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Played Challenges

HS exam question - 764 entries

Convert the data to a python dictionary

  • Best score: 47
  • Best player score: 76
  • Position: #115 / 199
  • Number of attempts: 2
swap number pairs - 1664 entries

Swap the numbers in a bunch of 2-element arrays.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 27
  • Position: #167 / 311
  • Number of attempts: 4
Rural Post - 4156 entries

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

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #77 / 1030
  • Number of attempts: 10
Multiline to Single Line - 552 entries

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

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Position: #7 / 248
  • Number of attempts: 1
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: #11 / 158
  • Number of attempts: 3
Yo To Hello - 1066 entries

Simply Turn Yo To Hello

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #63 / 489
  • Number of attempts: 1
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: #2136 / 7290
  • Number of attempts: 6
Swap values - 4484 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #944 / 1245
  • Number of attempts: 2
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: #166 / 1481
  • Number of attempts: 10
One number per line - 18439 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #2515 / 3802
  • Number of attempts: 6
Applying same text modification in several lines - 2768 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #225 / 821
  • Number of attempts: 3
Add semicolons - 10715 entries

Simply add a semicolon at the end of each line

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #510 / 3019
  • Number of attempts: 6
remove lines containing the word "reader" - 3480 entries

easy stuff

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #390 / 1127
  • Number of attempts: 4
Com(m)a Trouble - 3454 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #550 / 775
  • Number of attempts: 1
Box it - 7718 entries

Create a box around a line.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 29
  • Position: #1317 / 1841
  • Number of attempts: 3
Just the middle - 11281 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #1374 / 4139
  • Number of attempts: 4
I forgot quotes - 15804 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #2320 / 4123
  • Number of attempts: 5
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10560 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #1510 / 3645
  • Number of attempts: 3
quotes inside quotes - 3065 entries

taken from tip 85 of the very good book 'Practical Vim: Edit Text at the Speed of Thought' ! I'd be interested what people use :)

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #645 / 1054
  • Number of attempts: 3
Words in parens - 12775 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #1086 / 3926
  • Number of attempts: 2
Alphabet soup - 396 entries

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

  • Best score: 25
  • Best player score: 26
  • Position: #20 / 96
  • Number of attempts: 5
Simple text editing with Vim - 11746 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #1797 / 3444
  • Number of attempts: 9
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