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Search and Replace 0 - 4567 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #21 / 1513
  • Number of attempts: 4
Ruby 1.9 hashes - 1113 entries

Rubyists talk about being cutting edge but how many are using 1.9 in production? Time to convert those verbose 1.8 hashes in to symbolic, succinct 1.9 beauties!

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #121 / 372
  • Number of attempts: 2
Shebangs for all - 1725 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: 13
  • Position: #154 / 459
  • Number of attempts: 2
A Simple One - 875 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: #89 / 584
  • Number of attempts: 1
Reverse and count - 403 entries

Someone typed things upside down and now a Vim ninja needs to reverse the lines and count how many there are.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 28
  • Position: #91 / 153
  • Number of attempts: 1
Another Mixed-Up Haiku - 206 entries

VimGolf ... a perfect evening?

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 28
  • Position: #56 / 77
  • Number of attempts: 1
Ruby 1.9 compat - 566 entries

Remember when Ruby supported `when <expr> :`? Well, it doesn't in 1.9, so let's make sure we use `then`, without ruining our lovely new hash syntax!

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #2 / 216
  • Number of attempts: 5
Reverse Simple Deletion - 739 entries

You did the simple deletion, now reverse it.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #138 / 418
  • Number of attempts: 1
Increment, increment, increment.... - 531 entries

Vim likes macros

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #90 / 357
  • Number of attempts: 1
Sorting paragraphs - 460 entries

Order the paragraphs correctly, per prefixed index

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 31
  • Position: #74 / 145
  • Number of attempts: 5
Indentation - 420 entries

Indent each line according to the right number of spaces it needs.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 29
  • Position: #83 / 149
  • Number of attempts: 1
The Cake is a Lie - 1168 entries

Correct the capitalization of each word

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #278 / 477
  • Number of attempts: 1
Context insensitive completion 0 - 461 entries

Buried in the lines you're not supposed to add is the line "Add this line!" Add that line to the top of the file.

  • Best score: 6
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #139 / 216
  • Number of attempts: 2
Make Fancy Header - 929 entries

Make the header text stand out with surrounding asterisks

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #256 / 313
  • Number of attempts: 1
Reformat some Python - 548 entries

Fix some very bizarrely laid-out code.

  • Best score: 34
  • Best player score: 36
  • Position: #58 / 218
  • Number of attempts: 8
Reformat a C golf submission - 504 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: 35
  • Position: #122 / 187
  • Number of attempts: 2
Remember FizzBuzz? - 548 entries

Output FizzBuzz to 100. Start with nothing.

  • Best score: 39
  • Best player score: 65
  • Position: #111 / 157
  • Number of attempts: 3
Change the content of a string - 1285 entries

This docstring is a complete lie. Fix it.

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 26
  • Position: #319 / 497
  • Number of attempts: 1
Sort and add attributes - 1121 entries

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

  • Best score: 33
  • Best player score: 33
  • Position: #2 / 459
  • Number of attempts: 3
Reconstruct the Sentence - 1066 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
  • Position: #112 / 330
  • Number of attempts: 6
Whitespace, empty lines and tabs - 2779 entries

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

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 41
  • Position: #587 / 634
  • Number of attempts: 3
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