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Sort by sum of numbers in a line(?) - 45 entries

The lines with the biggest sums need to be at the top. The sums are on the right, which makes life hard. Maybe you can find a feature that will do all the work for you...

Presidential Sorting - 47 entries

Given a nice CSV formatted arrangement of the Presidents of the United States, we need to print out an alphabetical list in pretty columns. Prove that vim can conquer this basic Excel task!

Add links to an existing HTML table - 60 entries

Add these links at that top to the respective table cell. First link, first cell, etc.

Stairs Indenting - 412 entries

Indent each line with <line number> whitespaces.

Python to Ruby - 190 entries

Convert this Python code to Ruby. NOTE: This program likely won't run.

you're stuck on jQuery < 1.7 - 330 entries

replace calls to jQuery 1.7+'s `on` with calls to pre 1.7 `bind`

SFD-ROC: ROT13 Phonics - 78 entries

A is for apple, b is for ball, etc... This familiar phonics poem has been rotated 13 characters. Make the letter match the word.

SFD-ROC: vimvimvim - 1495 entries

Oh no, this line is longer than 80 chars... put each 'vim' on a new line.

SFD-ROC: ASCII Logo Border - 68 entries

Draw a border around this familiar logo ;)

SFD-ROC: Pipe Dreams - 93 entries

Move the pipes so they match the output.

SFD-ROC: Tic-Tac-Toe - 131 entries

Tic-Tac-Toe You are 'X', and it is your turn. Stop 'O' from winning, and complete the game. Draw a diagonal line through your winning row of three X's.

SFD-ROC: The Quick Brown Fox - 152 entries

Someone has vandalized our text (again). Please fix to read: The Quick Brown Fox Jumps Over The Lazy Dog.

Enharmonic Equivalents - 53 entries

Transform # and b to digraphs

Circle of Fifths with Sharps - 82 entries

Display a list of the Circle of Fifths with corresponding solfege syllables with sharps. Handling spaces may be tricky.

The name of the game - 622 entries

End up with the name of the game.

NATO phonetic alphabet - 467 entries

Transform the series of words into a list.

The Quick Brown Fox Jumps Over The Lazy Vim - 381 entries

Someone has vandalized this text file and replaced the beginning character of one word in each line with a Big "X." Please remove the big X's, and fix each line to read "The Quick Brown Fox Jumps Over The Lazy Dog."

maximun and minimun - 52 entries

Find the maximum and minimum of the rows.

Sierpinski's Triangle - 82 entries

Build the famous fractal, Sierpinski's Triangle.

Dehamlizing - 173 entries

Change this piece of HAML code back into erb

Create an alphabet diamond - 76 entries

Here's a brain teaser to keep things interesting...

Convert regular pandoc footnotes to in-line notes - 51 entries

Pandoc extends markdown by allowing footnotes, which are usually represented with a footnote identifier followed later in the document by the footnote itself. But Pandoc also allows inline footnotes without identifiers. How many strokes does it take to convert regular footnotes to inline notes? (NB: I've had trouble figuring out whether text-width makes a difference to Vimgolf in comparing the input and output file. I finally tested this locally using the Vimgolf vimrc and did a "gq" on the entire buffer as the last step. Apologies if I'm making a newbie mistake. First time submitter.)

Complete the circuit grid! - 72 entries

Continuing from the last challenge, add additional rows to the grid. Change each of the names from 'A1'...'A10' to 'B1'...'B10', 'C1'...'C10', etc, and for each new row add 0.7 to the X values in the (X Y) at the end of each line.

Make the circuit grid! - 77 entries

Copy this command for a circuit layout program to create 10 total smd commands. Increment the number in quotes to name each pad, and add 0.7 to each of the (X Y) coordinates at the end of each line.

Convert pandoc unordered list to a numbered list - 141 entries

I know it's possible to use #. in pandoc to auto-generate numbered lists, but then it's not easy to tell how many items there are when reading it in Markdown. How fast can you make the switch?

Vertical Limit - 2363 entries

transform a succession of one word lines to a an array of strings

Shuffle and Sort - 183 entries

The values where sorted incorrectly. Get them back to how they are supposed to be

Cleanining up 80 column concatenated text - 185 entries

1. Put the whole query on one line, remove the concatenation operators 2. Remove the double spaces that appear a few times in the query 3. Use string-interpolated variable statementPid rather than the ugly concatenation

Changing URL path in CSS - 113 entries

What's the quickest way to swap out all the URLs in a CSS file? Is it wasted keystrokes using look-behinds and look-aheads? (I'm sorry for the delete/report--I made a mistake with the last one requiring an ugly search for graphic to replace with images. I just intended this to be a simple search and replace that might possibly generate some macros or normals solutions that are quicker)

Inconsistent real estate paste - 166 entries

Format a hand-typed real estate listing that uses inconsistent punctuation into four sections

Aligning function arguments to match a specific coding style - 189 entries

Most projects have specific coding style guidelines. In this case, the argument list must be broken into a new line for each argument, with the argument names right aligned, taking into account pointers.

Create a pandoc compatible table - 176 entries

In [this vimcast][1], a featured gist from Tim Pope shows how to quickly make a simple table structure. How fast can you convert it to pandoc's markdown style? [1]:

Switch function arguments - 1967 entries

How to switch two arguments of a function.

Calculate the table totals - 116 entries

Go ahead... commit the treachery of using vim as a spreadsheet.

Remove noise from HTTP log - 657 entries

This piece of log (from the year 2000) contains some irrelevant data. We only want to see the HTTP method and resource.

Remove semicolons after expressions - 530 entries

A follow-up for

Append semicolon after expressions - 939 entries

Some lines need the semicolon, some don't.

Format the output - 102 entries

Sometimes your standard out is a little hard to read. Take this multilevel hash and make it human readable.

Exchanging Quotes - 791 entries

Sometimes you need to exchange a choice of quotes in some code.

Reverse and double space - 441 entries

Reverse the order of the given lines and double space everything

The meaning - 520 entries

Numbers are fun!

un-C-escape string - 53 entries

Convert escape sequences to characters

replacing each line of a block selection - 2777 entries

replace each line's ../assets/js with /javascripts

Ugly spreadsheet copy/paste to CSV - 817 entries

convert an ugly spreadsheet copy/paste into a CSV format.

constructor - 165 entries

coding a constructor for a simple class

switch variable - 4901 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

Replacing some words - 406 entries

How fast could it be?

Make it more readable - 1882 entries

Insert blank lines to make it more organized and readable

remove dupes from array - 1281 entries

given a random string that contains a ruby-esque array, make sure that there are no duplicate elements

Sort entries based on date - 319 entries

Sort some entries in a Ledger-file based on date.

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