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Un"finnish"ed Work - 104 entries

Replace å by a, ä by a and ö by o.

Hello ${world} - 290 entries

Migrate a JavaScript String from concatenation to ES6 interpolation.

Array transposition - 2234 entries

Transpose two arrays into one.

Create a table - 285 entries

Convert the given input into a formatted table

Todo list specification - 345 entries

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

Separate the lines - 150 entries

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

Add Go XML to structure tags - 143 entries

The Go programming language can directly map XML to structure fields. Add the correct XML tag after each field.

Hidden Message - 61 entries

Find the hidden message and replace all other characters with spaces.

Missing Library and a Typo - 815 entries

I forgot to add a c library, please add it for me. Also I'm bad at typing so fix my typo too.

Text to HTML Table - 156 entries

Turn the plain text table to an HTML table.

Simple addition - 288 entries

The right side of the equation is already there. We just need the left one now.

For all cases. - 119 entries

In this case... change it! :) Watch the line.

From argument to object - 1246 entries

This task typifies those programmers endure while coding. This C-family pseudocode needs a function argument to be repurposed as an object call. Simply search and replace? Repeat a pattern of edits?

create arrows in a list - 74 entries

Add arrow at same distance

Stairstep digits - 233 entries

Remove the evens. Double the odds.

comment and uncomment code inline - 973 entries

It's very useful to be able to comment out a block of code in a quick edit. And likewise to uncomment the code. This operation often involves multi-line stanzas and even large blocks. With just line-wise navigation and insert mode this would cost you about 4 keystrokes per line. Master this hole of VimGolf and you'll quickly drop your key count in day to day Vim as well.

Adam's challenge - 903 entries

Change both normal to bold and 4 by 2. Adam Wathan challenge this on twitter . He did it in 11 keystrokes on Sublime.

Nesting SASS - 246 entries

Move a block inside another block and indent it

Format java properties - 64 entries

Format java properties to a different format. The value which is the string following the first '=' cannot & should not change. All periods in the key get replaced with an underscore "_" and get a prefix of "b_".

Fiddle percentages into real numbers - 784 entries

Get rid of the '%' symbols and shift the decimal place. This is the easier version - all the columns line up.

Extract HTML option values from tag values - 76 entries

Generate HTML option values from the text in the option tag. If the text contains multiple words, replace the spaces with an underscore and convert all capital letters to small letters.

Turn a ninja to case-insensitive [Nn][Ii][Nn][Jj][Aa] regexp! - 42 entries

I bumped into this in a dailywtf code: I didn't want to translate a string whenever I wanted to be [Ss][Aa][Rr][Cc][Aa][Ss][Tt][Ii][Cc] on slack, so I figured a script (python, sed, whatever) would be helpful. Well, or a few vim keystroke!

Combines all items - 263 entries

For each line that starts with the same number I want to combine its contents

Change attribute to getter - 98 entries

Wrap attributes with a getter method.

replace 2nd column blanks with values in same column if blank - 208 entries

Where ,SOMELOGB and ,SOMELOGC replaces each /r carriage return if 2nd column is blank. The replace only happens if 2nd column is blank though and should replace up to the non blank row.

Double and switch - 37 entries

Aaaanother case switcher

Sort files from hosts - 137 entries

Resume files by host. I hope you enjoy with this challenge

Order and join - 834 entries

There's something special about the input order.

Start coding format - 128 entries

I used to start coding with following format: int main(){ -(cursor here) }

7th Birthday - 180 entries

We have a bunch of numbers written from 0 to 9 in the order present in the text input file. The task is to create 7 by replacing the numbers with dashes.

Every other line - 2769 entries


Paragraph breaks - 476 entries

Swap the blank lines and the aaa lines.

C Reformatting - 675 entries

You may use Visual mode... or not. #uppercase

Pretty multi-line bash - 210 entries

Bash line continuations are much prettier when they're column aligned.

ascii-art diamond - 34 entries

Simple ascii-art diamond. The grid is 40x40.

Generate a list of numbers - 269 entries

Please generate list of numbers from 1 to 20.

A grid of punctuation - 112 entries

Create a checkerboard of = and - in an 80×24 grid!

Array of characters - 133 entries

We all copy paste things off the internet, but the syntax doesn't look right. Fix it as fast as possible.

Paragraph sort - 391 entries

My large herbivorous mammals, Vim commands, and POSIX utilities need to be sorted separately.

Wrap text in quotes - 322 entries

All the blocks of text should be wrapped in quotation marks.

Copy three lines - 2749 entries

If the site is up (by some miracle), make the text under every header identical.

Split line with dots - 2075 entries

This line is too long, split it.

Align commas - 1000 entries

There are 15,000 aligning challenges on, and they're all exactly the same. I hope this one is a little different.

From A to B - 533 entries

Mirror and change this text block

SQL to YAML - 34 entries

Should be easy with vim, or not?

One number per line - 18195 entries

Just give me the numbers.

Convert pasted text into Markdown - 20 entries

I often need to copy/paste text into Markdown files. The challenge here is to wrap the lines in a way that prefers breaks after periods, commas, or other logical demarcations. There should be no spaces at the beginning of a line.

Scrambled numbers - 769 entries

Four is NOT 1. One is 1.

underscore_to_camelCase - 145 entries

Pointy haired boss decided we need to switch to camelCase. Let's get this over with.

Mirrored text - 160 entries

backward and forward, and long enough to be challenging

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