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Played Challenges

Simple, Practical, and Common - 32746 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: 28
  • Position: #4090 / 7235
  • Number of attempts: 3
Swap values - 4390 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #155 / 1230
  • Number of attempts: 8
One number per line - 18240 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #2789 / 3760
  • Number of attempts: 3
Split line with dots - 2075 entries

This line is too long, split it.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #205 / 616
  • Number of attempts: 8
Every other line - 2773 entries

AaAaAaA

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #142 / 676
  • Number of attempts: 6
Copy three lines - 2751 entries

If the site is up (by some miracle), make the text under every header identical.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #210 / 616
  • Number of attempts: 2
Just the middle - 11074 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #781 / 4088
  • Number of attempts: 6
Adam's challenge - 904 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: 18
  • Position: #5 / 252
  • Number of attempts: 7
Combines all items - 263 entries

For each line that starts with the same number I want to combine its contents

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #13 / 120
  • Number of attempts: 3
replace 2nd column blanks with values in same column if blank - 208 entries

Where ,SOMELOGB and ,SOMELOGC replaces each /r carriage return if 2nd column is blank. The replace only happens if 2nd column is blank though and should replace up to the non blank row.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #39 / 71
  • Number of attempts: 4
Vice versa - 7416 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #722 / 2011
  • Number of attempts: 5
Sort files from hosts - 137 entries

Resume files by host. I hope you enjoy with this challenge

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #11 / 62
  • Number of attempts: 4
Order and join - 846 entries

There's something special about the input order.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #174 / 233
  • Number of attempts: 1
Change attribute to getter - 98 entries

Wrap attributes with a getter method.

  • Best score: 24
  • Best player score: 24
  • Position: #11 / 44
  • Number of attempts: 4
Collect List - 4146 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #263 / 1159
  • Number of attempts: 5
I forgot quotes - 15639 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #2481 / 4095
  • Number of attempts: 4
-a-b-c- - 3077 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #351 / 1099
  • Number of attempts: 7
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10507 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #1046 / 3626
  • Number of attempts: 4
Words in parens - 12678 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #708 / 3904
  • Number of attempts: 6
Whitespace, empty lines and tabs - 2774 entries

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

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 63
  • Position: #619 / 632
  • Number of attempts: 1
Simple text editing with Vim - 11365 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #451 / 3337
  • Number of attempts: 5
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