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Played Challenges

swap number pairs - 1023 entries

Swap the numbers in a bunch of 2-element arrays.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 23
  • Number of attempts: 5
Python: Def to Lambda - 102 entries

LAMBDA!!!

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 19
  • Number of attempts: 1
Turn the x - 83 entries

Turn the x to a +

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 19
  • Number of attempts: 6
Rural Post - 3583 entries

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

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Number of attempts: 6
Satisfy the go linter - 1463 entries

You just came up with this briliant go vars package. But dang, you forgot to add comments to the exported variables. Can you add a comment over each variable with a TODO-placeholder?

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 20
  • Number of attempts: 5
Add quotes to ansible playbook - 343 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: 3
Multiline to Single Line - 217 entries

Convert a multiline, indented file to a single line with no whitespace

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Number of attempts: 2
xrandr outputs and dashes - 438 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: 4
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: 8
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: 21
  • Number of attempts: 7
Yo To Hello - 833 entries

Simply Turn Yo To Hello

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 2
Replace pattern with 1, 2, 3, ... on each line - 867 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: 8
Alphabet soup - 241 entries

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

  • Best score: 25
  • Best player score: 25
  • Number of attempts: 7
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: 15
  • Number of attempts: 4
prepend * to every non-blank line - 5683 entries

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

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 5
Quote modules - 969 entries

Complete golang import statement.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 22
  • Number of attempts: 8
Aliases for cd - 777 entries

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

  • Best score: 30
  • Best player score: 31
  • Number of attempts: 14
Hogwarts Email Sorting - 766 entries

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

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 20
  • Number of attempts: 5
SCREAMING_SNAKE_CASE to Title Case - 1059 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: 10
Line under headers - 1849 entries

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

  • Best score: 24
  • Best player score: 24
  • Number of attempts: 7
Add string initializers to an enum - 724 entries

Change Typescript enum so that it has string initializers.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 21
  • Number of attempts: 7
Bad Copy Syntax - 1880 entries

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

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 19
  • Number of attempts: 4
Reorder the groups - 1060 entries

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

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 5
Add semicolons - 10236 entries

Simply add a semicolon at the end of each line

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 3
ninja substitution - 1199 entries

How can you reuse a previous substitution ?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 11
Two pairs of cluster of letters creates word - 681 entries

Clean and group.

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 6
Cool or not? - 721 entries

abc trying to be cool or not...

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 7
Box it - 7592 entries

Create a box around a line.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 21
  • Number of attempts: 6
Increment each number - 921 entries

Increment each number individually by one

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 5
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: 5
remove lines containing the word "reader" - 3402 entries

easy stuff

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Number of attempts: 3
Applying same text modification in several lines - 2696 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 5
Com(m)a Trouble - 3260 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 7
Swap values inside brackets - 2395 entries

Easy challenge.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 7
Array transposition - 2233 entries

Transpose two arrays into one.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 8
Every other line - 2772 entries

AaAaAaA

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 8
Split line with dots - 2074 entries

This line is too long, split it.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 3
One number per line - 18184 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 9
Swap values - 4373 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 4
Vice versa - 7383 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 5
Simple, Practical, and Common - 32638 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: 7
Collect List - 4137 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 5
Just the middle - 11068 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Number of attempts: 3
I forgot quotes - 15617 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 5
Basic renumbering - 5389 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 1
-a-b-c- - 3076 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 6
V to the i - 4588 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Number of attempts: 3
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10507 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 2
Words in parens - 12674 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 6
switch variable - 4862 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 6
Simple text editing with Vim - 11327 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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