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Simple, Practical, and Common - 32904 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: #814 / 7270
  • Number of attempts: 8
Swap values - 4440 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #852 / 1241
  • Number of attempts: 2
One number per line - 18377 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #1101 / 3787
  • Number of attempts: 10
V to the i - 4639 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #455 / 1856
  • Number of attempts: 3
Every other line - 2829 entries

AaAaAaA

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #459 / 686
  • Number of attempts: 4
Copy three lines - 2794 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #307 / 625
  • Number of attempts: 6
That hyphen - 2498 entries

"vim vi improved"

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #342 / 683
  • Number of attempts: 4
Just the middle - 11136 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #2354 / 4112
  • Number of attempts: 3
Basic renumbering - 5430 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #734 / 1227
  • Number of attempts: 4
Fiddle percentages into real numbers - 795 entries

Get rid of the '%' symbols and shift the decimal place. This is the easier version - all the columns line up.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #4 / 271
  • Number of attempts: 5
Combines all items - 269 entries

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

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #102 / 123
  • Number of attempts: 4
Vice versa - 7520 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #1690 / 2043
  • Number of attempts: 3
Order and join - 877 entries

There's something special about the input order.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #186 / 241
  • Number of attempts: 3
Collect List - 4178 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #277 / 1166
  • Number of attempts: 3
I forgot quotes - 15728 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #1660 / 4114
  • Number of attempts: 3
-a-b-c- - 3118 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #635 / 1112
  • Number of attempts: 1
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10533 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #2146 / 3637
  • Number of attempts: 5
quotes inside quotes - 3026 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: 17
  • Position: #875 / 1044
  • Number of attempts: 3
Words in parens - 12736 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #1550 / 3919
  • Number of attempts: 8
Simple text editing with Vim - 11624 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #1511 / 3410
  • Number of attempts: 1
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