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$ vimgolf put [challenge ID]

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Letters are numbers - 138 entries

Letters and numbers are interchangeable. A lot of programming languages give you simple ways to convert individual letters to hex, binary and decimal but does Vim?

Almost encrypted - 187 entries

Convert the first paragraph to be even less readable.

Reverse Simple Deletion - 799 entries

You did the simple deletion, now reverse it.

Dumb to smart - 85 entries

Turn dumb quote to smart vim's way.

82 bottles of beer on the wall - 293 entries

Take them down. (sorry, only 82 bottles because the problem size is limited!)

Make Fancy Header - 984 entries

Make the header text stand out with surrounding asterisks

The Cake is a Lie - 1238 entries

Correct the capitalization of each word

Increment, increment, increment.... - 600 entries

Vim likes macros

Remove Accent off the Letter - 103 entries

Remove all the accent from extremely accented statements.

Compile C - 341 entries

You might have to get clever to do this one.

Another Mixed-Up Haiku - 228 entries

VimGolf ... a perfect evening?

Prime Numbers - 337 entries

List the first 100 prime numbers.

A Simple One - 966 entries

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

Round Round - 243 entries

Round Round

Table Reshuffle - 360 entries

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

Fix the Haiku - 265 entries

Change this slightly scrambled haiku to its unscrambled form and fix the capitalisation and punctuation along the way.

Indentation - 454 entries

Indent each line according to the right number of spaces it needs.

Linear congruential generator - 108 entries

Hatsuyume - 430 entries

Context Insensitive completion 1 - 437 entries

Finish writing this simple Python HTTP server.

Turn this csv list into queries - 201 entries

Transform each line of this csv file into a MySQL-ready INSERT query.

Context insensitive completion 0 - 479 entries

Buried in the lines you're not supposed to add is the line "Add this line!" Add that line to the top of the file.

Ruby 1.9 compat - 598 entries

Remember when Ruby supported `when <expr> :`? Well, it doesn't in 1.9, so let's make sure we use `then`, without ruining our lovely new hash syntax!

Sorting paragraphs - 495 entries

Order the paragraphs correctly, per prefixed index

Python Hello World! Reformatting - 910 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.

Reformat some Python - 565 entries

Fix some very bizarrely laid-out code.

Reformat a C golf submission - 536 entries

Take this C golf submission (for the "tiny but standards-compliant Hello World program" category, naturally), and turn it into formatted C code.

Reverse characters in a line - 666 entries

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

PEP8 Python Wrapping Comments and Code - 162 entries

According to PEP8, long flowy text and code should have different max line lengths. Code: 79 characters max Long flowy text: 72 characters max

Search and Replace 0 - 4722 entries

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

Deleting folded text - 307 entries

The text below contains three folds. Delete them (and the text inside them). For example: 123 456 /*{{{*/ 789 /*}}}*/ 012 Should become: 123 012 Also, add `aoeuaoeu` to make sure small solutions don't get flagged as cheating.

Get rid of html tags - 348 entries

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

Reformat most common surnames - 599 entries

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

Remember FizzBuzz? - 597 entries

Output FizzBuzz to 100. Start with nothing.

Change the content of a string - 1388 entries

This docstring is a complete lie. Fix it.

Add fold markers to a .c file - 504 entries

Fold markers can make it easier to navigate source code. Add them to this .c file.

Wrap the text of an email message to 79 characters - 608 entries

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

Reconstruct the Sentence - 1195 entries

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

Sort and add attributes - 1226 entries

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

Braces or Brackets? - 722 entries

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

Flodder-challenge - 941 entries

Replace the text the most efficient and win!

Whitespace, empty lines and tabs - 3056 entries

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

Simple text editing with Vim - 11742 entries

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

Reformat/Refactor a Golfer Class - 6121 entries

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

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