list into an unordered html list.

  • Best score: 33
  • Best player score: 41
  • Position: #93 / 259
  • Number of attempts: 2
Learn some german verbs - 486 entries

The list needs to be structured so we can print in verbatim and feel ok about how it looks.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 28
  • Position: #80 / 121
  • Number of attempts: 1
Interweave two blocks of text - 530 entries

Suppose you've got data on a list of things from multiple sources. They're all in separate chunks, so how might you create a tabular output?

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #40 / 196
  • Number of attempts: 7
ninja substitution - 1238 entries

How can you reuse a previous substitution ?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #122 / 237
  • Number of attempts: 16
Vice versa - 7414 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #703 / 2011
  • Number of attempts: 7
Order and join - 846 entries

There's something special about the input order.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #125 / 233
  • Number of attempts: 7
Replace and keep the case - 390 entries

Replace all instance of plugin and Plugin to device and Device.

  • Best score: 26
  • Best player score: 27
  • Position: #56 / 109
  • Number of attempts: 8
Hello ${world} - 291 entries

Migrate a JavaScript String from concatenation to ES6 interpolation.

  • Best score: 24
  • Best player score: 25
  • Position: #38 / 90
  • Number of attempts: 4
move titles next to url, in quotes - 464 entries

had trouble with something similar

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #12 / 124
  • Number of attempts: 7
Array transposition - 2234 entries

Transpose two arrays into one.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #189 / 422
  • Number of attempts: 7
Swap assigned value - 525 entries

Simple problem but looking for interesting solutions.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #153 / 226
  • Number of attempts: 8
Collect List - 4146 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #654 / 1159
  • Number of attempts: 2
camel riding - 734 entries

add a prefix on some camelCase variables

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #83 / 263
  • Number of attempts: 3
Logging with key - 282 entries

Sometimes it is better to log with meaningful key

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 30
  • Position: #49 / 81
  • Number of attempts: 1
Fix the XML - 934 entries

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

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #49 / 273
  • Number of attempts: 12
Line 'em up! - 347 entries

It can be so hard to keep everything neatly lined-up. Somebody clearly hasn't bothered here. Tidy it up, please!

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #31 / 102
  • Number of attempts: 6
Condensed Cases - 731 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: 12
  • Position: #27 / 225
  • Number of attempts: 4
I forgot quotes - 15639 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #1531 / 4095
  • Number of attempts: 6
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: 12
  • Position: #190 / 563
  • Number of attempts: 7
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10507 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #2133 / 3626
  • Number of attempts: 2
attr_aligner - 3347 entries

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

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 32
  • Position: #439 / 677
  • Number of attempts: 4
Words in parens - 12678 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #120 / 3904
  • Number of attempts: 2
Execute immediate SQL - 84 entries

Sql string tranformation ...

  • Best score: 60
  • Best player score: 70
  • Position: #12 / 29
  • Number of attempts: 4
Python: Lots of function arguments - 73 entries

The function definition is too long for one line. The modeline helps you with some typical Python indent settings.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #33 / 39
  • Number of attempts: 1
Add links to an existing HTML table - 60 entries

Add these links at that top to the respective table cell. First link, first cell, etc.

  • Best score: 42
  • Best player score: 43
  • Position: #7 / 26
  • Number of attempts: 4
SFD-ROC: vimvimvim - 1441 entries

Oh no, this line is longer than 80 chars... put each 'vim' on a new line.

  • Best score: 8
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #205 / 411
  • Number of attempts: 6
Vertical Limit - 2300 entries

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

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #34 / 701
  • Number of attempts: 8
Exchanging Quotes - 781 entries

Sometimes you need to exchange a choice of quotes in some code.

  • Best score: 30
  • Best player score: 31
  • Position: #32 / 216
  • Number of attempts: 8
replacing each line of a block selection - 2740 entries

replace each line's ../assets/js with /javascripts

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #61 / 724
  • Number of attempts: 11
Switch function arguments - 1933 entries

How to switch two arguments of a function.

  • Best score: 3
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #75 / 617
  • Number of attempts: 5
Remove noise from HTTP log - 641 entries

This piece of log (from the year 2000) contains some irrelevant data. We only want to see the HTTP method and resource.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #181 / 255
  • Number of attempts: 1
switch variable - 4863 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #776 / 1688
  • Number of attempts: 3
HTML to Haml - 775 entries

Help convert this HTML page to Haml.

  • Best score: 23
  • Best player score: 43
  • Position: #127 / 192
  • Number of attempts: 1
CSV to JSON - 143 entries

A search for shortest vimissh way to convert CSV to JSON.

  • Best score: 56
  • Best player score: 76
  • Position: #13 / 59
  • Number of attempts: 6
Change the content of a string - 1272 entries

This docstring is a complete lie. Fix it.

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #242 / 494
  • Number of attempts: 7
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: 13
  • Position: #349 / 3335
  • Number of attempts: 13
Reformat/Refactor a Golfer Class - 5804 entries

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

  • Best score: 32
  • Best player score: 32
  • Position: #73 / 1438
  • Number of attempts: 14
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