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Simple, Practical, and Common - 32904 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: #3014 / 7270
  • Number of attempts: 4
Hogwarts Email Sorting - 828 entries

Given a list of emails, get the students full name and their associated house.

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 25
  • Position: #186 / 237
  • Number of attempts: 1
Get mail address from outlook format - 592 entries

Create a mail list space separated of mail list formatted by outlook

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #24 / 182
  • Number of attempts: 5
Swap values - 4440 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #939 / 1241
  • Number of attempts: 2
prepend * to every non-blank line - 5959 entries

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

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #726 / 1463
  • Number of attempts: 5
One number per line - 18377 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #2502 / 3787
  • Number of attempts: 2
Quote modules - 1015 entries

Complete golang import statement.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 27
  • Position: #154 / 258
  • Number of attempts: 2
Aliases for cd - 819 entries

Create these beautiful aliases with as few strokes as possible. Are you up for the challenge?

  • Best score: 30
  • Best player score: 56
  • Position: #107 / 146
  • Number of attempts: 2
Swap values inside brackets - 2431 entries

Easy challenge.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #302 / 560
  • Number of attempts: 4
V to the i - 4639 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #1425 / 1856
  • Number of attempts: 1
Applying same text modification in several lines - 2748 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #510 / 815
  • Number of attempts: 1
Add string initializers to an enum - 765 entries

Change Typescript enum so that it has string initializers.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #103 / 226
  • Number of attempts: 2
SCREAMING_SNAKE_CASE to Title Case - 1117 entries

Convert strings in SCREAMING_SNAKE_CASE to Title Case. Examples: EMPLOYEE_NAME -> Employee Name REVENUE_YEAR_TO_DATE -> Revenue Year To Date SALARY -> Salary

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 36
  • Position: #205 / 232
  • Number of attempts: 4
Add semicolons - 10539 entries

Simply add a semicolon at the end of each line

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #1821 / 2988
  • Number of attempts: 3
Bad Copy Syntax - 1938 entries

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

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 38
  • Position: #453 / 493
  • Number of attempts: 1
remove lines containing the word "reader" - 3454 entries

easy stuff

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #734 / 1121
  • Number of attempts: 4
Box it - 7680 entries

Create a box around a line.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 25
  • Position: #992 / 1835
  • Number of attempts: 3
Every other line - 2829 entries

AaAaAaA

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #507 / 686
  • Number of attempts: 2
Search and Replace 0 - 4651 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #1004 / 1541
  • Number of attempts: 4
Just the middle - 11136 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #3008 / 4112
  • Number of attempts: 3
Basic renumbering - 5430 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #912 / 1227
  • Number of attempts: 3
ninja substitution - 1300 entries

How can you reuse a previous substitution ?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #155 / 247
  • Number of attempts: 2
Line under headers - 1918 entries

Put a line under each header, and remove the other markdown formatting.

  • Best score: 24
  • Best player score: 35
  • Position: #356 / 472
  • Number of attempts: 3
Increment each number - 946 entries

Increment each number individually by one

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 32
  • Position: #211 / 233
  • Number of attempts: 2
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: 6
  • Position: #313 / 348
  • Number of attempts: 1
Reorder the groups - 1112 entries

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

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #142 / 252
  • Number of attempts: 1
Collect List - 4178 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #987 / 1166
  • Number of attempts: 1
I forgot quotes - 15728 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #1918 / 4114
  • Number of attempts: 5
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10533 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #3156 / 3637
  • Number of attempts: 3
Simple text editing with Vim - 11624 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #2125 / 3410
  • Number of attempts: 2
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