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Paste a column after a column - 2324 entries

This task is very common while using multi-cursor. What is the elegant vim way ?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 24
  • Position: #334 / 502
  • Number of attempts: 2
HS exam question - 1517 entries

Convert the data to a python dictionary

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 98
  • Position: #316 / 400
  • Number of attempts: 1
Changing around text with citations - 323 entries

Based off of something I saw on reddit

  • Best score: 28
  • Best player score: 40
  • Position: #52 / 89
  • Number of attempts: 2
Poorly indented Python comments - 1217 entries

Fix the alignment of some Python comments as quickly as possible.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 101
  • Position: #193 / 206
  • Number of attempts: 3
Many duplicates - 1284 entries

Quick and easy

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #404 / 421
  • Number of attempts: 2
2 quick changes and a numbered list - 610 entries

The ascii will not be lost, but rather numbered in 4 digit blocks with leading zeros.

  • Best score: 37
  • Best player score: 185
  • Position: #140 / 146
  • Number of attempts: 2
delete swap - 1578 entries

delete all swap

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #427 / 495
  • Number of attempts: 1
Generate a very basic Python constructor (fixed) - 1197 entries

Original by @BiddulphCaleb (http://www.vimgolf.com/challenges/6019f1c4642668000cee11e8) - had some extra spaces in output file.

  • Best score: 29
  • Best player score: 79
  • Position: #232 / 252
  • Number of attempts: 2
Fix the shell script! - 2373 entries

Fix the shell script with the fewest keystrokes!

  • Best score: 26
  • Best player score: 58
  • Position: #485 / 550
  • Number of attempts: 1
Visual block training - 1028 entries

You see the input. You see the output. Go.

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 91
  • Position: #174 / 191
  • Number of attempts: 1
Put a newline after every 10 lines in vim - 1606 entries

Goal is to put a newline after every 10 lines in vim.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #147 / 535
  • Number of attempts: 5
simple replacements - 1690 entries

The goal is to see the replacement commands in action.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 39
  • Position: #362 / 375
  • Number of attempts: 1
swap number pairs - 2021 entries

Swap the numbers in a bunch of 2-element arrays.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 30
  • Position: #237 / 372
  • Number of attempts: 1
HS Final exam vimgolf - 885 entries

Change the initial file to a single line containing all names comma-separated with numbers inside parentheses.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 43
  • Position: #203 / 232
  • Number of attempts: 3
Easy modification of ssh config - 343 entries

Just add another alias to each worker

  • Best score: 24
  • Best player score: 31
  • Position: #71 / 106
  • Number of attempts: 3
ssh config skills - 249 entries

Parse output from `kuebctl get no -o wide` into an .ssh/config file!

  • Best score: 41
  • Best player score: 98
  • Position: #58 / 63
  • Number of attempts: 1
Format the CSS - 136 entries

You just copied some CSS color names from the web and need to add them to your python module. Create the COLORS variable and assign a dict() with the names as keys and hex-colors as values. BEWARE OF THE TABS!!

  • Best score: 41
  • Best player score: 60
  • Position: #43 / 45
  • Number of attempts: 1
Rural Post - 4405 entries

Simple challenge to remove all but the post code on each line

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #647 / 1082
  • Number of attempts: 3
Add quotes to ansible playbook - 939 entries

You created an ansible playbook, but forgot to add quotes. Can you fix it?

  • Best score: 8
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #83 / 299
  • Number of attempts: 6
Multiline to Single Line - 679 entries

Convert a multiline, indented file to a single line with no whitespace

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Position: #212 / 297
  • Number of attempts: 1
xrandr outputs and dashes - 670 entries

uh oh, different video drivers identify display outputs with more dashes. Quick, need to change this xrandr script!

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #190 / 217
  • Number of attempts: 2
From a Thunderlink to a Markdown link - 756 entries

ThunderLinks are durable hyperlinks to specific email messages generated from Thunderbird in HTML format. Leverage the power of vim to make them suitable for a markdown-formatted file.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 24
  • Position: #121 / 167
  • Number of attempts: 4
Yo To Hello - 1122 entries

Simply Turn Yo To Hello

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #481 / 520
  • Number of attempts: 1
Add string initializers to an enum - 862 entries

Change Typescript enum so that it has string initializers.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #72 / 254
  • Number of attempts: 9
Condensed Cases - 793 entries

Apple's new programming language, Swift, allows two style of case statements: 1) one Enum case on each line, or 2) multiple Enum cases on a single line. Convert the following from the first case (no pun intended) to the second type.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #209 / 243
  • Number of attempts: 1
I forgot quotes - 15935 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 24
  • Position: #3941 / 4163
  • Number of attempts: 2
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