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replacing each line of a block selection - 809 entries

replace each line's ../assets/js with /javascripts
switch variable - 1197 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?
Numbering a List - 914 entries

Pretty simple, number the list.
Context Insensitive completion 1 - 304 entries

Finish writing this simple Python HTTP server.
Search and Replace 0 - 1442 entries

Replace every instance of 'aaa' with 'xaaax'.
Wrap the text of an email message to 79 characters - 351 entries

You're replying to an email with silly long lines. Clean them up.
Sort and add attributes - 754 entries

Sort the states and add the attribute country to each record.
Whitespace, empty lines and tabs - 1470 entries

Convert tabs to spaces, strip empty lines and trailing whitespace.
Simple text editing with Vim - 3405 entries

Make the pairs of lines match up by making each second line same as first
Reformat/Refactor a Golfer Class - 2803 entries

A simple case of removing unneeded code and fixing broken indentation.
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Simple text editing with Vim - 3405 entries
Reformat/Refactor a Golfer Class - 2803 entries
Whitespace, empty lines and tabs - 1470 entries
Search and Replace 0 - 1442 entries
switch variable - 1197 entries
Numbering a List - 914 entries
replacing each line of a block selection - 809 entries
Sort and add attributes - 754 entries
Wrap the text of an email message to 79 characters - 351 entries
Context Insensitive completion 1 - 304 entries

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< replacing each line of a block selection - 809 entries
< 
< replace each line's ../assets/js with /javascripts
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> Simple text editing with Vim - 3405 entries
> Reformat/Refactor a Golfer Class - 2803 entries
> Whitespace, empty lines and tabs - 1470 entries
> Search and Replace 0 - 1442 entries
5,9d5
< 
< how fast can you switch two variable ?
< Make it more readable - 741 entries
< 
< Insert blank lines to make it more organized and readable
11,18c7
< 
< Pretty simple, number the list.
< Search and Replace 0 - 1442 entries
< 
< Replace every instance of 'aaa' with 'xaaax'.
< Reconstruct the Sentence - 713 entries
< 
< Get the sentence back in the proper order, remove duplicate lines, and then combine the separate lines into one.
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> replacing each line of a block selection - 809 entries
20,30c9,10
< 
< Sort the states and add the attribute country to each record.
< Whitespace, empty lines and tabs - 1470 entries
< 
< Convert tabs to spaces, strip empty lines and trailing whitespace.
< Simple text editing with Vim - 3405 entries
< 
< Make the pairs of lines match up by making each second line same as first
< Reformat/Refactor a Golfer Class - 2803 entries
< 
< A simple case of removing unneeded code and fixing broken indentation.
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> Make it more readable - 741 entries
> Reconstruct the Sentence - 713 entries

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#69 Vincent Desprez / vincentdesprez - Score: 20 - 03/29/13 @ 17:11
:v/\d/d<CR>:sor!n/-/<CR>ZZ

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#70 Chris Webb / chriswebb_42 - Score: 20 - 04/07/13 @ 22:05
:v/\d/d<CR>:sor!n/-/<CR>ZZ

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#71 Norm Fasey / DeathRay1977 - Score: 20 - 06/04/13 @ 22:27
:v/\d/d<CR>:sor!n/-/<CR>ZZ

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#72 James / Dronak - Score: 20 - 08/29/13 @ 17:52
:v/\d/d<CR>:sor!n/-/<CR>ZZ

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#73 CHIP CASTLE / chipcastle - Score: 20 - 12/28/13 @ 15:55
:v/\d/d<CR>:sor!n/-/<CR>ZZ

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#74 Pradeep Kumar / pradeep6kumar - Score: 21 - 03/09/13 @ 15:38
:sor!n<CR>:11,$d<CR>:.m3<CR>ZZ

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#75 foo / foo88832727 - Score: 21 - 10/18/13 @ 21:29
:sor! n /-/|%v/-/d<CR>ZZ

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#76 Ψαροκροκέτα / psarokroketa - Score: 21 - 07/30/17 @ 08:14
:v/\d/d<CR>:sor!/- /n<CR>ZZ

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#77 Trevor Powell / DoomedBunnies - Score: 22 - 03/10/13 @ 22:29
:v/\d/d<CR>:sor! n /-/<CR>ZZ

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#78 Stefan Leszkiewicz / stefanlz - Score: 24 - 06/16/13 @ 07:27
:v/\d/d<CR>:sor! n /-/<CR>:wq<CR>

