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36702 active golfers, 439883 entries, 559 challenges

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Flip the bit - 119 entries

Change the specific 0 to a 1.

snowflake fractal - 40 entries

From step 0 to step 3 of a fractal

Increment each number - 977 entries

Increment each number individually by one

Build a six - 272 entries

Just enjoy building "a" floors...

move titles next to url, in quotes - 504 entries

had trouble with something similar

One to Ten - 2156 entries

Generate the sequence of numbers from 1 to 10, one number per line. Inspired by this Reddit thread:

Delete to the end of the current line - 738 entries

Delete to the end of the current line, but keep the character under the cursor.

Put the months in order - 932 entries

Our contractor thought that months should be in alphabetical order. Put them in calendar order please.

remove lines containing the word "reader" - 3522 entries

easy stuff

Python challenge - 147 entries

Change the types of the variables in the list from str to float, while keeping the truncation.

Change part of a function name in multiple occurrences - 637 entries

Change the middle part of the function name in multiple places, preferably using the next and dot commands.

Santa's naughty / nice list - 78 entries

Christmas is here and Santa hasn't decided who's naughty or nice yet. He's given a list of names to his programmer friend to quickly split the children into naughty and nice. Hint: There's a hidden pattern that might be familiar.

My cafe needs a new menu - 23 entries

Help! My cafe needs a new menu and I've only got this plain-text file from the kitchen. In order to get it printed, I need to transform it into a markdown file with; headings for each type of item, prices on each menu item, dietary options and a key down the bottom.

unknown command - 156 entries

I want change 5 words

simple format (3) - 72 entries

reverse two column values!

Simple format (2) - 334 entries

try again!

Applying same text modification in several lines - 2845 entries

Remove identical text at the beginning of several lines and the closing parenthesis.

Preferably without multi-cursor plugin - 538 entries

Originally asked as question on reddit by kpthunder:

Com(m)a Trouble - 3634 entries

Someone was real stupid when placing his commas. Can you fix it?

Array Transposition - 177 entries

Transpose four arrays into two.

On Being Stylish - 72 entries

Your PR cannot be accepted if you don't follow our corporate style guide.

convert yml into java pojo field - 829 entries

How fast vim can create fields for java pojo i.e class declaration referring to a (simple) yml file

Swap values inside brackets - 2464 entries

Easy challenge.

Swap the operands under comparison - 270 entries

Swap the operands under comparison to prevent null pointer exception (at least in java)

Number Sort - 303 entries

sort the list of newline-separated numbers incrementally. Numbers are in the range 1 to 1000, with 500 missing

Long prime list - filter version - 26 entries

I've used the maximum input/diff/output size allowed by vimgolf to get a list of integers up to 1460 separated by newlines, and your goal is to only keep the lines containing primes. There are 232 of them I hope some of you will golf vimscript itself to create some function to run as a primality check for each line, which is a good exercise if you haven't done much vimscript yet! You're invited to also try copy-pasting and doing other non-smart text manipulation. Even more interesting would be to see a solution that uses text manipulation to do the filtering! Whether you use vimscript, normal-mode primality checks, or text manipulation, as long as the end result is valid, your answer will be valid! Let's see which method does better here. Best of luck!

Learn some german verbs - 529 entries

The list needs to be structured so we can print in verbatim and feel ok about how it looks.

Splits long lines in more readable ones - 10 entries

Those tests have too long lines. We have to split the to have more readable ones. This is based on a real project with Ruby and RSpec.

Subnetting - 111 entries

Split up the IP addresses in the right way.

Lenny Spiral - 13 entries

Make one lenny into an infinite army of lennys.

Remember VimGolf Rules ! - 257 entries

Rules, ... and don't forget !

Sort yaml structures alphabetically by root key names - 38 entries

sometimes we want to sort structures alphabetically in yaml files

Array propagate - 319 entries

Complete the array with the keys as part of the value

sort python functions and methods alphabetically - 22 entries

* sort functions in the python file alphabetically * sort functions within a Class alphabetically * sort Classes alphabetically

Back to the roots - 52 entries

Johnny has a file with more integers. He wants to change each number with its square root. Can you help him?

42-header - 38 entries

Rush 42mexican-standoff at 42 school

TAR archive pretty print - 24 entries

Will you use isk ?

mp3 - Cutlist - 29 entries

An audio CD was accidentally ripped into one single mp3 file. A dummy cue-file now needs to be filled out with the correct values to get single mp3 files.

Team names - 1805 entries

The team names are misspelled.

Converting group lines from format A to Format B - 20 entries

Convert from one format to another

Interactive git rebase changing commands - 161 entries

How to change the action of some commits in git rebase dialog.

multiple cursor alternative - 1474 entries


Flatten repo - 23 entries

For each git repository (<project> tag) translate name attribute to flatten directory structure. Add path attribute if missing (because checkout hierarchy must be kept). #xml

Palindrome numbers - 21 entries

For each number compute its associated palindrome. First number (first line) has been eaten! #prime

Un"finnish"ed Work - 107 entries

Replace å by a, ä by a and ö by o.

Hello ${world} - 299 entries

Migrate a JavaScript String from concatenation to ES6 interpolation.

Array transposition - 2378 entries

Transpose two arrays into one.

Create a table - 325 entries

Convert the given input into a formatted table

Todo list specification - 381 entries

The every item on the todo list must be done today. Modify the list to reflect that.

Separate the lines - 175 entries

Every other line is mixed up. Separate them into their original texts.

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