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Played Challenges

Python: Def to Lambda - 435 entries

LAMBDA!!!

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #119 / 152
  • Number of attempts: 3
Turn the x - 316 entries

Turn the x to a +

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 30
  • Position: #77 / 79
  • Number of attempts: 1
Rural Post - 4410 entries

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

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #667 / 1083
  • Number of attempts: 2
Satisfy the go linter - 2350 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: 38
  • Position: #422 / 462
  • Number of attempts: 1
Add quotes to ansible playbook - 940 entries

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

  • Best score: 8
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #283 / 300
  • Number of attempts: 1
xrandr outputs and dashes - 670 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
  • Position: #192 / 217
  • Number of attempts: 4
From a Thunderlink to a Markdown link - 756 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: 35
  • Position: #153 / 167
  • Number of attempts: 3
Yo To Hello - 1122 entries

Simply Turn Yo To Hello

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #214 / 520
  • Number of attempts: 4
Replace pattern with 1, 2, 3, ... on each line - 1112 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: 31
  • Position: #153 / 227
  • Number of attempts: 6
Simple, Practical, and Common - 33427 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: 39
  • Position: #7021 / 7377
  • Number of attempts: 1
Hogwarts Email Sorting - 890 entries

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

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 47
  • Position: #249 / 256
  • Number of attempts: 1
Get mail address from outlook format - 641 entries

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

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 25
  • Position: #177 / 201
  • Number of attempts: 1
Swap values - 4553 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #1087 / 1259
  • Number of attempts: 3
prepend * to every non-blank line - 6248 entries

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

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 27
  • Position: #1463 / 1526
  • Number of attempts: 2
One number per line - 18639 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 37
  • Position: #3758 / 3848
  • Number of attempts: 4
Quote modules - 1063 entries

Complete golang import statement.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 83
  • Position: #275 / 277
  • Number of attempts: 1
Aliases for cd - 876 entries

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

  • Best score: 30
  • Best player score: 222
  • Position: #151 / 154
  • Number of attempts: 1
Unsemantic linewrapping - 901 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: 13
  • Position: #188 / 226
  • Number of attempts: 1
V to the i - 4761 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #746 / 1883
  • Number of attempts: 4
Applying same text modification in several lines - 2851 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 33
  • Position: #787 / 843
  • Number of attempts: 2
Add semicolons - 10809 entries

Simply add a semicolon at the end of each line

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #2307 / 3050
  • Number of attempts: 1
Bad Copy Syntax - 2008 entries

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

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 32
  • Position: #447 / 518
  • Number of attempts: 1
Split line with dots - 2127 entries

This line is too long, split it.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 34
  • Position: #608 / 631
  • Number of attempts: 2
remove lines containing the word "reader" - 3555 entries

easy stuff

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #440 / 1150
  • Number of attempts: 5
Com(m)a Trouble - 3697 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #554 / 834
  • Number of attempts: 5
Box it - 7836 entries

Create a box around a line.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 31
  • Position: #1454 / 1868
  • Number of attempts: 5
Every other line - 2901 entries

AaAaAaA

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #367 / 702
  • Number of attempts: 20
Copy three lines - 2863 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #510 / 637
  • Number of attempts: 4
Extract argument from function - 2321 entries

The aim is to see if you can do some refactoring very fast.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #631 / 747
  • Number of attempts: 1
Search and Replace 0 - 4826 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #655 / 1596
  • Number of attempts: 5
Just the middle - 11370 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #1412 / 4168
  • Number of attempts: 7
Team names - 1808 entries

The team names are misspelled.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 24
  • Position: #552 / 582
  • Number of attempts: 1
Basic renumbering - 5605 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #815 / 1260
  • Number of attempts: 5
Vice versa - 7819 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #1863 / 2108
  • Number of attempts: 7
Line under headers - 2022 entries

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

  • Best score: 24
  • Best player score: 52
  • Position: #475 / 498
  • Number of attempts: 3
Increment each number - 994 entries

Increment each number individually by one

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #144 / 244
  • Number of attempts: 1
Array transposition - 2406 entries

Transpose two arrays into one.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 41
  • Position: #406 / 445
  • Number of attempts: 6
Collect List - 4267 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #1005 / 1188
  • Number of attempts: 1
I forgot quotes - 15936 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #3897 / 4164
  • Number of attempts: 1
-a-b-c- - 3181 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #1094 / 1131
  • Number of attempts: 2
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10641 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #3404 / 3673
  • Number of attempts: 1
quotes inside quotes - 3128 entries

taken from tip 85 of the very good book 'Practical Vim: Edit Text at the Speed of Thought' ! I'd be interested what people use :)

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 29
  • Position: #1049 / 1073
  • Number of attempts: 2
Words in parens - 12867 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #3152 / 3949
  • Number of attempts: 1
replacing each line of a block selection - 2947 entries

replace each line's ../assets/js with /javascripts

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 31
  • Position: #675 / 768
  • Number of attempts: 2
switch variable - 5041 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #1532 / 1738
  • Number of attempts: 2
Sort the cardinal numbers - 293 entries

Maybe a simple challenge.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 176
  • Position: #146 / 146
  • Number of attempts: 1
Change the content of a string - 1495 entries

This docstring is a complete lie. Fix it.

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 30
  • Position: #511 / 563
  • Number of attempts: 3
Whitespace, empty lines and tabs - 3413 entries

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

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 25
  • Position: #381 / 745
  • Number of attempts: 5
Simple text editing with Vim - 12395 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #2983 / 3605
  • Number of attempts: 3
Reformat/Refactor a Golfer Class - 6683 entries

A simple case of removing unneeded code and fixing broken indentation.

  • Best score: 32
  • Best player score: 49
  • Position: #1321 / 1639
  • Number of attempts: 1
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