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Played Challenges

Poorly indented Python comments - 668 entries

Fix the alignment of some Python comments as quickly as possible.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 118
  • Position: #120 / 128
  • Number of attempts: 1
delete swap - 619 entries

delete all swap

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 6
  • Position: #158 / 211
  • Number of attempts: 5
Plotting some variables in python - 1237 entries

4 sets of (x,y) variables to plot. Just increment the numbers! Well, let's change the colors of the lines as well. Oh and we meant to plot the absolute values of course.

  • Best score: 34
  • Best player score: 41
  • Position: #95 / 259
  • Number of attempts: 5
ssh config skills - 219 entries

Parse output from `kuebctl get no -o wide` into an .ssh/config file!

  • Best score: 41
  • Best player score: 62
  • Position: #34 / 54
  • Number of attempts: 8
Rural Post - 4138 entries

Simple challenge to remove all but the post code on each line

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #190 / 1023
  • Number of attempts: 2
Add quotes to ansible playbook - 799 entries

You created an ansible playbook, but forgot to add quotes. Can you fix it?

  • Best score: 8
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #106 / 251
  • Number of attempts: 3
Multiline to Single Line - 540 entries

Convert a multiline, indented file to a single line with no whitespace

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Position: #57 / 242
  • Number of attempts: 3
From a Thunderlink to a Markdown link - 704 entries

ThunderLinks are durable hyperlinks to specific email messages generated from Thunderbird in HTML format. Leverage the power of vim to make them suitable for a markdown-formatted file.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 25
  • Position: #112 / 156
  • Number of attempts: 6
Yo To Hello - 1059 entries

Simply Turn Yo To Hello

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #248 / 485
  • Number of attempts: 2
Simple, Practical, and Common - 32989 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: 31
  • Position: #5580 / 7283
  • Number of attempts: 7
Hogwarts Email Sorting - 837 entries

Given a list of emails, get the students full name and their associated house.

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #143 / 241
  • Number of attempts: 3
Get mail address from outlook format - 597 entries

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

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #29 / 185
  • Number of attempts: 6
Reconstruct the actual output from my unit test tool report - 133 entries

When a test fails, my unit test tool reports differences between the actual output and the expected output as follow: - line in the expected output but missing in the actual output are prefixed with a dash - unexpected lines in the actual output are prefixed with a plus sign - comments added by the unit test tool are prefixed with a question mark - common lines are showed `as-is` (well, almost;) From that "diff" format, I would like to reconstruct the actual output.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #41 / 45
  • Number of attempts: 2
prepend * to every non-blank line - 6033 entries

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

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #736 / 1477
  • Number of attempts: 7
One number per line - 18434 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #1505 / 3800
  • Number of attempts: 10
Aliases for cd - 819 entries

Create these beautiful aliases with as few strokes as possible. Are you up for the challenge?

  • Best score: 30
  • Best player score: 46
  • Position: #78 / 146
  • Number of attempts: 10
Swap values inside brackets - 2440 entries

Easy challenge.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #198 / 563
  • Number of attempts: 5
Applying same text modification in several lines - 2765 entries

Remove identical text at the beginning of several lines and the closing parenthesis.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #436 / 819
  • Number of attempts: 3
SCREAMING_SNAKE_CASE to Title Case - 1120 entries

Convert strings in SCREAMING_SNAKE_CASE to Title Case. Examples: EMPLOYEE_NAME -> Employee Name REVENUE_YEAR_TO_DATE -> Revenue Year To Date SALARY -> Salary

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #95 / 233
  • Number of attempts: 8
Add semicolons - 10709 entries

Simply add a semicolon at the end of each line

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #511 / 3014
  • Number of attempts: 7
Bad Copy Syntax - 1948 entries

Copy should be from right to left, but sometimes you type it wrong.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #250 / 495
  • Number of attempts: 6
remove lines containing the word "reader" - 3475 entries

easy stuff

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #392 / 1125
  • Number of attempts: 5
Com(m)a Trouble - 3441 entries

Someone was real stupid when placing his commas. Can you fix it?

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #280 / 769
  • Number of attempts: 8
Box it - 7696 entries

Create a box around a line.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #744 / 1838
  • Number of attempts: 6
Copy three lines - 2819 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #159 / 629
  • Number of attempts: 8
Just the middle - 11263 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #3030 / 4135
  • Number of attempts: 2
Vice versa - 7588 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #1627 / 2055
  • Number of attempts: 1
I forgot quotes - 15766 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #1020 / 4118
  • Number of attempts: 7
Words in parens - 12769 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #1796 / 3925
  • Number of attempts: 3
Reformat/Refactor a Golfer Class - 6075 entries

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

  • Best score: 32
  • Best player score: 41
  • Position: #854 / 1498
  • Number of attempts: 2
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