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Simple, Practical, and Common - 32758 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: #3551 / 7239
  • Number of attempts: 4
Swap values - 4401 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #282 / 1233
  • Number of attempts: 10
prepend * to every non-blank line - 5802 entries

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

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #695 / 1428
  • Number of attempts: 3
One number per line - 18278 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 32
  • Position: #3608 / 3768
  • Number of attempts: 1
Swap values inside brackets - 2404 entries

Easy challenge.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #326 / 555
  • Number of attempts: 5
V to the i - 4605 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #1365 / 1842
  • Number of attempts: 4
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: 15
  • Position: #485 / 804
  • Number of attempts: 3
Add semicolons - 10455 entries

Simply add a semicolon at the end of each line

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #874 / 2962
  • Number of attempts: 5
Bad Copy Syntax - 1887 entries

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

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #306 / 480
  • Number of attempts: 5
Box it - 7640 entries

Create a box around a line.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #147 / 1825
  • Number of attempts: 9
Cool or not? - 744 entries

abc trying to be cool or not...

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #135 / 213
  • Number of attempts: 4
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: 18
  • Position: #327 / 618
  • Number of attempts: 3
Just the middle - 11080 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #2840 / 4091
  • Number of attempts: 4
Vice versa - 7434 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #1332 / 2016
  • Number of attempts: 4
One to Ten - 2066 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: 24
  • Position: #595 / 632
  • Number of attempts: 1
Join 'em - 211 entries

This shouldn't be too tough

  • Best score: 4
  • Best player score: 5
  • Position: #82 / 123
  • Number of attempts: 2
Reorder the groups - 1082 entries

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

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #121 / 247
  • Number of attempts: 2
Collect List - 4149 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #437 / 1160
  • Number of attempts: 5
I forgot quotes - 15656 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #1840 / 4097
  • Number of attempts: 3
switch variable - 4866 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #563 / 1690
  • Number of attempts: 5
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