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Search and Replace 0 - 4583 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #873 / 1518
  • Number of attempts: 6
Just the middle - 11086 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #2053 / 4093
  • Number of attempts: 7
Interweave two blocks of text - 546 entries

Suppose you've got data on a list of things from multiple sources. They're all in separate chunks, so how might you create a tabular output?

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #110 / 197
  • Number of attempts: 2
Basic renumbering - 5408 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #828 / 1221
  • Number of attempts: 4
I forgot quotes - 15666 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #1602 / 4098
  • Number of attempts: 5
Words in parens - 12690 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 25
  • Position: #3690 / 3906
  • Number of attempts: 1
replacing each line of a block selection - 2751 entries

replace each line's ../assets/js with /javascripts

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #319 / 726
  • Number of attempts: 6
constructor - 165 entries

coding a constructor for a simple class

  • Best score: 59
  • Best player score: 139
  • Position: #47 / 56
  • Number of attempts: 1
switch variable - 4868 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #688 / 1691
  • Number of attempts: 7
The meaning - 517 entries

Numbers are fun!

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Position: #89 / 332
  • Number of attempts: 3
Ugly spreadsheet copy/paste to CSV - 787 entries

convert an ugly spreadsheet copy/paste into a CSV format.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 51
  • Position: #143 / 168
  • Number of attempts: 1
PHP <--> Java class conversion Part 1 - 179 entries

Convert this tiny php class to adequate java one.

  • Best score: 65
  • Best player score: 113
  • Position: #39 / 57
  • Number of attempts: 2
Make it more readable - 1860 entries

Insert blank lines to make it more organized and readable

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #347 / 613
  • Number of attempts: 2
Line Zipper - 413 entries

Zip/pair related lines.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #155 / 199
  • Number of attempts: 2
PHP Array Syntax -> MailChimp Merge Syntax - 440 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: 38
  • Position: #95 / 137
  • Number of attempts: 5
imports alignment (python) - 603 entries

Align as one import per line.

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 31
  • Position: #149 / 183
  • Number of attempts: 3
Rotating Philosophers Problem - 373 entries

Can you help the philosophers find a good place to sit before they get five forks and spaghetti?

  • Best score: 29
  • Best player score: 35
  • Position: #143 / 157
  • Number of attempts: 3
Reformat long lines - 320 entries

Rearrange this ruby method call to put each parameter on its own line. Could become a useful macro.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 24
  • Position: #121 / 125
  • Number of attempts: 1
Generate English Alphabets - 427 entries

Start with a, get up to z.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 25
  • Position: #106 / 190
  • Number of attempts: 2
Numbering a List - 1797 entries

Pretty simple, number the list.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #399 / 614
  • Number of attempts: 1
82 bottles of beer on the wall - 280 entries

Take them down. (sorry, only 82 bottles because the problem size is limited!)

  • Best score: 107
  • Best player score: 136
  • Position: #84 / 131
  • Number of attempts: 1
Simple text editing with Vim - 11431 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #888 / 3357
  • Number of attempts: 15
Reformat/Refactor a Golfer Class - 5864 entries

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

  • Best score: 32
  • Best player score: 77
  • Position: #1415 / 1449
  • Number of attempts: 1
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