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Played Challenges

Simple, Practical, and Common - 32903 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: #1693 / 7270
  • Number of attempts: 7
Swap values - 4440 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #472 / 1241
  • Number of attempts: 3
One number per line - 18377 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #1216 / 3787
  • Number of attempts: 7
Swap values inside brackets - 2431 entries

Easy challenge.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #289 / 560
  • Number of attempts: 5
V to the i - 4639 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #1345 / 1856
  • Number of attempts: 3
Applying same text modification in several lines - 2748 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #345 / 815
  • Number of attempts: 3
Add semicolons - 10539 entries

Simply add a semicolon at the end of each line

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #750 / 2988
  • Number of attempts: 1
remove lines containing the word "reader" - 3454 entries

easy stuff

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #568 / 1121
  • Number of attempts: 3
Com(m)a Trouble - 3376 entries

Someone was real stupid when placing his commas. Can you fix it?

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #212 / 760
  • Number of attempts: 3
Box it - 7680 entries

Create a box around a line.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 28
  • Position: #1171 / 1835
  • Number of attempts: 2
Cool or not? - 761 entries

abc trying to be cool or not...

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #86 / 216
  • Number of attempts: 5
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: #159 / 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: 19
  • Position: #271 / 417
  • Number of attempts: 1
Two pairs of cluster of letters creates word - 710 entries

Clean and group.

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 38
  • Position: #149 / 166
  • Number of attempts: 2
Every other line - 2829 entries

AaAaAaA

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #240 / 686
  • Number of attempts: 6
Copy three lines - 2794 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #329 / 625
  • Number of attempts: 2
Search and Replace 0 - 4651 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #980 / 1541
  • Number of attempts: 5
That hyphen - 2498 entries

"vim vi improved"

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #253 / 683
  • Number of attempts: 4
Flip the bit - 108 entries

Change the specific 0 to a 1.

  • Best score: 8
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #53 / 64
  • Number of attempts: 1
Just the middle - 11136 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #2785 / 4112
  • Number of attempts: 1
Basic renumbering - 5428 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #545 / 1226
  • Number of attempts: 3
Vice versa - 7519 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #1329 / 2043
  • Number of attempts: 1
One to Ten - 2093 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: 14
  • Position: #434 / 641
  • Number of attempts: 4
Change part of a function name in multiple occurrences - 598 entries

Change the middle part of the function name in multiple places, preferably using the next and dot commands.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #25 / 191
  • Number of attempts: 4
Build a six - 267 entries

Just enjoy building "a" floors...

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 42
  • Position: #80 / 89
  • Number of attempts: 2
Increment each number - 946 entries

Increment each number individually by one

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #155 / 233
  • Number of attempts: 1
Delete to the end of the current line - 711 entries

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

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Position: #109 / 348
  • Number of attempts: 1
Put the months in order - 915 entries

Our contractor thought that months should be in alphabetical order. Put them in calendar order please.

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 40
  • Position: #79 / 155
  • Number of attempts: 2
move titles next to url, in quotes - 487 entries

had trouble with something similar

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #82 / 128
  • Number of attempts: 3
Array transposition - 2312 entries

Transpose two arrays into one.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #257 / 431
  • Number of attempts: 3
Simple format (2) - 306 entries

try again!

  • Best score: 23
  • Best player score: 30
  • Position: #34 / 64
  • Number of attempts: 2
Collect List - 4178 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #415 / 1166
  • Number of attempts: 1
I forgot quotes - 15727 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #1347 / 4113
  • Number of attempts: 5
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10533 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #2343 / 3637
  • Number of attempts: 1
quotes inside quotes - 3026 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: 14
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #468 / 1044
  • Number of attempts: 2
switch variable - 4917 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #935 / 1701
  • Number of attempts: 3
Simple text editing with Vim - 11619 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #1681 / 3408
  • Number of attempts: 6
Reformat/Refactor a Golfer Class - 5993 entries

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

  • Best score: 32
  • Best player score: 37
  • Position: #527 / 1478
  • Number of attempts: 3
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