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Simple, Practical, and Common - 32746 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: #324 / 7235
  • Number of attempts: 12
Swap values - 4390 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #243 / 1230
  • Number of attempts: 4
One number per line - 18240 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #1168 / 3760
  • Number of attempts: 6
Swap values inside brackets - 2404 entries

Easy challenge.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #129 / 555
  • Number of attempts: 6
V to the i - 4596 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #591 / 1837
  • Number of attempts: 2
Swap the operands under comparison - 251 entries

Swap the operands under comparison to prevent null pointer exception (at least in java)

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #10 / 90
  • Number of attempts: 5
Split line with dots - 2075 entries

This line is too long, split it.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #225 / 616
  • Number of attempts: 4
multiple cursor alternative - 1413 entries

from: https://www.reddit.com/r/vim/comments/6w5pfa/crosspost_from_remacs_how_would_you_do_this_in_vim/

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #146 / 363
  • Number of attempts: 8
From argument to object - 1250 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?

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #101 / 412
  • Number of attempts: 3
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: 13
  • Position: #103 / 616
  • Number of attempts: 8
Search and Replace 0 - 4534 entries

Replace every instance of 'aaa' with 'xaaax'.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #531 / 1507
  • Number of attempts: 3
Number Sort - 281 entries

sort the list of newline-separated numbers incrementally. Numbers are in the range 1 to 1000, with 500 missing

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #68 / 149
  • 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: #1149 / 4088
  • Number of attempts: 3
Team names - 1754 entries

The team names are misspelled.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #176 / 564
  • Number of attempts: 3
Learn some german verbs - 486 entries

The list needs to be structured so we can print in verbatim and feel ok about how it looks.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 30
  • Position: #99 / 121
  • Number of attempts: 1
Remember VimGolf Rules ! - 225 entries

Rules, ... and don't forget !

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #95 / 123
  • Number of attempts: 1
Vice versa - 7416 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #394 / 2011
  • Number of attempts: 6
comments galore - 954 entries

Basic comment reformatting

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #130 / 405
  • Number of attempts: 1
Replace and keep the case - 390 entries

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

  • Best score: 26
  • Best player score: 26
  • Position: #28 / 109
  • Number of attempts: 4
Hello ${world} - 291 entries

Migrate a JavaScript String from concatenation to ES6 interpolation.

  • Best score: 24
  • Best player score: 24
  • Position: #24 / 90
  • Number of attempts: 8
Array transposition - 2234 entries

Transpose two arrays into one.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #2 / 422
  • Number of attempts: 7
convert yml into java pojo field - 800 entries

How fast vim can create fields for java pojo i.e class declaration referring to a (simple) yml file

  • Best score: 29
  • Best player score: 29
  • Position: #27 / 212
  • Number of attempts: 4
Collect List - 4146 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #170 / 1159
  • Number of attempts: 8
I forgot quotes - 15639 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #778 / 4095
  • Number of attempts: 7
-a-b-c- - 3077 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #240 / 1099
  • Number of attempts: 4
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10507 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #1302 / 3626
  • Number of attempts: 6
attr_aligner - 3347 entries

Two attr keywords. Two separate indentations. Align the colons.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 31
  • Position: #427 / 677
  • Number of attempts: 4
quotes inside quotes - 2996 entries

taken from tip 85 of the very good book 'Practical Vim: Edit Text at the Speed of Thought' ! I'd be interested what people use :)

  • Best score: 3
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #297 / 1037
  • Number of attempts: 2
Words in parens - 12678 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #632 / 3904
  • Number of attempts: 14
Array Transposition - 166 entries

Transpose four arrays into two.

  • Best score: 27
  • Best player score: 29
  • Position: #14 / 49
  • Number of attempts: 6
switch variable - 4863 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #915 / 1688
  • Number of attempts: 2
Simple text editing with Vim - 11365 entries

Make the pairs of lines match up by making each second line same as first

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #546 / 3337
  • Number of attempts: 4
Reformat/Refactor a Golfer Class - 5804 entries

A simple case of removing unneeded code and fixing broken indentation.

  • Best score: 32
  • Best player score: 32
  • Position: #162 / 1438
  • Number of attempts: 8
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