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Played Challenges

Python: Def to Lambda - 226 entries

LAMBDA!!!

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #14 / 83
  • Number of attempts: 2
Rural Post - 3833 entries

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

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #214 / 946
  • Number of attempts: 4
Satisfy the go linter - 1670 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: 22
  • Position: #144 / 340
  • Number of attempts: 5
Add quotes to ansible playbook - 615 entries

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

  • Best score: 8
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #164 / 196
  • Number of attempts: 1
Multiline to Single Line - 383 entries

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

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Position: #54 / 183
  • Number of attempts: 3
xrandr outputs and dashes - 577 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: 12
  • Position: #71 / 188
  • Number of attempts: 6
From a Thunderlink to a Markdown link - 663 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: 22
  • Position: #92 / 147
  • Number of attempts: 6
Yo To Hello - 989 entries

Simply Turn Yo To Hello

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #176 / 456
  • Number of attempts: 3
Replace pattern with 1, 2, 3, ... on each line - 954 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: 37
  • Position: #151 / 193
  • Number of attempts: 5
Simple, Practical, and Common - 32798 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: 24
  • Position: #3013 / 7244
  • Number of attempts: 7
Get mail address from outlook format - 560 entries

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

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #97 / 173
  • Number of attempts: 1
Swap values - 4415 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #329 / 1236
  • Number of attempts: 8
prepend * to every non-blank line - 5835 entries

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

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #577 / 1436
  • Number of attempts: 6
One number per line - 18318 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #2724 / 3774
  • Number of attempts: 2
Quote modules - 985 entries

Complete golang import statement.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 26
  • Position: #127 / 252
  • Number of attempts: 4
Aliases for cd - 787 entries

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

  • Best score: 30
  • Best player score: 41
  • Position: #55 / 143
  • Number of attempts: 2
V to the i - 4621 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #744 / 1849
  • Number of attempts: 3
Applying same text modification in several lines - 2720 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #232 / 809
  • Number of attempts: 4
Add string initializers to an enum - 737 entries

Change Typescript enum so that it has string initializers.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #80 / 220
  • Number of attempts: 4
SCREAMING_SNAKE_CASE to Title Case - 1089 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: 31
  • Position: #175 / 227
  • Number of attempts: 4
Add semicolons - 10475 entries

Simply add a semicolon at the end of each line

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #1838 / 2970
  • Number of attempts: 6
Bad Copy Syntax - 1910 entries

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

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #195 / 487
  • Number of attempts: 3
remove lines containing the word "reader" - 3439 entries

easy stuff

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #768 / 1114
  • Number of attempts: 3
Com(m)a Trouble - 3321 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #348 / 748
  • Number of attempts: 9
Box it - 7667 entries

Create a box around a line.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 24
  • Position: #920 / 1831
  • Number of attempts: 2
Just the middle - 11092 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #3056 / 4096
  • Number of attempts: 1
ninja substitution - 1278 entries

How can you reuse a previous substitution ?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #114 / 245
  • Number of attempts: 12
Vice versa - 7480 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #565 / 2028
  • Number of attempts: 4
One to Ten - 2078 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: #292 / 637
  • Number of attempts: 3
Line under headers - 1905 entries

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

  • Best score: 24
  • Best player score: 27
  • Position: #173 / 468
  • Number of attempts: 5
Array transposition - 2286 entries

Transpose two arrays into one.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #216 / 428
  • Number of attempts: 10
I forgot quotes - 15687 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #1945 / 4103
  • Number of attempts: 1
-a-b-c- - 3099 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #404 / 1104
  • Number of attempts: 4
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10519 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #1533 / 3631
  • Number of attempts: 3
Words in parens - 12694 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #1798 / 3907
  • Number of attempts: 6
Rotating Philosophers Problem - 373 entries

Can you help the philosophers find a good place to sit before they get five forks and spaghetti?

  • Best score: 29
  • Best player score: 30
  • Position: #79 / 157
  • Number of attempts: 5
Simple text editing with Vim - 11497 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #1803 / 3374
  • Number of attempts: 2
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