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$ vimgolf setup
$ vimgolf put [challenge ID]

25639 active golfers, 286915 entries, 459 challenges

Open VimGolf challenges

learn vim in short time - 186 entries

so happy to learn vim.because vim is awesome

Table Reshuffle - 325 entries

Fix the column order in this table... also append the new 'username' column.

Neither Fizz nor Buzz - 191 entries

Not your regular increment macro! The gaps are tricky.

Shift down - 179 entries

Number words are back.

Reformat long lines - 316 entries

Rearrange this ruby method call to put each parameter on its own line. Could become a useful macro.

Refactor static member invocation - 180 entries

Someone used a static method. Refactor the method into a static import while fixing the assertion.

Array of characters - 114 entries

We all copy paste things off the internet, but the syntax doesn't look right. Fix it as fast as possible.

Restore order to the alphabet - 153 entries

The numbers are OK. The letters are wonky.

Get rid of html tags - 315 entries

Want to read more about Vim's background? Then get rid of those html tags...

A grid of punctuation - 112 entries

Create a checkerboard of = and - in an 80×24 grid!

abcd > a b c d - 241 entries

transform the single spaces into 4 spaces repeat for each line

The holy-grail may help - 301 entries

Can you find it in less than 20 strokes, Arthur?

Readable Rubyhash - 232 entries

Rubyists talk about being cutting edge but how many are using 1.9 in production? Time to convert those verbose 1.8 hashes in to symbolic, succinct 1.9 beauties!

remove all lines in first part - 149 entries

From the second part, remove all lines in the first part. It can be useful when you have done something from a long list, you want to know what is not done yet!

Wget failed to download redirections - 158 entries

Output of a wget session, where 302 where not properly handled due to certificate problems, has been saved to a file. Keep the correct URLs to start again downloading.

Enumerate words - 223 entries

Enumerate the unique words in order.

Suffix sort - 166 entries

Sort from the end of the line, as if the letters in each line were reversed.

Change attribute to getter - 88 entries

Wrap attributes with a getter method.

Free hyphen! - 115 entries

Just like "Inner hyphens", but I'm giving you a free hyphen to play with. Will your solution be any different?

Create Leading Zeros - 192 entries

Create leading zeros only for id columns. Please use generic approach!

Compile C - 279 entries

You might have to get clever to do this one.

Number an outline - 199 entries

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

Inner hyphens - 111 entries

Yet another hyphen challenge. Adding 5 hyphens to a file shouldn't be too hard.

Deleting folded text - 274 entries

The text below contains three folds. Delete them (and the text inside them). For example: 123 456 /*{{{*/ 789 /*}}}*/ 012 Should become: 123 012 Also, add `aoeuaoeu` to make sure small solutions don't get flagged as cheating.

Alphabetize the directory - 252 entries

Put the contacts and their information in alphabetical order.

Prime Numbers - 267 entries

List the first 100 prime numbers.

increment by column in XML - 140 entries

modify an arbitrary "column" in an xml table by incrementing a an arbitrary placeholder string

Word frequency alignment - 198 entries

You've got to align the second column, but the spacing is inconvenient and there are nasty tabs in the way. If you're a "real Vim ninja," this could be very quick indeed...

82 bottles of beer on the wall - 257 entries

Take them down. (sorry, only 82 bottles because the problem size is limited!)

Top X - 181 entries

The End File is the Top 10 Vimgolf Leaderboard at June 29, 2013. This is a second version, with a great contribution of @udioica. X is ten in Roman,a numeric system in ancient Rome

expand a list comprehension (python) - 247 entries

Please show your way to convert a list comprehension in python to an ordinary for-loop expression!

Subtraction - 147 entries

Solve the equations.

create arrows in a list - 65 entries

Add arrow at same distance

Sorting a glossary - 101 entries

Sort a glossary. Glossary head contains a header phrase ending with ':' and glossary body has multi line text indented with a tab.

Fix the Haiku - 247 entries

Change this slightly scrambled haiku to its unscrambled form and fix the capitalisation and punctuation along the way.

Change name of a variable - 146 entries

Replace the name of the $variable with the fastest move possible. The challenge is having a command that allow you to easily change the variable name even if its indented.

Interleave lines - 125 entries

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

Extract HTML option values from tag values - 73 entries

Generate HTML option values from the text in the option tag. If the text contains multiple words, replace the spaces with an underscore and convert all capital letters to small letters.

Round Round - 240 entries

Round Round

Python to Ruby - 188 entries

Convert this Python code to Ruby. NOTE: This program likely won't run.

Pretty format for variable declarations - 128 entries

Project standards demand the equal signs must be aligned for better readability.

Sort the cardinal numbers - 219 entries

Maybe a simple challenge.

Recursively Palindrome - 220 entries

Note that there are 2^6-1 characters.

Format java properties - 63 entries

Format java properties to a different format. The value which is the string following the first '=' cannot & should not change. All periods in the key get replaced with an underscore "_" and get a prefix of "b_".

Cleanining up 80 column concatenated text - 184 entries

1. Put the whole query on one line, remove the concatenation operators 2. Remove the double spaces that appear a few times in the query 3. Use string-interpolated variable statementPid rather than the ugly concatenation

Java Array2List - 214 entries

Convert an java array initializer into a list.

Parsing with CSV: Unify lines and result. - 162 entries

col1;col2;col3;col4 A;1;4;5 A;3;4; A;1;4; # New output: col1;col2;col3;col4 A;1(2x);3;4(3x);5 any ideas?

Fun With The Diagonal - 85 entries

change the lowercase characters on the main diagonal to uppercase

Manual SQL - 93 entries

Change select and insert queries to simulate inserting a new record.

Shuffle and Sort - 171 entries

The values where sorted incorrectly. Get them back to how they are supposed to be

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