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Simple, Practical, and Common - 32910 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: 28
  • Position: #3988 / 7271
  • Number of attempts: 1
Swap values - 4440 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #772 / 1241
  • Number of attempts: 1
One number per line - 18385 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #3013 / 3789
  • Number of attempts: 2
Wget failed to download redirections - 178 entries

Output of a wget session, where 302 where not properly handled due to certificate problems, has been saved to a file. Keep the correct URLs to start again downloading.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #21 / 60
  • Number of attempts: 2
V to the i - 4641 entries

Input is 99 V's. Output is 100 i's.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #923 / 1857
  • Number of attempts: 2
Box it - 7682 entries

Create a box around a line.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 25
  • Position: #972 / 1836
  • Number of attempts: 1
Just the middle - 11140 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #1487 / 4113
  • Number of attempts: 7
Make HTML List - 987 entries

Turn the comma separated list into an unordered html list.

  • Best score: 33
  • Best player score: 48
  • Position: #151 / 261
  • Number of attempts: 1
Vice versa - 7522 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #8 / 2044
  • Number of attempts: 3
comments galore - 970 entries

Basic comment reformatting

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #54 / 410
  • Number of attempts: 4
Line under headers - 1918 entries

Put a line under each header, and remove the other markdown formatting.

  • Best score: 24
  • Best player score: 31
  • Position: #274 / 472
  • Number of attempts: 1
Restore order to the alphabet - 175 entries

The numbers are OK. The letters are wonky.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 26
  • Position: #51 / 64
  • Number of attempts: 1
Collect List - 4178 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #6 / 1166
  • Number of attempts: 2
Land of the Lost - 76 entries

Enter the tabs below the lyrics

  • Best score: 26
  • Best player score: 50
  • Position: #23 / 29
  • Number of attempts: 1
readability - 306 entries

Make the code readable by adding some spaces

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #85 / 145
  • Number of attempts: 1
Space out the alphabet - 1595 entries

Put 3 spaces between adjacent letters.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #226 / 434
  • Number of attempts: 3
Not enough Ps - 65 entries

Different type of code

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #28 / 34
  • Number of attempts: 1
ASCII box - 317 entries

Don't forget to fix typos!

  • Best score: 23
  • Best player score: 26
  • Position: #55 / 102
  • Number of attempts: 4
Mute the second method of this script - 439 entries

prepend a # infront of every line of the second method

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #14 / 233
  • Number of attempts: 2
Sorting database text output - 206 entries

Sometimes it is nice to be able to quickly take column-formatted text output from the SQL command line and turn it into a list of useful data. In this case we want a unique, sorted list of the values from the second column combined into one comma-separated list. What is the fewest strokes you can do this in?

  • Best score: 24
  • Best player score: 24
  • Position: #8 / 79
  • Number of attempts: 2
Happy TvvO - 388 entries

Don’t forget the past, learn from it. Happy New Year.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #20 / 194
  • Number of attempts: 2
I forgot quotes - 15740 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #29 / 4115
  • Number of attempts: 6
-a-b-c- - 3118 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #59 / 1112
  • Number of attempts: 2
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10533 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #2649 / 3637
  • Number of attempts: 2
replacing each line of a block selection - 2791 entries

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

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 24
  • Position: #491 / 732
  • Number of attempts: 1
Gammelin Guillaume
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#Web #Developper (#PHP, #GoLang, #JavaScript...) #Vim. Open source enthousiast.

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