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Played Challenges

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: #60 / 7235
  • Number of attempts: 10
V to the i - 4596 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #1032 / 1837
  • Number of attempts: 4
Extract argument from function - 2186 entries

The aim is to see if you can do some refactoring very fast.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #134 / 721
  • Number of attempts: 4
Search and Replace 0 - 4534 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #415 / 1507
  • Number of attempts: 5
That hyphen - 2464 entries

"vim vi improved"

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #80 / 674
  • Number of attempts: 2
Just the middle - 11074 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #1900 / 4088
  • Number of attempts: 3
Make HTML List - 982 entries

Turn the comma separated list into an unordered html list.

  • Best score: 33
  • Best player score: 35
  • Position: #40 / 259
  • Number of attempts: 7
Basic renumbering - 5393 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #370 / 1218
  • Number of attempts: 4
Add to end of each line... kinda - 285 entries

Visual-block mode can be used to add something to the end of each line, even if they are of differing lengths. However, what if it's not quite at the end?

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #16 / 153
  • Number of attempts: 3
Vice versa - 7416 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #23 / 2011
  • Number of attempts: 7
comments galore - 954 entries

Basic comment reformatting

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #41 / 405
  • Number of attempts: 3
Angular naming conventions - 279 entries

In angular, a directive name follows the camelCase convention. When the directive is used in an HTML template, the words are instead separated by a dash. Go from to the other the fastest!

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #71 / 108
  • Number of attempts: 3
Assign numbers to fields - 90 entries

You are given a list of space-separated strings. Add an increasing numeric prefix to each one.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #30 / 50
  • Number of attempts: 1
Mirror Symmetry - 746 entries

Add backslashes.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #32 / 256
  • Number of attempts: 3
Collect List - 4146 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #68 / 1159
  • Number of attempts: 6
camel riding - 734 entries

add a prefix on some camelCase variables

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #108 / 263
  • Number of attempts: 2
Space out the alphabet - 1542 entries

Put 3 spaces between adjacent letters.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #35 / 421
  • Number of attempts: 7
Fix the XML - 934 entries

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

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #85 / 273
  • Number of attempts: 2
I forgot quotes - 15639 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #237 / 4095
  • Number of attempts: 6
Where should I put the Newline? - 830 entries

Help me put the newline.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #362 / 415
  • Number of attempts: 1
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10507 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #2004 / 3626
  • Number of attempts: 3
attr_aligner - 3347 entries

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

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 46
  • Position: #636 / 677
  • Number of attempts: 1
Words in parens - 12678 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #2242 / 3904
  • Number of attempts: 2
Simple text editing with Vim - 11365 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #1372 / 3337
  • Number of attempts: 3
Reformat/Refactor a Golfer Class - 5804 entries

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

  • Best score: 32
  • Best player score: 39
  • Position: #666 / 1438
  • Number of attempts: 4

Contributed Challenges

Vim's not included features - 168 entries

Filter not included (-) features in a hypothetical installation of vim.

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contributed 1 challenges