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Simple, Practical, and Common - 32992 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: #1610 / 7283
  • Number of attempts: 13
One number per line - 18426 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #483 / 3799
  • Number of attempts: 7
Swap values inside brackets - 2437 entries

Easy challenge.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 35
  • Position: #539 / 562
  • Number of attempts: 4
Applying same text modification in several lines - 2763 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #83 / 818
  • Number of attempts: 4
Swap the operands under comparison - 259 entries

Swap the operands under comparison to prevent null pointer exception (at least in java)

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 24
  • Position: #61 / 94
  • Number of attempts: 1
remove lines containing the word "reader" - 3475 entries

easy stuff

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #59 / 1125
  • Number of attempts: 7
Com(m)a Trouble - 3438 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #14 / 768
  • Number of attempts: 10
Every other line - 2839 entries

AaAaAaA

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #495 / 688
  • Number of attempts: 5
Preferably without multi-cursor plugin - 501 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: 33
  • Position: #47 / 119
  • Number of attempts: 7
Team names - 1780 entries

The team names are misspelled.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #204 / 571
  • Number of attempts: 7
For all cases. - 127 entries

In this case... change it! :) Watch the line.

  • Best score: 8
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #62 / 91
  • Number of attempts: 3
Stairstep digits - 357 entries

Remove the evens. Double the odds.

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #103 / 135
  • Number of attempts: 3
Missing Library and a Typo - 838 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: 19
  • Position: #137 / 206
  • Number of attempts: 4
Adam's challenge - 917 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
  • Position: #152 / 258
  • Number of attempts: 11
Order and join - 884 entries

There's something special about the input order.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #60 / 243
  • Number of attempts: 7
Python challenge - 140 entries

Change the types of the variables in the list from str to float, while keeping the truncation.

  • Best score: 31
  • Best player score: 59
  • Position: #33 / 41
  • Number of attempts: 3
One to Ten - 2113 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
  • Position: #18 / 645
  • Number of attempts: 3
Change part of a function name in multiple occurrences - 606 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: 14
  • Position: #15 / 193
  • Number of attempts: 5
Delete to the end of the current line - 715 entries

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

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Position: #22 / 350
  • Number of attempts: 2
Put the months in order - 922 entries

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

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 31
  • Position: #45 / 156
  • Number of attempts: 6
convert yml into java pojo field - 820 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: #54 / 218
  • Number of attempts: 6
Simple format (2) - 312 entries

try again!

  • Best score: 23
  • Best player score: 34
  • Position: #45 / 65
  • Number of attempts: 3
I forgot quotes - 15769 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #1795 / 4119
  • Number of attempts: 6
Don't know what this is - 1955 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: 17
  • Position: #537 / 573
  • Number of attempts: 5
Santa's naughty / nice list - 77 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: 93
  • Position: #23 / 23
  • Number of attempts: 1
SFD-ROC: Tic-Tac-Toe - 131 entries

Tic-Tac-Toe You are 'X', and it is your turn. Stop 'O' from winning, and complete the game. Draw a diagonal line through your winning row of three X's.

  • Best score: 25
  • Best player score: 34
  • Position: #28 / 49
  • Number of attempts: 8
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