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Simple, Practical, and Common - 32953 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: 24
  • Position: #2784 / 7275
  • Number of attempts: 5
One number per line - 18395 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #1743 / 3793
  • Number of attempts: 4
Wget failed to download redirections - 178 entries

Output of a wget session, where 302 where not properly handled due to certificate problems, has been saved to a file. Keep the correct URLs to start again downloading.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #43 / 60
  • Number of attempts: 3
V to the i - 4641 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #1007 / 1857
  • Number of attempts: 2
From argument to object - 1262 entries

This task typifies those programmers endure while coding. This C-family pseudocode needs a function argument to be repurposed as an object call. Simply search and replace? Repeat a pattern of edits?

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #179 / 417
  • Number of attempts: 3
Just the middle - 11141 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #1570 / 4114
  • Number of attempts: 5
Todo list specification - 365 entries

The every item on the todo list must be done today. Modify the list to reflect that.

  • Best score: 37
  • Best player score: 39
  • Position: #115 / 168
  • Number of attempts: 2
Adam's challenge - 916 entries

Change both normal to bold and 4 by 2. Adam Wathan challenge this on twitter . He did it in 11 keystrokes on Sublime.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #192 / 257
  • Number of attempts: 1
Vice versa - 7535 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #893 / 2048
  • Number of attempts: 2
Array transposition - 2312 entries

Transpose two arrays into one.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 28
  • Position: #319 / 431
  • Number of attempts: 3
camel riding - 745 entries

add a prefix on some camelCase variables

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #247 / 267
  • Number of attempts: 2
ASCII box - 317 entries

Don't forget to fix typos!

  • Best score: 23
  • Best player score: 26
  • Position: #57 / 102
  • Number of attempts: 3
Happy TvvO - 392 entries

Don’t forget the past, learn from it. Happy New Year.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #31 / 195
  • Number of attempts: 2
I forgot quotes - 15748 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #1460 / 4116
  • Number of attempts: 2
Count both ways - 962 entries

Right AND down.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #148 / 342
  • Number of attempts: 2
Where should I put the Newline? - 845 entries

Help me put the newline.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #254 / 422
  • Number of attempts: 2
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10538 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #1762 / 3638
  • Number of attempts: 2
quotes inside quotes - 3030 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: 14
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #804 / 1045
  • Number of attempts: 2
Words in parens - 12736 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #3013 / 3919
  • Number of attempts: 2
SFD-ROC: The Quick Brown Fox - 160 entries

Someone has vandalized our text (again). Please fix to read: The Quick Brown Fox Jumps Over The Lazy Dog.

  • Best score: 24
  • Best player score: 28
  • Position: #38 / 97
  • Number of attempts: 1
SFD-ROC: ASCII Logo Border - 70 entries

Draw a border around this familiar logo ;)

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 33
  • Position: #21 / 30
  • Number of attempts: 2
Stairs Indenting - 426 entries

Indent each line with <line number> whitespaces.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #83 / 183
  • Number of attempts: 1
replacing each line of a block selection - 2800 entries

replace each line's ../assets/js with /javascripts

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #418 / 735
  • Number of attempts: 1
Ugly spreadsheet copy/paste to CSV - 840 entries

convert an ugly spreadsheet copy/paste into a CSV format.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 47
  • Position: #128 / 173
  • Number of attempts: 1
Java Array2List - 218 entries

Convert an java array initializer into a list.

  • Best score: 67
  • Best player score: 105
  • Position: #46 / 82
  • Number of attempts: 1
Simple text editing with Vim - 11657 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #2255 / 3418
  • Number of attempts: 2
Reformat/Refactor a Golfer Class - 6033 entries

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

  • Best score: 32
  • Best player score: 43
  • Position: #942 / 1486
  • Number of attempts: 1
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