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Simple, Practical, and Common - 32752 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: #3532 / 7238
  • Number of attempts: 2
Swap values - 4401 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #910 / 1233
  • Number of attempts: 1
prepend * to every non-blank line - 5800 entries

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

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #462 / 1427
  • Number of attempts: 1
One number per line - 18261 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #2207 / 3766
  • Number of attempts: 2
Swap values inside brackets - 2404 entries

Easy challenge.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #285 / 555
  • Number of attempts: 1
V to the i - 4602 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #1333 / 1840
  • Number of attempts: 2
Applying same text modification in several lines - 2704 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #100 / 804
  • Number of attempts: 3
Add semicolons - 10449 entries

Simply add a semicolon at the end of each line

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #1319 / 2959
  • Number of attempts: 1
remove lines containing the word "reader" - 3426 entries

easy stuff

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #976 / 1110
  • Number of attempts: 3
Com(m)a Trouble - 3287 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #365 / 743
  • Number of attempts: 5
Box it - 7637 entries

Create a box around a line.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 24
  • Position: #788 / 1824
  • Number of attempts: 4
Cool or not? - 744 entries

abc trying to be cool or not...

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #77 / 213
  • Number of attempts: 3
Two pairs of cluster of letters creates word - 696 entries

Clean and group.

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #88 / 162
  • Number of attempts: 4
Every other line - 2781 entries

AaAaAaA

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #339 / 677
  • Number of attempts: 5
Copy three lines - 2755 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #401 / 618
  • Number of attempts: 1
Convert Application Output to CSV - 166 entries

Change the application output to comma-separated values

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #41 / 47
  • Number of attempts: 5
Kolakoski sequence -- level 1 - 51 entries

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

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 35
  • Position: #10 / 14
  • Number of attempts: 1
Letterbox - 83 entries

Make a box!

  • Best score: 35
  • Best player score: 42
  • Position: #7 / 22
  • Number of attempts: 2
Flip the bit - 102 entries

Change the specific 0 to a 1.

  • Best score: 8
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #16 / 62
  • Number of attempts: 2
Just the middle - 11079 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #3497 / 4090
  • Number of attempts: 1
Team names - 1755 entries

The team names are misspelled.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #296 / 564
  • Number of attempts: 4
Basic renumbering - 5395 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #538 / 1219
  • Number of attempts: 5
ninja substitution - 1254 entries

How can you reuse a previous substitution ?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #133 / 240
  • Number of attempts: 11
Vice versa - 7434 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #1051 / 2016
  • Number of attempts: 2
One to Ten - 2063 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: #483 / 631
  • Number of attempts: 1
Change part of a function name in multiple occurrences - 590 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: #133 / 188
  • Number of attempts: 1
Build a six - 265 entries

Just enjoy building "a" floors...

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #26 / 88
  • Number of attempts: 3
Increment each number - 940 entries

Increment each number individually by one

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #153 / 231
  • Number of attempts: 3
Delete to the end of the current line - 709 entries

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

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 6
  • Position: #280 / 347
  • Number of attempts: 1
Put the months in order - 911 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: #45 / 154
  • Number of attempts: 7
move titles next to url, in quotes - 464 entries

had trouble with something similar

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #77 / 124
  • Number of attempts: 2
Array transposition - 2244 entries

Transpose two arrays into one.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 24
  • Position: #261 / 423
  • Number of attempts: 3
convert yml into java pojo field - 800 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: #109 / 212
  • Number of attempts: 5
Collect List - 4149 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #411 / 1160
  • Number of attempts: 2
I forgot quotes - 15647 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #1157 / 4096
  • Number of attempts: 7
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10511 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #2337 / 3628
  • Number of attempts: 2
Words in parens - 12682 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #2675 / 3905
  • Number of attempts: 2
Resort and deup a CSV list - 128 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: #23 / 36
  • Number of attempts: 1
Simple text editing with Vim - 11391 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #1914 / 3347
  • Number of attempts: 2
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