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move titles next to url, in quotes - 406 entries

had trouble with something similar

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 20
  • Number of attempts: 7
Satisfy the go linter - 881 entries

You just came up with this briliant go vars package. But dang, you forgot to add comments to the exported variables. Can you add a comment over each variable with a TODO-placeholder?

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 24
  • Number of attempts: 13
Com(m)a Trouble - 2979 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 28
quotes inside quotes - 2966 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: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 6
Simple, Practical, and Common - 31350 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: 28
  • Number of attempts: 5
Team names - 1675 entries

The team names are misspelled.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 12
remove lines containing the word "reader" - 3172 entries

easy stuff

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Number of attempts: 14
Remove quotes after first field - 225 entries

Remove the quotes around each field except for the first field.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 26
  • Number of attempts: 2
citizen_hacks_2019_challenge5 - 92 entries

For the Citizen Hacks 2019 Vim competition.

  • Best score: 6
  • Best player score: 6
  • Number of attempts: 2
Vice versa - 7085 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 12
Words in parens - 12294 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 10
I forgot quotes - 14981 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 21
  • Number of attempts: 3
Swap values - 4261 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 8
Add semicolons - 9016 entries

Simply add a semicolon at the end of each line

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 11
Make HTML List - 923 entries

Turn the comma separated list into an unordered html list.

  • Best score: 33
  • Best player score: 42
  • Number of attempts: 5
Extract argument from function - 2138 entries

The aim is to see if you can do some refactoring very fast.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 4
Bad Copy Syntax - 1733 entries

Copy should be from right to left, but sometimes you type it wrong.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 19
  • Number of attempts: 18
Join 'em - 192 entries

This shouldn't be too tough

  • Best score: 4
  • Best player score: 5
  • Number of attempts: 1
Order and join - 811 entries

There's something special about the input order.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 4
Swap values inside brackets - 2257 entries

Easy challenge.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 11
Fiddle percentages into real numbers - 765 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
  • Number of attempts: 3
comment and uncomment code inline - 950 entries

It's very useful to be able to comment out a block of code in a quick edit. And likewise to uncomment the code. This operation often involves multi-line stanzas and even large blocks. With just line-wise navigation and insert mode this would cost you about 4 keystrokes per line. Master this hole of VimGolf and you'll quickly drop your key count in day to day Vim as well.

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Number of attempts: 6
One number per line - 17290 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 23
  • Number of attempts: 9
SCREAMING_SNAKE_CASE to Title Case - 877 entries

Convert strings in SCREAMING_SNAKE_CASE to Title Case. Examples: EMPLOYEE_NAME -> Employee Name REVENUE_YEAR_TO_DATE -> Revenue Year To Date SALARY -> Salary

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 34
  • Number of attempts: 3
Vertical Limit - 2252 entries

transform a succession of one word lines to a an array of strings

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 23
  • Number of attempts: 9
Box it - 6849 entries

Create a box around a line.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 162
  • Number of attempts: 1
That hyphen - 2411 entries

"vim vi improved"

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 6
Just the middle - 10719 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Number of attempts: 6
Space out the alphabet - 1479 entries

Put 3 spaces between adjacent letters.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 9
Missing Library and a Typo - 784 entries

I forgot to add a c library, please add it for me. Also I'm bad at typing so fix my typo too.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 15
One to Ten - 1845 entries

Generate the sequence of numbers from 1 to 10, one number per line. Inspired by this Reddit thread: https://redd.it/ak4it2

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 19
  • Number of attempts: 10
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