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Played Challenges

swap number pairs - 1250 entries

Swap the numbers in a bunch of 2-element arrays.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 39
  • Position: #193 / 235
  • Number of attempts: 3
Change double quotes to single quotes, but with a twist - 214 entries

Although this challenge is in the context of a Python function, you don't need to know Python to do this challenge. It is to add contexts and interesting constraints. The file contains a function that prints a multi-line string literal. I wrote the string literal with double quotes, but then I decided to use single quotes instead, and that's your challenge. However, interestingly enough, the string itself contains single and double quotes. This means, inside the string literal, the originally escaped double quotes no longer need to be escaped, but the single quotes now need to be escaped. Note that the triple double quotes in the docstring should be left alone.

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 58
  • Position: #44 / 44
  • Number of attempts: 1
Rural Post - 3785 entries

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

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 29
  • Position: #832 / 936
  • Number of attempts: 10
Satisfy the go linter - 1596 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: 62
  • Position: #329 / 330
  • Number of attempts: 1
Add quotes to ansible playbook - 573 entries

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

  • Best score: 8
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #131 / 185
  • Number of attempts: 5
Multiline to Single Line - 371 entries

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

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #168 / 175
  • Number of attempts: 4
Data reformat - 219 entries

Reformat this copy-paste data! #csv

  • Best score: 38
  • Best player score: 253
  • Position: #52 / 53
  • Number of attempts: 1
xrandr outputs and dashes - 550 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: 37
  • Position: #176 / 181
  • Number of attempts: 2
From a Thunderlink to a Markdown link - 642 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: 39
  • Position: #139 / 143
  • Number of attempts: 1
Yo To Hello - 980 entries

Simply Turn Yo To Hello

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #402 / 452
  • Number of attempts: 2
Simple, Practical, and Common - 32765 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: 36
  • Position: #6628 / 7241
  • Number of attempts: 12
prepend * to every non-blank line - 5827 entries

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

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #1285 / 1434
  • Number of attempts: 2
One number per line - 18294 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 30
  • Position: #3573 / 3770
  • Number of attempts: 1
Quote modules - 985 entries

Complete golang import statement.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 43
  • Position: #236 / 252
  • Number of attempts: 3
Applying same text modification in several lines - 2710 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #435 / 806
  • Number of attempts: 12
Add semicolons - 10466 entries

Simply add a semicolon at the end of each line

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 90
  • Position: #2958 / 2965
  • Number of attempts: 1
Split line with dots - 2081 entries

This line is too long, split it.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 28
  • Position: #575 / 618
  • Number of attempts: 6
Copy three lines - 2766 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 25
  • Position: #547 / 620
  • Number of attempts: 3
Just the middle - 11086 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #3875 / 4093
  • Number of attempts: 6
Line under headers - 1869 entries

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

  • Best score: 24
  • Best player score: 56
  • Position: #452 / 463
  • Number of attempts: 4
Increment each number - 946 entries

Increment each number individually by one

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 67
  • Position: #233 / 233
  • Number of attempts: 2
Remove quotes after first field - 311 entries

Remove the quotes around each field except for the first field.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 26
  • Position: #66 / 77
  • Number of attempts: 2
Fix the XML - 934 entries

The challenge consists in having a valid xml from an incomplete source.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 34
  • Position: #252 / 273
  • Number of attempts: 1
-a-b-c- - 3081 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 49
  • Position: #1097 / 1100
  • Number of attempts: 2
Mess in revision history - 1117 entries

Help Joe clean up what Steve has cobbled.

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 57
  • Position: #234 / 239
  • Number of attempts: 5
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10513 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #3152 / 3629
  • Number of attempts: 6
attr_aligner - 3350 entries

Two attr keywords. Two separate indentations. Align the colons.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 65
  • Position: #672 / 678
  • Number of attempts: 4
Words in parens - 12690 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 24
  • Position: #3685 / 3906
  • Number of attempts: 4
SFD-ROC: vimvimvim - 1460 entries

Oh no, this line is longer than 80 chars... put each 'vim' on a new line.

  • Best score: 8
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #388 / 414
  • Number of attempts: 4
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