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$ vimgolf setup
$ vimgolf put [challenge ID]

29402 active golfers, 354138 entries, 494 challenges

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Easy modification of ssh config - 23 entries

Just add another alias to each worker

Rural Post - 1977 entries

Simple challenge to remove all but the post code on each line

prepend * to every non-blank line - 4787 entries

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

Add semicolons - 9283 entries

Simply add a semicolon at the end of each line

Simple, Practical, and Common - 31659 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.

Box it - 7083 entries

Create a box around a line.

Satisfy the go linter - 1057 entries

You just came up with this briliant go vars package. But dang, you forgot to add comments to the exported variables. Can you add a comment over each variable with a TODO-placeholder?

One number per line - 17456 entries

Just give me the numbers.

I forgot quotes - 15122 entries


Just the middle - 10815 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

Yo To Hello - 697 entries

Simply Turn Yo To Hello

remove lines containing the word "reader" - 3208 entries

easy stuff

Words in parens - 12372 entries

We should all ace this, right?

Replace pattern with 1, 2, 3, ... on each line - 682 entries

For each line replace a search pattern (in this case $) with numbers starting at 1 and then increasing by 1 for each replaced match. a$b$c$ -> a0b1c2

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10323 entries


Line under headers - 1663 entries

Put a line under each header, and remove the other markdown formatting.

Com(m)a Trouble - 3035 entries

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

Bad Copy Syntax - 1773 entries

Copy should be from right to left, but sometimes you type it wrong.

Vice versa - 7146 entries

Little role switching.

Applying same text modification in several lines - 2584 entries

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

From a Thunderlink to a Markdown link - 472 entries

ThunderLinks are durable hyperlinks to specific email messages generated from Thunderbird in HTML format. Leverage the power of vim to make them suitable for a markdown-formatted file.

ssh config skills - 72 entries

Parse output from `kuebctl get no -o wide` into an .ssh/config file!

Quote modules - 827 entries

Complete golang import statement.

Add quotes to ansible playbook - 310 entries

You created an ansible playbook, but forgot to add quotes. Can you fix it?

Simple text editing with Vim - 11191 entries

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

xrandr outputs and dashes - 386 entries

uh oh, different video drivers identify display outputs with more dashes. Quick, need to change this xrandr script!

One to Ten - 1893 entries

Generate the sequence of numbers from 1 to 10, one number per line. Inspired by this Reddit thread:

Swap values inside brackets - 2313 entries

Easy challenge.

Swap values - 4287 entries

Well, swap the values...

Hogwarts Email Sorting - 683 entries

Given a list of emails, get the students full name and their associated house.

Basic renumbering - 5262 entries

Renumbering Basic.

Change double quotes to single quotes, but with a twist - 121 entries

Although this challenge is in the context of a Python function, you don't need to know Python to do this challenge. It is to add contexts and interesting constraints. The file contains a function that prints a multi-line string literal. I wrote the string literal with double quotes, but then I decided to use single quotes instead, and that's your challenge. However, interestingly enough, the string itself contains single and double quotes. This means, inside the string literal, the originally escaped double quotes no longer need to be escaped, but the single quotes now need to be escaped. Note that the triple double quotes in the docstring should be left alone.

Get mail address from outlook format - 455 entries

Create a mail list space separated of mail list formatted by outlook

SCREAMING_SNAKE_CASE to Title Case - 912 entries

Convert strings in SCREAMING_SNAKE_CASE to Title Case. Examples: EMPLOYEE_NAME -> Employee Name REVENUE_YEAR_TO_DATE -> Revenue Year To Date SALARY -> Salary

Aliases for cd - 605 entries

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

Collect List - 4029 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

ninja substitution - 1111 entries

How can you reuse a previous substitution ?

V to the i - 4505 entries

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

Reorder the groups - 973 entries

Change the order so that the groups of fruit come before the vegetables.

Multiline to Single Line - 187 entries

Convert a multiline, indented file to a single line with no whitespace

Every other line - 2680 entries


Array transposition - 2120 entries

Transpose two arrays into one.

Copy three lines - 2613 entries

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

Add string initializers to an enum - 678 entries

Change Typescript enum so that it has string initializers.

Unsemantic linewrapping - 713 entries

[Inspired by a blog post I read: Text adapted.] Sometimes when editing a Markdown file, I wrap the lines semantically. Instead of inserting a newline at 70 columns (or whatever), or making paragraphs one long line, I put in newlines at a point that seems logical to me. This may seem silly, but it produces better diffs. Semantic linewrapping also makes editing snappier. I can delete, edit or insert sentences easily using linewise operations. Code-oriented text editors like Vim and [REDACTED] are really good at this kind of manipulation. Editing text that hasn't been wrapped semantically is a pain, though:

Reformat/Refactor a Golfer Class - 5734 entries

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

Team names - 1699 entries

The team names are misspelled.

switch variable - 4773 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

Alphabet soup - 221 entries

Create a column of all alphabet characters organized in a funky way

Increment each number - 845 entries

Increment each number individually by one

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