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Simple, Practical, and Common - 32745 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: 29
  • Position: #4566 / 7235
  • Number of attempts: 1
Swap values - 4390 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #1007 / 1230
  • Number of attempts: 1
V to the i - 4596 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #468 / 1837
  • Number of attempts: 4
Every other line - 2773 entries

AaAaAaA

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #316 / 676
  • Number of attempts: 5
Copy three lines - 2751 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #52 / 616
  • Number of attempts: 7
Just the middle - 11074 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #2366 / 4088
  • Number of attempts: 3
Team names - 1754 entries

The team names are misspelled.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 26
  • Position: #545 / 564
  • Number of attempts: 1
Format java properties - 64 entries

Format java properties to a different format. The value which is the string following the first '=' cannot & should not change. All periods in the key get replaced with an underscore "_" and get a prefix of "b_".

  • Best score: 27
  • Best player score: 39
  • Position: #25 / 29
  • Number of attempts: 2
Basic renumbering - 5393 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #922 / 1218
  • Number of attempts: 3
Fiddle percentages into real numbers - 789 entries

Get rid of the '%' symbols and shift the decimal place. This is the easier version - all the columns line up.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #161 / 267
  • Number of attempts: 5
Combines all items - 263 entries

For each line that starts with the same number I want to combine its contents

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #53 / 120
  • Number of attempts: 4
Wrap text in quotes - 322 entries

All the blocks of text should be wrapped in quotation marks.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #61 / 110
  • Number of attempts: 4
Vice versa - 7413 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #1236 / 2010
  • Number of attempts: 1
C Reformatting - 675 entries

You may use Visual mode... or not. #uppercase

  • Best score: 30
  • Best player score: 32
  • Position: #42 / 156
  • Number of attempts: 10
Sort files from hosts - 137 entries

Resume files by host. I hope you enjoy with this challenge

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #48 / 62
  • Number of attempts: 2
Order and join - 846 entries

There's something special about the input order.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #98 / 233
  • Number of attempts: 4
Generate a list of numbers - 269 entries

Please generate list of numbers from 1 to 20.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #94 / 127
  • Number of attempts: 2
Collect List - 4146 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #289 / 1159
  • Number of attempts: 7
camel riding - 734 entries

add a prefix on some camelCase variables

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #131 / 263
  • Number of attempts: 3
Sorting database text output - 194 entries

Sometimes it is nice to be able to quickly take column-formatted text output from the SQL command line and turn it into a list of useful data. In this case we want a unique, sorted list of the values from the second column combined into one comma-separated list. What is the fewest strokes you can do this in?

  • Best score: 24
  • Best player score: 25
  • Position: #46 / 75
  • Number of attempts: 4
I forgot quotes - 15636 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #1287 / 4094
  • Number of attempts: 6
-a-b-c- - 3077 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #346 / 1099
  • Number of attempts: 3
Do you demand a shrubbery? - 1081 entries

Use :redir and crush the emacsgolfers.

  • Best score: 8
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #91 / 286
  • Number of attempts: 9
Where should I put the Newline? - 830 entries

Help me put the newline.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #375 / 415
  • Number of attempts: 1
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10507 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #2152 / 3626
  • Number of attempts: 4
attr_aligner - 3347 entries

Two attr keywords. Two separate indentations. Align the colons.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 34
  • Position: #555 / 677
  • Number of attempts: 1
quotes inside quotes - 2996 entries

taken from tip 85 of the very good book 'Practical Vim: Edit Text at the Speed of Thought' ! I'd be interested what people use :)

  • Best score: 3
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #453 / 1037
  • Number of attempts: 3
Words in parens - 12677 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #2867 / 3903
  • Number of attempts: 2
NATO phonetic alphabet - 438 entries

Transform the series of words into a list.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #87 / 167
  • Number of attempts: 7
A simple change - 377 entries

Just change the numbers in the most efficient way ...

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #104 / 168
  • Number of attempts: 3
switch variable - 4863 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #888 / 1688
  • Number of attempts: 4
Reformat some Python - 545 entries

Fix some very bizarrely laid-out code.

  • Best score: 34
  • Best player score: 35
  • Position: #55 / 216
  • Number of attempts: 8
Simple text editing with Vim - 11354 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #2476 / 3335
  • Number of attempts: 1
Reformat/Refactor a Golfer Class - 5800 entries

A simple case of removing unneeded code and fixing broken indentation.

  • Best score: 32
  • Best player score: 32
  • Position: #153 / 1437
  • Number of attempts: 9
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