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Search and Replace 0 - 4654 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #1113 / 1542
  • Number of attempts: 3
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10533 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #1692 / 3637
  • Number of attempts: 4
Letter case trickery - 1547 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: 13
  • Position: #371 / 498
  • Number of attempts: 1
quotes inside quotes - 3026 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: 17
  • Position: #763 / 1044
  • Number of attempts: 1
Number an outline - 223 entries

The indent and words are right, but the numbers are all wrong.

  • Best score: 25
  • Best player score: 33
  • Position: #18 / 72
  • Number of attempts: 5
Words in parens - 12736 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #1283 / 3919
  • Number of attempts: 4
Assign list - 150 entries

Assign list elements to matrix

  • Best score: 30
  • Best player score: 34
  • Position: #18 / 56
  • Number of attempts: 5
Prefixes and suffixes - 567 entries

Generate all prefixes of "vimchallenge", then all suffixes.

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #9 / 185
  • Number of attempts: 5
abcd > a b c d - 260 entries

transform the single spaces into 4 spaces repeat for each line

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #124 / 204
  • Number of attempts: 1
Saving the hashes(#) - 1961 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: 29
  • Position: #317 / 466
  • Number of attempts: 2
Vertical Limit - 2367 entries

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

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #211 / 716
  • Number of attempts: 2
Remove semicolons after expressions - 541 entries

A follow-up for http://vimgolf.com/challenges/4fc9d767d3a0d4000100000e.

  • Best score: 6
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #192 / 235
  • Number of attempts: 1
switch variable - 4917 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #779 / 1701
  • Number of attempts: 5
Replacing some words - 412 entries

How fast could it be?

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 32
  • Position: #113 / 145
  • Number of attempts: 2
Line Zipper - 443 entries

Zip/pair related lines.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #180 / 206
  • Number of attempts: 1
imports alignment (python) - 640 entries

Align as one import per line.

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #87 / 191
  • Number of attempts: 3
HTML to Haml - 800 entries

Help convert this HTML page to Haml.

  • Best score: 23
  • Best player score: 26
  • Position: #17 / 197
  • Number of attempts: 6
The Cake is a Lie - 1203 entries

Correct the capitalization of each word

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #169 / 488
  • Number of attempts: 1
Reconstruct the Sentence - 1151 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: 22
  • Position: #225 / 347
  • Number of attempts: 3
Simple text editing with Vim - 11637 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #1161 / 3413
  • Number of attempts: 7
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