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Simple, Practical, and Common - 32741 entries

Simple things we do all the time should be able to be done with very few keystrokes, but sometimes I find something I need to do makes me go, "There MUST be a better way." This challenge is just a simple movement and entering text at a certain place.

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #99 / 7234
  • Number of attempts: 12
Swap values - 4390 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #119 / 1230
  • Number of attempts: 4
One number per line - 18223 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #1075 / 3759
  • Number of attempts: 11
V to the i - 4596 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #1591 / 1837
  • Number of attempts: 1
Split line with dots - 2075 entries

This line is too long, split it.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #96 / 616
  • Number of attempts: 4
Every other line - 2775 entries

AaAaAaA

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #129 / 677
  • Number of attempts: 7
Copy three lines - 2751 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #207 / 616
  • Number of attempts: 3
Just the middle - 11074 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #416 / 4088
  • Number of attempts: 3
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_".

  • Best score: 27
  • Best player score: 27
  • Position: #3 / 29
  • Number of attempts: 3
Basic renumbering - 5393 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #757 / 1218
  • Number of attempts: 2
Fiddle percentages into real numbers - 789 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #11 / 267
  • Number of attempts: 1
FoodCritic023: Prefer conditional attributes - 175 entries

FoodCritic (www.foodcritic.io) is a lint tool for your Chef (learn.chef.io) cookbooks. FC023 indicates that you should prefer Chef guards over Ruby conditions. This challenge expects you to be able to fix this issue in a sample cookbook, given the FoodCritic output: ================================================================ FC023: Prefer conditional attributes: cookbooks/foo/recipes/default.rb:25 ================================================================ See http://www.foodcritic.io/#FC023 for more details about the changes being made.

  • Best score: 25
  • Best player score: 30
  • Position: #24 / 49
  • Number of attempts: 3
Vice versa - 7413 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #44 / 2010
  • Number of attempts: 6
Vim's not included features - 168 entries

Filter not included (-) features in a hypothetical installation of vim.

  • Best score: 23
  • Best player score: 37
  • Position: #44 / 57
  • Number of attempts: 1
comments galore - 954 entries

Basic comment reformatting

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #37 / 405
  • Number of attempts: 2
lipsum lines - 245 entries

Convert a quoted block of text into strings in a list.

  • Best score: 28
  • Best player score: 28
  • Position: #2 / 87
  • Number of attempts: 8
Replace and keep the case - 390 entries

Replace all instance of plugin and Plugin to device and Device.

  • Best score: 26
  • Best player score: 31
  • Position: #79 / 109
  • Number of attempts: 4
Manual SQL - 114 entries

Change select and insert queries to simulate inserting a new record.

  • Best score: 49
  • Best player score: 60
  • Position: #20 / 44
  • Number of attempts: 2
unknown command - 142 entries

I want change 5 words

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #6 / 71
  • Number of attempts: 1
Collect List - 4146 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #146 / 1159
  • Number of attempts: 7
I forgot quotes - 15636 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #273 / 4094
  • Number of attempts: 5
-a-b-c- - 3077 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #585 / 1099
  • Number of attempts: 2
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10507 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #812 / 3626
  • Number of attempts: 5
Top X - 185 entries

The End File is the Top 10 Vimgolf Leaderboard at June 29, 2013. This is a second version, with a great contribution of @udioica. X is ten in Roman,a numeric system in ancient Rome

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 26
  • Position: #31 / 67
  • Number of attempts: 1
Words in parens - 12677 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #2240 / 3903
  • Number of attempts: 4
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