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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: #1702 / 7235
  • Number of attempts: 8
Swap values - 4390 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #261 / 1230
  • Number of attempts: 3
One number per line - 18240 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #496 / 3760
  • Number of attempts: 8
Swap values inside brackets - 2404 entries

Easy challenge.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #26 / 555
  • Number of attempts: 6
Applying same text modification in several lines - 2699 entries

Remove identical text at the beginning of several lines and the closing parenthesis.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #101 / 803
  • Number of attempts: 5
remove lines containing the word "reader" - 3419 entries

easy stuff

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #149 / 1108
  • Number of attempts: 3
Com(m)a Trouble - 3284 entries

Someone was real stupid when placing his commas. Can you fix it?

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #203 / 741
  • Number of attempts: 8
Box it - 7622 entries

Create a box around a line.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #25 / 1819
  • Number of attempts: 5
Triangular Numbers - 75 entries

Generate the first 50 triangular numbers.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #4 / 23
  • Number of attempts: 2
Cool or not? - 738 entries

abc trying to be cool or not...

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #11 / 212
  • Number of attempts: 8
Two pairs of cluster of letters creates word - 691 entries

Clean and group.

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #13 / 160
  • Number of attempts: 4
Convert Application Output to CSV - 166 entries

Change the application output to comma-separated values

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #7 / 47
  • Number of attempts: 2
Extract argument from function - 2186 entries

The aim is to see if you can do some refactoring very fast.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #224 / 721
  • Number of attempts: 6
Kolakoski sequence -- level 1 - 51 entries

Generate the Kolakoski sequence as described by its first 75 terms.

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 57
  • Position: #12 / 14
  • Number of attempts: 1
Just the middle - 11074 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #1208 / 4088
  • Number of attempts: 3
Team names - 1754 entries

The team names are misspelled.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #216 / 564
  • Number of attempts: 5
Basic renumbering - 5393 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #163 / 1218
  • Number of attempts: 4
Vice versa - 7416 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #445 / 2011
  • Number of attempts: 6
One to Ten - 2055 entries

Generate the sequence of numbers from 1 to 10, one number per line. Inspired by this Reddit thread: https://redd.it/ak4it2

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #67 / 629
  • Number of attempts: 3
Change part of a function name in multiple occurrences - 590 entries

Change the middle part of the function name in multiple places, preferably using the next and dot commands.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #24 / 188
  • Number of attempts: 3
Build a six - 264 entries

Just enjoy building "a" floors...

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #27 / 87
  • Number of attempts: 1
Increment each number - 922 entries

Increment each number individually by one

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #13 / 228
  • Number of attempts: 8
Delete to the end of the current line - 708 entries

Delete to the end of the current line, but keep the character under the cursor.

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Position: #106 / 346
  • Number of attempts: 2
Put the months in order - 911 entries

Our contractor thought that months should be in alphabetical order. Put them in calendar order please.

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #21 / 154
  • Number of attempts: 10
move titles next to url, in quotes - 464 entries

had trouble with something similar

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #42 / 124
  • Number of attempts: 3
Array transposition - 2234 entries

Transpose two arrays into one.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #11 / 422
  • Number of attempts: 9
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: #61 / 212
  • Number of attempts: 4
Kolakoski sequence -- level 2 - 10 entries

This time, the line above describes the line below. Level 1 at: http://www.vimgolf.com/challenges/5c880211ab65cb00065c74eb

  • Best score: 38
  • Best player score: 50
  • Position: #5 / 6
  • Number of attempts: 1
Collect List - 4146 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #413 / 1159
  • Number of attempts: 2
I forgot quotes - 15639 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #840 / 4095
  • Number of attempts: 7
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10507 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #1369 / 3626
  • Number of attempts: 2
Words in parens - 12678 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #948 / 3904
  • Number of attempts: 3
Pascal's Triangle - 22 entries

Generate the first 17 left-justified rows of Pascal's triangle.

  • Best score: 36
  • Best player score: 45
  • Position: #9 / 9
  • Number of attempts: 1
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: #569 / 3337
  • Number of attempts: 2
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