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Played Challenges

simple replacements - 660 entries

The goal is to see the replacement commands in action.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #67 / 155
  • Number of attempts: 5
Inverting Lines - 964 entries

A simple challenge to invert all lines, except the first.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #219 / 264
  • Number of attempts: 1
Yo To Hello - 980 entries

Simply Turn Yo To Hello

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #30 / 452
  • 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: 22
  • Position: #43 / 193
  • Number of attempts: 3
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: 22
  • Position: #2138 / 7241
  • Number of attempts: 6
Get mail address from outlook format - 552 entries

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

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #34 / 171
  • Number of attempts: 1
Swap values - 4409 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #939 / 1235
  • Number of attempts: 1
prepend * to every non-blank line - 5829 entries

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

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #136 / 1434
  • Number of attempts: 3
One number per line - 18294 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #978 / 3770
  • Number of attempts: 1
Quote modules - 985 entries

Complete golang import statement.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 27
  • Position: #152 / 252
  • Number of attempts: 1
Unsemantic linewrapping - 818 entries

[Inspired by a blog post I read: https://scott.mn/2014/02/21/semantic_linewrapping/. Text adapted.] Sometimes when editing a Markdown file, I wrap the lines semantically. Instead of inserting a newline at 70 columns (or whatever), or making paragraphs one long line, I put in newlines at a point that seems logical to me. This may seem silly, but it produces better diffs. Semantic linewrapping also makes editing snappier. I can delete, edit or insert sentences easily using linewise operations. Code-oriented text editors like Vim and [REDACTED] are really good at this kind of manipulation. Editing text that hasn't been wrapped semantically is a pain, though:

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #69 / 204
  • Number of attempts: 10
V to the i - 4615 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #727 / 1846
  • Number of attempts: 2
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: 13
  • Position: #217 / 806
  • Number of attempts: 5
Add string initializers to an enum - 726 entries

Change Typescript enum so that it has string initializers.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #48 / 218
  • Number of attempts: 5
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: 19
  • Position: #42 / 227
  • Number of attempts: 11
Add semicolons - 10467 entries

Simply add a semicolon at the end of each line

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #514 / 2966
  • Number of attempts: 2
Bad Copy Syntax - 1899 entries

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

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #180 / 483
  • Number of attempts: 3
remove lines containing the word "reader" - 3436 entries

easy stuff

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #394 / 1113
  • Number of attempts: 4
Box it - 7657 entries

Create a box around a line.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #324 / 1829
  • Number of attempts: 8
From argument to object - 1256 entries

This task typifies those programmers endure while coding. This C-family pseudocode needs a function argument to be repurposed as an object call. Simply search and replace? Repeat a pattern of edits?

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #134 / 415
  • Number of attempts: 3
Two pairs of cluster of letters creates word - 706 entries

Clean and group.

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #49 / 165
  • Number of attempts: 10
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: 13
  • Position: #160 / 620
  • Number of attempts: 9
Search and Replace 0 - 4583 entries

Replace every instance of 'aaa' with 'xaaax'.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #648 / 1518
  • Number of attempts: 1
That hyphen - 2467 entries

"vim vi improved"

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #224 / 675
  • Number of attempts: 12
Just the middle - 11086 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #1376 / 4093
  • Number of attempts: 2
Subnetting - 88 entries

Split up the IP addresses in the right way.

  • Best score: 29
  • Best player score: 42
  • Position: #23 / 30
  • Number of attempts: 2
Basic renumbering - 5408 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #223 / 1221
  • Number of attempts: 7
ninja substitution - 1261 entries

How can you reuse a previous substitution ?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #65 / 242
  • Number of attempts: 5
C Reformatting - 675 entries

You may use Visual mode... or not. #uppercase

  • Best score: 30
  • Best player score: 30
  • Position: #22 / 156
  • Number of attempts: 10
Triangle of arrows - 114 entries

I made this by accident when working on another challenge. How would you go about making this?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #7 / 31
  • Number of attempts: 8
One to Ten - 2071 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: #274 / 634
  • Number of attempts: 2
Line under headers - 1869 entries

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

  • Best score: 24
  • Best player score: 29
  • Position: #241 / 463
  • Number of attempts: 3
Increment each number - 946 entries

Increment each number individually by one

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #189 / 233
  • Number of attempts: 3
Reorder the groups - 1088 entries

Change the order so that the groups of fruit come before the vegetables.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #70 / 248
  • Number of attempts: 7
Collect List - 4155 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #482 / 1161
  • Number of attempts: 1
I forgot quotes - 15666 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #1023 / 4098
  • Number of attempts: 13
-a-b-c- - 3081 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #285 / 1100
  • Number of attempts: 4
Don't know what this is - 1923 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: 11
  • Position: #122 / 565
  • Number of attempts: 7
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10513 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #1512 / 3629
  • Number of attempts: 3
Words in parens - 12690 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #1785 / 3906
  • Number of attempts: 2
Alphabet soup - 353 entries

Create a column of all alphabet characters organized in a funky way

  • Best score: 25
  • Best player score: 26
  • Position: #28 / 83
  • Number of attempts: 7
switch variable - 4868 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #607 / 1691
  • Number of attempts: 3
Whitespace, empty lines and tabs - 2797 entries

Convert tabs to spaces, strip empty lines and trailing whitespace.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #152 / 638
  • Number of attempts: 5
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