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RUST match with enum for Coin - 170 entries

RUST match with enum for Coin rusty practice on vimgolf

Making 3 line function a one liner. - 290 entries

Simple challenge for frequent action while programming.

Modernise code - 1208 entries

Modernise and clean up some C++ code.

Staircase - 99 entries

Going downstairs, while singing the alphabet song. Some vb practice to us all. Would it be much easier to make it go from left to right instead?

vimtutor, but you can cheat - 15 entries

It's time to revisit vimtutor, but as an experienced Vim user! Your goal is to change the file to appear as if you had gone through the tutorial, but you do NOT need to actually complete the tutorial as written or do anything that doesn't result in changes to the file. You may use whatever you have in your Vim toolbelt that's allowed under VimGolf rules. The whole tutorial is too large to submit, so only the relevant lesson headers and associated practice lines are presented in this challenge. You will have to reference the tutor for the original instructions if you need them:

Enumerate Bullets - 268 entries

We will need to refer to the bullet points in our document explicitly later, so we need to assign them some ID's!

Put a cross in the square - 192 entries

Put a cross in the square

swap number pairs - 1925 entries

Swap the numbers in a bunch of 2-element arrays.

HS Final exam vimgolf - 836 entries

Change the initial file to a single line containing all names comma-separated with numbers inside parentheses.

Extend shell script - 94 entries

Just add some more stuff

Easy modification of ssh config - 320 entries

Just add another alias to each worker

ssh config skills - 236 entries

Parse output from `kuebctl get no -o wide` into an .ssh/config file!

Change double quotes to single quotes, but with a twist - 265 entries

Although this challenge is in the context of a Python function, you don't need to know Python to do this challenge. It is to add contexts and interesting constraints. The file contains a function that prints a multi-line string literal. I wrote the string literal with double quotes, but then I decided to use single quotes instead, and that's your challenge. However, interestingly enough, the string itself contains single and double quotes. This means, inside the string literal, the originally escaped double quotes no longer need to be escaped, but the single quotes now need to be escaped. Note that the triple double quotes in the docstring should be left alone.

C to python code snippet - 70 entries

C code can be easily translated into Python code. However, the difference in syntax can make this process tedious and time-consuming. Can Vim help you here?

Mr. Hacker - 76 entries

Elvin is hacker. He has piece of users database from some social net site. Recently he installed Vim, and he wants to convert CSV DB to specific format `key=value' where `key' is login and `value' is password, but password in DB is encrypted in ROT13. Help him.

Python: Def to Lambda - 418 entries


Turn the x - 284 entries

Turn the x to a +

Format the CSS - 110 entries

You just copied some CSS color names from the web and need to add them to your python module. Create the COLORS variable and assign a dict() with the names as keys and hex-colors as values. BEWARE OF THE TABS!!

Rural Post - 4290 entries

Simple challenge to remove all but the post code on each line

Levenshtein distance - 92 entries

Compute distance for each pair. Notice that this recursive implementation is very inefficient. Wagner-Fischer algorithm is iterative and much faster. #vimscript

Satisfy the go linter - 2108 entries

You just came up with this briliant go vars package. But dang, you forgot to add comments to the exported variables. Can you add a comment over each variable with a TODO-placeholder?

Add quotes to ansible playbook - 852 entries

You created an ansible playbook, but forgot to add quotes. Can you fix it?

Multiline to Single Line - 590 entries

Convert a multiline, indented file to a single line with no whitespace

Data reformat - 251 entries

Reformat this copy-paste data! #csv

xrandr outputs and dashes - 632 entries

uh oh, different video drivers identify display outputs with more dashes. Quick, need to change this xrandr script!

From a Thunderlink to a Markdown link - 725 entries

ThunderLinks are durable hyperlinks to specific email messages generated from Thunderbird in HTML format. Leverage the power of vim to make them suitable for a markdown-formatted file.

Capitalize the Names - 343 entries

I want to capitalize the names in quotes, but just the people's names, not the file names.

Yo To Hello - 1091 entries

Simply Turn Yo To Hello

C# function to F# - 22 entries

Converting from C# to F# is not hard, but requires some manual labor. Here you should convert a C# function using a C# class to a F# function using a C# class.

C# data class to F# record - 56 entries

Converting from C# to F# is not hard, but requires some manual labor. Here you should convert from a C# data class to a F# record.

Replace pattern with 1, 2, 3, ... on each line - 1058 entries

For each line replace a search pattern (in this case $) with numbers starting at 1 and then increasing by 1 for each replaced match. a$b$c$ -> a0b1c2

Alphabet soup - 406 entries

Create a column of all alphabet characters organized in a funky way

Reconstruct the actual output from my unit test tool report - 140 entries

When a test fails, my unit test tool reports differences between the actual output and the expected output as follow: - line in the expected output but missing in the actual output are prefixed with a dash - unexpected lines in the actual output are prefixed with a plus sign - comments added by the unit test tool are prefixed with a question mark - common lines are showed `as-is` (well, almost;) From that "diff" format, I would like to reconstruct the actual output.

Right Align Part of the line - 108 entries

The challenge is to right align a part of the line - this is useful in some SQL queries where it's more clear which are the fields displayed

Get mail address from outlook format - 609 entries

Create a mail list space separated of mail list formatted by outlook

add line and index - 81 entries

a missed line and index names need to be added

prepend * to every non-blank line - 6141 entries

Prepend an asterisk to every non-blank line in the input file.

Quote modules (ver.2) - 200 entries

Complete golang import statement.

Add text at some column - 151 entries

Complete golang struct statement.

Quote modules - 1033 entries

Complete golang import statement.

Triangle of arrows - 149 entries

I made this by accident when working on another challenge. How would you go about making this?

Aliases for cd - 830 entries

Create these beautiful aliases with as few strokes as possible. Are you up for the challenge?

Hogwarts Email Sorting - 858 entries

Given a list of emails, get the students full name and their associated house.

Refactor typescript arrow function type - 295 entries

Make arrow function type less verbose and easier to read

Back to the Future - 3 entries

We can't just time-travel around without first making sure our code is pretty and columns are aligned. And keeping lines with at most 80 characters should help if we ever need to review the code while we're stuck in the past. This is my first challenge. I tried being creative and even did a bit of research, so I hope you enjoy it.

Comparing Schema With Diff - 50 entries

Sometimes databases output things differently one to another. Fixing things that are out of order will make the diffs more usable.

SCREAMING_SNAKE_CASE to Title Case - 1133 entries

Convert strings in SCREAMING_SNAKE_CASE to Title Case. Examples: EMPLOYEE_NAME -> Employee Name REVENUE_YEAR_TO_DATE -> Revenue Year To Date SALARY -> Salary

Line under headers - 1959 entries

Put a line under each header, and remove the other markdown formatting.

calculations - 256 entries

Complete these (weird) calculations.

citizen_hacks_2019_part9 - 21 entries

For the Citizen Hacks 2019 Vim competition

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