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Simple, Practical, and Common - 32765 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: 22
  • Position: #1341 / 7241
  • Number of attempts: 12
Swap values - 4409 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #228 / 1235
  • Number of attempts: 5
One number per line - 18294 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #481 / 3770
  • Number of attempts: 14
Swap values inside brackets - 2417 entries

Easy challenge.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #410 / 557
  • Number of attempts: 1
V to the i - 4615 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #560 / 1846
  • Number of attempts: 5
Applying same text modification in several lines - 2710 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #70 / 806
  • Number of attempts: 3
remove lines containing the word "reader" - 3436 entries

easy stuff

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #2 / 1113
  • Number of attempts: 4
Com(m)a Trouble - 3307 entries

Someone was real stupid when placing his commas. Can you fix it?

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #12 / 746
  • Number of attempts: 9
Box it - 7657 entries

Create a box around a line.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #23 / 1829
  • Number of attempts: 10
Cool or not? - 748 entries

abc trying to be cool or not...

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #5 / 214
  • Number of attempts: 11
multiple cursor alternative - 1434 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: 19
  • Position: #52 / 367
  • Number of attempts: 5
From argument to object - 1256 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: #90 / 415
  • Number of attempts: 5
Every other line - 2790 entries

AaAaAaA

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #217 / 679
  • Number of attempts: 18
Extract argument from function - 2194 entries

The aim is to see if you can do some refactoring very fast.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #225 / 723
  • Number of attempts: 7
Number Sort - 282 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: #23 / 150
  • Number of attempts: 1
Just the middle - 11086 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #1097 / 4093
  • Number of attempts: 5
Team names - 1763 entries

The team names are misspelled.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #144 / 566
  • Number of attempts: 2
Learn some german verbs - 491 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: 21
  • Position: #29 / 122
  • Number of attempts: 10
Basic renumbering - 5408 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #115 / 1221
  • Number of attempts: 8
Vice versa - 7449 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #363 / 2020
  • Number of attempts: 7
One to Ten - 2071 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: 12
  • Position: #71 / 634
  • Number of attempts: 3
Change part of a function name in multiple occurrences - 595 entries

Change the middle part of the function name in multiple places, preferably using the next and dot commands.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #116 / 190
  • Number of attempts: 1
Array transposition - 2258 entries

Transpose two arrays into one.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #106 / 426
  • Number of attempts: 11
Collect List - 4155 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #367 / 1161
  • Number of attempts: 10
I forgot quotes - 15666 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #741 / 4098
  • Number of attempts: 9
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10513 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #2272 / 3629
  • Number of attempts: 2
Words in parens - 12690 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #1625 / 3906
  • Number of attempts: 4
Santa's naughty / nice list - 75 entries

Christmas is here and Santa hasn't decided who's naughty or nice yet. He's given a list of names to his programmer friend to quickly split the children into naughty and nice. Hint: There's a hidden pattern that might be familiar.

  • Best score: 39
  • Best player score: 58
  • Position: #20 / 22
  • Number of attempts: 2
Simple text editing with Vim - 11431 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #531 / 3357
  • Number of attempts: 4
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