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Played Challenges

Simple, Practical, and Common - 32962 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: 31
  • Position: #5524 / 7276
  • Number of attempts: 4
V to the i - 4641 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #1687 / 1857
  • Number of attempts: 2
Applying same text modification in several lines - 2751 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #355 / 815
  • Number of attempts: 2
Add semicolons - 10545 entries

Simply add a semicolon at the end of each line

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #914 / 2989
  • Number of attempts: 1
remove lines containing the word "reader" - 3454 entries

easy stuff

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #623 / 1121
  • Number of attempts: 1
Box it - 7682 entries

Create a box around a line.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 28
  • Position: #1182 / 1836
  • Number of attempts: 5
Every other line - 2829 entries

AaAaAaA

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #499 / 686
  • Number of attempts: 2
Copy three lines - 2801 entries

If the site is up (by some miracle), make the text under every header identical.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #461 / 625
  • Number of attempts: 2
Search and Replace 0 - 4681 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #988 / 1550
  • Number of attempts: 4
That hyphen - 2500 entries

"vim vi improved"

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #574 / 683
  • Number of attempts: 2
Just the middle - 11141 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #2804 / 4114
  • Number of attempts: 1
One to Ten - 2095 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
  • Position: #107 / 642
  • Number of attempts: 2
Delete to the end of the current line - 713 entries

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

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 6
  • Position: #289 / 349
  • Number of attempts: 2
I forgot quotes - 15748 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #2980 / 4116
  • Number of attempts: 2
Vertical Limit - 2377 entries

transform a succession of one word lines to a an array of strings

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 27
  • Position: #530 / 719
  • Number of attempts: 2
replacing each line of a block selection - 2816 entries

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

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 28
  • Position: #584 / 736
  • Number of attempts: 2
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: 14
  • Position: #1696 / 3418
  • Number of attempts: 12
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