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Simple, Practical, and Common - 33482 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: 24
  • Position: #2830 / 7384
  • Number of attempts: 5
One number per line - 18672 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #1771 / 3852
  • Number of attempts: 4
Wget failed to download redirections - 185 entries

Output of a wget session, where 302 where not properly handled due to certificate problems, has been saved to a file. Keep the correct URLs to start again downloading.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #47 / 64
  • Number of attempts: 3
V to the i - 4770 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #1021 / 1887
  • Number of attempts: 2
From argument to object - 1481 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: #202 / 453
  • Number of attempts: 3
Just the middle - 11380 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #1597 / 4174
  • Number of attempts: 5
Todo list specification - 389 entries

The every item on the todo list must be done today. Modify the list to reflect that.

  • Best score: 37
  • Best player score: 39
  • Position: #121 / 178
  • Number of attempts: 2
Adam's challenge - 958 entries

Change both normal to bold and 4 by 2. Adam Wathan challenge this on twitter . He did it in 11 keystrokes on Sublime.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #200 / 267
  • Number of attempts: 1
Vice versa - 7864 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #920 / 2114
  • Number of attempts: 2
Array transposition - 2406 entries

Transpose two arrays into one.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 28
  • Position: #330 / 445
  • Number of attempts: 3
camel riding - 775 entries

add a prefix on some camelCase variables

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #256 / 277
  • Number of attempts: 2
ASCII box - 333 entries

Don't forget to fix typos!

  • Best score: 23
  • Best player score: 26
  • Position: #60 / 106
  • Number of attempts: 3
Happy TvvO - 417 entries

Don’t forget the past, learn from it. Happy New Year.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #31 / 204
  • Number of attempts: 2
I forgot quotes - 15946 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #1478 / 4166
  • Number of attempts: 2
Count both ways - 1006 entries

Right AND down.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #155 / 352
  • Number of attempts: 2
Where should I put the Newline? - 871 entries

Help me put the newline.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #260 / 435
  • Number of attempts: 2
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10652 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #1786 / 3677
  • Number of attempts: 2
quotes inside quotes - 3128 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: 17
  • Position: #826 / 1073
  • Number of attempts: 2
Words in parens - 12868 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #3038 / 3950
  • Number of attempts: 2
SFD-ROC: The Quick Brown Fox - 175 entries

Someone has vandalized our text (again). Please fix to read: The Quick Brown Fox Jumps Over The Lazy Dog.

  • Best score: 24
  • Best player score: 28
  • Position: #41 / 104
  • Number of attempts: 1
SFD-ROC: ASCII Logo Border - 72 entries

Draw a border around this familiar logo ;)

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 33
  • Position: #22 / 32
  • Number of attempts: 2
Stairs Indenting - 452 entries

Indent each line with <line number> whitespaces.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #86 / 195
  • Number of attempts: 1
replacing each line of a block selection - 2966 entries

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

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #435 / 772
  • Number of attempts: 1
Ugly spreadsheet copy/paste to CSV - 977 entries

convert an ugly spreadsheet copy/paste into a CSV format.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 47
  • Position: #135 / 187
  • Number of attempts: 1
Java Array2List - 227 entries

Convert an java array initializer into a list.

  • Best score: 67
  • Best player score: 105
  • Position: #49 / 85
  • 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: 17
  • Position: #2377 / 3621
  • Number of attempts: 2
Reformat/Refactor a Golfer Class - 6736 entries

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

  • Best score: 31
  • Best player score: 43
  • Position: #1009 / 1651
  • Number of attempts: 1
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