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$ vimgolf setup
$ vimgolf put [challenge ID]

28582 active golfers, 338631 entries, 484 challenges

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Solve the Sokoban - 158 entries

A wink for all Vimgolfers that play Nethack too.

citizen_hacks_2019_part6 - 14 entries

For the Citizen Hacks 2019 Vim competition

Pascal's Triangle - 21 entries

Generate the first 17 left-justified rows of Pascal's triangle.

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

Define to require - 118 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.

Winding path - 91 entries

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

Simple Maths 2 - 17 entries

Time to practice expression register! #maths #linear

O Christmas Tree - 99 entries

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

CSV to JSON - 143 entries

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

Label grid cells (6x6) - 13 entries

Label the cells of a grid with its coordinates. Rows are labelled top to bottom from A to F, and columns left to right from A to F. Each cell has a coordinate MN, where M is the row letter and N is the column letter.

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?

Overall Vimgolf Rank - 135 entries

Suppose you are trying to figure out what your overall rank is at Vimgolf(the sum of all the ranks you got), and as a Vim ninja you decided to use Vim to do the job. Your solution should work for every Vimgolf profile page(The actual input file for this challenge is my Vimgolf profile page). So, direct answer insertion is considered cheating.

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 !

Complete the hex array data (Part II) - 129 entries

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

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.

Checkerboard case pattern - 107 entries

All the squares are white. Make some of them black. But only the right ones.

citizen_hacks_2019_part1 - 12 entries

For the Citizen Hacks 2019 Vim competition

Changing URL path in CSS - 113 entries

What's the quickest way to swap out all the URLs in a CSS file? Is it wasted keystrokes using look-behinds and look-aheads? (I'm sorry for the delete/report--I made a mistake with the last one requiring an ugly search for graphic to replace with images. I just intended this to be a simple search and replace that might possibly generate some macros or normals solutions that are quicker)

Refactoring useless Method away - 78 entries

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

42-header - 36 entries

Rush 42mexican-standoff at 42 school

Happy New Year! - 129 entries

This is a simple new year's challenge.

Write Setters and Getters for PHP - 86 entries

Just simple automation of writing Setters and Getters like Doctrine might use.

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Article 1 - 128 entries

Somebody's got this slightly muddled up. See how quickly you can fix it. (I made this to experiment with buffers. I'm not actually sure whether this is faster with buffers or without.)

Word Blender - 128 entries

The insides of long words seem to have been run through the blender. Can you fix this famous tale, brave knight?

Letters are numbers - 127 entries

Letters and numbers are interchangeable. A lot of programming languages give you simple ways to convert individual letters to hex, binary and decimal but does Vim?

Extract text from xml - 101 entries

Extract text from xml file (ignoring commented out elements) and create a one line regex.

Fill visual area - 70 entries

Just have fun!

Calculate the table totals - 105 entries

Go ahead... commit the treachery of using vim as a spreadsheet.

Printable ASCII characters - 95 entries

From a blank input, print all 95 printing ASCII characters one per line, from space to tilde.

Ninjas Leaderboard - 84 entries

The two lines in "Start file" has an obfuscated email address. Second line give an index (from 1 to 30) to the chars list of the first line, for example, the first char of email (n) is in position 25, second char (i) is in position 19 and s.o.

Sudoku table - 58 entries

Make this simple sudoku table look nice and legible.

SFD-ROC: Pipe Dreams - 93 entries

Move the pipes so they match the output.

Rail fence transposition cipher - 63 entries

Solve a rail fence transposition cipher using vim. This ciphertext was created using two rails. Use vim to transpose the text and recover the original quote.

Turn a ninja to case-insensitive [Nn][Ii][Nn][Jj][Aa] regexp! - 41 entries

I bumped into this in a dailywtf code: http://pastebin.com/QApa5ycS I didn't want to translate a string whenever I wanted to be [Ss][Aa][Rr][Cc][Aa][Ss][Tt][Ii][Cc] on slack, so I figured a script (python, sed, whatever) would be helpful. Well, or a few vim keystroke!

Comparing scores - 69 entries

If Alice and Bob both did the challenge, put their entries together in the top paragraph, so we can compare their scores more easily.

Format the output - 95 entries

Sometimes your standard out is a little hard to read. Take this multilevel hash and make it human readable.

Square numbers - 63 entries

Boring math puzzle.

Land of the Lost - 60 entries

Enter the tabs below the lyrics

Execute immediate SQL - 82 entries

Sql string tranformation ...

Linear congruential generator - 104 entries

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linear_congruential_generator

Replace Parameter with Explicit Methods - 61 entries

Implementing the methods of a Java Interface

paste indent correction - JS - 76 entries

You copy some javascript code from a website and paste it into vim, it does not look good!

Remove Accent off the Letter - 100 entries

Remove all the accent from extremely accented statements.

It's a factor - 75 entries

Flaunt your macro prowess by factoring some numbers. Too hard? It takes less than 30 strokes, I promise.

Sort yaml structures alphabetically by root key names - 26 entries

sometimes we want to sort structures alphabetically in yaml files

Double and switch - 36 entries

Aaaanother case switcher

Sierpinski's Triangle - 79 entries

Build the famous fractal, Sierpinski's Triangle.

Roman numerals - 58 entries

Use the substitutions on top to convert unary to Roman numerals.

Chucking wood - 75 entries

An exercise in compressing repetitive text. For this challenge, any entry that uses keys outside the main row (such as arrow keys, Home, End, Delete, etc.) will be removed. (Esc is OK, though you should be using C-[ anyway.)

Not enough Ps - 52 entries

Different type of code

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