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Played Challenges

Multiline to Single Line - 374 entries

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

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Position: #12 / 177
  • Number of attempts: 1
Yo To Hello - 980 entries

Simply Turn Yo To Hello

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #80 / 452
  • Number of attempts: 1
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: #40 / 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: #2083 / 7241
  • Number of attempts: 5
Hogwarts Email Sorting - 793 entries

Given a list of emails, get the students full name and their associated house.

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #20 / 228
  • Number of attempts: 7
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: #26 / 171
  • Number of attempts: 9
Add text at some column - 137 entries

Complete golang struct statement.

  • Best score: 31
  • Best player score: 32
  • Position: #23 / 53
  • Number of attempts: 4
Swap values - 4409 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #931 / 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: #116 / 1434
  • Number of attempts: 5
One number per line - 18295 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #1255 / 3770
  • Number of attempts: 5
Quote modules - 985 entries

Complete golang import statement.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 24
  • Position: #90 / 252
  • Number of attempts: 8
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: 56
  • Position: #103 / 143
  • Number of attempts: 1
Quote modules (ver.2) - 185 entries

Complete golang import statement.

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 25
  • Position: #30 / 48
  • Number of attempts: 2
V to the i - 4615 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #710 / 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: #201 / 806
  • Number of attempts: 1
Add semicolons - 10467 entries

Simply add a semicolon at the end of each line

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #1300 / 2966
  • Number of attempts: 2
remove lines containing the word "reader" - 3436 entries

easy stuff

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #367 / 1113
  • Number of attempts: 5
Box it - 7657 entries

Create a box around a line.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #292 / 1829
  • Number of attempts: 5
Two pairs of cluster of letters creates word - 706 entries

Clean and group.

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #126 / 165
  • Number of attempts: 2
Every other line - 2790 entries

AaAaAaA

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #348 / 679
  • Number of attempts: 5
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: 22
  • Position: #494 / 620
  • Number of attempts: 2
Basic renumbering - 5408 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #208 / 1221
  • Number of attempts: 11
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: #258 / 634
  • Number of attempts: 3
Line under headers - 1877 entries

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

  • Best score: 24
  • Best player score: 26
  • Position: #62 / 464
  • Number of attempts: 9
Delete to the end of the current line - 711 entries

Delete to the end of the current line, but keep the character under the cursor.

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Position: #210 / 348
  • Number of attempts: 1
Put the months in order - 915 entries

Our contractor thought that months should be in alphabetical order. Put them in calendar order please.

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 47
  • Position: #103 / 155
  • Number of attempts: 1
Array transposition - 2271 entries

Transpose two arrays into one.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #148 / 427
  • Number of attempts: 7
I forgot quotes - 15666 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #992 / 4098
  • Number of attempts: 8
-a-b-c- - 3081 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #276 / 1100
  • Number of attempts: 6
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10513 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #1488 / 3629
  • Number of attempts: 4
switch variable - 4871 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #944 / 1692
  • Number of attempts: 2
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