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Wrap the text of an email message to 79 characters - 679 entries

You're replying to an email with silly long lines. Clean them up.

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Position: #107 / 386
  • Number of attempts: 2
Search and Replace 0 - 4790 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #1236 / 1585
  • Number of attempts: 1
Interweave two blocks of text - 631 entries

Suppose you've got data on a list of things from multiple sources. They're all in separate chunks, so how might you create a tabular output?

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #37 / 211
  • Number of attempts: 4
Create a pandoc compatible table - 182 entries

In [this vimcast][1], a featured gist from Tim Pope shows how to quickly make a simple table structure. How fast can you convert it to pandoc's markdown style? [1]: http://vimcasts.org/episodes/aligning-text-with-tabular-vim/

  • Best score: 32
  • Best player score: 69
  • Position: #48 / 53
  • Number of attempts: 1
Exchanging Quotes - 821 entries

Sometimes you need to exchange a choice of quotes in some code.

  • Best score: 30
  • Best player score: 32
  • Position: #46 / 225
  • Number of attempts: 7
replacing each line of a block selection - 2947 entries

replace each line's ../assets/js with /javascripts

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 29
  • Position: #614 / 768
  • Number of attempts: 8
Switch function arguments - 2082 entries

How to switch two arguments of a function.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #517 / 652
  • Number of attempts: 4
Reverse and double space - 489 entries

Reverse the order of the given lines and double space everything

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #165 / 194
  • Number of attempts: 3
switch variable - 5036 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #1291 / 1736
  • Number of attempts: 6
The meaning - 558 entries

Numbers are fun!

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Position: #57 / 356
  • Number of attempts: 2
Format the output - 145 entries

Sometimes your standard out is a little hard to read. Take this multilevel hash and make it human readable.

  • Best score: 35
  • Best player score: 55
  • Position: #27 / 39
  • Number of attempts: 2
Ugly spreadsheet copy/paste to CSV - 973 entries

convert an ugly spreadsheet copy/paste into a CSV format.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 79
  • Position: #180 / 185
  • Number of attempts: 1
Sort the cardinal numbers - 293 entries

Maybe a simple challenge.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #111 / 146
  • Number of attempts: 1
formatted text to markdown - 183 entries

You're converting some posts from an old blog to markdown. The formatted text is far closer to the finished product than the html markup, so it seems like a good place to start. Word wrapping seems to be the main area for optimization.

  • Best score: 70
  • Best player score: 81
  • Position: #53 / 66
  • Number of attempts: 1
Make it more readable - 1952 entries

Insert blank lines to make it more organized and readable

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #349 / 640
  • Number of attempts: 1
PHP <--> Java class conversion Part 2 - 96 entries

Same class but reverse!

  • Best score: 80
  • Best player score: 144
  • Position: #32 / 38
  • Number of attempts: 1
PHP Array Syntax -> MailChimp Merge Syntax - 507 entries

I recently needed to send an e-mail to our marketing department listing allowed merge tags for our MailChimp campaigns. The allowed merge tags were determined from a PHP array in one of our PHP classes. I transformed the PHP class to MailChimp's syntax and sent the e-mail. It was, however, a long, laborious process. I'm still fairly new to Vim and would love to see how an expert Vim user would tackle one of my own, real-world problems. Thanks and have fun!

  • Best score: 23
  • Best player score: 24
  • Position: #34 / 148
  • Number of attempts: 13
Case preserving word replacement - 453 entries

Half way through my project, my people turned into dogs. Now I have to change everything in my source.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #42 / 179
  • Number of attempts: 9
Sort entries based on date - 363 entries

Sort some entries in a Ledger-file based on date.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #29 / 114
  • Number of attempts: 5
Numbering a List - 1859 entries

Pretty simple, number the list.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #222 / 639
  • Number of attempts: 7
Java Array2List - 225 entries

Convert an java array initializer into a list.

  • Best score: 67
  • Best player score: 184
  • Position: #78 / 83
  • Number of attempts: 2
CSV to JSON - 172 entries

A search for shortest vimissh way to convert CSV to JSON.

  • Best score: 56
  • Best player score: 395
  • Position: #65 / 65
  • Number of attempts: 1
A Simple One - 1001 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: #269 / 643
  • Number of attempts: 3
Table Reshuffle - 371 entries

Fix the column order in this table... also append the new 'username' column.

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 38
  • Position: #95 / 134
  • Number of attempts: 3
Increment, increment, increment.... - 662 entries

Vim likes macros

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #228 / 401
  • Number of attempts: 2
Reverse characters in a line - 709 entries

You have everything you need, just not in the right order. Mastermind would give you 26 white pegs.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #41 / 249
  • Number of attempts: 7
Reformat most common surnames - 647 entries

Reformat copy-pasted table into a list of the most common surnames

  • Best score: 23
  • Best player score: 47
  • Position: #172 / 198
  • Number of attempts: 2
Get rid of html tags - 368 entries

Want to read more about Vim's background? Then get rid of those html tags...

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 36
  • Position: #215 / 217
  • Number of attempts: 1
Change the content of a string - 1476 entries

This docstring is a complete lie. Fix it.

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 28
  • Position: #478 / 558
  • Number of attempts: 1
Sort and add attributes - 1327 entries

Sort the states and add the attribute country to each record.

  • Best score: 33
  • Best player score: 36
  • Position: #398 / 529
  • Number of attempts: 1
Reconstruct the Sentence - 1368 entries

Get the sentence back in the proper order, remove duplicate lines, and then combine the separate lines into one.

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 25
  • Position: #306 / 384
  • Number of attempts: 1
Braces or Brackets? - 884 entries

Someone forgot whether to use braces or brackets and you have to clean up their code!

  • Best score: 34
  • Best player score: 48
  • Position: #189 / 288
  • Number of attempts: 1
Whitespace, empty lines and tabs - 3339 entries

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

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 25
  • Position: #363 / 736
  • Number of attempts: 6
Flodder-challenge - 1117 entries

Replace the text the most efficient and win!

  • Best score: 27
  • Best player score: 56
  • Position: #295 / 311
  • Number of attempts: 1
Simple text editing with Vim - 12290 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #2091 / 3581
  • Number of attempts: 3
Reformat/Refactor a Golfer Class - 6558 entries

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

  • Best score: 32
  • Best player score: 47
  • Position: #1188 / 1615
  • Number of attempts: 1
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