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Simple, Practical, and Common - 32992 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 / 7283
  • Number of attempts: 9
Swap values - 4482 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #280 / 1245
  • Number of attempts: 6
One number per line - 18426 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #536 / 3799
  • Number of attempts: 11
Swap values inside brackets - 2437 entries

Easy challenge.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #242 / 562
  • Number of attempts: 6
V to the i - 4645 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #667 / 1859
  • Number of attempts: 3
Applying same text modification in several lines - 2763 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #375 / 818
  • Number of attempts: 1
Add semicolons - 10707 entries

Simply add a semicolon at the end of each line

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #100 / 3013
  • Number of attempts: 4
Bad Copy Syntax - 1947 entries

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

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #56 / 494
  • Number of attempts: 6
remove lines containing the word "reader" - 3475 entries

easy stuff

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #235 / 1125
  • Number of attempts: 2
Com(m)a Trouble - 3438 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #53 / 768
  • Number of attempts: 6
Box it - 7696 entries

Create a box around a line.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #148 / 1838
  • Number of attempts: 8
Cool or not? - 761 entries

abc trying to be cool or not...

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #38 / 216
  • 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 - 711 entries

Clean and group.

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #31 / 167
  • Number of attempts: 11
Every other line - 2839 entries

AaAaAaA

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #283 / 688
  • Number of attempts: 6
Copy three lines - 2815 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 / 628
  • Number of attempts: 13
Just the middle - 11261 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #2865 / 4135
  • Number of attempts: 1
Team names - 1780 entries

The team names are misspelled.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #234 / 571
  • Number of attempts: 5
Basic renumbering - 5449 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #178 / 1231
  • Number of attempts: 8
ninja substitution - 1302 entries

How can you reuse a previous substitution ?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #35 / 248
  • Number of attempts: 12
Vice versa - 7563 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #478 / 2054
  • Number of attempts: 3
One to Ten - 2113 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 / 645
  • Number of attempts: 3
Change part of a function name in multiple occurrences - 606 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 / 193
  • Number of attempts: 4
Increment each number - 951 entries

Increment each number individually by one

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #104 / 234
  • Number of attempts: 3
Around the clock - 177 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 / 68
  • Number of attempts: 4
Join 'em - 231 entries

This shouldn't be too tough

  • Best score: 4
  • Best player score: 5
  • Position: #80 / 136
  • Number of attempts: 1
Delete to the end of the current line - 715 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 / 350
  • Number of attempts: 2
change parenthesis - 255 entries

change the pair of braces into a pair of parentheses

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #21 / 143
  • Number of attempts: 3
Put the months in order - 922 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 / 156
  • Number of attempts: 15
Reorder the groups - 1115 entries

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

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #32 / 253
  • Number of attempts: 5
Array transposition - 2312 entries

Transpose two arrays into one.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #14 / 431
  • Number of attempts: 16
convert yml into java pojo field - 820 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 / 218
  • Number of attempts: 6
Collect List - 4190 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #434 / 1169
  • Number of attempts: 5
I forgot quotes - 15769 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #3698 / 4119
  • Number of attempts: 2
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10555 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #1405 / 3642
  • Number of attempts: 4
Words in parens - 12769 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #1719 / 3925
  • Number of attempts: 1
Simple text editing with Vim - 11705 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 / 3430
  • Number of attempts: 4
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