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Played Challenges

Search and Replace 0 - 4654 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #849 / 1542
  • Number of attempts: 1
Python Hello World! Reformatting - 897 entries

A novice Python using prints Hello World! and a pro shows him different way. Using vim to get into pro style from novice, win the challenge.

  • Best score: 39
  • Best player score: 48
  • Position: #306 / 350
  • Number of attempts: 2
A Simple One - 924 entries

Here is a very simple one - just to illustrate/introduce a vim feature that some people seem to miss...

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #28 / 612
  • Number of attempts: 2
Reverse Simple Deletion - 759 entries

You did the simple deletion, now reverse it.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #63 / 429
  • Number of attempts: 2
Increment, increment, increment.... - 568 entries

Vim likes macros

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #96 / 371
  • Number of attempts: 1
Sorting paragraphs - 495 entries

Order the paragraphs correctly, per prefixed index

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 44
  • Position: #128 / 153
  • Number of attempts: 5
Indentation - 446 entries

Indent each line according to the right number of spaces it needs.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 28
  • Position: #80 / 159
  • Number of attempts: 3
Turn this csv list into queries - 192 entries

Transform each line of this csv file into a MySQL-ready INSERT query.

  • Best score: 98
  • Best player score: 134
  • Position: #60 / 92
  • Number of attempts: 3
The Cake is a Lie - 1203 entries

Correct the capitalization of each word

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #276 / 488
  • Number of attempts: 4
Compile C - 319 entries

You might have to get clever to do this one.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 26
  • Position: #98 / 123
  • Number of attempts: 3
Make Fancy Header - 963 entries

Make the header text stand out with surrounding asterisks

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #134 / 326
  • Number of attempts: 3
Reverse characters in a line - 645 entries

You have everything you need, just not in the right order. Mastermind would give you 26 white pegs.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #94 / 236
  • Number of attempts: 3
Remember FizzBuzz? - 589 entries

Output FizzBuzz to 100. Start with nothing.

  • Best score: 39
  • Best player score: 56
  • Position: #62 / 166
  • Number of attempts: 10
Change the content of a string - 1350 entries

This docstring is a complete lie. Fix it.

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #11 / 521
  • Number of attempts: 4
Add fold markers to a .c file - 487 entries

Fold markers can make it easier to navigate source code. Add them to this .c file.

  • Best score: 30
  • Best player score: 32
  • Position: #50 / 158
  • Number of attempts: 2
Reconstruct the Sentence - 1151 entries

Get the sentence back in the proper order, remove duplicate lines, and then combine the separate lines into one.

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #214 / 347
  • Number of attempts: 4
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: 16
  • Position: #1969 / 3413
  • Number of attempts: 2
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