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Played Challenges

Simple, Practical, and Common - 32879 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: #1090 / 7266
  • Number of attempts: 5
Swap values - 4420 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #1025 / 1238
  • Number of attempts: 1
One number per line - 18361 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #302 / 3785
  • Number of attempts: 5
Swap values inside brackets - 2423 entries

Easy challenge.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #117 / 558
  • Number of attempts: 2
Swap the operands under comparison - 253 entries

Swap the operands under comparison to prevent null pointer exception (at least in java)

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 27
  • Position: #73 / 91
  • Number of attempts: 1
multiple cursor alternative - 1441 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: 19
  • Position: #18 / 368
  • Number of attempts: 5
Every other line - 2815 entries

AaAaAaA

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #266 / 683
  • Number of attempts: 4
Just the middle - 11119 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #2275 / 4108
  • Number of attempts: 3
Interweave two blocks of text - 562 entries

Suppose you've got data on a list of things from multiple sources. They're all in separate chunks, so how might you create a tabular output?

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #17 / 203
  • Number of attempts: 8
Turn a ninja to case-insensitive [Nn][Ii][Nn][Jj][Aa] regexp! - 46 entries

I bumped into this in a dailywtf code: http://pastebin.com/QApa5ycS I didn't want to translate a string whenever I wanted to be [Ss][Aa][Rr][Cc][Aa][Ss][Tt][Ii][Cc] on slack, so I figured a script (python, sed, whatever) would be helpful. Well, or a few vim keystroke!

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #26 / 28
  • Number of attempts: 1
Basic renumbering - 5422 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #880 / 1225
  • Number of attempts: 1
Vice versa - 7508 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #754 / 2038
  • Number of attempts: 5
Sort files from hosts - 142 entries

Resume files by host. I hope you enjoy with this challenge

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #31 / 64
  • Number of attempts: 2
ascii-art diamond - 34 entries

Simple ascii-art diamond. The grid is 40x40.

  • Best score: 40
  • Best player score: 41
  • Position: #5 / 14
  • Number of attempts: 1
Increment each number - 946 entries

Increment each number individually by one

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #88 / 233
  • Number of attempts: 1
Array transposition - 2295 entries

Transpose two arrays into one.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #180 / 430
  • Number of attempts: 2
convert yml into java pojo field - 807 entries

How fast vim can create fields for java pojo i.e class declaration referring to a (simple) yml file

  • Best score: 29
  • Best player score: 30
  • Position: #92 / 214
  • Number of attempts: 3
Collect List - 4172 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #933 / 1165
  • Number of attempts: 1
Interleave lines - 133 entries

This is some kind of « paste -d'\n' c b a ». There are many ways to achieve this.. just find the shortest!

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 24
  • Position: #15 / 54
  • Number of attempts: 2
I forgot quotes - 15710 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #1648 / 4108
  • Number of attempts: 2
-a-b-c- - 3107 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #627 / 1109
  • Number of attempts: 1
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10531 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #2116 / 3636
  • Number of attempts: 1
Letter case trickery - 1537 entries

This file is in a downright esoteric format, consisting of hexadecimal numbers, non-hexadecimal keywords, and "Z" indicating end-of-line. Make the hexadecimal numbers lowercase.

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #340 / 497
  • Number of attempts: 1
Words in parens - 12721 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #807 / 3914
  • Number of attempts: 3
Enumerate words - 230 entries

Enumerate the unique words in order.

  • Best score: 23
  • Best player score: 25
  • Position: #30 / 83
  • Number of attempts: 4
Let's play some Ivmgolf - 997 entries

Oops, I spelled that wrong.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #339 / 415
  • Number of attempts: 1
Vertical Limit - 2363 entries

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

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #156 / 714
  • Number of attempts: 8
Simple text editing with Vim - 11587 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #2682 / 3400
  • Number of attempts: 1

Contributed Challenges

replace 2nd column blanks with values in same column if blank - 210 entries

Where ,SOMELOGB and ,SOMELOGC replaces each /r carriage return if 2nd column is blank. The replace only happens if 2nd column is blank though and should replace up to the non blank row.

Combines all items - 266 entries

For each line that starts with the same number I want to combine its contents

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