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Played Challenges

Easy modification of ssh config - 165 entries

Just add another alias to each worker

  • Best score: 24
  • Best player score: 26
  • Position: #22 / 49
  • Number of attempts: 4
ssh config skills - 163 entries

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

  • Best score: 41
  • Best player score: 78
  • Position: #34 / 40
  • Number of attempts: 2
Rural Post - 3795 entries

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

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #39 / 938
  • Number of attempts: 8
Satisfy the go linter - 1611 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: 20
  • Position: #71 / 331
  • Number of attempts: 13
Add quotes to ansible playbook - 576 entries

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

  • Best score: 8
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #98 / 186
  • Number of attempts: 2
From a Thunderlink to a Markdown link - 642 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: 18
  • Position: #37 / 143
  • Number of attempts: 6
Yo To Hello - 980 entries

Simply Turn Yo To Hello

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #254 / 452
  • Number of attempts: 1
Replace pattern with 1, 2, 3, ... on each line - 954 entries

For each line replace a search pattern (in this case $) with numbers starting at 1 and then increasing by 1 for each replaced match. a$b$c$ -> a0b1c2

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #70 / 193
  • Number of attempts: 10
Simple, Practical, and Common - 32765 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: #2270 / 7241
  • Number of attempts: 9
Get mail address from outlook format - 552 entries

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

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #54 / 171
  • Number of attempts: 2
prepend * to every non-blank line - 5829 entries

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

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #332 / 1434
  • Number of attempts: 3
One number per line - 18294 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #703 / 3770
  • Number of attempts: 10
Quote modules - 985 entries

Complete golang import statement.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #65 / 252
  • Number of attempts: 5
Aliases for cd - 787 entries

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

  • Best score: 30
  • Best player score: 34
  • Position: #39 / 143
  • Number of attempts: 12
Applying same text modification in several lines - 2710 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #448 / 806
  • Number of attempts: 1
Add semicolons - 10467 entries

Simply add a semicolon at the end of each line

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #1582 / 2966
  • Number of attempts: 3
Bad Copy Syntax - 1899 entries

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

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #11 / 483
  • Number of attempts: 5
remove lines containing the word "reader" - 3436 entries

easy stuff

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #796 / 1113
  • Number of attempts: 3
Com(m)a Trouble - 3307 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #288 / 746
  • Number of attempts: 5
Box it - 7657 entries

Create a box around a line.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #771 / 1829
  • Number of attempts: 3
Copy three lines - 2766 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #168 / 620
  • Number of attempts: 8
Extract argument from function - 2194 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #541 / 723
  • Number of attempts: 2
Just the middle - 11086 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #3086 / 4093
  • Number of attempts: 3
JS notation to Immutable.js notation - 153 entries

Now Immutable.js made its way into many frontends. This challenge consists of a typical refactoring that many of us are facing now.

  • Best score: 35
  • Best player score: 37
  • Position: #24 / 57
  • Number of attempts: 5
Vice versa - 7448 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #811 / 2019
  • Number of attempts: 5
One to Ten - 2071 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: #312 / 634
  • Number of attempts: 3
Line under headers - 1869 entries

Put a line under each header, and remove the other markdown formatting.

  • Best score: 24
  • Best player score: 27
  • Position: #173 / 463
  • Number of attempts: 4
Reorder the groups - 1088 entries

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

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #108 / 248
  • Number of attempts: 3
Array transposition - 2258 entries

Transpose two arrays into one.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #34 / 426
  • Number of attempts: 6
I forgot quotes - 15666 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #1212 / 4098
  • Number of attempts: 5
Where should I put the Newline? - 832 entries

Help me put the newline.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #15 / 416
  • Number of attempts: 2
Mess in revision history - 1117 entries

Help Joe clean up what Steve has cobbled.

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 35
  • Position: #207 / 239
  • Number of attempts: 7
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10513 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #364 / 3629
  • Number of attempts: 8
Words in parens - 12690 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #375 / 3906
  • Number of attempts: 11
Alphabet soup - 353 entries

Create a column of all alphabet characters organized in a funky way

  • Best score: 25
  • Best player score: 26
  • Position: #33 / 83
  • Number of attempts: 5
Simple text editing with Vim - 11431 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #1802 / 3357
  • Number of attempts: 5
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