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One to Ten - 1726 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
  • Number of attempts: 8
remove lines containing the word "reader" - 2902 entries

easy stuff

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Number of attempts: 3
Yo To Hello - 376 entries

Simply Turn Yo To Hello

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 2
Add semicolons - 8109 entries

Simply add a semicolon at the end of each line

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 2
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10138 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 3
prepend * to every non-blank line - 3229 entries

Prepend an asterisk to every non-blank line in the input file.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 6
Simple text editing with Vim - 11046 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 4
One number per line - 16544 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 1
Get mail address from outlook format - 358 entries

Create a mail list space separated of mail list formatted by outlook

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 1
Increment each number - 760 entries

Increment each number individually by one

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 9
Just the middle - 10424 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Number of attempts: 2
I forgot quotes - 14449 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 6
Bad Copy Syntax - 1605 entries

Copy should be from right to left, but sometimes you type it wrong.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 19
  • Number of attempts: 5
xrandr outputs and dashes - 209 entries

uh oh, different video drivers identify display outputs with more dashes. Quick, need to change this xrandr script!

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 1
Unsemantic linewrapping - 636 entries

[Inspired by a blog post I read: https://scott.mn/2014/02/21/semantic_linewrapping/. Text adapted.] Sometimes when editing a Markdown file, I wrap the lines semantically. Instead of inserting a newline at 70 columns (or whatever), or making paragraphs one long line, I put in newlines at a point that seems logical to me. This may seem silly, but it produces better diffs. Semantic linewrapping also makes editing snappier. I can delete, edit or insert sentences easily using linewise operations. Code-oriented text editors like Vim and [REDACTED] are really good at this kind of manipulation. Editing text that hasn't been wrapped semantically is a pain, though:

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 5
Capitalize the Names - 120 entries

I want to capitalize the names in quotes, but just the people's names, not the file names.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 21
  • Number of attempts: 5
Box it - 6262 entries

Create a box around a line.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 21
  • Number of attempts: 6
Quote modules - 652 entries

Complete golang import statement.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 22
  • Number of attempts: 7
Replace pattern with 1, 2, 3, ... on each line - 383 entries

For each line replace a search pattern (in this case $) with numbers starting at 1 and then increasing by 1 for each replaced match. a$b$c$ -> a0b1c2

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 21
  • Number of attempts: 10
Alphabet soup - 156 entries

Create a column of all alphabet characters organized in a funky way

  • Best score: 25
  • Best player score: 27
  • Number of attempts: 2
Add text at some column - 112 entries

Complete golang struct statement.

  • Best score: 31
  • Best player score: 32
  • Number of attempts: 3
Aliases for cd - 547 entries

Create these beautiful aliases with as few strokes as possible. Are you up for the challenge?

  • Best score: 30
  • Best player score: 46
  • Number of attempts: 2
Reorder the groups - 922 entries

Change the order so that the groups of fruit come before the vegetables.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 5
Hogwarts Email Sorting - 559 entries

Given a list of emails, get the students full name and their associated house.

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 20
  • Number of attempts: 3
From a Thunderlink to a Markdown link - 284 entries

ThunderLinks are durable hyperlinks to specific email messages generated from Thunderbird in HTML format. Leverage the power of vim to make them suitable for a markdown-formatted file.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 35
  • Number of attempts: 1
Com(m)a Trouble - 2788 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 7
Delete to the end of the current line - 677 entries

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

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Number of attempts: 2
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