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Played Challenges

V to the i - 4617 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #188 / 1847
  • Number of attempts: 5
Just the middle - 11086 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #1730 / 4093
  • Number of attempts: 4
Interweave two blocks of text - 550 entries

Suppose you've got data on a list of things from multiple sources. They're all in separate chunks, so how might you create a tabular output?

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #155 / 198
  • Number of attempts: 2
Basic renumbering - 5408 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #958 / 1221
  • Number of attempts: 4
comments galore - 965 entries

Basic comment reformatting

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #85 / 408
  • Number of attempts: 2
Mirror Symmetry - 752 entries

Add backslashes.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #211 / 257
  • Number of attempts: 1
Logging with key - 287 entries

Sometimes it is better to log with meaningful key

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 38
  • Position: #69 / 82
  • Number of attempts: 3
Space out the alphabet - 1563 entries

Put 3 spaces between adjacent letters.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #153 / 427
  • Number of attempts: 3
remove all lines in first part - 162 entries

From the second part, remove all lines in the first part. It can be useful when you have done something from a long list, you want to know what is not done yet!

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #15 / 57
  • Number of attempts: 4
Fix the XML - 952 entries

The challenge consists in having a valid xml from an incomplete source.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 35
  • Position: #255 / 275
  • Number of attempts: 2
Condensed Cases - 735 entries

Apple's new programming language, Swift, allows two style of case statements: 1) one Enum case on each line, or 2) multiple Enum cases on a single line. Convert the following from the first case (no pun intended) to the second type.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #183 / 226
  • Number of attempts: 1
I forgot quotes - 15668 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #1510 / 4099
  • Number of attempts: 5
-a-b-c- - 3085 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #767 / 1101
  • Number of attempts: 1
Count both ways - 935 entries

Right AND down.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #213 / 334
  • Number of attempts: 4
120 Degrees - 416 entries

Rotate that triangle.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #20 / 137
  • Number of attempts: 2
Where should I put the Newline? - 833 entries

Help me put the newline.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #144 / 417
  • Number of attempts: 1
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10515 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #686 / 3630
  • Number of attempts: 4
attr_aligner - 3360 entries

Two attr keywords. Two separate indentations. Align the colons.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 30
  • Position: #361 / 679
  • Number of attempts: 3
Letter case trickery - 1530 entries

This file is in a downright esoteric format, consisting of hexadecimal numbers, non-hexadecimal keywords, and "Z" indicating end-of-line. Make the hexadecimal numbers lowercase.

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #259 / 495
  • Number of attempts: 2
quotes inside quotes - 3003 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: 14
  • Position: #193 / 1038
  • Number of attempts: 5
Groups magic - 140 entries

Regexp or macros for string converting: (a) -> ___ (abc) -> ____ (abcd) -> ______ All in the '(' replace to _ multiply by char count + ()

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #59 / 83
  • Number of attempts: 3
Remove noise from HTTP log - 653 entries

This piece of log (from the year 2000) contains some irrelevant data. We only want to see the HTTP method and resource.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #230 / 256
  • Number of attempts: 1
Sort the cardinal numbers - 263 entries

Maybe a simple challenge.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #118 / 135
  • Number of attempts: 2
Shebangs for all - 1749 entries

We've all seen or used a shebang once or twice. Ditch the specific paths and leave just a dynamic Ruby and Python bath behind.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #210 / 462
  • Number of attempts: 3
Make Fancy Header - 939 entries

Make the header text stand out with surrounding asterisks

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #233 / 316
  • Number of attempts: 3
Whitespace, empty lines and tabs - 2805 entries

Convert tabs to spaces, strip empty lines and trailing whitespace.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #277 / 639
  • Number of attempts: 4
Simple text editing with Vim - 11446 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #1895 / 3361
  • Number of attempts: 4
Benny Wong
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building time machine as cofounder o' @timehop • fan of @lorwich • helped build @exitstrategynyc • adder of ascii art in git commits

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