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Simple, Practical, and Common - 32972 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: 28
  • Position: #4240 / 7278
  • Number of attempts: 1
Swap values - 4440 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #715 / 1241
  • Number of attempts: 2
One number per line - 18395 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #2424 / 3793
  • Number of attempts: 5
V to the i - 4641 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #568 / 1857
  • Number of attempts: 4
Split line with dots - 2103 entries

This line is too long, split it.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 27
  • Position: #566 / 623
  • Number of attempts: 5
multiple cursor alternative - 1447 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: 25
  • Position: #297 / 369
  • Number of attempts: 4
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: 17
  • Position: #93 / 417
  • Number of attempts: 5
Every other line - 2836 entries

AaAaAaA

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #489 / 687
  • Number of attempts: 1
Copy three lines - 2811 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #322 / 626
  • Number of attempts: 1
Number Sort - 289 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: #44 / 154
  • Number of attempts: 1
Just the middle - 11141 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #2633 / 4114
  • Number of attempts: 2
Team names - 1780 entries

The team names are misspelled.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #429 / 571
  • Number of attempts: 2
Missing Library and a Typo - 836 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: #170 / 205
  • Number of attempts: 1
Basic renumbering - 5444 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #540 / 1229
  • Number of attempts: 1
Vice versa - 7541 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #1759 / 2049
  • Number of attempts: 1
Array transposition - 2312 entries

Transpose two arrays into one.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #253 / 431
  • Number of attempts: 1
Collect List - 4184 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #967 / 1167
  • Number of attempts: 2
I forgot quotes - 15749 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #2204 / 4117
  • Number of attempts: 2
-a-b-c- - 3122 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #664 / 1113
  • Number of attempts: 3
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10538 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #2283 / 3638
  • Number of attempts: 2
attr_aligner - 3402 entries

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

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 31
  • Position: #431 / 685
  • Number of attempts: 3
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: 16
  • Position: #621 / 1045
  • Number of attempts: 2
Words in parens - 12736 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #2926 / 3919
  • Number of attempts: 2
switch variable - 4945 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #1193 / 1708
  • Number of attempts: 2
Simple text editing with Vim - 11662 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #2838 / 3419
  • Number of attempts: 2
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