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Played Challenges

attr_aligner - 2968 entries

Two attr keywords. Two separate indentations. Align the colons.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 30
  • Number of attempts: 3
Basic renumbering - 4571 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 23
  • Number of attempts: 4
Whitespace, empty lines and tabs - 2541 entries

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

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 23
  • Number of attempts: 4
quotes inside quotes - 2757 entries

taken from tip 85 of the very good book 'Practical Vim: Edit Text at the Speed of Thought' ! I'd be interested what people use :)

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 5
Groups magic - 136 entries

Regexp or macros for string converting: (a) -> ___ (abc) -> ____ (abcd) -> ______ All in the '(' replace to _ multiply by char count + ()

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 3
Fix the XML - 866 entries

The challenge consists in having a valid xml from an incomplete source.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 35
  • Number of attempts: 2
Sort the cardinal numbers - 215 entries

Maybe a simple challenge.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 2
Logging with key - 275 entries

Sometimes it is better to log with meaningful key

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 38
  • Number of attempts: 3
Make Fancy Header - 909 entries

Make the header text stand out with surrounding asterisks

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 19
  • Number of attempts: 3
comments galore - 904 entries

Basic comment reformatting

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 2
V to the i - 3874 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Number of attempts: 5
Shebangs for all - 1588 entries

We've all seen or used a shebang once or twice. Ditch the specific paths and leave just a dynamic Ruby and Python bath behind.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 3
120 Degrees - 350 entries

Rotate that triangle.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 2
Mirror Symmetry - 699 entries

Add backslashes.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 1
Where should I put the Newline? - 796 entries

Help me put the newline.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Number of attempts: 1
Count both ways - 864 entries

Right AND down.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 4
Letter case trickery - 1433 entries

This file is in a downright esoteric format, consisting of hexadecimal numbers, non-hexadecimal keywords, and "Z" indicating end-of-line. Make the hexadecimal numbers lowercase.

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 2
Just the middle - 9090 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Number of attempts: 4
Remove noise from HTTP log - 603 entries

This piece of log (from the year 2000) contains some irrelevant data. We only want to see the HTTP method and resource.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 19
  • Number of attempts: 1
I forgot quotes - 11591 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 5
Simple text editing with Vim - 10354 entries

Make the pairs of lines match up by making each second line same as first

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 4
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 9440 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 4
Interweave two blocks of text - 486 entries

Suppose you've got data on a list of things from multiple sources. They're all in separate chunks, so how might you create a tabular output?

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 19
  • Number of attempts: 2
remove all lines in first part - 148 entries

From the second part, remove all lines in the first part. It can be useful when you have done something from a long list, you want to know what is not done yet!

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 4
-a-b-c- - 2551 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 1
Condensed Cases - 681 entries

Apple's new programming language, Swift, allows two style of case statements: 1) one Enum case on each line, or 2) multiple Enum cases on a single line. Convert the following from the first case (no pun intended) to the second type.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 1
Space out the alphabet - 1358 entries

Put 3 spaces between adjacent letters.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 3
Benny Wong
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building time machine as cofounder o' @timehop • fan of @lorwich • helped build @exitstrategynyc • adder of ascii art in git commits

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