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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: 32
  • Position: #5799 / 7283
  • Number of attempts: 1
prepend * to every non-blank line - 6030 entries

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

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #1057 / 1477
  • Number of attempts: 2
One number per line - 18426 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 25
  • Position: #3287 / 3799
  • Number of attempts: 2
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: 16
  • Position: #545 / 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: 11
  • Position: #906 / 3013
  • Number of attempts: 7
Bad Copy Syntax - 1947 entries

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

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 27
  • Position: #375 / 494
  • Number of attempts: 5
Box it - 7696 entries

Create a box around a line.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #649 / 1838
  • Number of attempts: 6
Search and Replace 0 - 4695 entries

Replace every instance of 'aaa' with 'xaaax'.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #601 / 1556
  • Number of attempts: 4
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: 15
  • Position: #494 / 645
  • Number of attempts: 1
Array transposition - 2312 entries

Transpose two arrays into one.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 24
  • Position: #270 / 431
  • Number of attempts: 2
I forgot quotes - 15769 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #1854 / 4119
  • Number of attempts: 5
Words in parens - 12769 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #1721 / 3925
  • Number of attempts: 2
Colby Brown
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Mathematics & Physics student and the University of Arizona. Marches tenor saxophone in the Pride of Arizona. Loves board games and following politics.

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