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Played Challenges

Simple, Practical, and Common - 32953 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: #4116 / 7275
  • Number of attempts: 3
Swap values - 4440 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #155 / 1241
  • Number of attempts: 8
One number per line - 18395 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #2816 / 3793
  • Number of attempts: 3
Split line with dots - 2101 entries

This line is too long, split it.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #206 / 623
  • Number of attempts: 8
Every other line - 2829 entries

AaAaAaA

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #146 / 686
  • Number of attempts: 6
Copy three lines - 2801 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #214 / 625
  • Number of attempts: 2
Just the middle - 11141 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #781 / 4114
  • Number of attempts: 6
Adam's challenge - 916 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 / 257
  • Number of attempts: 7
Combines all items - 271 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 / 123
  • Number of attempts: 3
replace 2nd column blanks with values in same column if blank - 211 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: #41 / 74
  • Number of attempts: 4
Vice versa - 7535 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #731 / 2048
  • Number of attempts: 5
Sort files from hosts - 148 entries

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

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #11 / 66
  • Number of attempts: 4
Order and join - 881 entries

There's something special about the input order.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #180 / 242
  • Number of attempts: 1
Change attribute to getter - 111 entries

Wrap attributes with a getter method.

  • Best score: 24
  • Best player score: 24
  • Position: #11 / 48
  • Number of attempts: 4
Collect List - 4184 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #263 / 1167
  • Number of attempts: 5
I forgot quotes - 15748 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #2501 / 4116
  • Number of attempts: 4
-a-b-c- - 3118 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #356 / 1112
  • Number of attempts: 7
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10538 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #1046 / 3638
  • Number of attempts: 4
Words in parens - 12736 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #712 / 3919
  • Number of attempts: 6
Whitespace, empty lines and tabs - 3009 entries

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

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 63
  • Position: #654 / 667
  • Number of attempts: 1
Simple text editing with Vim - 11657 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 / 3418
  • Number of attempts: 5
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