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Played Challenges

Data reformat - 160 entries

Reformat this copy-paste data! #csv

  • Best score: 38
  • Best player score: 43
  • Number of attempts: 9
xrandr outputs and dashes - 436 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: 2
From a Thunderlink to a Markdown link - 570 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: 3
Capitalize the Names - 168 entries

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

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 25
  • Number of attempts: 3
Yo To Hello - 818 entries

Simply Turn Yo To Hello

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 3
Replace pattern with 1, 2, 3, ... on each line - 866 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: 5
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: 4
Get mail address from outlook format - 486 entries

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

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 1
prepend * to every non-blank line - 5629 entries

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

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 9
Quote modules - 969 entries

Complete golang import statement.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 27
  • Number of attempts: 2
Aliases for cd - 758 entries

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

  • Best score: 30
  • Best player score: 46
  • Number of attempts: 1
Hogwarts Email Sorting - 759 entries

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

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 21
  • Number of attempts: 2
Line under headers - 1832 entries

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

  • Best score: 24
  • Best player score: 26
  • Number of attempts: 5
Bad Copy Syntax - 1879 entries

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

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 19
  • Number of attempts: 1
Add semicolons - 10157 entries

Simply add a semicolon at the end of each line

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 3
Box it - 7553 entries

Create a box around a line.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 21
  • Number of attempts: 6
One to Ten - 2027 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
remove lines containing the word "reader" - 3397 entries

easy stuff

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Number of attempts: 3
Applying same text modification in several lines - 2689 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 2
Com(m)a Trouble - 3253 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 4
Swap values inside brackets - 2395 entries

Easy challenge.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 4
Array transposition - 2233 entries

Transpose two arrays into one.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 3
Create a table - 266 entries

Convert the given input into a formatted table

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 5
One number per line - 18126 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 5
Vice versa - 7369 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 3
Simple, Practical, and Common - 32560 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: 22
  • Number of attempts: 5
Just the middle - 11060 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Number of attempts: 2
I forgot quotes - 15590 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 4
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10492 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 2
quotes inside quotes - 2995 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: 15
  • Number of attempts: 2
Words in parens - 12648 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 2
Simple text editing with Vim - 11306 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: 1
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