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Played Challenges

Format the CSS - 90 entries

You just copied some CSS color names from the web and need to add them to your python module. Create the COLORS variable and assign a dict() with the names as keys and hex-colors as values. BEWARE OF THE TABS!!

  • Best score: 41
  • Best player score: 51
  • Position: #28 / 35
  • Number of attempts: 1
Rural Post - 4087 entries

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

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #492 / 1010
  • Number of attempts: 5
Satisfy the go linter - 2003 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: 24
  • Position: #193 / 401
  • Number of attempts: 1
Add quotes to ansible playbook - 781 entries

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

  • Best score: 8
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #205 / 246
  • Number of attempts: 4
Multiline to Single Line - 516 entries

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

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Position: #38 / 234
  • Number of attempts: 2
Simple, Practical, and Common - 32881 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: #3019 / 7266
  • Number of attempts: 5
Swap values - 4423 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #861 / 1239
  • Number of attempts: 2
prepend * to every non-blank line - 5948 entries

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

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #574 / 1460
  • Number of attempts: 8
One number per line - 18369 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #1688 / 3786
  • Number of attempts: 5
V to the i - 4635 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #1238 / 1855
  • Number of attempts: 3
Add semicolons - 10527 entries

Simply add a semicolon at the end of each line

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #1480 / 2986
  • Number of attempts: 1
Split line with dots - 2088 entries

This line is too long, split it.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 24
  • Position: #494 / 621
  • Number of attempts: 2
remove lines containing the word "reader" - 3450 entries

easy stuff

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #835 / 1119
  • Number of attempts: 1
From argument to object - 1258 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: 23
  • Position: #369 / 416
  • Number of attempts: 1
Every other line - 2820 entries

AaAaAaA

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #472 / 684
  • Number of attempts: 3
Search and Replace 0 - 4643 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #808 / 1538
  • Number of attempts: 2
comment and uncomment code inline - 984 entries

It's very useful to be able to comment out a block of code in a quick edit. And likewise to uncomment the code. This operation often involves multi-line stanzas and even large blocks. With just line-wise navigation and insert mode this would cost you about 4 keystrokes per line. Master this hole of VimGolf and you'll quickly drop your key count in day to day Vim as well.

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #59 / 294
  • Number of attempts: 3
Just the middle - 11124 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #2450 / 4109
  • Number of attempts: 5
Todo list specification - 362 entries

The every item on the todo list must be done today. Modify the list to reflect that.

  • Best score: 37
  • Best player score: 37
  • Position: #44 / 166
  • Number of attempts: 3
Text to HTML Table - 157 entries

Turn the plain text table to an HTML table.

  • Best score: 52
  • Best player score: 66
  • Position: #40 / 46
  • Number of attempts: 1
Stairstep digits - 240 entries

Remove the evens. Double the odds.

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #108 / 115
  • Number of attempts: 1
Missing Library and a Typo - 830 entries

I forgot to add a c library, please add it for me. Also I'm bad at typing so fix my typo too.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #151 / 204
  • Number of attempts: 7
Basic renumbering - 5422 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #1010 / 1225
  • Number of attempts: 4
Simple addition - 293 entries

The right side of the equation is already there. We just need the left one now.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #59 / 108
  • Number of attempts: 3
Adam's challenge - 913 entries

Change both normal to bold and 4 by 2. Adam Wathan challenge this on twitter . He did it in 11 keystrokes on Sublime.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #143 / 256
  • Number of attempts: 3
Create a table - 302 entries

Convert the given input into a formatted table

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #17 / 98
  • Number of attempts: 2
Fun With The Diagonal - 96 entries

change the lowercase characters on the main diagonal to uppercase

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #50 / 73
  • Number of attempts: 1
Vice versa - 7508 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #1258 / 2038
  • Number of attempts: 1
Order and join - 870 entries

There's something special about the input order.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #214 / 239
  • Number of attempts: 1
A grid of punctuation - 115 entries

Create a checkerboard of = and - in an 80×24 grid!

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #48 / 54
  • Number of attempts: 1
One to Ten - 2091 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: 15
  • Position: #512 / 640
  • Number of attempts: 1
Array transposition - 2295 entries

Transpose two arrays into one.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #173 / 430
  • Number of attempts: 2
From A to B - 552 entries

Mirror and change this text block

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #108 / 152
  • Number of attempts: 2
Space out the alphabet - 1575 entries

Put 3 spaces between adjacent letters.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #277 / 431
  • Number of attempts: 1
ASCII box - 315 entries

Don't forget to fix typos!

  • Best score: 23
  • Best player score: 30
  • Position: #90 / 101
  • Number of attempts: 3
I forgot quotes - 15712 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #1721 / 4109
  • Number of attempts: 5
-a-b-c- - 3108 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #966 / 1110
  • Number of attempts: 2
Don't know what this is - 1943 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: 14
  • Position: #354 / 570
  • Number of attempts: 2
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10531 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #2187 / 3636
  • Number of attempts: 1
Words in parens - 12725 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #2654 / 3915
  • Number of attempts: 1
switch variable - 4901 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #480 / 1698
  • Number of attempts: 2

Contributed Challenges

Add quotes to ansible playbook - 781 entries

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

Satisfy the go linter - 2003 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?

Format the CSS - 90 entries

You just copied some CSS color names from the web and need to add them to your python module. Create the COLORS variable and assign a dict() with the names as keys and hex-colors as values. BEWARE OF THE TABS!!

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