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Played Challenges

Numbering a List - 1764 entries

Pretty simple, number the list.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 22
  • Number of attempts: 2
Add quotes to ansible playbook - 165 entries

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

  • Best score: 8
  • Best player score: 9
  • Number of attempts: 2
Collect List - 3956 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 3
One number per line - 16846 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 4
Make HTML List - 923 entries

Turn the comma separated list into an unordered html list.

  • Best score: 33
  • Best player score: 45
  • Number of attempts: 1
switch variable - 4696 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 1
Delete to the end of the current line - 687 entries

Delete to the end of the current line, but keep the character under the cursor.

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Number of attempts: 1
Where should I put the Newline? - 830 entries

Help me put the newline.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Number of attempts: 1
Vertical Limit - 2243 entries

transform a succession of one word lines to a an array of strings

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 27
  • Number of attempts: 1
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10177 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 2
V to the i - 4420 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Number of attempts: 1
One to Ten - 1793 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: 2
Add to end of each line... kinda - 280 entries

Visual-block mode can be used to add something to the end of each line, even if they are of differing lengths. However, what if it's not quite at the end?

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 2
move titles next to url, in quotes - 406 entries

had trouble with something similar

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 21
  • Number of attempts: 5
Rural Post - 284 entries

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

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 1
Words in parens - 12133 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 2
Simple, Practical, and Common - 30712 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: 29
  • Number of attempts: 1
Fix the XML - 904 entries

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

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 24
  • Number of attempts: 2
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: 17
  • Number of attempts: 4
Add semicolons - 8482 entries

Simply add a semicolon at the end of each line

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 1
Mute the second method of this script - 418 entries

prepend a # infront of every line of the second method

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 1
Search and Replace 0 - 4450 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 1
Append semicolon after expressions - 898 entries

Some lines need the semicolon, some don't.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 1
Just the middle - 10549 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Number of attempts: 1
Count both ways - 918 entries

Right AND down.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 1
Let's play some Ivmgolf - 975 entries

Oops, I spelled that wrong.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 9
  • Number of attempts: 1
Simple text editing with Vim - 11093 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 1
I forgot quotes - 14667 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 1
Happy TvvO - 367 entries

Don’t forget the past, learn from it. Happy New Year.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 1
Vice versa - 6983 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 1
Line 'em up! - 304 entries

It can be so hard to keep everything neatly lined-up. Somebody clearly hasn't bothered here. Tidy it up, please!

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 22
  • Number of attempts: 1
Shebangs for all - 1671 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: 16
  • Number of attempts: 2
Assign numbers to fields - 87 entries

You are given a list of space-separated strings. Add an increasing numeric prefix to each one.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 19
  • Number of attempts: 1
replacing each line of a block selection - 2695 entries

replace each line's ../assets/js with /javascripts

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 19
  • Number of attempts: 3
-a-b-c- - 2925 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 1
Change the content of a string - 1267 entries

This docstring is a complete lie. Fix it.

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 23
  • Number of attempts: 2
Angular naming conventions - 279 entries

In angular, a directive name follows the camelCase convention. When the directive is used in an HTML template, the words are instead separated by a dash. Go from to the other the fastest!

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 20
  • Number of attempts: 2
Sorting database text output - 194 entries

Sometimes it is nice to be able to quickly take column-formatted text output from the SQL command line and turn it into a list of useful data. In this case we want a unique, sorted list of the values from the second column combined into one comma-separated list. What is the fewest strokes you can do this in?

  • Best score: 24
  • Best player score: 26
  • Number of attempts: 1
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