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Simple, Practical, and Common - 33483 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: 26
  • Position: #3612 / 7384
  • Number of attempts: 2
Swap values - 4553 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #932 / 1259
  • Number of attempts: 1
prepend * to every non-blank line - 6253 entries

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

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #502 / 1530
  • Number of attempts: 1
One number per line - 18672 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #2265 / 3852
  • Number of attempts: 2
Swap values inside brackets - 2477 entries

Easy challenge.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #295 / 573
  • Number of attempts: 1
V to the i - 4770 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #1354 / 1887
  • Number of attempts: 2
Applying same text modification in several lines - 2851 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #118 / 843
  • Number of attempts: 3
Add semicolons - 10831 entries

Simply add a semicolon at the end of each line

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #1355 / 3055
  • Number of attempts: 1
remove lines containing the word "reader" - 3556 entries

easy stuff

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #1014 / 1151
  • Number of attempts: 3
Com(m)a Trouble - 3709 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #412 / 838
  • Number of attempts: 5
Box it - 7848 entries

Create a box around a line.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 24
  • Position: #817 / 1870
  • Number of attempts: 4
Cool or not? - 802 entries

abc trying to be cool or not...

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #81 / 228
  • Number of attempts: 3
Two pairs of cluster of letters creates word - 746 entries

Clean and group.

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #96 / 177
  • Number of attempts: 4
Every other line - 2901 entries

AaAaAaA

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #353 / 702
  • Number of attempts: 5
Copy three lines - 2864 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #415 / 638
  • Number of attempts: 1
Convert Application Output to CSV - 195 entries

Change the application output to comma-separated values

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #46 / 55
  • Number of attempts: 5
Kolakoski sequence -- level 1 - 65 entries

Generate the Kolakoski sequence as described by its first 75 terms.

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 35
  • Position: #14 / 18
  • Number of attempts: 1
Letterbox - 93 entries

Make a box!

  • Best score: 35
  • Best player score: 42
  • Position: #9 / 27
  • Number of attempts: 2
Flip the bit - 126 entries

Change the specific 0 to a 1.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #17 / 73
  • Number of attempts: 2
Just the middle - 11380 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #3565 / 4174
  • Number of attempts: 1
Team names - 1812 entries

The team names are misspelled.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #304 / 585
  • Number of attempts: 4
Basic renumbering - 5605 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #566 / 1260
  • Number of attempts: 5
ninja substitution - 1398 entries

How can you reuse a previous substitution ?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #153 / 265
  • Number of attempts: 11
Vice versa - 7864 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #1091 / 2114
  • Number of attempts: 2
One to Ten - 2174 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: 15
  • Position: #513 / 664
  • Number of attempts: 1
Change part of a function name in multiple occurrences - 647 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
  • Position: #146 / 205
  • Number of attempts: 1
Build a six - 277 entries

Just enjoy building "a" floors...

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #26 / 94
  • Number of attempts: 3
Increment each number - 995 entries

Increment each number individually by one

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #160 / 245
  • Number of attempts: 3
Delete to the end of the current line - 794 entries

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

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 6
  • Position: #300 / 387
  • Number of attempts: 1
Put the months in order - 972 entries

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

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 31
  • Position: #49 / 161
  • Number of attempts: 7
move titles next to url, in quotes - 510 entries

had trouble with something similar

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #85 / 137
  • Number of attempts: 2
Array transposition - 2406 entries

Transpose two arrays into one.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 24
  • Position: #278 / 445
  • Number of attempts: 3
convert yml into java pojo field - 837 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
  • Position: #115 / 225
  • Number of attempts: 5
Collect List - 4267 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #411 / 1188
  • Number of attempts: 2
I forgot quotes - 15946 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #1175 / 4166
  • Number of attempts: 7
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10652 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #2367 / 3677
  • Number of attempts: 2
Words in parens - 12868 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #2710 / 3950
  • Number of attempts: 2
Resort and deup a CSV list - 146 entries

I'm always adding items to a sorted list. There has to be a better way dedup and resort the lists. There are multiple lists with varying lengths to discourage manual sorting. Also Australia's animals are weird.

  • Best score: 44
  • Best player score: 63
  • Position: #28 / 41
  • Number of attempts: 1
Simple text editing with Vim - 12467 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #2074 / 3621
  • Number of attempts: 2
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