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Played Challenges

That hyphen - 2397 entries

"vim vi improved"

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Number of attempts: 6
Reverse and count - 383 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
Unsemantic linewrapping - 663 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
Bad Copy Syntax - 1670 entries

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

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 19
  • Number of attempts: 3
Basic renumbering - 5187 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 4
Com(m)a Trouble - 2895 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 10
-a-b-c- - 2925 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 2
Add string initializers to an enum - 646 entries

Change Typescript enum so that it has string initializers.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 22
  • Number of attempts: 3
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
Words in parens - 12151 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 3
Add semicolons - 8513 entries

Simply add a semicolon at the end of each line

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 3
Cartesian product - 203 entries

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

  • Best score: 24
  • Best player score: 35
  • Number of attempts: 1
Just the middle - 10559 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Number of attempts: 4
Vice versa - 6995 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 6
prepend * to every non-blank line - 3779 entries

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

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 4
Applying same text modification in several lines - 2521 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
I forgot quotes - 14691 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 10
Replacing some words - 405 entries

How fast could it be?

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 34
  • Number of attempts: 1
remove lines containing the word "reader" - 3036 entries

easy stuff

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 2
Array transposition - 2047 entries

Transpose two arrays into one.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 27
  • Number of attempts: 8
xrandr outputs and dashes - 330 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
V to the i - 4422 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 9
  • Number of attempts: 1
One to Ten - 1804 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
Get mail address from outlook format - 397 entries

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

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 4
Simple, Practical, and Common - 30751 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: 25
  • Number of attempts: 5
Line under headers - 1541 entries

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

  • Best score: 24
  • Best player score: 29
  • Number of attempts: 2
Simple Maths - 34 entries

Not much to say, discover by yourself!

  • Best score: 26
  • Best player score: 41
  • Number of attempts: 2
Every other line - 2563 entries

AaAaAaA

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 22
  • Number of attempts: 1
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
Collect List - 3956 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 8
Hogwarts Email Sorting - 585 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
switch variable - 4696 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 2
Quote modules - 734 entries

Complete golang import statement.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 25
  • Number of attempts: 4
Swap values - 4223 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 19
  • Number of attempts: 1
Box it - 6556 entries

Create a box around a line.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 33
  • Number of attempts: 1
Copy three lines - 2516 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 22
  • Number of attempts: 2
Delete to the end of the current line - 687 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
Increment each number - 775 entries

Increment each number individually by one

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 22
  • Number of attempts: 1
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