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Played Challenges

Simple, Practical, and Common - 32953 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: #2537 / 7275
  • Number of attempts: 8
One number per line - 18394 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #2078 / 3792
  • Number of attempts: 2
V to the i - 4641 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #1245 / 1857
  • Number of attempts: 3
Split line with dots - 2098 entries

This line is too long, split it.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #222 / 622
  • Number of attempts: 6
multiple cursor alternative - 1447 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: #121 / 369
  • Number of attempts: 4
From argument to object - 1262 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: 20
  • Position: #295 / 417
  • Number of attempts: 2
Just the middle - 11141 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #2497 / 4114
  • Number of attempts: 3
Interactive git rebase changing commands - 156 entries

How to change the action of some commits in git rebase dialog.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #35 / 74
  • Number of attempts: 2
Fiddle percentages into real numbers - 798 entries

Get rid of the '%' symbols and shift the decimal place. This is the easier version - all the columns line up.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #169 / 273
  • Number of attempts: 6
Vice versa - 7530 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #1267 / 2047
  • Number of attempts: 1
Array transposition - 2312 entries

Transpose two arrays into one.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #77 / 431
  • Number of attempts: 12
I forgot quotes - 15740 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #1321 / 4115
  • Number of attempts: 3
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10538 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #2210 / 3638
  • Number of attempts: 2
Number an outline - 223 entries

The indent and words are right, but the numbers are all wrong.

  • Best score: 25
  • Best player score: 31
  • Position: #13 / 72
  • Number of attempts: 9
Words in parens - 12736 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #811 / 3919
  • Number of attempts: 9
Vertical Limit - 2369 entries

transform a succession of one word lines to a an array of strings

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 25
  • Position: #362 / 717
  • Number of attempts: 7
Simple text editing with Vim - 11652 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #502 / 3417
  • Number of attempts: 3
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