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ASCII-art Histogram - 205 entries

Create an ASCCI-art histogram for the given numbers. Make sure not to leave trailing whitespaces. Thanks to VimGolf I recently discovered a feature of Vim thAT blew my mind. I'm curious to see what real ninjas make of it ;-)

  • Best score: 33
  • Best player score: 76
  • Number of attempts: 3
Swap values - 3895 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 2
Vice versa - 6438 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 2
Change part of a function name in multiple occurrences - 511 entries

Change the middle part of the function name in multiple places, preferably using the next and dot commands.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 2
I forgot quotes - 13210 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 8
-a-b-c- - 2768 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 2
Search and Replace 0 - 4292 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 2
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 9848 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 5
Words in parens - 11597 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 4
Just the middle - 9896 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Number of attempts: 7
quotes inside quotes - 2881 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: 15
  • Number of attempts: 2
V to the i - 4194 entries

Input is 99 V's. Output is 100 i's.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Number of attempts: 2
Song Transcription Oops - 183 entries

When transcribing vocal music to Canjo Tab you can start by finding the lowest note and assigning that to zero and working your way up from there. However, without fail, I tend to miscount the notes and when I am near done I find a lower note. I mark this with a "z". This means I have to increase all the previous ones by 1. just a sting of numbers :)

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 4
One to Ten - 1481 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: 12
  • Number of attempts: 5
Split line with dots - 1943 entries

This line is too long, split it.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 23
  • Number of attempts: 2
Where should I put the Newline? - 820 entries

Help me put the newline.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Number of attempts: 3
citizen_hacks_2019_challenge2 - 136 entries

For the Citizen Hacks 2019 Vim competition.

  • Best score: 6
  • Best player score: 6
  • Number of attempts: 2
Applying same text modification in several lines - 2142 entries

Remove identical text at the beginning of several lines and the closing parenthesis.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 3
That hyphen - 2293 entries

"vim vi improved"

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 1
remove lines containing the word "reader" - 2394 entries

easy stuff

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 18
  • Number of attempts: 2
Delete to the end of the current line - 580 entries

Delete to the end of the current line, but keep the character under the cursor.

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Number of attempts: 2
multiple cursor alternative - 1237 entries

from: https://www.reddit.com/r/vim/comments/6w5pfa/crosspost_from_remacs_how_would_you_do_this_in_vim/

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 22
  • Number of attempts: 2
switch variable - 4483 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 2
Reverse Simple Deletion - 727 entries

You did the simple deletion, now reverse it.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 1
Collect List - 3678 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 3
Team names - 1576 entries

The team names are misspelled.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 3
Com(m)a Trouble - 2336 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 2
Every other line - 2307 entries

AaAaAaA

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 3
camel riding - 720 entries

add a prefix on some camelCase variables

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 5
Add semicolons - 5678 entries

Simply add a semicolon at the end of each line

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 1
Basic renumbering - 4893 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 23
  • Number of attempts: 6
From argument to object - 1179 entries

This task typifies those programmers endure while coding. This C-family pseudocode needs a function argument to be repurposed as an object call. Simply search and replace? Repeat a pattern of edits?

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 18
  • Number of attempts: 2
remove dupes from array - 1253 entries

given a random string that contains a ruby-esque array, make sure that there are no duplicate elements

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 19
  • Number of attempts: 3
Line under headers - 990 entries

Put a line under each header, and remove the other markdown formatting.

  • Best score: 25
  • Best player score: 32
  • Number of attempts: 5
Increment each number - 636 entries

Increment each number individually by one

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 21
  • Number of attempts: 2
Simple, Practical, and Common - 27809 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: 30
  • Number of attempts: 1
One number per line - 14870 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 22
  • Number of attempts: 4
Two pairs of cluster of letters creates word - 553 entries

Clean and group.

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 22
  • Number of attempts: 2
Box it - 4888 entries

Create a box around a line.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 23
  • Number of attempts: 4
From A to B - 520 entries

Mirror and change this text block

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 25
  • Number of attempts: 1
Bad Copy Syntax - 1314 entries

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

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 26
  • Number of attempts: 5
Add string initializers to an enum - 510 entries

Change Typescript enum so that it has string initializers.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 27
  • Number of attempts: 5
convert yml into java pojo field - 752 entries

How fast vim can create fields for java pojo i.e class declaration referring to a (simple) yml file

  • Best score: 29
  • Best player score: 31
  • Number of attempts: 1
move titles next to url, in quotes - 377 entries

had trouble with something similar

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 22
  • Number of attempts: 4
change parenthesis - 211 entries

change the pair of braces into a pair of parentheses

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Number of attempts: 2
SCREAMING_SNAKE_CASE to Title Case - 637 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: 43
  • Number of attempts: 1
calculations - 166 entries

Complete these (weird) calculations.

  • Best score: 38
  • Best player score: 64
  • Number of attempts: 4
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