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Simple, Practical, and Common - 23966 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: 2
  • Best player score: 22
  • Number of attempts: 12
Box it - 1825 entries

Create a box around a line.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 21
  • Number of attempts: 10
simple format - 2347 entries

make it look better.

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 21
  • Number of attempts: 7
Swap values inside brackets - 1325 entries

Easy challenge.

  • Best score: 2
  • Best player score: 21
  • Number of attempts: 1
Learn some german verbs - 381 entries

The list needs to be structured so we can print in verbatim and feel ok about how it looks.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 21
  • Number of attempts: 10
multiple cursor alternative - 1029 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: 19
  • Number of attempts: 5
From argument to object - 1051 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: 17
  • Number of attempts: 5
Basic renumbering - 4508 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 2
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 8
Swap values - 3413 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 5
V to the i - 3797 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Number of attempts: 5
Team names - 1392 entries

The team names are misspelled.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 2
Number Sort - 235 entries

sort the list of newline-separated numbers incrementally. Numbers are in the range 1 to 1000, with 500 missing

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Number of attempts: 1
One number per line - 12107 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 14
Collect List - 3399 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 10
Cool or not? - 369 entries

abc trying to be cool or not...

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 11
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 9368 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 2
Just the middle - 8967 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Number of attempts: 5
Words in parens - 10831 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 4
One to Ten - 754 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
  • Number of attempts: 3
remove lines containing the word "reader" - 1259 entries

easy stuff

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Number of attempts: 4
Change part of a function name in multiple occurrences - 351 entries

Change the middle part of the function name in multiple places, preferably using the next and dot commands.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 1
Vice versa - 5788 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 2
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 7
Com(m)a Trouble - 1261 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 9
Simple text editing with Vim - 10275 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 4
Applying same text modification in several lines - 1456 entries

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

  • Best score: 4
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 3
Every other line - 2028 entries

AaAaAaA

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 18
Extract argument from function - 1975 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 7
Santa's naughty / nice list - 52 entries

Christmas is here and Santa hasn't decided who's naughty or nice yet. He's given a list of names to his programmer friend to quickly split the children into naughty and nice. Hint: There's a hidden pattern that might be familiar.

  • Best score: 39
  • Best player score: 58
  • Number of attempts: 2
I forgot quotes - 11342 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 9
Array transposition - 1515 entries

Transpose two arrays into one.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 11
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