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Played Challenges

attr_aligner - 3025 entries

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

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 26
  • Number of attempts: 8
Every other line - 2125 entries

AaAaAaA

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 24
  • Number of attempts: 1
From argument to object - 1113 entries

This task typifies those programmers endure while coding. This C-family pseudocode needs a function argument to be repurposed as an object call. Simply search and replace? Repeat a pattern of edits?

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 23
  • Number of attempts: 1
One number per line - 13045 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 21
  • Number of attempts: 4
Simple text editing with Vim - 10466 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 21
  • Number of attempts: 2
Vice versa - 5992 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 6
Collect List - 3533 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 5
V to the i - 3952 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Number of attempts: 2
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 9550 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 2
Just the middle - 9337 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Number of attempts: 2
Words in parens - 11108 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 1
Basic renumbering - 4634 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 7
Paragraph breaks - 407 entries

Swap the blank lines and the aaa lines.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 3
Combines all items - 239 entries

For each line that starts with the same number I want to combine its contents

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Number of attempts: 4
Simple, Practical, and Common - 25356 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: 10
Fiddle percentages into real numbers - 723 entries

Get rid of the '%' symbols and shift the decimal place. This is the easier version - all the columns line up.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 4
Swap values - 3587 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 4
Copy three lines - 2085 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: 6
Sort files from hosts - 129 entries

Resume files by host. I hope you enjoy with this challenge

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 18
  • Number of attempts: 2
-a-b-c- - 2611 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 7
Simple addition - 234 entries

The right side of the equation is already there. We just need the left one now.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 2
That hyphen - 2201 entries

"vim vi improved"

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 2
Order and join - 756 entries

There's something special about the input order.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 6
quotes inside quotes - 2799 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: 17
  • Number of attempts: 2
switch variable - 4324 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 1
replace 2nd column blanks with values in same column if blank - 183 entries

Where ,SOMELOGB and ,SOMELOGC replaces each /r carriage return if 2nd column is blank. The replace only happens if 2nd column is blank though and should replace up to the non blank row.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 3
I forgot quotes - 11966 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 5
Split line with dots - 1840 entries

This line is too long, split it.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 20
  • Number of attempts: 1
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