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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: 14
  • Position: #242 / 246
  • Number of attempts: 1
Replace pattern with 1, 2, 3, ... on each line - 1036 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: #57 / 208
  • Number of attempts: 13
Simple, Practical, and Common - 32904 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: #2146 / 7270
  • Number of attempts: 11
Get mail address from outlook format - 592 entries

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

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #93 / 182
  • Number of attempts: 8
prepend * to every non-blank line - 5959 entries

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

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #145 / 1463
  • Number of attempts: 14
One number per line - 18377 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #1500 / 3787
  • Number of attempts: 6
add line and index - 81 entries

a missed line and index names need to be added

  • Best score: 44
  • Best player score: 81
  • Position: #26 / 26
  • Number of attempts: 1
Add semicolons - 10539 entries

Simply add a semicolon at the end of each line

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #520 / 2988
  • Number of attempts: 7
Box it - 7680 entries

Create a box around a line.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #326 / 1835
  • Number of attempts: 10
html paragraph to table - 583 entries

reformat html paragraph to table

  • Best score: 48
  • Best player score: 71
  • Position: #94 / 121
  • Number of attempts: 5
Just the middle - 11136 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #3017 / 4112
  • Number of attempts: 4
One to Ten - 2093 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: #275 / 641
  • Number of attempts: 3
Line under headers - 1918 entries

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

  • Best score: 24
  • Best player score: 26
  • Position: #67 / 472
  • Number of attempts: 11
I forgot quotes - 15728 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #1363 / 4114
  • Number of attempts: 6
Alphabet soup - 392 entries

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

  • Best score: 25
  • Best player score: 26
  • Position: #26 / 93
  • Number of attempts: 8
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