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Played Challenges

Easy modification of ssh config - 289 entries

Just add another alias to each worker

  • Best score: 24
  • Best player score: 26
  • Position: #33 / 90
  • Number of attempts: 4
ssh config skills - 222 entries

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

  • Best score: 41
  • Best player score: 78
  • Position: #44 / 56
  • Number of attempts: 2
Rural Post - 4197 entries

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

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #39 / 1035
  • Number of attempts: 8
Satisfy the go linter - 2041 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 / 416
  • Number of attempts: 13
Add quotes to ansible playbook - 829 entries

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

  • Best score: 8
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #133 / 261
  • Number of attempts: 2
From a Thunderlink to a Markdown link - 712 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 / 159
  • Number of attempts: 6
Yo To Hello - 1067 entries

Simply Turn Yo To Hello

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #254 / 490
  • Number of attempts: 1
Replace pattern with 1, 2, 3, ... on each line - 1048 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: #74 / 212
  • Number of attempts: 10
Simple, Practical, and Common - 33073 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 / 7295
  • Number of attempts: 9
Get mail address from outlook format - 603 entries

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

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #54 / 189
  • Number of attempts: 2
prepend * to every non-blank line - 6081 entries

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

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #332 / 1485
  • Number of attempts: 3
One number per line - 18472 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #703 / 3807
  • Number of attempts: 10
Quote modules - 1023 entries

Complete golang import statement.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #68 / 262
  • Number of attempts: 5
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: 34
  • Position: #40 / 146
  • Number of attempts: 12
Applying same text modification in several lines - 2779 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #462 / 823
  • Number of attempts: 1
Add semicolons - 10717 entries

Simply add a semicolon at the end of each line

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #1605 / 3020
  • Number of attempts: 3
Bad Copy Syntax - 1952 entries

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

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #11 / 498
  • Number of attempts: 5
remove lines containing the word "reader" - 3483 entries

easy stuff

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #807 / 1128
  • Number of attempts: 3
Com(m)a Trouble - 3477 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #303 / 779
  • Number of attempts: 5
Box it - 7722 entries

Create a box around a line.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #779 / 1842
  • Number of attempts: 3
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: #168 / 629
  • Number of attempts: 8
Extract argument from function - 2261 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #553 / 735
  • Number of attempts: 2
Just the middle - 11284 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #3109 / 4140
  • Number of attempts: 3
JS notation to Immutable.js notation - 155 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: #25 / 59
  • Number of attempts: 5
Vice versa - 7614 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #827 / 2063
  • Number of attempts: 5
One to Ten - 2119 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 / 648
  • Number of attempts: 3
Line under headers - 1933 entries

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

  • Best score: 24
  • Best player score: 27
  • Position: #178 / 476
  • Number of attempts: 4
Reorder the groups - 1120 entries

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

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #114 / 255
  • Number of attempts: 3
Array transposition - 2321 entries

Transpose two arrays into one.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #34 / 434
  • Number of attempts: 6
I forgot quotes - 15822 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #1222 / 4129
  • Number of attempts: 5
Where should I put the Newline? - 849 entries

Help me put the newline.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #15 / 425
  • Number of attempts: 2
Mess in revision history - 1151 entries

Help Joe clean up what Steve has cobbled.

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 35
  • Position: #211 / 244
  • Number of attempts: 7
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10562 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #364 / 3646
  • Number of attempts: 8
Words in parens - 12786 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #384 / 3928
  • Number of attempts: 11
Alphabet soup - 400 entries

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

  • Best score: 25
  • Best player score: 26
  • Position: #36 / 97
  • Number of attempts: 5
Simple text editing with Vim - 11811 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #1831 / 3459
  • Number of attempts: 5
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