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Braces or Brackets? - 627 entries

Someone forgot whether to use braces or brackets and you have to clean up their code!

  • Best score: 34
  • Best player score: 39
  • Number of attempts: 1
Format java properties - 63 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: 38
  • Number of attempts: 2
Sort and add attributes - 1099 entries

Sort the states and add the attribute country to each record.

  • Best score: 33
  • Best player score: 33
  • Number of attempts: 1
Assign list - 145 entries

Assign list elements to matrix

  • Best score: 30
  • Best player score: 37
  • Number of attempts: 1
Reformat/Refactor a Golfer Class - 5569 entries

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

  • Best score: 32
  • Best player score: 33
  • Number of attempts: 9
Saving the hashes(#) - 1806 entries

The following file is copied from vimcasts.org(Its only for learning purpose,hope the site owner doesn't mind it), its probably the easiest of challenges.Our goal is to delete every line which doesn't contain a hash signs. The remaining hash signs with numbers are then sorted to get the final output.

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 30
  • Number of attempts: 2
Vertical Limit - 2167 entries

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

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 26
  • Number of attempts: 3
lamb had a little Mary - 499 entries

"Mary" and "lamb" are swapped. Unswap them. Fast as you can.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 25
  • Number of attempts: 3
Numbering a List - 1752 entries

Pretty simple, number the list.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 25
  • Number of attempts: 2
Make it more readable - 1769 entries

Insert blank lines to make it more organized and readable

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 8
Circle of Fifths with Sharps - 61 entries

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

  • Best score: 24
  • Best player score: 41
  • Number of attempts: 1
Recursive Cowsay - 49 entries

Convert 'cowsay' statement to recursive output

  • Best score: 33
  • Best player score: 40
  • Number of attempts: 4
remove dupes from array - 1231 entries

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

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 23
  • Number of attempts: 1
Change the content of a string - 1250 entries

This docstring is a complete lie. Fix it.

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 23
  • Number of attempts: 2
switch variable - 4443 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 3
Simple text editing with Vim - 10678 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 1
you're stuck on jQuery < 1.7 - 317 entries

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

  • Best score: 25
  • Best player score: 26
  • Number of attempts: 2
SFD-ROC: vimvimvim - 1311 entries

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

  • Best score: 8
  • Best player score: 9
  • Number of attempts: 5
The Cake is a Lie - 1139 entries

Correct the capitalization of each word

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Number of attempts: 6
Let's play some Ivmgolf - 937 entries

Oops, I spelled that wrong.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 9
  • Number of attempts: 2
Letter case trickery - 1450 entries

This file is in a downright esoteric format, consisting of hexadecimal numbers, non-hexadecimal keywords, and "Z" indicating end-of-line. Make the hexadecimal numbers lowercase.

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 1
Shebangs for all - 1636 entries

We've all seen or used a shebang once or twice. Ditch the specific paths and leave just a dynamic Ruby and Python bath behind.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 7
Reconstruct the Sentence - 1028 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: 21
  • Number of attempts: 2
Hole-in-one - 941 entries

Lets take this golf thing literally.. Drive off the tee into the hole, and of course you don't strike the ball completely clean.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 19
  • Number of attempts: 5
Python Hello World! Reformatting - 837 entries

A novice Python using prints Hello World! and a pro shows him different way. Using vim to get into pro style from novice, win the challenge.

  • Best score: 39
  • Best player score: 44
  • Number of attempts: 1
Counting in binary - 393 entries

"a" represents 0; "A" represents 1. Start from zero and count to 15.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 39
  • Number of attempts: 3
Append semicolon after expressions - 880 entries

Some lines need the semicolon, some don't.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 1
Search and Replace 0 - 4210 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 5
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 9728 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 4
Switch function arguments - 1852 entries

How to switch two arguments of a function.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 3
Top X - 181 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: 32
  • Number of attempts: 1
Groups magic - 136 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: 14
  • Number of attempts: 2
Words in parens - 11374 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 3
quotes inside quotes - 2834 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: 14
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 5
replacing each line of a block selection - 2591 entries

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

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 21
  • Number of attempts: 4
VimGolfNight - 463 entries

Based on "The name of the game".

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 1
One number per line - 14188 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 23
  • Number of attempts: 3
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