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Wrap the text of an email message to 79 characters - 576 entries

You're replying to an email with silly long lines. Clean them up.

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Position: #107 / 352
  • Number of attempts: 2
Search and Replace 0 - 4651 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #1197 / 1541
  • Number of attempts: 1
Interweave two blocks of text - 574 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: 16
  • Position: #33 / 204
  • Number of attempts: 4
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]: http://vimcasts.org/episodes/aligning-text-with-tabular-vim/

  • Best score: 32
  • Best player score: 69
  • Position: #45 / 50
  • Number of attempts: 1
Exchanging Quotes - 791 entries

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

  • Best score: 30
  • Best player score: 32
  • Position: #43 / 218
  • Number of attempts: 7
replacing each line of a block selection - 2791 entries

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

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 29
  • Position: #588 / 732
  • Number of attempts: 8
Switch function arguments - 1982 entries

How to switch two arguments of a function.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #499 / 627
  • Number of attempts: 4
Reverse and double space - 445 entries

Reverse the order of the given lines and double space everything

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #157 / 183
  • Number of attempts: 3
switch variable - 4917 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #1266 / 1701
  • Number of attempts: 6
The meaning - 521 entries

Numbers are fun!

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Position: #57 / 336
  • Number of attempts: 2
Format the output - 102 entries

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

  • Best score: 35
  • Best player score: 55
  • Position: #23 / 34
  • Number of attempts: 2
Ugly spreadsheet copy/paste to CSV - 840 entries

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

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 79
  • Position: #169 / 173
  • Number of attempts: 1
Sort the cardinal numbers - 274 entries

Maybe a simple challenge.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #107 / 140
  • Number of attempts: 1
formatted text to markdown - 180 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: 81
  • Position: #53 / 65
  • Number of attempts: 1
Make it more readable - 1891 entries

Insert blank lines to make it more organized and readable

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #339 / 622
  • Number of attempts: 1
PHP <--> Java class conversion Part 2 - 84 entries

Same class but reverse!

  • Best score: 80
  • Best player score: 144
  • Position: #31 / 36
  • Number of attempts: 1
PHP Array Syntax -> MailChimp Merge Syntax - 482 entries

I recently needed to send an e-mail to our marketing department listing allowed merge tags for our MailChimp campaigns. The allowed merge tags were determined from a PHP array in one of our PHP classes. I transformed the PHP class to MailChimp's syntax and sent the e-mail. It was, however, a long, laborious process. I'm still fairly new to Vim and would love to see how an expert Vim user would tackle one of my own, real-world problems. Thanks and have fun!

  • Best score: 23
  • Best player score: 24
  • Position: #33 / 143
  • Number of attempts: 13
Case preserving word replacement - 436 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: #42 / 175
  • Number of attempts: 9
Sort entries based on date - 339 entries

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

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #29 / 110
  • Number of attempts: 5
Numbering a List - 1828 entries

Pretty simple, number the list.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #212 / 625
  • Number of attempts: 7
Java Array2List - 218 entries

Convert an java array initializer into a list.

  • Best score: 67
  • Best player score: 184
  • Position: #77 / 82
  • Number of attempts: 2
CSV to JSON - 144 entries

A search for shortest vimissh way to convert CSV to JSON.

  • Best score: 56
  • Best player score: 395
  • Position: #60 / 60
  • Number of attempts: 1
A Simple One - 915 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: #269 / 609
  • Number of attempts: 3
Table Reshuffle - 349 entries

Fix the column order in this table... also append the new 'username' column.

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 38
  • Position: #91 / 127
  • Number of attempts: 3
Increment, increment, increment.... - 567 entries

Vim likes macros

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #205 / 370
  • Number of attempts: 2
Reverse characters in a line - 645 entries

You have everything you need, just not in the right order. Mastermind would give you 26 white pegs.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #36 / 236
  • Number of attempts: 7
Reformat most common surnames - 586 entries

Reformat copy-pasted table into a list of the most common surnames

  • Best score: 23
  • Best player score: 47
  • Position: #163 / 186
  • Number of attempts: 2
Get rid of html tags - 341 entries

Want to read more about Vim's background? Then get rid of those html tags...

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 36
  • Position: #205 / 207
  • Number of attempts: 1
Change the content of a string - 1346 entries

This docstring is a complete lie. Fix it.

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 28
  • Position: #449 / 520
  • Number of attempts: 1
Sort and add attributes - 1183 entries

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

  • Best score: 33
  • Best player score: 36
  • Position: #360 / 482
  • Number of attempts: 1
Reconstruct the Sentence - 1141 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: 25
  • Position: #278 / 346
  • Number of attempts: 1
Braces or Brackets? - 700 entries

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

  • Best score: 34
  • Best player score: 48
  • Position: #165 / 251
  • Number of attempts: 1
Whitespace, empty lines and tabs - 2970 entries

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

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 25
  • Position: #320 / 661
  • Number of attempts: 6
Flodder-challenge - 901 entries

Replace the text the most efficient and win!

  • Best score: 27
  • Best player score: 56
  • Position: #257 / 270
  • Number of attempts: 1
Simple text editing with Vim - 11620 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #1996 / 3409
  • Number of attempts: 3
Reformat/Refactor a Golfer Class - 5993 entries

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

  • Best score: 32
  • Best player score: 47
  • Position: #1119 / 1478
  • Number of attempts: 1
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