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Simple, Practical, and Common - 32798 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: #3725 / 7244
  • Number of attempts: 2
V to the i - 4621 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #160 / 1849
  • Number of attempts: 2
Space out the alphabet - 1563 entries

Put 3 spaces between adjacent letters.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #134 / 427
  • Number of attempts: 2
ASCII box - 304 entries

Don't forget to fix typos!

  • Best score: 23
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #4 / 99
  • Number of attempts: 2
50 factorials mod 97 - 44 entries

List 1! to 50!, but give your answer mod 97.

  • Best score: 28
  • Best player score: 34
  • Position: #10 / 17
  • Number of attempts: 1
Mute the second method of this script - 430 entries

prepend a # infront of every line of the second method

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #2 / 229
  • Number of attempts: 2
Winning streak - 113 entries

Make the number on each line equal the consecutive L's or W's.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 29
  • Position: #27 / 48
  • Number of attempts: 1
Sorting database text output - 204 entries

Sometimes it is nice to be able to quickly take column-formatted text output from the SQL command line and turn it into a list of useful data. In this case we want a unique, sorted list of the values from the second column combined into one comma-separated list. What is the fewest strokes you can do this in?

  • Best score: 24
  • Best player score: 24
  • Position: #3 / 78
  • Number of attempts: 2
-a-b-c- - 3099 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #71 / 1104
  • Number of attempts: 4
Count both ways - 935 entries

Right AND down.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #196 / 334
  • Number of attempts: 1
Lisp Condense - 421 entries

Reduce 4 cons selection operations down to one function call.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #36 / 148
  • Number of attempts: 3
Two become one - 699 entries

We have two c arrays and want to make one two dimensional out of it. Can we do that?

  • Best score: 25
  • Best player score: 26
  • Position: #27 / 201
  • Number of attempts: 6
quotes inside quotes - 3015 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: 14
  • Position: #182 / 1040
  • Number of attempts: 5
Simple text editing with Vim - 11495 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #330 / 3373
  • Number of attempts: 1
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