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Interweave two blocks of text - 546 entries

Suppose you've got data on a list of things from multiple sources. They're all in separate chunks, so how might you create a tabular output?

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #146 / 197
  • Number of attempts: 2
Block Fun 1 - 174 entries

Manipulate the columns to produce desired result.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #28 / 68
  • Number of attempts: 1
Groups magic - 140 entries

Regexp or macros for string converting: (a) -> ___ (abc) -> ____ (abcd) -> ______ All in the '(' replace to _ multiply by char count + ()

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #65 / 83
  • Number of attempts: 1
Dehamlizing - 170 entries

Change this piece of HAML code back into erb

  • Best score: 32
  • Best player score: 37
  • Position: #12 / 65
  • Number of attempts: 2
NATO phonetic alphabet - 455 entries

Transform the series of words into a list.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #52 / 171
  • Number of attempts: 2
Vertical Limit - 2319 entries

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

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #175 / 706
  • Number of attempts: 1
Exchanging Quotes - 788 entries

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

  • Best score: 30
  • Best player score: 35
  • Position: #83 / 217
  • Number of attempts: 1
replacing each line of a block selection - 2751 entries

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

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #275 / 726
  • Number of attempts: 1
constructor - 165 entries

coding a constructor for a simple class

  • Best score: 59
  • Best player score: 67
  • Position: #9 / 56
  • Number of attempts: 5
switch variable - 4868 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #36 / 1691
  • Number of attempts: 7
The meaning - 517 entries

Numbers are fun!

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Position: #18 / 332
  • Number of attempts: 1
Ugly spreadsheet copy/paste to CSV - 787 entries

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

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #50 / 168
  • Number of attempts: 5
Replacing some words - 405 entries

How fast could it be?

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #69 / 142
  • Number of attempts: 2
formatted text to markdown - 175 entries

You're converting some posts from an old blog to markdown. The formatted text is far closer to the finished product than the html markup, so it seems like a good place to start. Word wrapping seems to be the main area for optimization.

  • Best score: 70
  • Best player score: 75
  • Position: #22 / 63
  • Number of attempts: 2
Make it more readable - 1860 entries

Insert blank lines to make it more organized and readable

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #200 / 613
  • Number of attempts: 2
Line Zipper - 413 entries

Zip/pair related lines.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #81 / 199
  • Number of attempts: 1
PHP <--> Java class conversion Part 2 - 84 entries

Same class but reverse!

  • Best score: 80
  • Best player score: 121
  • Position: #17 / 36
  • Number of attempts: 1
Case preserving word replacement - 413 entries

Half way through my project, my people turned into dogs. Now I have to change everything in my source.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #33 / 169
  • Number of attempts: 3
imports alignment (python) - 603 entries

Align as one import per line.

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 33
  • Position: #158 / 183
  • Number of attempts: 1
Rotating Philosophers Problem - 373 entries

Can you help the philosophers find a good place to sit before they get five forks and spaghetti?

  • Best score: 29
  • Best player score: 30
  • Position: #66 / 157
  • Number of attempts: 1
Reformat long lines - 320 entries

Rearrange this ruby method call to put each parameter on its own line. Could become a useful macro.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #12 / 125
  • Number of attempts: 4
Insert a Markdown link - 398 entries

Put a link in a markdown document, using the after-the-paragraph format.

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 25
  • Position: #72 / 133
  • Number of attempts: 2
Numbering a List - 1797 entries

Pretty simple, number the list.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #194 / 614
  • Number of attempts: 3
Java Array2List - 216 entries

Convert an java array initializer into a list.

  • Best score: 67
  • Best player score: 105
  • Position: #45 / 81
  • Number of attempts: 2
Assignment Alignment - 738 entries

line up the operators. Use spaces, not tabs.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 26
  • Position: #112 / 203
  • Number of attempts: 2
A Simple One - 880 entries

Here is a very simple one - just to illustrate/introduce a vim feature that some people seem to miss...

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #255 / 589
  • Number of attempts: 1
Increment, increment, increment.... - 534 entries

Vim likes macros

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #184 / 359
  • Number of attempts: 1
Reformat a C golf submission - 507 entries

Take this C golf submission (for the "tiny but standards-compliant Hello World program" category, naturally), and turn it into formatted C code.

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 27
  • Position: #42 / 188
  • Number of attempts: 1
Deleting folded text - 281 entries

The text below contains three folds. Delete them (and the text inside them). For example: 123 456 /*{{{*/ 789 /*}}}*/ 012 Should become: 123 012 Also, add `aoeuaoeu` to make sure small solutions don't get flagged as cheating.

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #44 / 102
  • Number of attempts: 2
Add fold markers to a .c file - 472 entries

Fold markers can make it easier to navigate source code. Add them to this .c file.

  • Best score: 30
  • Best player score: 34
  • Position: #66 / 151
  • Number of attempts: 1
Reconstruct the Sentence - 1074 entries

Get the sentence back in the proper order, remove duplicate lines, and then combine the separate lines into one.

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #40 / 332
  • Number of attempts: 6
Whitespace, empty lines and tabs - 2797 entries

Convert tabs to spaces, strip empty lines and trailing whitespace.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 27
  • Position: #354 / 638
  • Number of attempts: 1
Simple text editing with Vim - 11431 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #2674 / 3357
  • Number of attempts: 1
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