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$ vimgolf put [challenge ID]

36732 active golfers, 440350 entries, 559 challenges

Open VimGolf challenges

Here, piggy, piggy... - 75 entries

Youay owknay atwhay otay oday...

Word Blender - 145 entries

The insides of long words seem to have been run through the blender. Can you fix this famous tale, brave knight?

Happy New Year! - 142 entries

This is a simple new year's challenge.

Insert a Markdown link - 430 entries

Put a link in a markdown document, using the after-the-paragraph format.

It'ss tooo coold too typpe todaay - 214 entries

My hands are numb with cold. It's hard to type correctly.

Getters & Setters: Java - 203 entries

Boilerplate getters & setters - it's a tedious fact of life in Java, and probably the only thing that still pulls me back to an IDE. Perhaps someone knows a fast, pure vim way...

Cartesian product - 219 entries

{1,2,3,4,5} X {1,2,3,4,5}

Return the cow - 71 entries

This cow is too verbose. Give it a lesson.

Solve the Sokoban - 161 entries

A wink for all Vimgolfers that play Nethack too.

CSV to JSON - 162 entries

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

Generate Fibonacci Numbers - 257 entries

Use your super vim powers to generate Fibonacci Numbers.

The holy-grail may help - 343 entries

Can you find it in less than 20 strokes, Arthur?

Shebangs for all - 1887 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.

Ruby 1.9 hashes - 1213 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!

Reverse and count - 453 entries

Someone typed things upside down and now a Vim ninja needs to reverse the lines and count how many there are.

Letters are numbers - 149 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 - 197 entries

Convert the first paragraph to be even less readable.

Reverse Simple Deletion - 829 entries

You did the simple deletion, now reverse it.

Dumb to smart - 94 entries

Turn dumb quote to smart vim's way.

82 bottles of beer on the wall - 300 entries

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

Make Fancy Header - 1001 entries

Make the header text stand out with surrounding asterisks

The Cake is a Lie - 1283 entries

Correct the capitalization of each word

Increment, increment, increment.... - 643 entries

Vim likes macros

Remove Accent off the Letter - 106 entries

Remove all the accent from extremely accented statements.

Compile C - 365 entries

You might have to get clever to do this one.

Another Mixed-Up Haiku - 237 entries

VimGolf ... a perfect evening?

Prime Numbers - 342 entries

List the first 100 prime numbers.

A Simple One - 995 entries

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

Round Round - 287 entries

Round Round

Table Reshuffle - 369 entries

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

Fix the Haiku - 275 entries

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

Indentation - 496 entries

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

Linear congruential generator - 124 entries

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linear_congruential_generator

Hatsuyume - 447 entries

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hatsuyume

Context Insensitive completion 1 - 454 entries

Finish writing this simple Python HTTP server.

Turn this csv list into queries - 204 entries

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

Context insensitive completion 0 - 502 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 - 609 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 - 505 entries

Order the paragraphs correctly, per prefixed index

Python Hello World! Reformatting - 933 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 - 579 entries

Fix some very bizarrely laid-out code.

Reformat a C golf submission - 552 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 - 709 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 - 187 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 - 4785 entries

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

Deleting folded text - 338 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 - 368 entries

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

Reformat most common surnames - 640 entries

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

Remember FizzBuzz? - 652 entries

Output FizzBuzz to 100. Start with nothing.

Change the content of a string - 1453 entries

This docstring is a complete lie. Fix it.

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