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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
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< 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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#91 Christopher Gioia / @gioia_gioi - Score: 73 - 05/30/13 @ 04:12
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Created by: @udioica

91 active golfers, 268 entries

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#61 - Nick Andryshak / @nandryshak

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#62 - David Hoeffer / @dhoeffer

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#65 - See BEAMs through walls / @hauleth

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#66 - brett / @brettyukich

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#67 - Oliver Christ / @0liverChrist

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#69 - Marcin Katulski / @marcink79

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#74 - Vincent Desprez / @vincentdesprez

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#75 - Chris Webb / @chriswebb_42

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#76 - Norm Fasey / @DeathRay1977

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#79 - Pradeep Kumar / @pradeep6kumar

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#82 - Trevor Powell / @DoomedBunnies

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#83 - Stefan Leszkiewicz / @stefanlz

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#84 - Andrew Burgess / @andrew8088

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#85 - Runar / @runarfu

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#86 - Stefan Antoni / @Suchkultur

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