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Search and Replace 0 - 4434 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 3
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10091 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 4
V to the i - 4341 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Number of attempts: 2
Simple text editing with Vim - 11020 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 3
Basic renumbering - 5095 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 8
Where should I put the Newline? - 824 entries

Help me put the newline.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Number of attempts: 1
Letter case trickery - 1461 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: 11
  • Number of attempts: 5
That hyphen - 2376 entries

"vim vi improved"

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 2
I forgot quotes - 14300 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 4
quotes inside quotes - 2942 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: 3
Don't know what this is - 1867 entries

Replace contents of brackets with matching number of spaces. Don't ask what the format's supposed to be.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 3
Extract argument from function - 2127 entries

The aim is to see if you can do some refactoring very fast.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 2
switch variable - 4614 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 2
Whitespace, empty lines and tabs - 2715 entries

Convert tabs to spaces, strip empty lines and trailing whitespace.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 19
  • Number of attempts: 8
SFD-ROC: vimvimvim - 1338 entries

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

  • Best score: 8
  • Best player score: 9
  • Number of attempts: 6
Words in parens - 11996 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 3
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