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Played Challenges

simple replacements - 1508 entries

The goal is to see the replacement commands in action.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #147 / 330
  • Number of attempts: 5
Inverting Lines - 1774 entries

A simple challenge to invert all lines, except the first.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #388 / 481
  • Number of attempts: 1
Yo To Hello - 1105 entries

Simply Turn Yo To Hello

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #30 / 511
  • Number of attempts: 3
Replace pattern with 1, 2, 3, ... on each line - 1089 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: 22
  • Position: #48 / 222
  • Number of attempts: 3
Simple, Practical, and Common - 33343 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: #2137 / 7356
  • Number of attempts: 6
Get mail address from outlook format - 621 entries

Create a mail list space separated of mail list formatted by outlook

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #34 / 196
  • Number of attempts: 1
Swap values - 4534 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #955 / 1254
  • Number of attempts: 1
prepend * to every non-blank line - 6196 entries

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

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #136 / 1513
  • Number of attempts: 3
One number per line - 18611 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #1007 / 3840
  • Number of attempts: 1
Quote modules - 1046 entries

Complete golang import statement.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 27
  • Position: #165 / 272
  • Number of attempts: 1
Unsemantic linewrapping - 890 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: 9
  • Position: #69 / 224
  • Number of attempts: 10
V to the i - 4743 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #727 / 1878
  • Number of attempts: 2
Applying same text modification in several lines - 2845 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #234 / 840
  • Number of attempts: 5
Add string initializers to an enum - 862 entries

Change Typescript enum so that it has string initializers.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #48 / 254
  • Number of attempts: 5
SCREAMING_SNAKE_CASE to Title Case - 1169 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
  • Position: #42 / 242
  • Number of attempts: 11
Add semicolons - 10783 entries

Simply add a semicolon at the end of each line

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #513 / 3042
  • Number of attempts: 2
Bad Copy Syntax - 1998 entries

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

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #187 / 513
  • Number of attempts: 3
remove lines containing the word "reader" - 3528 entries

easy stuff

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #393 / 1142
  • Number of attempts: 4
Box it - 7818 entries

Create a box around a line.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #323 / 1861
  • Number of attempts: 8
From argument to object - 1469 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: 17
  • Position: #134 / 449
  • Number of attempts: 3
Two pairs of cluster of letters creates word - 735 entries

Clean and group.

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #49 / 174
  • Number of attempts: 10
Copy three lines - 2839 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #160 / 634
  • Number of attempts: 9
Search and Replace 0 - 4785 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #648 / 1584
  • Number of attempts: 1
That hyphen - 2554 entries

"vim vi improved"

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #224 / 694
  • Number of attempts: 12
Just the middle - 11345 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #1375 / 4159
  • Number of attempts: 2
Subnetting - 111 entries

Split up the IP addresses in the right way.

  • Best score: 29
  • Best player score: 42
  • Position: #28 / 36
  • Number of attempts: 2
Basic renumbering - 5576 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #223 / 1255
  • Number of attempts: 7
ninja substitution - 1372 entries

How can you reuse a previous substitution ?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #65 / 261
  • Number of attempts: 5
C Reformatting - 688 entries

You may use Visual mode... or not. #uppercase

  • Best score: 30
  • Best player score: 30
  • Position: #22 / 161
  • Number of attempts: 10
Triangle of arrows - 166 entries

I made this by accident when working on another challenge. How would you go about making this?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #7 / 39
  • Number of attempts: 8
One to Ten - 2159 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
  • Position: #274 / 660
  • Number of attempts: 2
Line under headers - 1987 entries

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

  • Best score: 24
  • Best player score: 29
  • Position: #260 / 493
  • Number of attempts: 3
Increment each number - 977 entries

Increment each number individually by one

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #197 / 242
  • Number of attempts: 3
Reorder the groups - 1137 entries

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

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #70 / 259
  • Number of attempts: 7
Collect List - 4260 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #482 / 1184
  • Number of attempts: 1
I forgot quotes - 15918 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #1022 / 4158
  • Number of attempts: 13
-a-b-c- - 3169 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #285 / 1126
  • Number of attempts: 4
Don't know what this is - 1978 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: 11
  • Position: #122 / 578
  • Number of attempts: 7
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10615 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #1511 / 3662
  • Number of attempts: 3
Words in parens - 12848 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #1809 / 3943
  • Number of attempts: 2
Alphabet soup - 419 entries

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

  • Best score: 25
  • Best player score: 26
  • Position: #34 / 103
  • Number of attempts: 7
switch variable - 5026 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #607 / 1733
  • Number of attempts: 3
Whitespace, empty lines and tabs - 3278 entries

Convert tabs to spaces, strip empty lines and trailing whitespace.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #186 / 726
  • Number of attempts: 5
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