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Simple, Practical, and Common - 31370 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: 8
Words in parens - 12303 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 3
I forgot quotes - 14996 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 12
Box it - 6858 entries

Create a box around a line.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 23
  • Number of attempts: 10
Vice versa - 7085 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 3
Just the middle - 10738 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Number of attempts: 3
Aliases for cd - 575 entries

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

  • Best score: 30
  • Best player score: 30
  • Number of attempts: 18
Bad Copy Syntax - 1738 entries

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

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 19
  • Number of attempts: 11
Quote modules - 799 entries

Complete golang import statement.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 22
  • Number of attempts: 12
Add semicolons - 9031 entries

Simply add a semicolon at the end of each line

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 7
One to Ten - 1846 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: 13
  • Number of attempts: 3
Line under headers - 1631 entries

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

  • Best score: 24
  • Best player score: 25
  • Number of attempts: 11
Hogwarts Email Sorting - 632 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: 7
prepend * to every non-blank line - 4501 entries

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

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 4
Applying same text modification in several lines - 2565 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 3
Add string initializers to an enum - 675 entries

Change Typescript enum so that it has string initializers.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 21
  • Number of attempts: 5
remove lines containing the word "reader" - 3177 entries

easy stuff

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 3
SCREAMING_SNAKE_CASE to Title Case - 877 entries

Convert strings in SCREAMING_SNAKE_CASE to Title Case. Examples: EMPLOYEE_NAME -> Employee Name REVENUE_YEAR_TO_DATE -> Revenue Year To Date SALARY -> Salary

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 20
  • Number of attempts: 10
One number per line - 17298 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 11
quotes inside quotes - 2966 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: 15
  • Number of attempts: 5
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