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Played Challenges

Format the CSS - 128 entries

You just copied some CSS color names from the web and need to add them to your python module. Create the COLORS variable and assign a dict() with the names as keys and hex-colors as values. BEWARE OF THE TABS!!

  • Best score: 41
  • Best player score: 51
  • Position: #34 / 44
  • Number of attempts: 1
Rural Post - 4399 entries

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

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #539 / 1080
  • Number of attempts: 5
Satisfy the go linter - 2344 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: 24
  • Position: #227 / 461
  • Number of attempts: 1
Add quotes to ansible playbook - 937 entries

You created an ansible playbook, but forgot to add quotes. Can you fix it?

  • Best score: 8
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #251 / 298
  • Number of attempts: 4
Multiline to Single Line - 679 entries

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

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Position: #38 / 297
  • Number of attempts: 2
Simple, Practical, and Common - 33419 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: 24
  • Position: #3066 / 7374
  • Number of attempts: 5
Swap values - 4548 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #878 / 1258
  • Number of attempts: 2
prepend * to every non-blank line - 6245 entries

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

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #598 / 1525
  • Number of attempts: 8
One number per line - 18635 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #1716 / 3847
  • Number of attempts: 5
V to the i - 4759 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #1252 / 1882
  • Number of attempts: 3
Add semicolons - 10806 entries

Simply add a semicolon at the end of each line

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #1507 / 3049
  • Number of attempts: 1
Split line with dots - 2127 entries

This line is too long, split it.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 24
  • Position: #500 / 631
  • Number of attempts: 2
remove lines containing the word "reader" - 3551 entries

easy stuff

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #861 / 1149
  • Number of attempts: 1
From argument to object - 1475 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
  • Position: #401 / 451
  • Number of attempts: 1
Every other line - 2894 entries

AaAaAaA

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #481 / 701
  • Number of attempts: 3
Search and Replace 0 - 4808 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #840 / 1591
  • Number of attempts: 2
comment and uncomment code inline - 1071 entries

It's very useful to be able to comment out a block of code in a quick edit. And likewise to uncomment the code. This operation often involves multi-line stanzas and even large blocks. With just line-wise navigation and insert mode this would cost you about 4 keystrokes per line. Master this hole of VimGolf and you'll quickly drop your key count in day to day Vim as well.

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #59 / 315
  • Number of attempts: 3
Just the middle - 11367 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #2477 / 4166
  • Number of attempts: 5
Todo list specification - 385 entries

The every item on the todo list must be done today. Modify the list to reflect that.

  • Best score: 37
  • Best player score: 37
  • Position: #44 / 176
  • Number of attempts: 3
Text to HTML Table - 171 entries

Turn the plain text table to an HTML table.

  • Best score: 52
  • Best player score: 66
  • Position: #43 / 49
  • Number of attempts: 1
Stairstep digits - 381 entries

Remove the evens. Double the odds.

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #131 / 142
  • Number of attempts: 1
Missing Library and a Typo - 856 entries

I forgot to add a c library, please add it for me. Also I'm bad at typing so fix my typo too.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #155 / 209
  • Number of attempts: 7
Basic renumbering - 5591 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #1036 / 1258
  • Number of attempts: 4
Simple addition - 310 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #64 / 117
  • Number of attempts: 3
Adam's challenge - 957 entries

Change both normal to bold and 4 by 2. Adam Wathan challenge this on twitter . He did it in 11 keystrokes on Sublime.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #149 / 266
  • Number of attempts: 3
Create a table - 331 entries

Convert the given input into a formatted table

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #17 / 105
  • 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: #50 / 79
  • Number of attempts: 1
Vice versa - 7813 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #1291 / 2106
  • Number of attempts: 1
Order and join - 960 entries

There's something special about the input order.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #230 / 256
  • Number of attempts: 1
A grid of punctuation - 124 entries

Create a checkerboard of = and - in an 80×24 grid!

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #51 / 57
  • Number of attempts: 1
One to Ten - 2174 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: 15
  • Position: #533 / 664
  • Number of attempts: 1
Array transposition - 2387 entries

Transpose two arrays into one.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #181 / 444
  • Number of attempts: 2
From A to B - 564 entries

Mirror and change this text block

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #111 / 155
  • Number of attempts: 2
Space out the alphabet - 1629 entries

Put 3 spaces between adjacent letters.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #284 / 441
  • Number of attempts: 1
ASCII box - 325 entries

Don't forget to fix typos!

  • Best score: 23
  • Best player score: 30
  • Position: #92 / 104
  • Number of attempts: 3
I forgot quotes - 15935 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #1740 / 4163
  • Number of attempts: 5
-a-b-c- - 3177 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #984 / 1130
  • Number of attempts: 2
Don't know what this is - 1987 entries

Replace contents of brackets with matching number of spaces. Don't ask what the format's supposed to be.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #361 / 579
  • Number of attempts: 2
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10637 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #2211 / 3671
  • Number of attempts: 1
Words in parens - 12863 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #2677 / 3948
  • Number of attempts: 1
switch variable - 5041 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #480 / 1738
  • Number of attempts: 2

Contributed Challenges

Add quotes to ansible playbook - 937 entries

You created an ansible playbook, but forgot to add quotes. Can you fix it?

Satisfy the go linter - 2344 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?

Format the CSS - 128 entries

You just copied some CSS color names from the web and need to add them to your python module. Create the COLORS variable and assign a dict() with the names as keys and hex-colors as values. BEWARE OF THE TABS!!

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