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Played Challenges

Rural Post - 4166 entries

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

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #263 / 1031
  • Number of attempts: 8
Satisfy the go linter - 2032 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: 20
  • Position: #42 / 413
  • Number of attempts: 10
Add quotes to ansible playbook - 822 entries

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

  • Best score: 8
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #123 / 258
  • Number of attempts: 2
xrandr outputs and dashes - 613 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: #79 / 199
  • Number of attempts: 9
From a Thunderlink to a Markdown link - 711 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: #32 / 158
  • Number of attempts: 8
Yo To Hello - 1066 entries

Simply Turn Yo To Hello

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #203 / 489
  • Number of attempts: 4
Replace pattern with 1, 2, 3, ... on each line - 1048 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: #71 / 212
  • Number of attempts: 15
Simple, Practical, and Common - 33029 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: #2226 / 7290
  • Number of attempts: 16
prepend * to every non-blank line - 6061 entries

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

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #265 / 1481
  • Number of attempts: 9
One number per line - 18439 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #1007 / 3802
  • Number of attempts: 8
Add semicolons - 10715 entries

Simply add a semicolon at the end of each line

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #609 / 3019
  • Number of attempts: 3
remove lines containing the word "reader" - 3480 entries

easy stuff

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #435 / 1127
  • Number of attempts: 6
Box it - 7718 entries

Create a box around a line.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #372 / 1841
  • Number of attempts: 5
Just the middle - 11281 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #1408 / 4139
  • Number of attempts: 3
Line under headers - 1933 entries

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

  • Best score: 24
  • Best player score: 24
  • Position: #2 / 476
  • Number of attempts: 7
I forgot quotes - 15808 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #1959 / 4124
  • Number of attempts: 9
learn vim in short time - 221 entries

so happy to learn vim.because vim is awesome

  • Best score: 8
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #115 / 152
  • Number of attempts: 2
Words in parens - 12775 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #1107 / 3926
  • Number of attempts: 4
LaTeX to XML Math Delimiters - 40 entries

Vim is amazing when used to edit MediaWiki text, but typing "<math> . . . </math>" can be tiresome and frustrating if formulas are used often. LaTeX delimiters are so concise and even come in two flavors: "\( . . . \)" for inline math and "\[ . . . \]" for centered formulas. The goal is to perform the following conversions: "\( . . . \)" becomes "<math>. . .</math>" "\[ . . . \]" becomes "<center><math>. . .</math></center>"

  • Best score: 63
  • Best player score: 99
  • Position: #16 / 18
  • Number of attempts: 1
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