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Shebangs for all - 1793 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 - 1184 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 - 432 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 - 195 entries

Convert the first paragraph to be even less readable.

Reverse Simple Deletion - 822 entries

You did the simple deletion, now reverse it.

Dumb to smart - 91 entries

Turn dumb quote to smart vim's way.

82 bottles of beer on the wall - 296 entries

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

Make Fancy Header - 996 entries

Make the header text stand out with surrounding asterisks

The Cake is a Lie - 1259 entries

Correct the capitalization of each word

Increment, increment, increment.... - 606 entries

Vim likes macros

Remove Accent off the Letter - 103 entries

Remove all the accent from extremely accented statements.

Compile C - 357 entries

You might have to get clever to do this one.

Another Mixed-Up Haiku - 231 entries

VimGolf ... a perfect evening?

Prime Numbers - 339 entries

List the first 100 prime numbers.

A Simple One - 971 entries

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

Round Round - 282 entries

Round Round

Table Reshuffle - 365 entries

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

Fix the Haiku - 269 entries

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

Indentation - 479 entries

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

Linear congruential generator - 112 entries

Hatsuyume - 442 entries

Context Insensitive completion 1 - 441 entries

Finish writing this simple Python HTTP server.

Turn this csv list into queries - 203 entries

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

Context insensitive completion 0 - 486 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 - 602 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 - 502 entries

Order the paragraphs correctly, per prefixed index

Python Hello World! Reformatting - 921 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 - 574 entries

Fix some very bizarrely laid-out code.

Reformat a C golf submission - 546 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 - 685 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 - 174 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 - 4743 entries

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

Deleting folded text - 325 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 - 356 entries

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

Reformat most common surnames - 609 entries

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

Remember FizzBuzz? - 633 entries

Output FizzBuzz to 100. Start with nothing.

Change the content of a string - 1409 entries

This docstring is a complete lie. Fix it.

Add fold markers to a .c file - 523 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 - 641 entries

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

Reconstruct the Sentence - 1203 entries

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

Sort and add attributes - 1245 entries

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

Braces or Brackets? - 754 entries

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

Flodder-challenge - 978 entries

Replace the text the most efficient and win!

Whitespace, empty lines and tabs - 3099 entries

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

Simple text editing with Vim - 11860 entries

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

Reformat/Refactor a Golfer Class - 6222 entries

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

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