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Search and Replace 0 - 4651 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #276 / 1541
  • Number of attempts: 4
O Christmas Tree - 102 entries

Design a macro that makes trees grow (or ASCII triangles, if that's too hard).

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 29
  • Position: #21 / 41
  • Number of attempts: 1
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10533 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #3 / 3637
  • Number of attempts: 3
attr_aligner - 3402 entries

Two attr keywords. Two separate indentations. Align the colons.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #36 / 685
  • Number of attempts: 5
Letter case trickery - 1547 entries

This file is in a downright esoteric format, consisting of hexadecimal numbers, non-hexadecimal keywords, and "Z" indicating end-of-line. Make the hexadecimal numbers lowercase.

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #70 / 498
  • Number of attempts: 7
Words in parens - 12736 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #202 / 3919
  • Number of attempts: 3
SFD-ROC: vimvimvim - 1508 entries

Oh no, this line is longer than 80 chars... put each 'vim' on a new line.

  • Best score: 8
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #42 / 424
  • Number of attempts: 6
Saving the hashes(#) - 1961 entries

The following file is copied from vimcasts.org(Its only for learning purpose,hope the site owner doesn't mind it), its probably the easiest of challenges.Our goal is to delete every line which doesn't contain a hash signs. The remaining hash signs with numbers are then sorted to get the final output.

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #17 / 466
  • Number of attempts: 5
Let's play some Ivmgolf - 1004 entries

Oops, I spelled that wrong.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #331 / 417
  • Number of attempts: 1
Switch function arguments - 1982 entries

How to switch two arguments of a function.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #83 / 627
  • Number of attempts: 5
switch variable - 4917 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #761 / 1701
  • Number of attempts: 2
Simple text editing with Vim - 11620 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #224 / 3409
  • Number of attempts: 4
Reformat/Refactor a Golfer Class - 5993 entries

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

  • Best score: 32
  • Best player score: 40
  • Position: #745 / 1478
  • Number of attempts: 1
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