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Simple, Practical, and Common - 32910 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: #673 / 7271
  • Number of attempts: 9
One number per line - 18378 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #2020 / 3788
  • Number of attempts: 7
V to the i - 4641 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #420 / 1857
  • Number of attempts: 3
Split line with dots - 2098 entries

This line is too long, split it.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #204 / 622
  • Number of attempts: 9
Every other line - 2829 entries

AaAaAaA

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #122 / 686
  • Number of attempts: 4
Extract argument from function - 2215 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #605 / 728
  • Number of attempts: 1
Start coding format - 129 entries

I used to start coding with following format: int main(){ -(cursor here) }

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #12 / 64
  • Number of attempts: 2
Just the middle - 11140 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #746 / 4113
  • Number of attempts: 4
Basic renumbering - 5436 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #648 / 1228
  • Number of attempts: 6
Paragraph breaks - 483 entries

Swap the blank lines and the aaa lines.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #64 / 160
  • Number of attempts: 4
Collect List - 4178 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #255 / 1166
  • Number of attempts: 6
camel riding - 745 entries

add a prefix on some camelCase variables

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #126 / 267
  • Number of attempts: 3
I forgot quotes - 15740 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #2826 / 4115
  • Number of attempts: 3
learn vim in short time - 219 entries

so happy to learn vim.because vim is awesome

  • Best score: 8
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #90 / 150
  • Number of attempts: 1
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10533 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #2744 / 3637
  • Number of attempts: 2
Letter case trickery - 1547 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: 14
  • Position: #426 / 498
  • Number of attempts: 1
Vertical Limit - 2367 entries

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

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 27
  • Position: #523 / 716
  • Number of attempts: 1
Increment, increment, increment.... - 568 entries

Vim likes macros

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #307 / 371
  • Number of attempts: 1
Simple text editing with Vim - 11637 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #1495 / 3413
  • Number of attempts: 7
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