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Simple, Practical, and Common - 32745 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: #1845 / 7235
  • Number of attempts: 8
Swap values - 4390 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #476 / 1230
  • Number of attempts: 5
One number per line - 18223 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #919 / 3759
  • Number of attempts: 11
Swap values inside brackets - 2404 entries

Easy challenge.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #42 / 555
  • Number of attempts: 7
V to the i - 4596 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #1358 / 1837
  • Number of attempts: 5
Applying same text modification in several lines - 2699 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #359 / 803
  • Number of attempts: 2
Add semicolons - 10429 entries

Simply add a semicolon at the end of each line

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #848 / 2954
  • Number of attempts: 3
Bad Copy Syntax - 1882 entries

Copy should be from right to left, but sometimes you type it wrong.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #33 / 478
  • Number of attempts: 2
remove lines containing the word "reader" - 3419 entries

easy stuff

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #607 / 1108
  • Number of attempts: 1
Com(m)a Trouble - 3284 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #52 / 741
  • Number of attempts: 7
Box it - 7622 entries

Create a box around a line.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #140 / 1819
  • Number of attempts: 8
Tables, Functions, Sprocs - 106 entries

In order to load some scripts into my database in the correct order I need to load tables first (t_), then functions (fn_), then stored procedures (sp_). The order of the t_ lines and the order of the sp_ lines should also match. Reorder the lines so they will load correctly.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #11 / 36
  • Number of attempts: 1
Cool or not? - 738 entries

abc trying to be cool or not...

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #122 / 212
  • Number of attempts: 2
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: 18
  • Position: #224 / 412
  • Number of attempts: 2
Two pairs of cluster of letters creates word - 691 entries

Clean and group.

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #72 / 160
  • Number of attempts: 2
Copy three lines - 2751 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #279 / 616
  • Number of attempts: 4
Just the middle - 11074 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #2836 / 4088
  • Number of attempts: 2
Team names - 1754 entries

The team names are misspelled.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #233 / 564
  • Number of attempts: 9
Basic renumbering - 5393 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #267 / 1218
  • Number of attempts: 1
ninja substitution - 1238 entries

How can you reuse a previous substitution ?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #33 / 237
  • Number of attempts: 4
Vice versa - 7413 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #476 / 2010
  • Number of attempts: 3
One to Ten - 2055 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: #138 / 629
  • Number of attempts: 1
Change part of a function name in multiple occurrences - 590 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: 14
  • Position: #36 / 188
  • Number of attempts: 2
Increment each number - 922 entries

Increment each number individually by one

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #31 / 228
  • Number of attempts: 7
Around the clock - 167 entries

You'll want to use 2 special commands to complete this. If you haven't yet, read through 'input.txt', especially :help simple-changes

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #19 / 65
  • Number of attempts: 4
Delete to the end of the current line - 708 entries

Delete to the end of the current line, but keep the character under the cursor.

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Position: #153 / 346
  • Number of attempts: 2
change parenthesis - 235 entries

change the pair of braces into a pair of parentheses

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #13 / 133
  • Number of attempts: 1
Remove quotes after first field - 311 entries

Remove the quotes around each field except for the first field.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #11 / 77
  • Number of attempts: 2
Put the months in order - 911 entries

Our contractor thought that months should be in alphabetical order. Put them in calendar order please.

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #1 / 154
  • Number of attempts: 10
Reorder the groups - 1071 entries

Change the order so that the groups of fruit come before the vegetables.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #30 / 246
  • Number of attempts: 11
Array transposition - 2234 entries

Transpose two arrays into one.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #192 / 422
  • Number of attempts: 3
I forgot quotes - 15636 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #1342 / 4094
  • Number of attempts: 3
-a-b-c- - 3077 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #379 / 1099
  • Number of attempts: 2
Words in parens - 12677 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #1703 / 3903
  • Number of attempts: 2
switch variable - 4863 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #1195 / 1688
  • Number of attempts: 1
Reformat/Refactor a Golfer Class - 5800 entries

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

  • Best score: 32
  • Best player score: 39
  • Position: #687 / 1437
  • Number of attempts: 3
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