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Com(m)a Trouble - 2984 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 7
Array transposition - 2088 entries

Transpose two arrays into one.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 11
Get mail address from outlook format - 424 entries

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

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 4
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: 16
  • Number of attempts: 5
Unsemantic linewrapping - 700 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: 9
  • Number of attempts: 5
Applying same text modification in several lines - 2565 entries

Remove identical text at the beginning of several lines and the closing parenthesis.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 9
ninja substitution - 1089 entries

How can you reuse a previous substitution ?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 27
  • Number of attempts: 6
Capitalize the Names - 139 entries

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

  • Best score: 2
  • Best player score: 21
  • Number of attempts: 6
Hogwarts Email Sorting - 632 entries

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

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 31
  • Number of attempts: 4
remove lines containing the word "reader" - 3177 entries

easy stuff

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Number of attempts: 5
Team names - 1680 entries

The team names are misspelled.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 4
Simple text editing with Vim - 11156 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 7
Simple, Practical, and Common - 31370 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: 28
  • Number of attempts: 3
xrandr outputs and dashes - 380 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: 3
Data reformat - 128 entries

Reformat this copy-paste data! #csv

  • Best score: 38
  • Best player score: 43
  • Number of attempts: 6
I forgot quotes - 14996 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 4
Words in parens - 12303 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 6
Copy three lines - 2580 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 8
Reformat/Refactor a Golfer Class - 5715 entries

A simple case of removing unneeded code and fixing broken indentation.

  • Best score: 32
  • Best player score: 37
  • Number of attempts: 3
Vice versa - 7085 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 9
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: 63
  • Number of attempts: 7
Bad Copy Syntax - 1738 entries

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

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 19
  • Number of attempts: 8
Basic renumbering - 5246 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 13
Increment each number - 818 entries

Increment each number individually by one

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 9
Alphabet soup - 195 entries

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

  • Best score: 25
  • Best player score: 25
  • Number of attempts: 7
Add semicolons - 9031 entries

Simply add a semicolon at the end of each line

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 6
Swap values - 4261 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 5
Replace pattern with 1, 2, 3, ... on each line - 622 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: 21
  • Number of attempts: 11
Line under headers - 1631 entries

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

  • Best score: 24
  • Best player score: 31
  • Number of attempts: 4
Collect List - 4008 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 5
prepend * to every non-blank line - 4493 entries

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

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 7
Every other line - 2622 entries

AaAaAaA

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 6
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10271 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 2
Swap values inside brackets - 2260 entries

Easy challenge.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 7
From a Thunderlink to a Markdown link - 466 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: 18
  • Number of attempts: 6
Yo To Hello - 642 entries

Simply Turn Yo To Hello

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 1
Reorder the groups - 960 entries

Change the order so that the groups of fruit come before the vegetables.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 12
Add string initializers to an enum - 675 entries

Change Typescript enum so that it has string initializers.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 21
  • Number of attempts: 5
Box it - 6858 entries

Create a box around a line.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 28
  • Number of attempts: 2
One number per line - 17298 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 18
  • Number of attempts: 7
SCREAMING_SNAKE_CASE to Title Case - 877 entries

Convert strings in SCREAMING_SNAKE_CASE to Title Case. Examples: EMPLOYEE_NAME -> Employee Name REVENUE_YEAR_TO_DATE -> Revenue Year To Date SALARY -> Salary

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 19
  • Number of attempts: 9
Add text at some column - 112 entries

Complete golang struct statement.

  • Best score: 31
  • Best player score: 33
  • Number of attempts: 3
Aliases for cd - 575 entries

Create these beautiful aliases with as few strokes as possible. Are you up for the challenge?

  • Best score: 30
  • Best player score: 57
  • Number of attempts: 2
Just the middle - 10727 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Number of attempts: 3
Quote modules - 799 entries

Complete golang import statement.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 30
  • Number of attempts: 3
V to the i - 4470 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Number of attempts: 2
One to Ten - 1846 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: 5
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