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Simple, Practical, and Common - 32746 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: 30
  • Position: #5023 / 7235
  • Number of attempts: 1
Swap values - 4390 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #862 / 1230
  • Number of attempts: 7
One number per line - 18240 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #2840 / 3760
  • Number of attempts: 4
Swap values inside brackets - 2404 entries

Easy challenge.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #338 / 555
  • Number of attempts: 2
Swap the operands under comparison - 251 entries

Swap the operands under comparison to prevent null pointer exception (at least in java)

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 24
  • Position: #53 / 90
  • Number of attempts: 2
remove lines containing the word "reader" - 3419 entries

easy stuff

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #916 / 1108
  • Number of attempts: 3
multiple cursor alternative - 1413 entries

from: https://www.reddit.com/r/vim/comments/6w5pfa/crosspost_from_remacs_how_would_you_do_this_in_vim/

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 24
  • Position: #269 / 363
  • Number of attempts: 3
From argument to object - 1250 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: 21
  • Position: #332 / 412
  • Number of attempts: 2
Every other line - 2773 entries

AaAaAaA

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #529 / 676
  • Number of attempts: 7
Array propagate - 290 entries

Complete the array with the keys as part of the value

  • Best score: 23
  • Best player score: 28
  • Position: #54 / 102
  • Number of attempts: 1
Number Sort - 281 entries

sort the list of newline-separated numbers incrementally. Numbers are in the range 1 to 1000, with 500 missing

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #40 / 149
  • Number of attempts: 1
Flip the bit - 96 entries

Change the specific 0 to a 1.

  • Best score: 8
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #37 / 59
  • Number of attempts: 1
Just the middle - 11074 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #3427 / 4088
  • Number of attempts: 2
Team names - 1754 entries

The team names are misspelled.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #316 / 564
  • Number of attempts: 2
Learn some german verbs - 486 entries

The list needs to be structured so we can print in verbatim and feel ok about how it looks.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 31
  • Position: #101 / 121
  • Number of attempts: 1
Back to the roots - 42 entries

Johnny has a file with more integers. He wants to change each number with its square root. Can you help him?

  • Best score: 23
  • Best player score: 25
  • Position: #28 / 29
  • Number of attempts: 1
Missing Library and a Typo - 815 entries

I forgot to add a c library, please add it for me. Also I'm bad at typing so fix my typo too.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #162 / 200
  • Number of attempts: 2
42-header - 36 entries

Rush 42mexican-standoff at 42 school

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 27
  • Position: #8 / 13
  • Number of attempts: 2
Vice versa - 7416 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #750 / 2011
  • Number of attempts: 5
One to Ten - 2055 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: 14
  • Position: #371 / 629
  • Number of attempts: 3
Build a six - 264 entries

Just enjoy building "a" floors...

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #7 / 87
  • Number of attempts: 6
Increment each number - 922 entries

Increment each number individually by one

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #141 / 228
  • Number of attempts: 1
Delete to the end of the current line - 708 entries

Delete to the end of the current line, but keep the character under the cursor.

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #320 / 346
  • Number of attempts: 3
move titles next to url, in quotes - 464 entries

had trouble with something similar

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 24
  • Position: #97 / 124
  • Number of attempts: 1
Array transposition - 2234 entries

Transpose two arrays into one.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 35
  • Position: #369 / 422
  • Number of attempts: 2
convert yml into java pojo field - 800 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: 30
  • Position: #87 / 212
  • Number of attempts: 2
Collect List - 4146 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #815 / 1159
  • Number of attempts: 1
I forgot quotes - 15639 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #2863 / 4095
  • Number of attempts: 4
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10507 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #3086 / 3626
  • Number of attempts: 1
Words in parens - 12678 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #1579 / 3904
  • Number of attempts: 5
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: 14
  • Position: #1534 / 3335
  • Number of attempts: 6
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