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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: 27
  • Position: #3738 / 7235
  • Number of attempts: 3
Swap values - 4390 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #1006 / 1230
  • Number of attempts: 1
One number per line - 18240 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #1634 / 3760
  • Number of attempts: 2
V to the i - 4596 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #1195 / 1837
  • Number of attempts: 1
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: 19
  • Position: #245 / 412
  • Number of attempts: 2
Every other line - 2773 entries

AaAaAaA

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #457 / 676
  • Number of attempts: 1
Extract argument from function - 2186 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #433 / 721
  • Number of attempts: 1
Search and Replace 0 - 4534 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #1027 / 1507
  • Number of attempts: 1
Just the middle - 11074 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #2363 / 4088
  • Number of attempts: 1
Make HTML List - 982 entries

Turn the comma separated list into an unordered html list.

  • Best score: 33
  • Best player score: 48
  • Position: #159 / 259
  • Number of attempts: 1
Format java properties - 64 entries

Format java properties to a different format. The value which is the string following the first '=' cannot & should not change. All periods in the key get replaced with an underscore "_" and get a prefix of "b_".

  • Best score: 27
  • Best player score: 33
  • Position: #13 / 29
  • Number of attempts: 1
Combines all items - 263 entries

For each line that starts with the same number I want to combine its contents

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #106 / 120
  • Number of attempts: 1
replace 2nd column blanks with values in same column if blank - 208 entries

Where ,SOMELOGB and ,SOMELOGC replaces each /r carriage return if 2nd column is blank. The replace only happens if 2nd column is blank though and should replace up to the non blank row.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #30 / 71
  • Number of attempts: 1
Sort files from hosts - 137 entries

Resume files by host. I hope you enjoy with this challenge

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #57 / 62
  • Number of attempts: 1
comments galore - 954 entries

Basic comment reformatting

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #216 / 405
  • Number of attempts: 1
Alsa configuration - 478 entries

I'm tweaking my ~/.asoundrc file!

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 32
  • Position: #90 / 122
  • Number of attempts: 1
Mirror Symmetry - 746 entries

Add backslashes.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #201 / 256
  • Number of attempts: 1
Collect List - 4146 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #631 / 1159
  • Number of attempts: 1
Space out the alphabet - 1542 entries

Put 3 spaces between adjacent letters.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #213 / 421
  • Number of attempts: 2
Fix the XML - 934 entries

The challenge consists in having a valid xml from an incomplete source.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 27
  • Position: #201 / 273
  • Number of attempts: 1
I forgot quotes - 15639 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #3134 / 4095
  • Number of attempts: 1
-a-b-c- - 3077 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #632 / 1099
  • Number of attempts: 2
Count both ways - 932 entries

Right AND down.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #295 / 333
  • Number of attempts: 1
Don't know what this is - 1913 entries

Replace contents of brackets with matching number of spaces. Don't ask what the format's supposed to be.

  • Best score: 3
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #348 / 563
  • Number of attempts: 1
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10507 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #1103 / 3626
  • Number of attempts: 2
quotes inside quotes - 2996 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: 3
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #452 / 1037
  • Number of attempts: 2
Words in parens - 12677 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #2320 / 3903
  • Number of attempts: 2
Vertical Limit - 2300 entries

transform a succession of one word lines to a an array of strings

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 28
  • Position: #558 / 701
  • Number of attempts: 1
Switch function arguments - 1933 entries

How to switch two arguments of a function.

  • Best score: 3
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #468 / 617
  • Number of attempts: 1
switch variable - 4863 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #887 / 1688
  • Number of attempts: 1
Reformat/Refactor a Golfer Class - 5804 entries

A simple case of removing unneeded code and fixing broken indentation.

  • Best score: 32
  • Best player score: 47
  • Position: #1127 / 1438
  • Number of attempts: 1
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