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Played Challenges

V to the i - 4505 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Number of attempts: 4
remove lines containing the word "reader" - 3208 entries

easy stuff

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 2
Basic renumbering - 5262 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 4
Quote modules - 827 entries

Complete golang import statement.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 25
  • Number of attempts: 5
Fun With The Diagonal - 90 entries

change the lowercase characters on the main diagonal to uppercase

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 3
Back to the roots - 41 entries

Johnny has a file with more integers. He wants to change each number with its square root. Can you help him?

  • Best score: 23
  • Best player score: 24
  • Number of attempts: 2
Hogwarts Email Sorting - 688 entries

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

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 33
  • Number of attempts: 2
Get mail address from outlook format - 455 entries

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

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 4
Delete to the end of the current line - 692 entries

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

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Number of attempts: 3
Com(m)a Trouble - 3036 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 10
Swap values - 4287 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 19
  • Number of attempts: 1
Simple, Practical, and Common - 31661 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: 9
Replace pattern with 1, 2, 3, ... on each line - 682 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: 27
  • Number of attempts: 6
Reverse and count - 384 entries

Someone typed things upside down and now a Vim ninja needs to reverse the lines and count how many there are.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 26
  • Number of attempts: 1
Satisfy the go linter - 1057 entries

You just came up with this briliant go vars package. But dang, you forgot to add comments to the exported variables. Can you add a comment over each variable with a TODO-placeholder?

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 30
  • Number of attempts: 1
Box it - 7083 entries

Create a box around a line.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 33
  • Number of attempts: 1
Simple Maths - 35 entries

Not much to say, discover by yourself!

  • Best score: 26
  • Best player score: 41
  • Number of attempts: 2
Alphabet soup - 221 entries

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

  • Best score: 25
  • Best player score: 44
  • Number of attempts: 2
I forgot quotes - 15122 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 10
Increment each number - 845 entries

Increment each number individually by one

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 21
  • Number of attempts: 3
Bad Copy Syntax - 1773 entries

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

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 19
  • Number of attempts: 3
Copy three lines - 2613 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 7
Unsemantic linewrapping - 713 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
Array transposition - 2120 entries

Transpose two arrays into one.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 17
-a-b-c- - 3004 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 4
Add semicolons - 9283 entries

Simply add a semicolon at the end of each line

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 5
Multiline to Single Line - 187 entries

Convert a multiline, indented file to a single line with no whitespace

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Number of attempts: 1
prepend * to every non-blank line - 4787 entries

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

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 5
Shuffle puzzle - 302 entries

Sort the lines in each indent group, and sort the groups. That's the pattern. Or just move lines around manually to get a better score.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 22
  • Number of attempts: 2
Vice versa - 7149 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 6
Collect List - 4029 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 8
Words in parens - 12372 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 3
Add string initializers to an enum - 678 entries

Change Typescript enum so that it has string initializers.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 22
  • Number of attempts: 3
Line under headers - 1667 entries

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

  • Best score: 24
  • Best player score: 29
  • Number of attempts: 2
Rural Post - 1977 entries

Simple challenge to remove all but the post code on each line

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 8
Replacing some words - 405 entries

How fast could it be?

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 34
  • Number of attempts: 1
One number per line - 17456 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 7
Cartesian product - 206 entries

{1,2,3,4,5} X {1,2,3,4,5}

  • Best score: 24
  • Best player score: 35
  • Number of attempts: 1
xrandr outputs and dashes - 386 entries

uh oh, different video drivers identify display outputs with more dashes. Quick, need to change this xrandr script!

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 2
switch variable - 4773 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 3
NATO phonetic alphabet - 429 entries

Transform the series of words into a list.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 20
  • Number of attempts: 11
Applying same text modification in several lines - 2584 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
Every other line - 2680 entries

AaAaAaA

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 9
Just the middle - 10815 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Number of attempts: 6
That hyphen - 2411 entries

"vim vi improved"

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Number of attempts: 6
One to Ten - 1893 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
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