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Search and Replace 0 - 4790 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #268 / 1585
  • Number of attempts: 5
Python Hello World! Reformatting - 938 entries

A novice Python using prints Hello World! and a pro shows him different way. Using vim to get into pro style from novice, win the challenge.

  • Best score: 39
  • Best player score: 44
  • Position: #223 / 364
  • Number of attempts: 5
Create Leading Zeros - 238 entries

Create leading zeros only for id columns. Please use generic approach!

  • Best score: 23
  • Best player score: 50
  • Position: #69 / 80
  • Number of attempts: 1
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10624 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #1625 / 3666
  • Number of attempts: 2
quotes inside quotes - 3125 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: 17
  • Position: #763 / 1072
  • Number of attempts: 1
Words in parens - 12854 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #3351 / 3945
  • Number of attempts: 2
Draw the Go board - 140 entries

which is a 19×19 lines board. Here we use ascii characters only for simplicity. See diff file to get a sense. (See also http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Go_(game))

  • Best score: 50
  • Best player score: 82
  • Position: #44 / 48
  • Number of attempts: 1
Delete unwanted lines - 396 entries

Delete all lines which does not end in "o.."

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #104 / 225
  • Number of attempts: 3
Groups magic - 150 entries

Regexp or macros for string converting: (a) -> ___ (abc) -> ____ (abcd) -> ______ All in the '(' replace to _ multiply by char count + ()

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #47 / 90
  • Number of attempts: 2
Readable Rubyhash - 244 entries

Rubyists talk about being cutting edge but how many are using 1.9 in production? Time to convert those verbose 1.8 hashes in to symbolic, succinct 1.9 beauties!

  • Best score: 23
  • Best player score: 31
  • Position: #72 / 92
  • Number of attempts: 2
NATO phonetic alphabet - 501 entries

Transform the series of words into a list.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #86 / 191
  • Number of attempts: 1
A simple change - 442 entries

Just change the numbers in the most efficient way ...

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #96 / 189
  • Number of attempts: 3
SFD-ROC: vimvimvim - 1581 entries

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

  • Best score: 8
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #270 / 439
  • Number of attempts: 3
Let's play some Ivmgolf - 1091 entries

Oops, I spelled that wrong.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #225 / 441
  • Number of attempts: 2
replacing each line of a block selection - 2946 entries

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

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 31
  • Position: #669 / 767
  • Number of attempts: 2
Switch function arguments - 2078 entries

How to switch two arguments of a function.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #625 / 651
  • Number of attempts: 1
Reverse and double space - 489 entries

Reverse the order of the given lines and double space everything

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #100 / 194
  • Number of attempts: 2
Make it more readable - 1952 entries

Insert blank lines to make it more organized and readable

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #512 / 640
  • Number of attempts: 2
Numbering a List - 1859 entries

Pretty simple, number the list.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #384 / 639
  • Number of attempts: 2
Shebangs for all - 1912 entries

We've all seen or used a shebang once or twice. Ditch the specific paths and leave just a dynamic Ruby and Python bath behind.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #421 / 500
  • Number of attempts: 2
The Cake is a Lie - 1286 entries

Correct the capitalization of each word

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #342 / 512
  • Number of attempts: 2
Compile C - 365 entries

You might have to get clever to do this one.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #87 / 132
  • Number of attempts: 1
Context Insensitive completion 1 - 459 entries

Finish writing this simple Python HTTP server.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #110 / 232
  • Number of attempts: 3
Remember FizzBuzz? - 654 entries

Output FizzBuzz to 100. Start with nothing.

  • Best score: 39
  • Best player score: 59
  • Position: #98 / 177
  • Number of attempts: 2
Change the content of a string - 1474 entries

This docstring is a complete lie. Fix it.

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #266 / 557
  • Number of attempts: 6
Sort and add attributes - 1327 entries

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

  • Best score: 33
  • Best player score: 34
  • Position: #328 / 529
  • Number of attempts: 3
Reconstruct the Sentence - 1363 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: #316 / 383
  • Number of attempts: 4
Simple text editing with Vim - 12281 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #1981 / 3580
  • Number of attempts: 5
Reformat/Refactor a Golfer Class - 6557 entries

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

  • Best score: 32
  • Best player score: 37
  • Position: #520 / 1614
  • Number of attempts: 1
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