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Played Challenges

Simple, Practical, and Common - 32752 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: #2017 / 7238
  • Number of attempts: 7
Swap values - 4401 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #290 / 1233
  • Number of attempts: 7
One number per line - 18255 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #763 / 3765
  • Number of attempts: 10
V to the i - 4600 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #1381 / 1839
  • Number of attempts: 4
Applying same text modification in several lines - 2704 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #401 / 804
  • Number of attempts: 2
Add semicolons - 10448 entries

Simply add a semicolon at the end of each line

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #1016 / 2958
  • Number of attempts: 4
Split line with dots - 2075 entries

This line is too long, split it.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #153 / 616
  • Number of attempts: 2
remove lines containing the word "reader" - 3426 entries

easy stuff

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #289 / 1110
  • Number of attempts: 5
multiple cursor alternative - 1419 entries

from: https://www.reddit.com/r/vim/comments/6w5pfa/crosspost_from_remacs_how_would_you_do_this_in_vim/

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #166 / 364
  • Number of attempts: 12
From argument to object - 1250 entries

This task typifies those programmers endure while coding. This C-family pseudocode needs a function argument to be repurposed as an object call. Simply search and replace? Repeat a pattern of edits?

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #231 / 412
  • Number of attempts: 2
Copy three lines - 2755 entries

If the site is up (by some miracle), make the text under every header identical.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #139 / 618
  • Number of attempts: 11
Search and Replace 0 - 4567 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #614 / 1513
  • Number of attempts: 6
Just the middle - 11076 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #2890 / 4089
  • Number of attempts: 2
Basic renumbering - 5395 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #190 / 1219
  • Number of attempts: 12
Vice versa - 7430 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #491 / 2015
  • Number of attempts: 8
Collect List - 4146 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #645 / 1159
  • Number of attempts: 3
I forgot quotes - 15647 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #929 / 4096
  • Number of attempts: 9
-a-b-c- - 3077 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #387 / 1099
  • Number of attempts: 5
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10509 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #1432 / 3627
  • Number of attempts: 2
attr_aligner - 3350 entries

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

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #161 / 678
  • Number of attempts: 18
Words in parens - 12678 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #1717 / 3904
  • Number of attempts: 4
switch variable - 4863 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #569 / 1688
  • Number of attempts: 5
Simple text editing with Vim - 11381 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #1722 / 3344
  • Number of attempts: 5
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