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Played Challenges

One number per line - 18377 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #1137 / 3787
  • Number of attempts: 5
Box it - 7680 entries

Create a box around a line.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 24
  • Position: #818 / 1835
  • Number of attempts: 4
Extract argument from function - 2215 entries

The aim is to see if you can do some refactoring very fast.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #165 / 728
  • Number of attempts: 3
Alsa configuration - 481 entries

I'm tweaking my ~/.asoundrc file!

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 30
  • Position: #84 / 123
  • Number of attempts: 3
Vim tetris - 351 entries

Vim can play tetris too!

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #31 / 100
  • Number of attempts: 6
Five Pillars - 60 entries

Arrange all words in a table with 5 columns. The minimal space between words in columns is 2 spaces. Columns do have varying width.

  • Best score: 41
  • Best player score: 79
  • Position: #20 / 22
  • Number of attempts: 1
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10533 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #1719 / 3637
  • Number of attempts: 5
Letter case trickery - 1547 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: #226 / 498
  • Number of attempts: 3
quotes inside quotes - 3026 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: #14 / 1044
  • Number of attempts: 5
Number an outline - 223 entries

The indent and words are right, but the numbers are all wrong.

  • Best score: 25
  • Best player score: 81
  • Position: #68 / 72
  • Number of attempts: 1
Words in parens - 12736 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #31 / 3919
  • Number of attempts: 12
Hole-in-one - 973 entries

Lets take this golf thing literally.. Drive off the tee into the hole, and of course you don't strike the ball completely clean.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #183 / 297
  • Number of attempts: 3
The name of the game - 627 entries

End up with the name of the game.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #111 / 343
  • Number of attempts: 3
SFD-ROC: vimvimvim - 1508 entries

Oh no, this line is longer than 80 chars... put each 'vim' on a new line.

  • Best score: 8
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #26 / 424
  • Number of attempts: 8
replacing each line of a block selection - 2791 entries

replace each line's ../assets/js with /javascripts

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #130 / 732
  • Number of attempts: 9
switch variable - 4917 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #424 / 1701
  • Number of attempts: 2
Shebangs for all - 1771 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: 11
  • Position: #11 / 467
  • Number of attempts: 6
Simple text editing with Vim - 11624 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #155 / 3410
  • Number of attempts: 3
Reformat/Refactor a Golfer Class - 6014 entries

A simple case of removing unneeded code and fixing broken indentation.

  • Best score: 32
  • Best player score: 35
  • Position: #346 / 1481
  • Number of attempts: 5
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