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Shuffle and Sort - 171 entries

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

Cartesian product - 201 entries

{1,2,3,4,5} X {1,2,3,4,5}

Another Mixed-Up Haiku - 201 entries

VimGolf ... a perfect evening?

NBCU Weekly Challenge - #0 - 121 entries

One of our favorites lines here at NBCU! p.s. The first version of #0 was deleted due to me copy/pasting a HTML entity. Congrats to the one who figured that out, you are a true ninja warrior!

Block Fun 1 - 158 entries

Manipulate the columns to produce desired result.

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_".

Assign list - 145 entries

Assign list elements to matrix

Fun With The Diagonal - 86 entries

change the lowercase characters on the main diagonal to uppercase

Manual SQL - 94 entries

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

It'ss tooo coold too typpe todaay - 198 entries

My hands are numb with cold. It's hard to type correctly.

Test everything! - 112 entries

... and build the desired input data structure. Transform a list of values into a non-trivial format.

Hidden Message - 56 entries

Find the hidden message and replace all other characters with spaces.

Complete the hex array data - 186 entries

Do not use external tools(e.g. tac, seq) [My interpretation of Rule #7]

Multiplication table. - 182 entries

Create a multiplication table.

PHP <--> Java class conversion Part 1 - 178 entries

Convert this tiny php class to adequate java one.

Piphilology - 123 entries

Piphilology comprises the creation and use of mnemonic techniques to remember a span of digits of the mathematical constant π. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Piphilology

Winning streak - 105 entries

Make the number on each line equal the consecutive L's or W's.

Unwrap the text of an email message - 150 entries

Reverse of "Wrap the text of an email message to 79 characters". gq and gw are great for wrapping paragraphs. But sometimes other programs choke on your wrapped lines. What's the best way to un-gq?

Aligning function arguments to match a specific coding style - 159 entries

Most projects have specific coding style guidelines. In this case, the argument list must be broken into a new line for each argument, with the argument names right aligned, taking into account pointers.

Dehamlizing - 155 entries

Change this piece of HAML code back into erb

Turn this csv list into queries - 189 entries

Transform each line of this csv file into a MySQL-ready INSERT query.

Create a pandoc compatible table - 158 entries

In [this vimcast][1], a featured gist from Tim Pope shows how to quickly make a simple table structure. How fast can you convert it to pandoc's markdown style? [1]: http://vimcasts.org/episodes/aligning-text-with-tabular-vim/

Separating firstname & lastname - 102 entries

Seperate named with equal tabs.

formatted text to markdown - 175 entries

You're converting some posts from an old blog to markdown. The formatted text is far closer to the finished product than the html markup, so it seems like a good place to start. Word wrapping seems to be the main area for optimization.

constructor - 162 entries

coding a constructor for a simple class

citizen_hacks_2019_part1 - 9 entries

For the Citizen Hacks 2019 Vim competition

ASCII Art - 76 entries

how good are you with simple regex?

swap or reverse - 91 entries

Try to swap or reverse the line as needed.

Assign numbers to fields - 85 entries

You are given a list of space-separated strings. Add an increasing numeric prefix to each one.

REDRUM - 136 entries

If you remember "The Shinning", the first time you saw the bloody word REDRUM you probably thinked "What the Hell is that?" Well, then you know that you need a little help from a looking-glass to make sense of it. Now it's time to use vim like a mirror to reveal the message.

Groups magic - 136 entries

Regexp or macros for string converting: (a) -> ___ (abc) -> ____ (abcd) -> ______ All in the '(' replace to _ multiply by char count + ()

SFD-ROC: The Quick Brown Fox - 140 entries

Someone has vandalized our text (again). Please fix to read: The Quick Brown Fox Jumps Over The Lazy Dog.

My cafe needs a new menu - 22 entries

Help! My cafe needs a new menu and I've only got this plain-text file from the kitchen. In order to get it printed, I need to transform it into a markdown file with; headings for each type of item, prices on each menu item, dietary options and a key down the bottom.

Inconsistent real estate paste - 142 entries

Format a hand-typed real estate listing that uses inconsistent punctuation into four sections

Almost encrypted - 165 entries

Convert the first paragraph to be even less readable.

Convert pandoc unordered list to a numbered list - 136 entries

I know it's possible to use #. in pandoc to auto-generate numbered lists, but then it's not easy to tell how many items there are when reading it in Markdown. How fast can you make the switch?

SFD-ROC: Tic-Tac-Toe - 131 entries

Tic-Tac-Toe You are 'X', and it is your turn. Stop 'O' from winning, and complete the game. Draw a diagonal line through your winning row of three X's.

Circle in a square - 125 entries

Probably looks more like "Egg in a rectangle" in most fonts, but it's actually 23x23.

Solve the Sokoban - 158 entries

A wink for all Vimgolfers that play Nethack too.

Back to the roots - 38 entries

Johnny has a file with more integers. He wants to change each number with its square root. Can you help him?

Winding path - 91 entries

It's a maze, but the bad paths have been blocked off. Mark the correct path.

PEP8 Python Wrapping Comments and Code - 155 entries

According to PEP8, long flowy text and code should have different max line lengths. Code: 79 characters max Long flowy text: 72 characters max

Getters & Setters: Java - 154 entries

Boilerplate getters & setters - it's a tedious fact of life in Java, and probably the only thing that still pulls me back to an IDE. Perhaps someone knows a fast, pure vim way...

Draw the Go board - 110 entries

which is a 19×19 lines board. Here we use ascii characters only for simplicity. See diff file to get a sense. (See also http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Go_(game))

O Christmas Tree - 99 entries

Design a macro that makes trees grow (or ASCII triangles, if that's too hard).

42-header - 36 entries

Rush 42mexican-standoff at 42 school

Define to require - 113 entries

When JSHint is enabled, there's a rule that doesn't let you have more than 6 arguments in a function, so the moment you need to add a 7th argument, you need to do a refactoring.

CSV to JSON - 143 entries

A search for shortest vimissh way to convert CSV to JSON.

Entries sort - 71 entries

It cames to my mind a weird idea : sorting parts of my .vimrc. Take few minutes to sort out this, it's easy !

Refactoring useless Method away - 78 entries

Real-life challenge, convert a bunch of ifs to a switch statement

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