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$ vimgolf put [challenge ID]

37737 active golfers, 448946 entries, 568 challenges

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Logging with key - 301 entries

Sometimes it is better to log with meaningful key

Sorting database text output - 219 entries

Sometimes it is nice to be able to quickly take column-formatted text output from the SQL command line and turn it into a list of useful data. In this case we want a unique, sorted list of the values from the second column combined into one comma-separated list. What is the fewest strokes you can do this in?

ASCII box - 325 entries

Don't forget to fix typos!

Space out the alphabet - 1629 entries

Put 3 spaces between adjacent letters.

Mute the second method of this script - 447 entries

prepend a # infront of every line of the second method

50 factorials mod 97 - 47 entries

List 1! to 50!, but give your answer mod 97.

Sort with uniq OpenEmbedded package names - 33 entries

For each line take 4th dirname of path. For example: "alsa-utils", "gawk-3.1.5", ... But! But if previous result is "files", take 3rd dirname instead. For example: "mktemp", "mklibs" ... If version is present in package name (dash is the separator character), take it. For example: "apt-0.9.9.4" prevails over "apt". And finally, use sort -u to get unique names!

Winning streak - 124 entries

Make the number on each line equal the consecutive L's or W's.

Separating firstname & lastname - 120 entries

Seperate named with equal tabs.

Greek column realign - 48 entries

Oops one letter is missing! Shift down the second column to insert nu letter. Symbol can be entered using: <C-K>n*

Wget failed to download redirections - 184 entries

Output of a wget session, where 302 where not properly handled due to certificate problems, has been saved to a file. Keep the correct URLs to start again downloading.

C to VimDict - 46 entries

Convert a C data structure to a Vimscript dictionary.

Happy TvvO - 414 entries

Don’t forget the past, learn from it. Happy New Year.

range(10) digit rotation - 32 entries

This is a data generator challenge or some kind of gift..

increment by column in XML - 146 entries

modify an arbitrary "column" in an xml table by incrementing a an arbitrary placeholder string

Binary and Increment - 43 entries

Some numbers fun: not only increasing numbers but also increasing binary.

Refactoring useless Method away - 91 entries

Real-life challenge, convert a bunch of ifs to a switch statement

Square numbers - 99 entries

Boring math puzzle.

Hail to Alekseï Pajitnov - 33 entries

Wanna play tetris? Don't panic, it's quite long but there's no piece rotation. Little advice: source the file, Luke!

JSON string rotation - 55 entries

Right value strings are misplaced. Just rotate them! I'm too kind with you guys and didn't included "strings with \" in it"!

Test everything! - 162 entries

... and build the desired input data structure. Transform a list of values into a non-trivial format.

Just the middle - 11367 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

Simple Maths - 45 entries

Not much to say, discover by yourself!

Config Sections - 38 entries

Section me!

Pretty format for variable declarations - 155 entries

Project standards demand the equal signs must be aligned for better readability.

Condensed Cases - 788 entries

Apple's new programming language, Swift, allows two style of case statements: 1) one Enum case on each line, or 2) multiple Enum cases on a single line. Convert the following from the first case (no pun intended) to the second type.

I forgot quotes - 15935 entries

Oops.

Replace Parameter with Explicit Methods - 61 entries

Implementing the methods of a Java Interface

Basic renumbering - 5591 entries

Renumbering Basic.

Shift down - 193 entries

Number words are back.

learn vim in short time - 232 entries

so happy to learn vim.because vim is awesome

Gray area - 741 entries

It's a golf metaphor or something.

Winding path - 93 entries

It's a maze, but the bad paths have been blocked off. Mark the correct path.

That hyphen - 2560 entries

"vim vi improved"

Refactor static member invocation - 198 entries

Someone used a static method. Refactor the method into a static import while fixing the assertion.

Acute accents - 32 entries

Featuring all 17 lowercase letters with an acute accent digraph. Find a way to automate the digraphs.

Count both ways - 1001 entries

Right AND down.

vim1001 - 283 entries

change number 1001 into a "vim1001 sequence". (My first challenge, hope it is not too bad... )

Roman numerals - 68 entries

Use the substitutions on top to convert unary to Roman numerals.

-a-b-c- - 3177 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

Suffix sort - 254 entries

Sort from the end of the line, as if the letters in each line were reversed.

Comparing scores - 94 entries

If Alice and Bob both did the challenge, put their entries together in the top paragraph, so we can compare their scores more easily.

NBCU Weekly Challenge - #0 - 125 entries

One of our favorites lines here at NBCU! p.s. The first version of #0 was deleted due to me copy/pasting a HTML entity. Congrats to the one who figured that out, you are a true ninja warrior!

Lisp Condense - 440 entries

Reduce 4 cons selection operations down to one function call.

NBCU Weekly Challenge - Test - 243 entries

Just testing.

120 Degrees - 468 entries

Rotate that triangle.

V to the i - 4759 entries

Input is 99 V's. Output is 100 i's.

Subtraction - 178 entries

Solve the equations.

Change name of a variable - 169 entries

Replace the name of the $variable with the fastest move possible. The challenge is having a command that allow you to easily change the variable name even if its indented.

Don't know what this is - 1987 entries

Replace contents of brackets with matching number of spaces. Don't ask what the format's supposed to be.

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