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Played Challenges

simple replacements - 660 entries

The goal is to see the replacement commands in action.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #43 / 155
  • Number of attempts: 7
Python dataclasses - 418 entries

Simple challenge to extract fields from a Python class

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 24
  • Position: #55 / 118
  • Number of attempts: 6
Satisfy the go linter - 1611 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: #130 / 331
  • Number of attempts: 7
xrandr outputs and dashes - 555 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: #136 / 183
  • Number of attempts: 9
Simple, Practical, and Common - 32765 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 / 7241
  • Number of attempts: 11
Swap values - 4409 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #381 / 1235
  • Number of attempts: 5
Right Align Part of the line - 71 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: #17 / 27
  • Number of attempts: 5
Quote modules - 985 entries

Complete golang import statement.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #72 / 252
  • Number of attempts: 9
Add semicolons - 10467 entries

Simply add a semicolon at the end of each line

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #1130 / 2966
  • Number of attempts: 3
Bad Copy Syntax - 1899 entries

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

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #305 / 483
  • Number of attempts: 1
multiple cursor alternative - 1432 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: #188 / 367
  • Number of attempts: 6
From argument to object - 1256 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: #312 / 415
  • Number of attempts: 2
Search and Replace 0 - 4583 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #326 / 1518
  • 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 - 491 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: #81 / 122
  • Number of attempts: 1
Interweave two blocks of text - 546 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 / 197
  • Number of attempts: 7
ninja substitution - 1261 entries

How can you reuse a previous substitution ?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #123 / 242
  • Number of attempts: 16
Vice versa - 7448 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #705 / 2019
  • Number of attempts: 7
Order and join - 853 entries

There's something special about the input order.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #126 / 235
  • 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 - 474 entries

had trouble with something similar

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #12 / 126
  • Number of attempts: 7
Array transposition - 2258 entries

Transpose two arrays into one.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #191 / 426
  • Number of attempts: 7
Swap assigned value - 536 entries

Simple problem but looking for interesting solutions.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #154 / 229
  • Number of attempts: 8
Collect List - 4155 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #656 / 1161
  • Number of attempts: 2
camel riding - 737 entries

add a prefix on some camelCase variables

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #83 / 264
  • Number of attempts: 3
Logging with key - 286 entries

Sometimes it is better to log with meaningful key

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 30
  • Position: #50 / 82
  • 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! - 361 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 / 103
  • Number of attempts: 6
Condensed Cases - 735 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 / 226
  • Number of attempts: 4
I forgot quotes - 15666 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #1534 / 4098
  • Number of attempts: 6
Don't know what this is - 1923 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: #190 / 565
  • Number of attempts: 7
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10513 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #2134 / 3629
  • Number of attempts: 2
attr_aligner - 3350 entries

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

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 32
  • Position: #440 / 678
  • Number of attempts: 4
Words in parens - 12690 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #120 / 3906
  • 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 - 1460 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: #207 / 414
  • Number of attempts: 6
Vertical Limit - 2319 entries

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

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #34 / 706
  • Number of attempts: 8
Exchanging Quotes - 788 entries

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

  • Best score: 30
  • Best player score: 31
  • Position: #32 / 217
  • Number of attempts: 8
replacing each line of a block selection - 2751 entries

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

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #61 / 726
  • Number of attempts: 11
Switch function arguments - 1946 entries

How to switch two arguments of a function.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #74 / 618
  • Number of attempts: 5
Remove noise from HTTP log - 653 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: #182 / 256
  • Number of attempts: 1
switch variable - 4868 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #777 / 1691
  • Number of attempts: 3
HTML to Haml - 778 entries

Help convert this HTML page to Haml.

  • Best score: 23
  • Best player score: 43
  • Position: #127 / 193
  • 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 - 1296 entries

This docstring is a complete lie. Fix it.

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #244 / 501
  • Number of attempts: 7
Simple text editing with Vim - 11431 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 / 3357
  • Number of attempts: 13
Reformat/Refactor a Golfer Class - 5864 entries

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

  • Best score: 32
  • Best player score: 32
  • Position: #73 / 1449
  • Number of attempts: 14
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