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Played Challenges

Swap values - 4187 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 8
xrandr outputs and dashes - 244 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: 1
Reconstruct the actual output from my unit test tool report - 95 entries

When a test fails, my unit test tool reports differences between the actual output and the expected output as follow: - line in the expected output but missing in the actual output are prefixed with a dash - unexpected lines in the actual output are prefixed with a plus sign - comments added by the unit test tool are prefixed with a question mark - common lines are showed `as-is` (well, almost;) From that "diff" format, I would like to reconstruct the actual output.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 18
  • Number of attempts: 5
Every other line - 2525 entries

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  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 18
  • Number of attempts: 5
Alphabet soup - 157 entries

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

  • Best score: 25
  • Best player score: 26
  • Number of attempts: 8
Quote modules (ver.2) - 112 entries

Complete golang import statement.

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 29
  • Number of attempts: 3
prepend * to every non-blank line - 3357 entries

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

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 5
Capitalize the Names - 125 entries

I want to capitalize the names in quotes, but just the people's names, not the file names.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 32
  • Number of attempts: 4
Right Align Part of the line - 36 entries

The challenge is to right align a part of the line - this is useful in some SQL queries where it's more clear which are the fields displayed

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 20
  • Number of attempts: 2
V to the i - 4376 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 1
citizen_hacks_2019_challenge4 - 62 entries

For the Citizen Hacks 2019 Vim competition.

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 7
  • Number of attempts: 1
Yo To Hello - 395 entries

Simply Turn Yo To Hello

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 8
Add semicolons - 8222 entries

Simply add a semicolon at the end of each line

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 4
Quote modules - 663 entries

Complete golang import statement.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 26
  • Number of attempts: 4
Simple, Practical, and Common - 30362 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: 26
  • Number of attempts: 9
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
Get mail address from outlook format - 376 entries

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

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 14
One number per line - 16645 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 20
  • Number of attempts: 5
Words in parens - 12076 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 4
Collect List - 3930 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 8
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: 8
From a Thunderlink to a Markdown link - 295 entries

ThunderLinks are durable hyperlinks to specific email messages generated from Thunderbird in HTML format. Leverage the power of vim to make them suitable for a markdown-formatted file.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 26
  • Number of attempts: 1
Line under headers - 1481 entries

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

  • Best score: 25
  • Best player score: 27
  • Number of attempts: 18
Put the months in order - 762 entries

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

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 36
  • Number of attempts: 11
Box it - 6340 entries

Create a box around a line.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 24
  • Number of attempts: 7
C# data class to F# record - 48 entries

Converting from C# to F# is not hard, but requires some manual labor. Here you should convert from a C# data class to a F# record.

  • Best score: 63
  • Best player score: 93
  • Number of attempts: 9
Replace pattern with 1, 2, 3, ... on each line - 400 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: 24
  • Number of attempts: 4

Contributed Challenges

From a Thunderlink to a Markdown link - 295 entries

ThunderLinks are durable hyperlinks to specific email messages generated from Thunderbird in HTML format. Leverage the power of vim to make them suitable for a markdown-formatted file.

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