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Played Challenges

Python: Def to Lambda - 387 entries

LAMBDA!!!

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #14 / 130
  • Number of attempts: 2
Rural Post - 4138 entries

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

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #227 / 1023
  • Number of attempts: 4
Satisfy the go linter - 2025 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: #177 / 408
  • Number of attempts: 5
Add quotes to ansible playbook - 799 entries

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

  • Best score: 8
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #216 / 251
  • Number of attempts: 1
Multiline to Single Line - 540 entries

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

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Position: #54 / 242
  • Number of attempts: 3
xrandr outputs and dashes - 607 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 / 195
  • Number of attempts: 6
From a Thunderlink to a Markdown link - 704 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: #96 / 156
  • Number of attempts: 6
Yo To Hello - 1059 entries

Simply Turn Yo To Hello

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #176 / 485
  • Number of attempts: 3
Replace pattern with 1, 2, 3, ... on each line - 1046 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: #162 / 210
  • Number of attempts: 5
Simple, Practical, and Common - 32989 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: #3031 / 7283
  • Number of attempts: 7
Get mail address from outlook format - 597 entries

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

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #104 / 185
  • Number of attempts: 1
Swap values - 4484 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #329 / 1245
  • Number of attempts: 8
prepend * to every non-blank line - 6033 entries

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

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #589 / 1477
  • Number of attempts: 6
One number per line - 18434 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #2746 / 3800
  • Number of attempts: 2
Quote modules - 1019 entries

Complete golang import statement.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 26
  • Position: #133 / 260
  • Number of attempts: 4
Aliases for cd - 819 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: #58 / 146
  • Number of attempts: 2
V to the i - 4643 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #744 / 1858
  • Number of attempts: 3
Applying same text modification in several lines - 2765 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #238 / 819
  • Number of attempts: 4
Add string initializers to an enum - 784 entries

Change Typescript enum so that it has string initializers.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #86 / 234
  • Number of attempts: 4
SCREAMING_SNAKE_CASE to Title Case - 1120 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: #180 / 233
  • Number of attempts: 4
Add semicolons - 10709 entries

Simply add a semicolon at the end of each line

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #1873 / 3014
  • Number of attempts: 6
Bad Copy Syntax - 1948 entries

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

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #198 / 495
  • Number of attempts: 3
remove lines containing the word "reader" - 3475 entries

easy stuff

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #776 / 1125
  • Number of attempts: 3
Com(m)a Trouble - 3441 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #363 / 769
  • Number of attempts: 9
Box it - 7696 entries

Create a box around a line.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 24
  • Position: #925 / 1838
  • Number of attempts: 2
Just the middle - 11263 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #3077 / 4135
  • Number of attempts: 1
ninja substitution - 1302 entries

How can you reuse a previous substitution ?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #116 / 248
  • Number of attempts: 12
Vice versa - 7588 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #565 / 2055
  • Number of attempts: 4
One to Ten - 2113 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 / 645
  • Number of attempts: 3
Line under headers - 1926 entries

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

  • Best score: 24
  • Best player score: 27
  • Position: #175 / 474
  • Number of attempts: 5
Array transposition - 2319 entries

Transpose two arrays into one.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #219 / 432
  • Number of attempts: 10
I forgot quotes - 15766 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #1953 / 4118
  • Number of attempts: 1
-a-b-c- - 3125 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #407 / 1114
  • Number of attempts: 4
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10557 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #1533 / 3643
  • Number of attempts: 3
Words in parens - 12769 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #1810 / 3925
  • Number of attempts: 6
Rotating Philosophers Problem - 382 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: #81 / 161
  • Number of attempts: 5
Simple text editing with Vim - 11708 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #1818 / 3431
  • Number of attempts: 2
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