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Played Challenges

Swap values - 4172 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 10
switch variable - 4614 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 9
Increment each number - 713 entries

Increment each number individually by one

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 18
  • Number of attempts: 7
Resort and deup a CSV list - 122 entries

I'm always adding items to a sorted list. There has to be a better way dedup and resort the lists. There are multiple lists with varying lengths to discourage manual sorting. Also Australia's animals are weird.

  • Best score: 44
  • Best player score: 210
  • Number of attempts: 1
The name of the game - 594 entries

End up with the name of the game.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 2
From argument to object - 1215 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: 18
  • Number of attempts: 2
Box it - 6077 entries

Create a box around a line.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 21
  • Number of attempts: 22
One number per line - 16309 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 21
  • Number of attempts: 5
Delete to the end of the current line - 673 entries

Delete to the end of the current line, but keep the character under the cursor.

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Number of attempts: 2
SCREAMING_SNAKE_CASE to Title Case - 831 entries

Convert strings in SCREAMING_SNAKE_CASE to Title Case. Examples: EMPLOYEE_NAME -> Employee Name REVENUE_YEAR_TO_DATE -> Revenue Year To Date SALARY -> Salary

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 27
  • Number of attempts: 9
Change part of a function name in multiple occurrences - 552 entries

Change the middle part of the function name in multiple places, preferably using the next and dot commands.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 12
Line under headers - 1417 entries

Put a line under each header, and remove the other markdown formatting.

  • Best score: 25
  • Best player score: 28
  • Number of attempts: 7
From a Thunderlink to a Markdown link - 103 entries

ThunderLinks are durable hyperlinks to specific email messages generated from Thunderbird in HTML format. Leverage the power of vim to make them suitable for a markdown-formatted file.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 28
  • Number of attempts: 5
Collect List - 3891 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 10
prepend * to every non-blank line - 2709 entries

Prepend an asterisk to every non-blank line in the input file.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 5
move titles next to url, in quotes - 404 entries

had trouble with something similar

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 23
  • Number of attempts: 5
remove lines containing the word "reader" - 2826 entries

easy stuff

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Number of attempts: 7
Quote modules - 615 entries

Complete golang import statement.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 23
  • Number of attempts: 7
convert yml into java pojo field - 775 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
  • Number of attempts: 14
One to Ten - 1720 entries

Generate the sequence of numbers from 1 to 10, one number per line. Inspired by this Reddit thread: https://redd.it/ak4it2

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 6
ninja substitution - 1007 entries

How can you reuse a previous substitution ?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 19
  • Number of attempts: 8
V to the i - 4341 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Number of attempts: 4
Every other line - 2490 entries

AaAaAaA

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 21
  • Number of attempts: 2
Array transposition - 1978 entries

Transpose two arrays into one.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 48
  • Number of attempts: 3
html paragraph to table - 547 entries

reformat html paragraph to table

  • Best score: 48
  • Best player score: 51
  • Number of attempts: 11
Adam's challenge - 884 entries

Change both normal to bold and 4 by 2. Adam Wathan challenge this on twitter . He did it in 11 keystrokes on Sublime.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 21
  • Number of attempts: 7
Team names - 1626 entries

The team names are misspelled.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 9
Just the middle - 10344 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Number of attempts: 3
Applying same text modification in several lines - 2389 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 16
Build a six - 254 entries

Just enjoy building "a" floors...

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 22
  • Number of attempts: 7
Put the months in order - 742 entries

Our contractor thought that months should be in alphabetical order. Put them in calendar order please.

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 39
  • Number of attempts: 8
Aliases for cd - 543 entries

Create these beautiful aliases with as few strokes as possible. Are you up for the challenge?

  • Best score: 30
  • Best player score: 179
  • Number of attempts: 1
Wget failed to download redirections - 168 entries

Output of a wget session, where 302 where not properly handled due to certificate problems, has been saved to a file. Keep the correct URLs to start again downloading.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 20
  • Number of attempts: 6
Add semicolons - 7808 entries

Simply add a semicolon at the end of each line

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 12
Hogwarts Email Sorting - 545 entries

Given a list of emails, get the students full name and their associated house.

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 21
  • Number of attempts: 5
Com(m)a Trouble - 2730 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 17
multiple cursor alternative - 1333 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: 26
  • Number of attempts: 7
Words in parens - 11996 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 6
attr_aligner - 3237 entries

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

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 41
  • Number of attempts: 2
Simple, Practical, and Common - 29871 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
  • Number of attempts: 19
Search and Replace 0 - 4434 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 7
Split line with dots - 2009 entries

This line is too long, split it.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 25
  • Number of attempts: 8
Two pairs of cluster of letters creates word - 624 entries

Clean and group.

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 28
  • Number of attempts: 5
-a-b-c- - 2864 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 8
Simple text editing with Vim - 11020 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 9
Basic renumbering - 5108 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 8
Swap values inside brackets - 2137 entries

Easy challenge.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 7
I forgot quotes - 14316 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 6
quotes inside quotes - 2942 entries

taken from tip 85 of the very good book 'Practical Vim: Edit Text at the Speed of Thought' ! I'd be interested what people use :)

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 1
Copy three lines - 2457 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 9
Bad Copy Syntax - 1588 entries

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

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 19
  • Number of attempts: 7
replacing each line of a block selection - 2682 entries

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

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 30
  • Number of attempts: 4
Santa's naughty / nice list - 75 entries

Christmas is here and Santa hasn't decided who's naughty or nice yet. He's given a list of names to his programmer friend to quickly split the children into naughty and nice. Hint: There's a hidden pattern that might be familiar.

  • Best score: 39
  • Best player score: 44
  • Number of attempts: 6

Contributed Challenges

Put the months in order - 742 entries

Our contractor thought that months should be in alphabetical order. Put them in calendar order please.

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