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Played Challenges

simple replacements - 1072 entries

The goal is to see the replacement commands in action.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #108 / 239
  • Number of attempts: 5
Inverting Lines - 1296 entries

A simple challenge to invert all lines, except the first.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #292 / 363
  • Number of attempts: 1
Yo To Hello - 1048 entries

Simply Turn Yo To Hello

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #30 / 481
  • Number of attempts: 3
Replace pattern with 1, 2, 3, ... on each line - 1036 entries

For each line replace a search pattern (in this case $) with numbers starting at 1 and then increasing by 1 for each replaced match. a$b$c$ -> a0b1c2

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #46 / 208
  • Number of attempts: 3
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: #2138 / 7270
  • Number of attempts: 6
Get mail address from outlook format - 592 entries

Create a mail list space separated of mail list formatted by outlook

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #34 / 182
  • Number of attempts: 1
Swap values - 4440 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #943 / 1241
  • Number of attempts: 1
prepend * to every non-blank line - 5959 entries

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

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #136 / 1463
  • Number of attempts: 3
One number per line - 18377 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #989 / 3787
  • Number of attempts: 1
Quote modules - 1015 entries

Complete golang import statement.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 27
  • Position: #157 / 258
  • Number of attempts: 1
Unsemantic linewrapping - 826 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: 9
  • Position: #69 / 208
  • 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: #727 / 1856
  • Number of attempts: 2
Applying same text modification in several lines - 2748 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #223 / 815
  • Number of attempts: 5
Add string initializers to an enum - 765 entries

Change Typescript enum so that it has string initializers.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #48 / 226
  • Number of attempts: 5
SCREAMING_SNAKE_CASE to Title Case - 1117 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: 19
  • Position: #42 / 232
  • Number of attempts: 11
Add semicolons - 10539 entries

Simply add a semicolon at the end of each line

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #514 / 2988
  • Number of attempts: 2
Bad Copy Syntax - 1938 entries

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

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #184 / 493
  • Number of attempts: 3
remove lines containing the word "reader" - 3454 entries

easy stuff

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #394 / 1121
  • Number of attempts: 4
Box it - 7680 entries

Create a box around a line.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #324 / 1835
  • Number of attempts: 8
From argument to object - 1262 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: 17
  • Position: #134 / 417
  • Number of attempts: 3
Two pairs of cluster of letters creates word - 710 entries

Clean and group.

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #49 / 166
  • Number of attempts: 10
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: 13
  • Position: #160 / 625
  • Number of attempts: 9
Search and Replace 0 - 4651 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #648 / 1541
  • Number of attempts: 1
That hyphen - 2498 entries

"vim vi improved"

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #224 / 683
  • Number of attempts: 12
Just the middle - 11136 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #1376 / 4112
  • Number of attempts: 2
Subnetting - 102 entries

Split up the IP addresses in the right way.

  • Best score: 29
  • Best player score: 42
  • Position: #26 / 33
  • Number of attempts: 2
Basic renumbering - 5428 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #223 / 1226
  • Number of attempts: 7
ninja substitution - 1300 entries

How can you reuse a previous substitution ?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #65 / 247
  • Number of attempts: 5
C Reformatting - 686 entries

You may use Visual mode... or not. #uppercase

  • Best score: 30
  • Best player score: 30
  • Position: #22 / 159
  • Number of attempts: 10
Triangle of arrows - 142 entries

I made this by accident when working on another challenge. How would you go about making this?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #7 / 34
  • Number of attempts: 8
One to Ten - 2093 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: #274 / 641
  • Number of attempts: 2
Line under headers - 1918 entries

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

  • Best score: 24
  • Best player score: 29
  • Position: #248 / 472
  • Number of attempts: 3
Increment each number - 946 entries

Increment each number individually by one

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #189 / 233
  • Number of attempts: 3
Reorder the groups - 1112 entries

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

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #70 / 252
  • Number of attempts: 7
Collect List - 4178 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #482 / 1166
  • Number of attempts: 1
I forgot quotes - 15727 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #1023 / 4113
  • Number of attempts: 13
-a-b-c- - 3118 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #285 / 1112
  • Number of attempts: 4
Don't know what this is - 1948 entries

Replace contents of brackets with matching number of spaces. Don't ask what the format's supposed to be.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #122 / 571
  • Number of attempts: 7
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10533 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #1512 / 3637
  • Number of attempts: 3
Words in parens - 12736 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #1793 / 3919
  • Number of attempts: 2
Alphabet soup - 392 entries

Create a column of all alphabet characters organized in a funky way

  • Best score: 25
  • Best player score: 26
  • Position: #31 / 93
  • Number of attempts: 7
switch variable - 4917 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #607 / 1701
  • Number of attempts: 3
Whitespace, empty lines and tabs - 2970 entries

Convert tabs to spaces, strip empty lines and trailing whitespace.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #163 / 661
  • Number of attempts: 5
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