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Played Challenges

Simple, Practical, and Common - 32904 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: #723 / 7270
  • Number of attempts: 9
Swap values - 4440 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #416 / 1241
  • Number of attempts: 5
One number per line - 18377 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #191 / 3787
  • Number of attempts: 7
V to the i - 4639 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #490 / 1856
  • Number of attempts: 3
Split line with dots - 2098 entries

This line is too long, split it.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #339 / 622
  • Number of attempts: 1
Box it - 7680 entries

Create a box around a line.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 27
  • Position: #1085 / 1835
  • Number of attempts: 2
Every other line - 2829 entries

AaAaAaA

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #325 / 686
  • Number of attempts: 3
Copy three lines - 2794 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #65 / 625
  • Number of attempts: 5
Extract argument from function - 2215 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #515 / 728
  • Number of attempts: 2
That hyphen - 2498 entries

"vim vi improved"

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #144 / 683
  • Number of attempts: 2
Just the middle - 11136 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #2362 / 4112
  • Number of attempts: 4
Make HTML List - 987 entries

Turn the comma separated list into an unordered html list.

  • Best score: 33
  • Best player score: 43
  • Position: #112 / 261
  • Number of attempts: 1
Basic renumbering - 5428 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #69 / 1226
  • Number of attempts: 3
Fiddle percentages into real numbers - 795 entries

Get rid of the '%' symbols and shift the decimal place. This is the easier version - all the columns line up.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #159 / 271
  • Number of attempts: 2
Nesting SASS - 248 entries

Move a block inside another block and indent it

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #23 / 88
  • Number of attempts: 3
Combines all items - 269 entries

For each line that starts with the same number I want to combine its contents

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #11 / 123
  • Number of attempts: 2
Wrap text in quotes - 338 entries

All the blocks of text should be wrapped in quotation marks.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #93 / 115
  • Number of attempts: 1
Vice versa - 7520 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #264 / 2043
  • Number of attempts: 6
7th Birthday - 182 entries

We have a bunch of numbers written from 0 to 9 in the order present in the text input file. The task is to create 7 by replacing the numbers with dashes.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #39 / 70
  • Number of attempts: 2
Paragraph sort - 414 entries

My large herbivorous mammals, Vim commands, and POSIX utilities need to be sorted separately.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #83 / 120
  • Number of attempts: 2
Order and join - 877 entries

There's something special about the input order.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #34 / 241
  • Number of attempts: 5
Paragraph breaks - 483 entries

Swap the blank lines and the aaa lines.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #117 / 160
  • Number of attempts: 1
Scrambled numbers - 772 entries

Four is NOT 1. One is 1.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #17 / 179
  • Number of attempts: 5
Alsa configuration - 481 entries

I'm tweaking my ~/.asoundrc file!

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 25
  • Position: #67 / 123
  • Number of attempts: 2
A grid of punctuation - 117 entries

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

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #43 / 55
  • Number of attempts: 1
Collect List - 4178 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #306 / 1166
  • Number of attempts: 3
camel riding - 745 entries

add a prefix on some camelCase variables

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #127 / 267
  • Number of attempts: 2
Space out the alphabet - 1590 entries

Put 3 spaces between adjacent letters.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #276 / 433
  • Number of attempts: 3
Fix the XML - 958 entries

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

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #102 / 279
  • Number of attempts: 4
I forgot quotes - 15727 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #2495 / 4113
  • Number of attempts: 2
Count both ways - 957 entries

Right AND down.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #251 / 340
  • Number of attempts: 2
Do you demand a shrubbery? - 1105 entries

Use :redir and crush the emacsgolfers.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #89 / 291
  • Number of attempts: 7
Don't know what this is - 1948 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: #350 / 571
  • Number of attempts: 3
Where should I put the Newline? - 842 entries

Help me put the newline.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #375 / 421
  • Number of attempts: 1
Words in parens - 12736 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #2342 / 3919
  • Number of attempts: 1
SFD-ROC: vimvimvim - 1508 entries

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

  • Best score: 8
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #296 / 424
  • Number of attempts: 1
Vertical Limit - 2367 entries

transform a succession of one word lines to a an array of strings

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #153 / 716
  • Number of attempts: 3
Switch function arguments - 1982 entries

How to switch two arguments of a function.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #279 / 627
  • Number of attempts: 4
switch variable - 4917 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #887 / 1701
  • Number of attempts: 2
Make it more readable - 1891 entries

Insert blank lines to make it more organized and readable

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #466 / 622
  • Number of attempts: 1
Generate English Alphabets - 438 entries

Start with a, get up to z.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 24
  • Position: #62 / 194
  • Number of attempts: 1
Simple text editing with Vim - 11620 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #1496 / 3409
  • Number of attempts: 7
Reformat/Refactor a Golfer Class - 5993 entries

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

  • Best score: 32
  • Best player score: 39
  • Position: #688 / 1478
  • Number of attempts: 4
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