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#79 Andrew Burgess / andrew8088 - Score: 26 - 03/09/13 @ 14:50
:v/-/d<CR>:sor! n /.* -/<CR>:wq<CR>

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#80 Runar / runarfu - Score: 27 - 03/10/13 @ 11:43
:sor n /.*-/<CR>20dd:g/^/m0<CR>ZZ

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#81 Stefan Antoni / Suchkultur - Score: 29 - 06/13/13 @ 13:17
:sor!n<CR>:22<CR>dd:10<CR>dG:3<CR>"2p:wq<CR>

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#82 Leo Shemesh / Leoncelot - Score: 42 - 05/06/13 @ 14:16
:<Up><Up><Up><Up><Up><Up><Down><Up>sort!nr/\d+<BS>\+ entries/<CR>:11<CR>dG:x<CR>

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#83 Gurukandhamoorthi / Gurukandhamoor1 - Score: 42 - 08/16/17 @ 15:52
:v/-/d<CR>:sor nu/-/<CR>:<Up><Left><Left><Left><Left><Left>i<CR>:<Up><Left><Left><Left><Left><Left><Left><Left>!<Right><Del><CR>ZZ

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#84 modestas / modstan - Score: 47 - 05/15/13 @ 20:16
:ta<BS><BS>g!/enti<BS>ries$/d<CR>:se<BS>or!-n/-/<CR>:<Up><Left><Left><Left><Left><BS><CR><Esc>:wq<CR>

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#85 Christopher Gioia / gioia_gioi - Score: 73 - 05/30/13 @ 04:12
:25y<CR>p:29y<CR>p:24y<CR>p:16y<CR>p:8y<CR>p:12y<CR>p:1d<CR>:6<CR>p:25y<CR>p:23y<CR>p:18y<CR>p:11,39d<CR>:x!<CR>

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Created by: udioica

85 active golfers, 235 entries

Leaderboard (lowest score wins):
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#1 - Urtica dioica / udioica

03/09/2013 at 09:10PM

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#2 - Petro Тrouq / zulolosi

03/09/2013 at 10:19PM

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#3 - Korbinian Stoemmer / PaulSmecker

03/10/2013 at 08:47AM

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#4 - Adam Bell / adamgbell

03/16/2013 at 07:27PM

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#5 - jDeveloper / jDevEE

03/31/2013 at 03:49PM

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#6 - Justin / justinjaffray

04/29/2013 at 11:24PM

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#7 - Kate / Arohanui

05/04/2013 at 03:47AM

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#8 - Lonny Jepson / Jiskiras

05/07/2013 at 02:03AM

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#9 - Jordan Eldredge / captbaritone

05/08/2013 at 06:57PM

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#10 - Marco Hinz / _mhinz_

05/31/2013 at 11:36PM

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#11 - Michael / mjs2600

06/06/2013 at 12:16AM

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#12 - Bradd Szonye / bszonye

07/13/2013 at 08:41AM

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#13 - Steve Tjoa / stevetjoa

07/18/2013 at 02:38AM

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#14 - Ingo / ist3fani

07/30/2013 at 02:05PM

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#15 - Stephen Drodge / sjdrodge

10/08/2013 at 02:57AM

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#16 - Casey Dwyer / caseydwyer

11/04/2013 at 09:10PM

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#17 - Yann Moisan / YannMoisan

01/05/2014 at 10:12PM

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#18 - Joonas Pihlajamaa / jokkebk

02/23/2014 at 11:56AM

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#19 - John Braxler / braxler

04/29/2014 at 11:39AM

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#20 - Philipp Aeschbach / ihbmifqerg

10/10/2014 at 04:18PM

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#21 - pftb12345 / pftb12345

04/23/2015 at 02:14PM

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#22 - esquifit / henroboke

10/07/2015 at 03:04PM

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#23 - Jon Krause / jkrause314

02/03/2016 at 06:38PM

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#24 - Márton Németh / nemarci42

04/06/2017 at 11:30AM

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#25 - markschwarz / markschwarz

05/28/2017 at 02:54AM

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#26 - Turkey Man / lvturkeyman

12/01/2017 at 10:24AM

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#27 - DHM / DHM29978992

05/28/2018 at 12:32AM

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#28 - Tim Chase / gumnos

03/09/2013 at 02:09PM

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#29 - Joel Elkins / dice_tea

03/11/2013 at 02:25PM

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#30 - Mikael Gustavsson / slvmnd

03/13/2013 at 03:23PM