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Played Challenges

xrandr outputs and dashes - 409 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: 39
  • Number of attempts: 2
From a Thunderlink to a Markdown link - 510 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: 40
  • Number of attempts: 1
Yo To Hello - 756 entries

Simply Turn Yo To Hello

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 1
Replace pattern with 1, 2, 3, ... on each line - 743 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: 43
  • Number of attempts: 3
Get mail address from outlook format - 467 entries

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

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 2
prepend * to every non-blank line - 5142 entries

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

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 4
Add semicolons - 9580 entries

Simply add a semicolon at the end of each line

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 3
ninja substitution - 1116 entries

How can you reuse a previous substitution ?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 18
  • Number of attempts: 13
Box it - 7243 entries

Create a box around a line.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 36
  • Number of attempts: 3
Increment each number - 874 entries

Increment each number individually by one

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 32
  • Number of attempts: 2
One to Ten - 1945 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: 25
  • Number of attempts: 3
remove lines containing the word "reader" - 3276 entries

easy stuff

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 5
Applying same text modification in several lines - 2614 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
Com(m)a Trouble - 3101 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 28
  • Number of attempts: 4
Swap values inside brackets - 2336 entries

Easy challenge.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 18
  • Number of attempts: 4
One number per line - 17681 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 19
  • Number of attempts: 4
Swap values - 4313 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 10
Vice versa - 7216 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 41
  • Number of attempts: 2
Simple, Practical, and Common - 32034 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: 30
  • Number of attempts: 4
Collect List - 4068 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 25
  • Number of attempts: 2
Just the middle - 10897 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Number of attempts: 6
I forgot quotes - 15278 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 3
Basic renumbering - 5322 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 27
  • Number of attempts: 3
-a-b-c- - 3008 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 3
V to the i - 4526 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 1
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10404 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 4
attr_aligner - 3282 entries

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

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 42
  • Number of attempts: 1
Words in parens - 12450 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 4
switch variable - 4806 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 2
Search and Replace 0 - 4479 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 2
Simple text editing with Vim - 11231 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 3
Reformat/Refactor a Golfer Class - 5745 entries

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

  • Best score: 32
  • Best player score: 59
  • Number of attempts: 1
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