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Text to HTML Table - 170 entries

Turn the plain text table to an HTML table.

Simple addition - 306 entries

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

For all cases. - 139 entries

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

From argument to object - 1451 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 - 100 entries

Add arrow at same distance

Stairstep digits - 372 entries

Remove the evens. Double the odds.

comment and uncomment code inline - 1050 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 - 934 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 - 259 entries

Move a block inside another block and indent it

Format java properties - 72 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 - 837 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 - 91 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! - 62 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 - 302 entries

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

Change attribute to getter - 132 entries

Wrap attributes with a getter method.

replace 2nd column blanks with values in same column if blank - 230 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 - 177 entries

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

Order and join - 924 entries

There's something special about the input order.

Start coding format - 145 entries

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

7th Birthday - 185 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 - 2877 entries


Paragraph breaks - 500 entries

Swap the blank lines and the aaa lines.

C Reformatting - 688 entries

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

Pretty multi-line bash - 218 entries

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

ascii-art diamond - 35 entries

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

Generate a list of numbers - 282 entries

Please generate list of numbers from 1 to 20.

A grid of punctuation - 124 entries

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

Array of characters - 147 entries

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

Paragraph sort - 421 entries

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

Wrap text in quotes - 349 entries

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

Copy three lines - 2828 entries

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

Split line with dots - 2118 entries

This line is too long, split it.

Align commas - 1049 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 - 562 entries

Mirror and change this text block

SQL to YAML - 45 entries

Should be easy with vim, or not?

One number per line - 18574 entries

Just give me the numbers.

Convert pasted text into Markdown - 21 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 - 775 entries

Four is NOT 1. One is 1.

underscore_to_camelCase - 160 entries

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

Mirrored text - 163 entries

backward and forward, and long enough to be challenging

ASCII Art - 82 entries

how good are you with simple regex?

Fun With The Diagonal - 100 entries

change the lowercase characters on the main diagonal to uppercase

Free hyphen! - 156 entries

Just like "Inner hyphens", but I'm giving you a free hyphen to play with. Will your solution be any different?

Inner hyphens - 124 entries

Yet another hyphen challenge. Adding 5 hyphens to a file shouldn't be too hard.

Swap values - 4517 entries

Well, swap the values...

Sorting a glossary - 118 entries

Sort a glossary. Glossary head contains a header phrase ending with ':' and glossary body has multi line text indented with a tab.

Alsa configuration - 485 entries

I'm tweaking my ~/.asoundrc file!

JS notation to Immutable.js notation - 161 entries

Now Immutable.js made its way into many frontends. This challenge consists of a typical refactoring that many of us are facing now.

Create bison tokens - 34 entries

Create tokens for bison out of a known list of words

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