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$ vimgolf put [challenge ID]

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Shift down - 188 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.

underscore_to_camelCase - 141 entries

Pointy haired boss decided we need to switch to camelCase. Let's get this over with.

Get rid of html tags - 315 entries

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

Vim's not included features - 157 entries

Filter not included (-) features in a hypothetical installation of vim.

abcd > a b c d - 247 entries

transform the single spaces into 4 spaces repeat for each line

JS notation to Immutable.js notation - 143 entries

Now Immutable.js made its way into many frontends. This challenge consists of a typical refactoring that many of us are facing now.

Refactor static member invocation - 185 entries

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

Rule 110 - 32 entries

Compute the next 5 iterations of Rule 110 with the given starting state. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rule_110

Subnetting - 72 entries

Split up the IP addresses in the right way.

The holy-grail may help - 302 entries

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

Prime Numbers - 301 entries

List the first 100 prime numbers.

Restore order to the alphabet - 155 entries

The numbers are OK. The letters are wonky.

Wget failed to download redirections - 168 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.

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!

Enumerate words - 225 entries

Enumerate the unique words in order.

citizen_hacks_2019_challenge3 - 22 entries

For the Citizen Hacks 2019 Vim competition.

Compile C - 280 entries

You might have to get clever to do this one.

Alphabetize the directory - 260 entries

Put the contacts and their information in alphabetical order.

Free hyphen! - 124 entries

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

A grid of punctuation - 112 entries

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

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!

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.

82 bottles of beer on the wall - 273 entries

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

Create Leading Zeros - 192 entries

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

Suffix sort - 166 entries

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

Word frequency alignment - 211 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...

simple format (3) - 43 entries

reverse two column values!

Number an outline - 199 entries

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

On Being Stylish - 50 entries

Your PR cannot be accepted if you don't follow our corporate style guide.

snowflake fractal - 36 entries

From step 0 to step 3 of a fractal

Inner hyphens - 114 entries

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

expand a list comprehension (python) - 252 entries

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

Top X - 182 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

Fix the Haiku - 247 entries

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

Change attribute to getter - 88 entries

Wrap attributes with a getter method.

increment by column in XML - 140 entries

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

Round Round - 240 entries

Round Round

Subtraction - 147 entries

Solve the equations.

Change name of a variable - 147 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.

Python to Ruby - 188 entries

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

Sort the cardinal numbers - 222 entries

Maybe a simple challenge.

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!

Recursively Palindrome - 220 entries

Note that there are 2^6-1 characters.

The D a n k Side of the Moon - 30 entries

You're making a vaporwave cover of The Dark Side of the Moon. So for the tracklisting, you want to: 1. Change the track names to v a p o r c a s e 2. Double the track lengths (since you're slowing them down). Well... let's just double the minutes.

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.

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

Pretty format for variable declarations - 128 entries

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

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?

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