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Simple, Practical, and Common - 32765 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: #1854 / 7241
  • Number of attempts: 9
Swap values - 4409 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #280 / 1235
  • Number of attempts: 6
One number per line - 18294 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #536 / 3770
  • Number of attempts: 11
Swap values inside brackets - 2417 entries

Easy challenge.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #240 / 557
  • Number of attempts: 6
V to the i - 4615 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #667 / 1846
  • Number of attempts: 3
Applying same text modification in several lines - 2710 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #363 / 806
  • Number of attempts: 1
Add semicolons - 10467 entries

Simply add a semicolon at the end of each line

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #100 / 2966
  • Number of attempts: 4
Bad Copy Syntax - 1899 entries

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

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #51 / 483
  • Number of attempts: 6
remove lines containing the word "reader" - 3432 entries

easy stuff

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #235 / 1112
  • Number of attempts: 2
Com(m)a Trouble - 3307 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #53 / 746
  • Number of attempts: 6
Box it - 7657 entries

Create a box around a line.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #148 / 1829
  • Number of attempts: 8
Cool or not? - 748 entries

abc trying to be cool or not...

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #38 / 214
  • Number of attempts: 4
html paragraph to table - 583 entries

reformat html paragraph to table

  • Best score: 48
  • Best player score: 48
  • Position: #10 / 121
  • Number of attempts: 11
Two pairs of cluster of letters creates word - 706 entries

Clean and group.

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #31 / 165
  • Number of attempts: 11
Every other line - 2790 entries

AaAaAaA

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #278 / 679
  • Number of attempts: 6
Copy three lines - 2766 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #130 / 620
  • Number of attempts: 13
Just the middle - 11086 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #2842 / 4093
  • Number of attempts: 1
Team names - 1763 entries

The team names are misspelled.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #234 / 566
  • Number of attempts: 5
Basic renumbering - 5408 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #178 / 1221
  • Number of attempts: 8
ninja substitution - 1261 entries

How can you reuse a previous substitution ?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #35 / 242
  • Number of attempts: 12
Vice versa - 7448 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #478 / 2019
  • Number of attempts: 3
One to Ten - 2071 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: #141 / 634
  • Number of attempts: 3
Change part of a function name in multiple occurrences - 592 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: 14
  • Position: #39 / 189
  • Number of attempts: 4
Increment each number - 946 entries

Increment each number individually by one

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #103 / 233
  • Number of attempts: 3
Around the clock - 169 entries

You'll want to use 2 special commands to complete this. If you haven't yet, read through 'input.txt', especially :help simple-changes

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #23 / 66
  • Number of attempts: 4
Join 'em - 215 entries

This shouldn't be too tough

  • Best score: 4
  • Best player score: 5
  • Position: #75 / 125
  • 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: #158 / 348
  • Number of attempts: 2
change parenthesis - 236 entries

change the pair of braces into a pair of parentheses

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #21 / 134
  • Number of attempts: 3
Put the months in order - 915 entries

Our contractor thought that months should be in alphabetical order. Put them in calendar order please.

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #3 / 155
  • Number of attempts: 15
Reorder the groups - 1088 entries

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

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #32 / 248
  • Number of attempts: 5
Array transposition - 2258 entries

Transpose two arrays into one.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #14 / 426
  • Number of attempts: 16
convert yml into java pojo field - 801 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: 29
  • Position: #69 / 213
  • Number of attempts: 6
Collect List - 4155 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #434 / 1161
  • Number of attempts: 5
I forgot quotes - 15666 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #3678 / 4098
  • Number of attempts: 2
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10513 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #1405 / 3629
  • Number of attempts: 4
Words in parens - 12690 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #1706 / 3906
  • Number of attempts: 1
Simple text editing with Vim - 11431 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #589 / 3357
  • Number of attempts: 4
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