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Played Challenges

simple replacements - 553 entries

The goal is to see the replacement commands in action.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #30 / 129
  • Number of attempts: 4
Inverting Lines - 837 entries

A simple challenge to invert all lines, except the first.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #30 / 233
  • Number of attempts: 3
Modernise code - 590 entries

Modernise and clean up some C++ code.

  • Best score: 34
  • Best player score: 42
  • Position: #71 / 138
  • Number of attempts: 5
remove lines containing the word "reader" - 3426 entries

easy stuff

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #98 / 1110
  • Number of attempts: 5
Wrap the text of an email message to 79 characters - 528 entries

You're replying to an email with silly long lines. Clean them up.

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #306 / 337
  • Number of attempts: 3
Search and Replace 0 - 4575 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #997 / 1515
  • Number of attempts: 5
Just the middle - 11079 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #23 / 4090
  • Number of attempts: 3
One to Ten - 2063 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: 15
  • Position: #479 / 631
  • Number of attempts: 1
Delete to the end of the current line - 709 entries

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

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Position: #68 / 347
  • Number of attempts: 2
I forgot quotes - 15647 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #40 / 4096
  • Number of attempts: 7
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10511 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #172 / 3628
  • Number of attempts: 4
attr_aligner - 3350 entries

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

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #52 / 678
  • Number of attempts: 14
quotes inside quotes - 2996 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: 3
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #126 / 1037
  • Number of attempts: 5
Words in parens - 12682 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #282 / 3905
  • Number of attempts: 5
A Simple One - 875 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: 13
  • Position: #535 / 584
  • Number of attempts: 1
Sorting paragraphs - 463 entries

Order the paragraphs correctly, per prefixed index

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 40
  • Position: #112 / 146
  • Number of attempts: 2
Reverse characters in a line - 615 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: 33
  • Position: #216 / 226
  • Number of attempts: 3
Change the content of a string - 1286 entries

This docstring is a complete lie. Fix it.

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 25
  • Position: #290 / 498
  • Number of attempts: 2
Simple text editing with Vim - 11391 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #249 / 3347
  • Number of attempts: 6
Reformat/Refactor a Golfer Class - 5835 entries

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

  • Best score: 32
  • Best player score: 45
  • Position: #1022 / 1442
  • Number of attempts: 1
Rajit Singh
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Tech obsessive, quality geek. Co-founder of Qeek currently building TestBuddy for exploratory testers.

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