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Simple, Practical, and Common - 32962 entries

Simple things we do all the time should be able to be done with very few keystrokes, but sometimes I find something I need to do makes me go, "There MUST be a better way." This challenge is just a simple movement and entering text at a certain place.

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #14 / 7276
  • Number of attempts: 5
Hogwarts Email Sorting - 831 entries

Given a list of emails, get the students full name and their associated house.

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 37
  • Position: #219 / 238
  • Number of attempts: 2
Add text at some column - 146 entries

Complete golang struct statement.

  • Best score: 31
  • Best player score: 32
  • Position: #27 / 55
  • Number of attempts: 1
prepend * to every non-blank line - 5977 entries

Prepend an asterisk to every non-blank line in the input file.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #469 / 1468
  • Number of attempts: 1
One number per line - 18395 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #194 / 3793
  • Number of attempts: 7
Quote modules - 1019 entries

Complete golang import statement.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #14 / 260
  • Number of attempts: 4
add line and index - 81 entries

a missed line and index names need to be added

  • Best score: 44
  • Best player score: 45
  • Position: #4 / 26
  • Number of attempts: 3
Quote modules (ver.2) - 195 entries

Complete golang import statement.

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #14 / 51
  • Number of attempts: 7
Swap values inside brackets - 2433 entries

Easy challenge.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #9 / 561
  • Number of attempts: 8
Applying same text modification in several lines - 2751 entries

Remove identical text at the beginning of several lines and the closing parenthesis.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #65 / 815
  • Number of attempts: 3
Add semicolons - 10545 entries

Simply add a semicolon at the end of each line

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #1316 / 2989
  • Number of attempts: 5
Com(m)a Trouble - 3410 entries

Someone was real stupid when placing his commas. Can you fix it?

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #195 / 764
  • Number of attempts: 5
Wrap the text of an email message to 79 characters - 597 entries

You're replying to an email with silly long lines. Clean them up.

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 6
  • Position: #312 / 358
  • Number of attempts: 1
Search and Replace 0 - 4681 entries

Replace every instance of 'aaa' with 'xaaax'.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #640 / 1550
  • Number of attempts: 4
Just the middle - 11141 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #359 / 4114
  • Number of attempts: 6
Fiddle percentages into real numbers - 798 entries

Get rid of the '%' symbols and shift the decimal place. This is the easier version - all the columns line up.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #41 / 273
  • Number of attempts: 6
Vice versa - 7536 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #607 / 2049
  • Number of attempts: 3
Triangle of arrows - 144 entries

I made this by accident when working on another challenge. How would you go about making this?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #17 / 35
  • Number of attempts: 1
Maze path - 32 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.

  • Best score: 25
  • Best player score: 26
  • Position: #6 / 13
  • Number of attempts: 8
unknown command - 144 entries

I want change 5 words

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #24 / 73
  • Number of attempts: 2
Collect List - 4184 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #40 / 1167
  • Number of attempts: 8
Square numbers - 85 entries

Boring math puzzle.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 31
  • Position: #23 / 35
  • Number of attempts: 1
I forgot quotes - 15748 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #223 / 4116
  • Number of attempts: 5
Words in parens - 12736 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #1674 / 3919
  • Number of attempts: 8
Remove semicolons after expressions - 572 entries

A follow-up for http://vimgolf.com/challenges/4fc9d767d3a0d4000100000e.

  • Best score: 6
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #132 / 242
  • Number of attempts: 4
switch variable - 4945 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #957 / 1708
  • Number of attempts: 3
Ruby 1.9 hashes - 1172 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!

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #174 / 386
  • Number of attempts: 3
Increment, increment, increment.... - 591 entries

Vim likes macros

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #338 / 378
  • Number of attempts: 1
Reverse characters in a line - 645 entries

You have everything you need, just not in the right order. Mastermind would give you 26 white pegs.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #14 / 236
  • Number of attempts: 6
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