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move titles next to url, in quotes - 404 entries

had trouble with something similar

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 27
  • Number of attempts: 1
Simple, Practical, and Common - 29848 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
  • Number of attempts: 2
Words in parens - 11996 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 5
Add semicolons - 7795 entries

Simply add a semicolon at the end of each line

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 3
Add string initializers to an enum - 607 entries

Change Typescript enum so that it has string initializers.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 21
  • Number of attempts: 8
One number per line - 16287 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 26
  • Number of attempts: 1
attr_aligner - 3237 entries

Two attr keywords. Two separate indentations. Align the colons.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 31
  • Number of attempts: 3
Box it - 6054 entries

Create a box around a line.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 31
  • Number of attempts: 1
Join 'em - 191 entries

This shouldn't be too tough

  • Best score: 4
  • Best player score: 5
  • Number of attempts: 2
Let's play some Ivmgolf - 968 entries

Oops, I spelled that wrong.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Number of attempts: 2
Swap values - 4172 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 5
Extract argument from function - 2127 entries

The aim is to see if you can do some refactoring very fast.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 7
Just the middle - 10338 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Number of attempts: 4
Switch function arguments - 1884 entries

How to switch two arguments of a function.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 3
Applying same text modification in several lines - 2388 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 4
Space out the alphabet - 1463 entries

Put 3 spaces between adjacent letters.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 6
I forgot quotes - 14300 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 10
quotes inside quotes - 2942 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: 14
  • Number of attempts: 5
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10091 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 4
citizen_hacks_2019_challenge4 - 61 entries

For the Citizen Hacks 2019 Vim competition.

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Number of attempts: 1
Swap values inside brackets - 2137 entries

Easy challenge.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 7
One to Ten - 1720 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
remove lines containing the word "reader" - 2826 entries

easy stuff

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Number of attempts: 8
Basic renumbering - 5095 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 18
  • Number of attempts: 3
Search and Replace 0 - 4434 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 4
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