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Braces or Brackets? - 625 entries

Someone forgot whether to use braces or brackets and you have to clean up their code!

  • Best score: 34
  • Best player score: 65
  • Number of attempts: 1
Flodder-challenge - 804 entries

Replace the text the most efficient and win!

  • Best score: 27
  • Best player score: 57
  • Number of attempts: 1
quotes inside quotes - 2684 entries

taken from tip 85 of the very good book 'Practical Vim: Edit Text at the Speed of Thought' ! I'd be interested what people use :)

  • Best score: 2
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 1
Letter case trickery - 1416 entries

This file is in a downright esoteric format, consisting of hexadecimal numbers, non-hexadecimal keywords, and "Z" indicating end-of-line. Make the hexadecimal numbers lowercase.

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 2
switch variable - 4189 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 3
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 1
Simple text editing with Vim - 10129 entries

Make the pairs of lines match up by making each second line same as first

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 18
  • Number of attempts: 7
Words in parens - 10644 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 21
  • Number of attempts: 2
Going underground.... - 283 entries

Simple reformatting: in this case changing from the format London underground supplies its customers with, to the format that Google Calendar likes...

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 38
  • Number of attempts: 2
attr_aligner - 2847 entries

Two attr keywords. Two separate indentations. Align the colons.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 34
  • Number of attempts: 6
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 9280 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 3
Reformat/Refactor a Golfer Class - 5391 entries

A simple case of removing unneeded code and fixing broken indentation.

  • Best score: 32
  • Best player score: 38
  • Number of attempts: 7
PHP Array Syntax -> MailChimp Merge Syntax - 414 entries

I recently needed to send an e-mail to our marketing department listing allowed merge tags for our MailChimp campaigns. The allowed merge tags were determined from a PHP array in one of our PHP classes. I transformed the PHP class to MailChimp's syntax and sent the e-mail. It was, however, a long, laborious process. I'm still fairly new to Vim and would love to see how an expert Vim user would tackle one of my own, real-world problems. Thanks and have fun!

  • Best score: 23
  • Best player score: 55
  • Number of attempts: 5
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