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Simple, Practical, and Common - 31709 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
  • Number of attempts: 7
One number per line - 17465 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 23
  • Number of attempts: 1
Applying same text modification in several lines - 2589 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 4
Swap values - 4300 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 1
From argument to object - 1230 entries

This task typifies those programmers endure while coding. This C-family pseudocode needs a function argument to be repurposed as an object call. Simply search and replace? Repeat a pattern of edits?

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 19
  • Number of attempts: 2
Put the months in order - 814 entries

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

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 37
  • Number of attempts: 3
Bad Copy Syntax - 1778 entries

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

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 20
  • Number of attempts: 5
Just the middle - 10823 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 5
Swap values inside brackets - 2313 entries

Easy challenge.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 1
convert yml into java pojo field - 784 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: 30
  • Number of attempts: 4
Simple text editing with Vim - 11200 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 1
Song Transcription Oops - 197 entries

When transcribing vocal music to Canjo Tab you can start by finding the lowest note and assigning that to zero and working your way up from there. However, without fail, I tend to miscount the notes and when I am near done I find a lower note. I mark this with a "z". This means I have to increase all the previous ones by 1. just a sting of numbers :)

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 27
  • Number of attempts: 1
Array transposition - 2120 entries

Transpose two arrays into one.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 22
  • Number of attempts: 1
Basic renumbering - 5262 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 3
Add semicolons - 9331 entries

Simply add a semicolon at the end of each line

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 4
multiple cursor alternative - 1375 entries

from: https://www.reddit.com/r/vim/comments/6w5pfa/crosspost_from_remacs_how_would_you_do_this_in_vim/

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 23
  • Number of attempts: 2
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10334 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 3
Com(m)a Trouble - 3036 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 8
Box it - 7103 entries

Create a box around a line.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 22
  • Number of attempts: 6
Vice versa - 7165 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 1
Collect List - 4035 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 1
Words in parens - 12378 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 3
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