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Simple, Practical, and Common - 32904 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: #1685 / 7270
  • Number of attempts: 10
One number per line - 18377 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 27
  • Position: #3433 / 3787
  • Number of attempts: 1
Swap values inside brackets - 2431 entries

Easy challenge.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #11 / 560
  • Number of attempts: 9
Applying same text modification in several lines - 2748 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #80 / 815
  • Number of attempts: 7
remove lines containing the word "reader" - 3454 entries

easy stuff

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #53 / 1121
  • Number of attempts: 7
Box it - 7680 entries

Create a box around a line.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 27
  • Position: #1087 / 1835
  • Number of attempts: 5
Cool or not? - 761 entries

abc trying to be cool or not...

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #10 / 216
  • Number of attempts: 9
Two pairs of cluster of letters creates word - 710 entries

Clean and group.

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 30
  • Position: #145 / 166
  • Number of attempts: 1
Convert Application Output to CSV - 178 entries

Change the application output to comma-separated values

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #4 / 49
  • Number of attempts: 3
Flip the bit - 108 entries

Change the specific 0 to a 1.

  • Best score: 8
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #7 / 64
  • Number of attempts: 4
One to Ten - 2093 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: #48 / 641
  • Number of attempts: 3
Change part of a function name in multiple occurrences - 598 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: 24
  • Position: #185 / 191
  • Number of attempts: 1
Build a six - 267 entries

Just enjoy building "a" floors...

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #6 / 89
  • Number of attempts: 4
Increment each number - 946 entries

Increment each number individually by one

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #118 / 233
  • Number of attempts: 1
Delete to the end of the current line - 711 entries

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

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Position: #13 / 348
  • Number of attempts: 3
move titles next to url, in quotes - 487 entries

had trouble with something similar

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #35 / 128
  • Number of attempts: 2
I forgot quotes - 15728 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #817 / 4114
  • Number of attempts: 11
quotes inside quotes - 3026 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: 18
  • Position: #949 / 1044
  • Number of attempts: 1
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