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Played Challenges

Rural Post - 3713 entries

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

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #327 / 918
  • Number of attempts: 6
Satisfy the go linter - 1519 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: 21
  • Position: #107 / 314
  • Number of attempts: 6
Add quotes to ansible playbook - 516 entries

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

  • Best score: 8
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #60 / 171
  • Number of attempts: 2
Multiline to Single Line - 321 entries

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

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Position: #36 / 152
  • Number of attempts: 5
From a Thunderlink to a Markdown link - 587 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: 18
  • Position: #4 / 136
  • Number of attempts: 12
Yo To Hello - 883 entries

Simply Turn Yo To Hello

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #19 / 414
  • Number of attempts: 4
Replace pattern with 1, 2, 3, ... on each line - 898 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: 30
  • Position: #117 / 184
  • Number of attempts: 2
Simple, Practical, and Common - 32744 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: #2280 / 7235
  • Number of attempts: 6
Hogwarts Email Sorting - 783 entries

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

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #74 / 224
  • Number of attempts: 4
prepend * to every non-blank line - 5776 entries

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

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #874 / 1421
  • Number of attempts: 3
Aliases for cd - 781 entries

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

  • Best score: 30
  • Best player score: 68
  • Position: #120 / 142
  • Number of attempts: 3
Add semicolons - 10429 entries

Simply add a semicolon at the end of each line

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #546 / 2954
  • Number of attempts: 8
remove lines containing the word "reader" - 3419 entries

easy stuff

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #1004 / 1108
  • Number of attempts: 3
Box it - 7622 entries

Create a box around a line.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 25
  • Position: #984 / 1819
  • Number of attempts: 3
Just the middle - 11074 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #1383 / 4088
  • Number of attempts: 3
I forgot quotes - 15636 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #1926 / 4094
  • Number of attempts: 9
Simple text editing with Vim - 11354 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #631 / 3335
  • Number of attempts: 5
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