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Simple, Practical, and Common - 33342 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
  • Position: #1845 / 7355
  • Number of attempts: 8
Swap values - 4534 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #486 / 1254
  • Number of attempts: 5
One number per line - 18611 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #956 / 3840
  • Number of attempts: 11
Swap values inside brackets - 2464 entries

Easy challenge.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #42 / 569
  • Number of attempts: 7
V to the i - 4743 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #1379 / 1878
  • Number of attempts: 5
Applying same text modification in several lines - 2845 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #386 / 840
  • Number of attempts: 2
Add semicolons - 10780 entries

Simply add a semicolon at the end of each line

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #882 / 3041
  • Number of attempts: 3
Bad Copy Syntax - 1992 entries

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

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #41 / 512
  • Number of attempts: 2
remove lines containing the word "reader" - 3528 entries

easy stuff

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #626 / 1142
  • Number of attempts: 1
Com(m)a Trouble - 3634 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #52 / 814
  • Number of attempts: 7
Box it - 7818 entries

Create a box around a line.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #140 / 1861
  • Number of attempts: 8
Tables, Functions, Sprocs - 125 entries

In order to load some scripts into my database in the correct order I need to load tables first (t_), then functions (fn_), then stored procedures (sp_). The order of the t_ lines and the order of the sp_ lines should also match. Reorder the lines so they will load correctly.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #11 / 44
  • Number of attempts: 1
Cool or not? - 793 entries

abc trying to be cool or not...

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #130 / 226
  • Number of attempts: 2
From argument to object - 1469 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: 18
  • Position: #247 / 449
  • Number of attempts: 2
Two pairs of cluster of letters creates word - 735 entries

Clean and group.

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #76 / 174
  • Number of attempts: 2
Copy three lines - 2836 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #287 / 633
  • Number of attempts: 4
Just the middle - 11345 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #2868 / 4159
  • Number of attempts: 2
Team names - 1805 entries

The team names are misspelled.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #233 / 581
  • Number of attempts: 9
Basic renumbering - 5576 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #288 / 1255
  • Number of attempts: 1
ninja substitution - 1368 entries

How can you reuse a previous substitution ?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #33 / 260
  • Number of attempts: 4
Vice versa - 7757 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #476 / 2092
  • Number of attempts: 3
One to Ten - 2156 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: #138 / 659
  • Number of attempts: 1
Change part of a function name in multiple occurrences - 637 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: 14
  • Position: #36 / 202
  • Number of attempts: 2
Increment each number - 977 entries

Increment each number individually by one

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #31 / 242
  • Number of attempts: 7
Around the clock - 188 entries

You'll want to use 2 special commands to complete this. If you haven't yet, read through 'input.txt', especially :help simple-changes

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #19 / 74
  • Number of attempts: 4
Delete to the end of the current line - 738 entries

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

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Position: #153 / 363
  • Number of attempts: 2
change parenthesis - 278 entries

change the pair of braces into a pair of parentheses

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #13 / 156
  • Number of attempts: 1
Remove quotes after first field - 343 entries

Remove the quotes around each field except for the first field.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #11 / 86
  • Number of attempts: 2
Put the months in order - 932 entries

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

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #1 / 158
  • Number of attempts: 10
Reorder the groups - 1129 entries

Change the order so that the groups of fruit come before the vegetables.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #30 / 258
  • Number of attempts: 11
Array transposition - 2378 entries

Transpose two arrays into one.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #204 / 443
  • Number of attempts: 3
I forgot quotes - 15918 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #1364 / 4158
  • Number of attempts: 3
-a-b-c- - 3169 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #388 / 1126
  • Number of attempts: 2
Words in parens - 12848 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #1729 / 3943
  • Number of attempts: 2
switch variable - 5026 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #1227 / 1733
  • Number of attempts: 1
Reformat/Refactor a Golfer Class - 6499 entries

A simple case of removing unneeded code and fixing broken indentation.

  • Best score: 32
  • Best player score: 39
  • Position: #725 / 1599
  • Number of attempts: 3
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