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Search and Replace 0 - 4676 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #268 / 1549
  • Number of attempts: 5
Python Hello World! Reformatting - 906 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
  • Position: #218 / 352
  • Number of attempts: 5
Create Leading Zeros - 205 entries

Create leading zeros only for id columns. Please use generic approach!

  • Best score: 23
  • Best player score: 50
  • Position: #66 / 77
  • Number of attempts: 1
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10538 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #1606 / 3638
  • Number of attempts: 2
quotes inside quotes - 3030 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: #742 / 1045
  • Number of attempts: 1
Words in parens - 12736 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #3329 / 3919
  • Number of attempts: 2
Draw the Go board - 138 entries

which is a 19×19 lines board. Here we use ascii characters only for simplicity. See diff file to get a sense. (See also http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Go_(game))

  • Best score: 50
  • Best player score: 82
  • Position: #43 / 47
  • Number of attempts: 1
Delete unwanted lines - 358 entries

Delete all lines which does not end in "o.."

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #104 / 215
  • Number of attempts: 3
Groups magic - 142 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
  • Position: #47 / 85
  • Number of attempts: 2
Readable Rubyhash - 239 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: 23
  • Best player score: 31
  • Position: #70 / 88
  • Number of attempts: 2
NATO phonetic alphabet - 479 entries

Transform the series of words into a list.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #83 / 182
  • Number of attempts: 1
A simple change - 401 entries

Just change the numbers in the most efficient way ...

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #91 / 177
  • Number of attempts: 3
SFD-ROC: vimvimvim - 1510 entries

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

  • Best score: 8
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #262 / 424
  • Number of attempts: 3
Let's play some Ivmgolf - 1015 entries

Oops, I spelled that wrong.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #214 / 420
  • Number of attempts: 2
replacing each line of a block selection - 2800 entries

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

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 31
  • Position: #643 / 735
  • Number of attempts: 2
Switch function arguments - 1982 entries

How to switch two arguments of a function.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #603 / 627
  • Number of attempts: 1
Reverse and double space - 448 entries

Reverse the order of the given lines and double space everything

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #96 / 184
  • Number of attempts: 2
Make it more readable - 1897 entries

Insert blank lines to make it more organized and readable

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #500 / 624
  • Number of attempts: 2
Numbering a List - 1832 entries

Pretty simple, number the list.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #374 / 627
  • Number of attempts: 2
Shebangs for all - 1777 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: 21
  • Position: #403 / 468
  • Number of attempts: 2
The Cake is a Lie - 1215 entries

Correct the capitalization of each word

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #332 / 491
  • Number of attempts: 2
Compile C - 340 entries

You might have to get clever to do this one.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #82 / 125
  • Number of attempts: 1
Context Insensitive completion 1 - 436 entries

Finish writing this simple Python HTTP server.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #110 / 223
  • Number of attempts: 3
Remember FizzBuzz? - 589 entries

Output FizzBuzz to 100. Start with nothing.

  • Best score: 39
  • Best player score: 59
  • Position: #91 / 166
  • Number of attempts: 2
Change the content of a string - 1350 entries

This docstring is a complete lie. Fix it.

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #245 / 521
  • Number of attempts: 6
Sort and add attributes - 1207 entries

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

  • Best score: 33
  • Best player score: 34
  • Position: #303 / 489
  • Number of attempts: 3
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: 25
  • Position: #289 / 347
  • Number of attempts: 4
Simple text editing with Vim - 11657 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #1895 / 3418
  • Number of attempts: 5
Reformat/Refactor a Golfer Class - 6033 entries

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

  • Best score: 32
  • Best player score: 37
  • Position: #501 / 1486
  • Number of attempts: 1
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