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Simple, Practical, and Common - 33420 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: 22
  • Position: #712 / 7375
  • Number of attempts: 9
Swap values - 4548 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #1026 / 1258
  • Number of attempts: 2
One number per line - 18638 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #131 / 3848
  • Number of attempts: 10
V to the i - 4759 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #424 / 1882
  • Number of attempts: 2
Split line with dots - 2127 entries

This line is too long, split it.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #98 / 631
  • Number of attempts: 8
Every other line - 2901 entries

AaAaAaA

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #315 / 702
  • Number of attempts: 4
Copy three lines - 2863 entries

If the site is up (by some miracle), make the text under every header identical.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #193 / 637
  • Number of attempts: 7
Start coding format - 147 entries

I used to start coding with following format: int main(){ -(cursor here) }

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #18 / 70
  • Number of attempts: 3
That hyphen - 2560 entries

"vim vi improved"

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #146 / 696
  • Number of attempts: 5
Just the middle - 11367 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #766 / 4166
  • Number of attempts: 4
Vice versa - 7813 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #750 / 2106
  • Number of attempts: 5
7th Birthday - 186 entries

We have a bunch of numbers written from 0 to 9 in the order present in the text input file. The task is to create 7 by replacing the numbers with dashes.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #37 / 73
  • Number of attempts: 2
Paragraph sort - 430 entries

My large herbivorous mammals, Vim commands, and POSIX utilities need to be sorted separately.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #61 / 123
  • Number of attempts: 4
Paragraph breaks - 509 entries

Swap the blank lines and the aaa lines.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #19 / 166
  • Number of attempts: 6
Inner hyphens - 127 entries

Yet another hyphen challenge. Adding 5 hyphens to a file shouldn't be too hard.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #5 / 79
  • Number of attempts: 3
Scrambled numbers - 780 entries

Four is NOT 1. One is 1.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #66 / 183
  • Number of attempts: 7
Align commas - 1049 entries

There are 15,000 aligning challenges on vimgolf.com, and they're all exactly the same. I hope this one is a little different.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #48 / 241
  • Number of attempts: 7
Generate a list of numbers - 283 entries

Please generate list of numbers from 1 to 20.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #96 / 136
  • Number of attempts: 2
From A to B - 564 entries

Mirror and change this text block

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #33 / 155
  • Number of attempts: 7
Collect List - 4266 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #257 / 1187
  • Number of attempts: 8
VimGolfNight - 536 entries

Based on "The name of the game".

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #245 / 343
  • Number of attempts: 1
I forgot quotes - 15935 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #488 / 4163
  • Number of attempts: 6
-a-b-c- - 3177 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #184 / 1130
  • Number of attempts: 6
120 Degrees - 468 entries

Rotate that triangle.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #72 / 143
  • Number of attempts: 5
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10637 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #1035 / 3671
  • Number of attempts: 3
attr_aligner - 3454 entries

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

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #126 / 695
  • Number of attempts: 8
Words in parens - 12863 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #713 / 3948
  • Number of attempts: 7
Saving the hashes(#) - 2008 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: #43 / 476
  • Number of attempts: 8
Vertical Limit - 2479 entries

transform a succession of one word lines to a an array of strings

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #52 / 744
  • Number of attempts: 6
switch variable - 5041 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #447 / 1738
  • Number of attempts: 6
A Simple One - 1004 entries

Here is a very simple one - just to illustrate/introduce a vim feature that some people seem to miss...

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #443 / 645
  • Number of attempts: 1
Simple text editing with Vim - 12360 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #447 / 3599
  • Number of attempts: 3
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