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Transposition - 66 entries

Transpose the original lines in separate columns, one for each line.

Lookahead and Lookbehind - 62 entries

Look everywhere

Python: Lots of function arguments - 66 entries

The function definition is too long for one line. The modeline helps you with some typical Python indent settings.

Flip the chessboard - 66 entries

White's turn is over. Flip the board to black's perspective. I added coordinates to frustrate you.

Permutations N=4 - 55 entries

Could use backtracking or other algorithm to generate sorted numbers. Second chance !

ascii-art diamond - 27 entries

Simple ascii-art diamond. The grid is 40x40.

Harder than "abcd > a b c d" - 64 entries

Not as easy as the last challenge. This time, just one space between a and b, up to 25 spaces between y and z. (Removed some lines; diff was too long.)

SFD-ROC: ASCII Logo Border - 66 entries

Draw a border around this familiar logo ;)

sort python functions and methods alphabetically - 13 entries

* sort functions in the python file alphabetically * sort functions within a Class alphabetically * sort Classes alphabetically

Hanging Indent for Footnotes - 57 entries

Format this footnote (in kramdown syntax) so that it has hanging indent.

Create bison tokens - 32 entries

Create tokens for bison out of a known list of words

Dumb to smart - 80 entries

Turn dumb quote to smart vim's way.

Tiny column alignment - 37 entries

Align using the four blocks, don't forget to lowercase and have fun!

Remove hard line breaks - 38 entries

Text files with Hard breaks are not good for e-readers. We need remove all hard line breaks and have long lines.

Greek column realign - 40 entries

Oops one letter is missing! Shift down the second column to insert nu letter. Symbol can be entered using: <C-K>n*

Circle of Fifths with Sharps - 61 entries

Display a list of the Circle of Fifths with corresponding solfege syllables with sharps. Handling spaces may be tricky.

Add links to an existing HTML table - 59 entries

Add these links at that top to the respective table cell. First link, first cell, etc.

Binary and Increment - 39 entries

Some numbers fun: not only increasing numbers but also increasing binary.

Here, piggy, piggy... - 75 entries

Youay owknay atwhay otay oday...

TAR archive pretty print - 12 entries

Will you use isk ?

C to VimDict - 38 entries

Convert a C data structure to a Vimscript dictionary.

mp3 - Cutlist - 12 entries

An audio CD was accidentally ripped into one single mp3 file. A dummy cue-file now needs to be filled out with the correct values to get single mp3 files.

JSON string rotation - 38 entries

Right value strings are misplaced. Just rotate them! I'm too kind with you guys and didn't included "strings with \" in it"!

Recursive Cowsay - 49 entries

Convert 'cowsay' statement to recursive output

Return the cow - 71 entries

This cow is too verbose. Give it a lesson.

fib.c cleanup - 54 entries

cleanup the file

Five Pillars - 43 entries

Arrange all words in a table with 5 columns. The minimal space between words in columns is 2 spaces. Columns do have varying width.

Chinese Multiplication Table - 50 entries

Print a Chinese multiplication table in Vim. In China, every kid is asked to memorize this table. And thanks to the mono-syllabism of Chinese characters, it is not that hard. Printing the multiplication table is also a good exercise for programming beginners. For-loop, escaped characters, etc... There should be some special ways to print it in Vim.

My cafe needs a new menu - 2 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.

Carriage return - 41 entries

I have some raw data from terminal output which uses carriege return for formatting. Carriage return sets the pointer to the first character on the line, and subsequent characters will overwrite what was there before. The challange is to simulate the terminal behaviour in vim. I'm kind of unsure if I should have skipped lines 9 and 15, since there might be some interesting solutions which are not that generic. Happy Golfing!

Enharmonic Equivalents - 52 entries

Transform # and b to digraphs

Untangle my tail, please! - 44 entries

You know, this words were playing to chase their tails and Oops! What happened? Now we have a complete mess, their tails are totally tangled, can you please help them to untangle their tails?

Coordinates placeholder - 49 entries

Place coordinates instead of target search.

Merge blank lines and properly capitalize - 31 entries

Here you need complete 2 tasks: 1. Remove all unwanted continuous blank lines and leave only 1 blank line between paragraphs. 2. Properly capitalize the sentences.

Convert regular pandoc footnotes to in-line notes - 51 entries

Pandoc extends markdown by allowing footnotes, which are usually represented with a footnote identifier followed later in the document by the footnote itself. But Pandoc also allows inline footnotes without identifiers. How many strokes does it take to convert regular footnotes to inline notes? (NB: I've had trouble figuring out whether text-width makes a difference to Vimgolf in comparing the input and output file. I finally tested this locally using the Vimgolf vimrc and did a "gq" on the entire buffer as the last step. Apologies if I'm making a newbie mistake. First time submitter.)

un-C-escape string - 53 entries

Convert escape sequences to characters

Lenny Spiral - 9 entries

Make one lenny into an infinite army of lennys.

Sort by sum of numbers in a line(?) - 45 entries

The lines with the biggest sums need to be at the top. The sums are on the right, which makes life hard. Maybe you can find a feature that will do all the work for you...

Presidential Sorting - 45 entries

Given a nice CSV formatted arrangement of the Presidents of the United States, we need to print out an alphabetical list in pretty columns. Prove that vim can conquer this basic Excel task!

Simple Maths - 29 entries

Not much to say, discover by yourself!

maximun and minimun - 44 entries

Find the maximum and minimum of the rows.

Under the cupola - 37 entries

Taking some liberty about the name and plot of the Stephen King's famous novel (and TV series) to make this challenge. Are you able to recreate graphically the key phrase of the story? (I think is gonna be hard!)

Sort by your own sum - 42 entries

Same numbers as last time, but you'll have to add them yourself.

XML to JSON - 41 entries

Convert this xml file into json.

Fibonacci Triangles - 40 entries

Triangles

Extended Customer 2 - 39 entries

Format the chars

Across-Down Flip - 37 entries

Do this instead of the Sunday crossword.

range(10) digit rotation - 27 entries

This is a data generator challenge or some kind of gift..

Sort with uniq OpenEmbedded package names - 26 entries

For each line take 4th dirname of path. For example: "alsa-utils", "gawk-3.1.5", ... But! But if previous result is "files", take 3rd dirname instead. For example: "mktemp", "mklibs" ... If version is present in package name (dash is the separator character), take it. For example: "apt-0.9.9.4" prevails over "apt". And finally, use sort -u to get unique names!

Maze path - 23 entries

Follow the given motions and mark your path with Xs. Attention: This maze is quite big (20x20), please set your terminal size to at least 82.

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