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Just the middle - 11141 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #2304 / 4114
  • Number of attempts: 4
Wrap text in quotes - 340 entries

All the blocks of text should be wrapped in quotation marks.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 30
  • Position: #109 / 115
  • Number of attempts: 2
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10538 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #3084 / 3638
  • Number of attempts: 3
Letter case trickery - 1553 entries

This file is in a downright esoteric format, consisting of hexadecimal numbers, non-hexadecimal keywords, and "Z" indicating end-of-line. Make the hexadecimal numbers lowercase.

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #397 / 500
  • 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: 15
  • Position: #452 / 1045
  • Number of attempts: 6
switch variable - 4945 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #1386 / 1708
  • Number of attempts: 3
Whitespace, empty lines and tabs - 3009 entries

Convert tabs to spaces, strip empty lines and trailing whitespace.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 33
  • Position: #528 / 667
  • 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: 21
  • Position: #2690 / 3418
  • Number of attempts: 2
Jon McClennon
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26 Year Old Computing Geek/Sky Software Engineer/Rugby Lock/Brother

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