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Simple, Practical, and Common - 32962 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: 23
  • Position: #2578 / 7276
  • Number of attempts: 11
prepend * to every non-blank line - 5977 entries

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

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #770 / 1468
  • Number of attempts: 10
One number per line - 18395 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #773 / 3793
  • Number of attempts: 16
Swap values inside brackets - 2433 entries

Easy challenge.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #48 / 561
  • Number of attempts: 7
Applying same text modification in several lines - 2751 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #169 / 815
  • Number of attempts: 4
SCREAMING_SNAKE_CASE to Title Case - 1120 entries

Convert strings in SCREAMING_SNAKE_CASE to Title Case. Examples: EMPLOYEE_NAME -> Employee Name REVENUE_YEAR_TO_DATE -> Revenue Year To Date SALARY -> Salary

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 27
  • Position: #130 / 233
  • Number of attempts: 8
Add semicolons - 10545 entries

Simply add a semicolon at the end of each line

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #178 / 2989
  • Number of attempts: 9
Bad Copy Syntax - 1938 entries

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

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #110 / 493
  • Number of attempts: 2
remove lines containing the word "reader" - 3454 entries

easy stuff

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #270 / 1121
  • Number of attempts: 6
Box it - 7682 entries

Create a box around a line.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #663 / 1836
  • Number of attempts: 6
html paragraph to table - 583 entries

reformat html paragraph to table

  • Best score: 48
  • Best player score: 60
  • Position: #70 / 121
  • Number of attempts: 5
ninja substitution - 1302 entries

How can you reuse a previous substitution ?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #196 / 248
  • Number of attempts: 10
One to Ten - 2095 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: #164 / 642
  • Number of attempts: 8
Line under headers - 1918 entries

Put a line under each header, and remove the other markdown formatting.

  • Best score: 24
  • Best player score: 27
  • Position: #107 / 472
  • Number of attempts: 14
Reorder the groups - 1112 entries

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

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #45 / 252
  • Number of attempts: 14
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10538 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #3257 / 3638
  • Number of attempts: 4
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