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Played Challenges

Team names - 1637 entries

The team names are misspelled.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 1
Applying same text modification in several lines - 2463 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 2
Aliases for cd - 548 entries

Create these beautiful aliases with as few strokes as possible. Are you up for the challenge?

  • Best score: 30
  • Best player score: 34
  • Number of attempts: 7
Just the middle - 10458 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Number of attempts: 1
Every other line - 2525 entries

AaAaAaA

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 18
  • Number of attempts: 3
Refactor typescript arrow function type - 213 entries

Make arrow function type less verbose and easier to read

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 21
  • Number of attempts: 6
remove lines containing the word "reader" - 2947 entries

easy stuff

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 3
V to the i - 4380 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Number of attempts: 1
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10150 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 1
One to Ten - 1747 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
  • Number of attempts: 2
prepend * to every non-blank line - 3407 entries

Prepend an asterisk to every non-blank line in the input file.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 5
ninja substitution - 1017 entries

How can you reuse a previous substitution ?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 19
  • Number of attempts: 4
Array transposition - 1995 entries

Transpose two arrays into one.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 26
  • Number of attempts: 1
Shift down - 189 entries

Number words are back.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 29
  • Number of attempts: 3
Reorder the groups - 922 entries

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

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 20
  • Number of attempts: 2
Collect List - 3932 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 18
  • Number of attempts: 1
Add string initializers to an enum - 631 entries

Change Typescript enum so that it has string initializers.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 23
  • Number of attempts: 2
SCREAMING_SNAKE_CASE to Title Case - 831 entries

Convert strings in SCREAMING_SNAKE_CASE to Title Case. Examples: EMPLOYEE_NAME -> Employee Name REVENUE_YEAR_TO_DATE -> Revenue Year To Date SALARY -> Salary

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 20
  • Number of attempts: 2
One number per line - 16673 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 10
Delete to the end of the current line - 677 entries

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

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 6
  • Number of attempts: 1
Box it - 6369 entries

Create a box around a line.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 24
  • Number of attempts: 3
Swap values - 4197 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 2
Line under headers - 1493 entries

Put a line under each header, and remove the other markdown formatting.

  • Best score: 25
  • Best player score: 26
  • Number of attempts: 7
Getters & Setters: Java - 158 entries

Boilerplate getters & setters - it's a tedious fact of life in Java, and probably the only thing that still pulls me back to an IDE. Perhaps someone knows a fast, pure vim way...

  • Best score: 89
  • Best player score: 97
  • Number of attempts: 4
82 bottles of beer on the wall - 280 entries

Take them down. (sorry, only 82 bottles because the problem size is limited!)

  • Best score: 107
  • Best player score: 116
  • Number of attempts: 7
Two pairs of cluster of letters creates word - 644 entries

Clean and group.

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 20
  • Number of attempts: 2
Unsemantic linewrapping - 636 entries

[Inspired by a blog post I read: https://scott.mn/2014/02/21/semantic_linewrapping/. Text adapted.] Sometimes when editing a Markdown file, I wrap the lines semantically. Instead of inserting a newline at 70 columns (or whatever), or making paragraphs one long line, I put in newlines at a point that seems logical to me. This may seem silly, but it produces better diffs. Semantic linewrapping also makes editing snappier. I can delete, edit or insert sentences easily using linewise operations. Code-oriented text editors like Vim and [REDACTED] are really good at this kind of manipulation. Editing text that hasn't been wrapped semantically is a pain, though:

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 2
Copy three lines - 2483 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 18
  • Number of attempts: 3
Simple text editing with Vim - 11061 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 4
-a-b-c- - 2902 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 4
Search and Replace 0 - 4446 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 4
Add semicolons - 8251 entries

Simply add a semicolon at the end of each line

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 2
Basic renumbering - 5155 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 2
Swap values inside brackets - 2160 entries

Easy challenge.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 4
Bad Copy Syntax - 1635 entries

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

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 20
  • Number of attempts: 2
Words in parens - 12083 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 2
Reformat/Refactor a Golfer Class - 5694 entries

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

  • Best score: 32
  • Best player score: 37
  • Number of attempts: 1
Hogwarts Email Sorting - 561 entries

Given a list of emails, get the students full name and their associated house.

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 21
  • Number of attempts: 2
Com(m)a Trouble - 2828 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 5
Simple, Practical, and Common - 30386 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: 23
  • Number of attempts: 5
multiple cursor alternative - 1359 entries

from: https://www.reddit.com/r/vim/comments/6w5pfa/crosspost_from_remacs_how_would_you_do_this_in_vim/

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 24
  • Number of attempts: 3
Vice versa - 6932 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 4
attr_aligner - 3245 entries

Two attr keywords. Two separate indentations. Align the colons.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 26
  • Number of attempts: 3
add line and index - 46 entries

a missed line and index names need to be added

  • Best score: 44
  • Best player score: 59
  • Number of attempts: 1
Put the months in order - 764 entries

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

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 31
  • Number of attempts: 5
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