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Played Challenges

Rural Post - 3547 entries

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

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 2
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: 21
  • Number of attempts: 3
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: 10
  • Number of attempts: 4
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: 3
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: 18
  • Number of attempts: 1
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: 22
  • 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: 53
  • Number of attempts: 3
Yo To Hello - 832 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 - 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: 11
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: 27
  • Number of attempts: 3
prepend * to every non-blank line - 5679 entries

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

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 9
Quote modules - 969 entries

Complete golang import statement.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 27
  • Number of attempts: 4
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: 42
  • Number of attempts: 3
Line under headers - 1841 entries

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

  • Best score: 24
  • Best player score: 29
  • Number of attempts: 2
Add string initializers to an enum - 724 entries

Change Typescript enum so that it has string initializers.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 27
  • Number of attempts: 1
Unsemantic linewrapping - 796 entries

[Inspired by a blog post I read: https://scott.mn/2014/02/21/semantic_linewrapping/. Text adapted.] Sometimes when editing a Markdown file, I wrap the lines semantically. Instead of inserting a newline at 70 columns (or whatever), or making paragraphs one long line, I put in newlines at a point that seems logical to me. This may seem silly, but it produces better diffs. Semantic linewrapping also makes editing snappier. I can delete, edit or insert sentences easily using linewise operations. Code-oriented text editors like Vim and [REDACTED] are really good at this kind of manipulation. Editing text that hasn't been wrapped semantically is a pain, though:

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 23
  • Number of attempts: 2
Bad Copy Syntax - 1880 entries

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

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 38
  • Number of attempts: 1
Reorder the groups - 1060 entries

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

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 18
  • Number of attempts: 3
Add semicolons - 10221 entries

Simply add a semicolon at the end of each line

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 2
ninja substitution - 1199 entries

How can you reuse a previous substitution ?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 18
  • Number of attempts: 3
Box it - 7587 entries

Create a box around a line.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 21
  • Number of attempts: 7
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: 22
  • Number of attempts: 2
remove lines containing the word "reader" - 3400 entries

easy stuff

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Number of attempts: 5
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: 16
  • Number of attempts: 3
Com(m)a Trouble - 3254 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 4
Swap values inside brackets - 2395 entries

Easy challenge.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 19
  • Number of attempts: 4
Array transposition - 2233 entries

Transpose two arrays into one.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 44
  • Number of attempts: 1
Every other line - 2772 entries

AaAaAaA

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 25
  • Number of attempts: 2
Copy three lines - 2744 entries

If the site is up (by some miracle), make the text under every header identical.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 1
One number per line - 18179 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 20
  • Number of attempts: 5
Swap values - 4373 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 4
Vice versa - 7382 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 2
Simple, Practical, and Common - 32606 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: 26
  • Number of attempts: 5
Collect List - 4137 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 19
  • Number of attempts: 4
Just the middle - 11064 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Number of attempts: 3
I forgot quotes - 15607 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 1
Basic renumbering - 5389 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 12
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10506 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 1
Words in parens - 12671 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 2
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: 16
  • Number of attempts: 4
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