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Played Challenges

ASCII box - 303 entries

Don't forget to fix typos!

  • Best score: 23
  • Best player score: 30
  • Number of attempts: 3
Format the CSS - 26 entries

You just copied some CSS color names from the web and need to add them to your python module. Create the COLORS variable and assign a dict() with the names as keys and hex-colors as values. BEWARE OF THE TABS!!

  • Best score: 42
  • Best player score: 51
  • Number of attempts: 1
Text to HTML Table - 156 entries

Turn the plain text table to an HTML table.

  • Best score: 52
  • Best player score: 66
  • Number of attempts: 1
Vice versa - 6995 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 16
  • 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: 5
I forgot quotes - 14691 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 5
Words in parens - 12151 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 1
Simple addition - 249 entries

The right side of the equation is already there. We just need the left one now.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 3
A grid of punctuation - 112 entries

Create a checkerboard of = and - in an 80×24 grid!

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 21
  • Number of attempts: 1
Search and Replace 0 - 4450 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 2
Add semicolons - 8513 entries

Simply add a semicolon at the end of each line

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 1
Missing Library and a Typo - 784 entries

I forgot to add a c library, please add it for me. Also I'm bad at typing so fix my typo too.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 21
  • Number of attempts: 7
-a-b-c- - 2925 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 2
Basic renumbering - 5187 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 23
  • Number of attempts: 4
From A to B - 532 entries

Mirror and change this text block

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 19
  • Number of attempts: 2
Split line with dots - 2025 entries

This line is too long, split it.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 24
  • Number of attempts: 2
Multiline to Single Line - 139 entries

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

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Number of attempts: 2
Todo list specification - 319 entries

The every item on the todo list must be done today. Modify the list to reflect that.

  • Best score: 37
  • Best player score: 37
  • Number of attempts: 3
Stairstep digits - 227 entries

Remove the evens. Double the odds.

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 1
Order and join - 811 entries

There's something special about the input order.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 18
  • Number of attempts: 1
Create a table - 264 entries

Convert the given input into a formatted table

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 2
Add quotes to ansible playbook - 190 entries

You created an ansible playbook, but forgot to add quotes. Can you fix it?

  • Best score: 8
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 4
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: 1
Swap values - 4223 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 2
One number per line - 16876 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 19
  • Number of attempts: 5
From argument to object - 1225 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: 23
  • Number of attempts: 1
switch variable - 4696 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 2
Satisfy the go linter - 499 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: 24
  • Number of attempts: 1
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10184 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 1
V to the i - 4422 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Number of attempts: 3
Every other line - 2563 entries

AaAaAaA

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 3
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: 15
  • Number of attempts: 1
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: 24
  • Number of attempts: 5
Rural Post - 393 entries

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

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 3
Don't know what this is - 1876 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: 14
  • Number of attempts: 2
Space out the alphabet - 1479 entries

Put 3 spaces between adjacent letters.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 21
  • Number of attempts: 1
Adam's challenge - 889 entries

Change both normal to bold and 4 by 2. Adam Wathan challenge this on twitter . He did it in 11 keystrokes on Sublime.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 21
  • Number of attempts: 3
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: 8
comment and uncomment code inline - 947 entries

It's very useful to be able to comment out a block of code in a quick edit. And likewise to uncomment the code. This operation often involves multi-line stanzas and even large blocks. With just line-wise navigation and insert mode this would cost you about 4 keystrokes per line. Master this hole of VimGolf and you'll quickly drop your key count in day to day Vim as well.

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Number of attempts: 3
Array transposition - 2047 entries

Transpose two arrays into one.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 18
  • Number of attempts: 2
remove lines containing the word "reader" - 3036 entries

easy stuff

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 1

Contributed Challenges

Add quotes to ansible playbook - 190 entries

You created an ansible playbook, but forgot to add quotes. Can you fix it?

Satisfy the go linter - 499 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?

Format the CSS - 26 entries

You just copied some CSS color names from the web and need to add them to your python module. Create the COLORS variable and assign a dict() with the names as keys and hex-colors as values. BEWARE OF THE TABS!!

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