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Played Challenges

Simple, Practical, and Common - 33385 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
  • Position: #352 / 7364
  • Number of attempts: 2
Swap values - 4543 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #365 / 1257
  • Number of attempts: 3
V to the i - 4751 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #1125 / 1879
  • Number of attempts: 1
Search and Replace 0 - 4790 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #981 / 1585
  • Number of attempts: 1
Just the middle - 11360 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #581 / 4164
  • Number of attempts: 2
Fun With The Diagonal - 103 entries

change the lowercase characters on the main diagonal to uppercase

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #16 / 79
  • Number of attempts: 1
Vice versa - 7803 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #712 / 2100
  • Number of attempts: 2
Free hyphen! - 159 entries

Just like "Inner hyphens", but I'm giving you a free hyphen to play with. Will your solution be any different?

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #50 / 85
  • Number of attempts: 1
Sorting a glossary - 123 entries

Sort a glossary. Glossary head contains a header phrase ending with ':' and glossary body has multi line text indented with a tab.

  • Best score: 6
  • Best player score: 6
  • Position: #19 / 78
  • Number of attempts: 1
comments galore - 998 entries

Basic comment reformatting

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #139 / 418
  • Number of attempts: 1
Mirror Symmetry - 798 entries

Add backslashes.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #100 / 266
  • Number of attempts: 3
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10624 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #2087 / 3666
  • Number of attempts: 2
Switch function arguments - 2082 entries

How to switch two arguments of a function.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #404 / 652
  • Number of attempts: 2
switch variable - 5036 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #403 / 1736
  • Number of attempts: 1
Simple text editing with Vim - 12290 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #1470 / 3581
  • Number of attempts: 1
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