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Played Challenges

simple replacements - 1177 entries

The goal is to see the replacement commands in action.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #138 / 262
  • Number of attempts: 7
Mr. Hacker - 72 entries

Elvin is hacker. He has piece of users database from some social net site. Recently he installed Vim, and he wants to convert CSV DB to specific format `key=value' where `key' is login and `value' is password, but password in DB is encrypted in ROT13. Help him.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #6 / 30
  • Number of attempts: 5
Satisfy the go linter - 2031 entries

You just came up with this briliant go vars package. But dang, you forgot to add comments to the exported variables. Can you add a comment over each variable with a TODO-placeholder?

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 36
  • Position: #364 / 412
  • Number of attempts: 5
Add quotes to ansible playbook - 822 entries

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

  • Best score: 8
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #3 / 258
  • Number of attempts: 6
Multiline to Single Line - 552 entries

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

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Position: #44 / 248
  • Number of attempts: 4
Yo To Hello - 1066 entries

Simply Turn Yo To Hello

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #164 / 489
  • Number of attempts: 7
Simple, Practical, and Common - 33029 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: 22
  • Position: #2201 / 7290
  • Number of attempts: 12
prepend * to every non-blank line - 6061 entries

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

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #238 / 1481
  • Number of attempts: 3
Swap values inside brackets - 2440 entries

Easy challenge.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #89 / 563
  • Number of attempts: 17
V to the i - 4647 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #735 / 1861
  • Number of attempts: 7
Applying same text modification in several lines - 2768 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #588 / 821
  • Number of attempts: 9
Add semicolons - 10715 entries

Simply add a semicolon at the end of each line

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #1502 / 3019
  • Number of attempts: 6
remove lines containing the word "reader" - 3480 entries

easy stuff

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #420 / 1127
  • Number of attempts: 5
Box it - 7718 entries

Create a box around a line.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #355 / 1841
  • Number of attempts: 13
Every other line - 2850 entries

AaAaAaA

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #66 / 690
  • Number of attempts: 18
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: #164 / 629
  • Number of attempts: 17
Just the middle - 11281 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #1400 / 4139
  • Number of attempts: 8
Vice versa - 7598 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #555 / 2059
  • Number of attempts: 16
One to Ten - 2116 entries

Generate the sequence of numbers from 1 to 10, one number per line. Inspired by this Reddit thread: https://redd.it/ak4it2

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #286 / 647
  • Number of attempts: 4
Reorder the groups - 1119 entries

Change the order so that the groups of fruit come before the vegetables.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 25
  • Position: #208 / 254
  • Number of attempts: 6
Collect List - 4203 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #487 / 1173
  • Number of attempts: 12
I forgot quotes - 15804 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #1047 / 4123
  • Number of attempts: 13
-a-b-c- - 3129 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #290 / 1116
  • Number of attempts: 10
Simple text editing with Vim - 11746 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #636 / 3444
  • Number of attempts: 8
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