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Played Challenges

Yo To Hello - 1048 entries

Simply Turn Yo To Hello

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #72 / 481
  • Number of attempts: 1
Simple, Practical, and Common - 32910 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: 23
  • Position: #2368 / 7271
  • Number of attempts: 6
prepend * to every non-blank line - 5962 entries

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

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #524 / 1464
  • Number of attempts: 3
Aliases for cd - 819 entries

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

  • Best score: 30
  • Best player score: 47
  • Position: #87 / 146
  • Number of attempts: 2
Add semicolons - 10541 entries

Simply add a semicolon at the end of each line

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #1832 / 2989
  • Number of attempts: 1
Box it - 7682 entries

Create a box around a line.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #327 / 1836
  • Number of attempts: 7
Two pairs of cluster of letters creates word - 711 entries

Clean and group.

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #84 / 167
  • Number of attempts: 7
Search and Replace 0 - 4654 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #1024 / 1542
  • Number of attempts: 1
Just the middle - 11140 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #3285 / 4113
  • 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: #305 / 350
  • Number of attempts: 1
Vice versa - 7522 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #552 / 2044
  • Number of attempts: 8
Free hyphen! - 149 entries

Just like "Inner hyphens", but I'm giving you a free hyphen to play with. Will your solution be any different?

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #23 / 81
  • Number of attempts: 3
Collect List - 4178 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #752 / 1166
  • Number of attempts: 3
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10533 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #1506 / 3637
  • Number of attempts: 3
The Quick Brown Fox Jumps Over The Lazy Vim - 388 entries

Someone has vandalized this text file and replaced the beginning character of one word in each line with a Big "X." Please remove the big X's, and fix each line to read "The Quick Brown Fox Jumps Over The Lazy Dog."

  • Best score: 8
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #149 / 180
  • Number of attempts: 3
replacing each line of a block selection - 2791 entries

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

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #449 / 732
  • Number of attempts: 1
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: 13
  • Position: #562 / 612
  • Number of attempts: 1
Ruby 1.9 compat - 590 entries

Remember when Ruby supported `when <expr> :`? Well, it doesn't in 1.9, so let's make sure we use `then`, without ruining our lovely new hash syntax!

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #173 / 225
  • Number of attempts: 1
Indentation - 446 entries

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

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 30
  • Position: #92 / 159
  • Number of attempts: 1
Hatsuyume - 413 entries

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hatsuyume

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 34
  • Position: #129 / 166
  • Number of attempts: 1
Context insensitive completion 0 - 470 entries

Buried in the lines you're not supposed to add is the line "Add this line!" Add that line to the top of the file.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #139 / 222
  • Number of attempts: 1
Reformat some Python - 554 entries

Fix some very bizarrely laid-out code.

  • Best score: 34
  • Best player score: 41
  • Position: #92 / 221
  • Number of attempts: 1
Sort and add attributes - 1191 entries

Sort the states and add the attribute country to each record.

  • Best score: 33
  • Best player score: 35
  • Position: #328 / 484
  • Number of attempts: 1
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: 18
  • Position: #2367 / 3413
  • Number of attempts: 1
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