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Played Challenges

Data reformat - 219 entries

Reformat this copy-paste data! #csv

  • Best score: 38
  • Best player score: 43
  • Position: #22 / 53
  • Number of attempts: 9
xrandr outputs and dashes - 555 entries

uh oh, different video drivers identify display outputs with more dashes. Quick, need to change this xrandr script!

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #41 / 183
  • 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: #20 / 143
  • Number of attempts: 3
Capitalize the Names - 280 entries

I want to capitalize the names in quotes, but just the people's names, not the file names.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 25
  • Position: #40 / 71
  • Number of attempts: 3
Yo To Hello - 980 entries

Simply Turn Yo To Hello

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #129 / 452
  • Number of attempts: 3
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: 21
  • Position: #18 / 193
  • Number of attempts: 5
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: #2176 / 7241
  • Number of attempts: 5
Hogwarts Email Sorting - 793 entries

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

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #77 / 228
  • Number of attempts: 2
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: 16
  • Position: #91 / 171
  • Number of attempts: 1
Reconstruct the actual output from my unit test tool report - 125 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: 16
  • Position: #17 / 42
  • Number of attempts: 4
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: 11
  • Position: #542 / 1434
  • Number of attempts: 9
One number per line - 18294 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #659 / 3770
  • Number of attempts: 5
Quote modules - 985 entries

Complete golang import statement.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 27
  • Position: #153 / 252
  • Number of attempts: 2
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: 46
  • Position: #78 / 143
  • Number of attempts: 1
Swap values inside brackets - 2417 entries

Easy challenge.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #197 / 557
  • Number of attempts: 4
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: #431 / 806
  • Number of attempts: 2
Add semicolons - 10467 entries

Simply add a semicolon at the end of each line

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #569 / 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: 19
  • Position: #187 / 483
  • Number of attempts: 1
remove lines containing the word "reader" - 3436 entries

easy stuff

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #413 / 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: #277 / 746
  • Number of attempts: 4
Box it - 7657 entries

Create a box around a line.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #345 / 1829
  • Number of attempts: 6
Just the middle - 11086 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #1390 / 4093
  • Number of attempts: 2
Create a table - 293 entries

Convert the given input into a formatted table

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #40 / 96
  • Number of attempts: 5
Vice versa - 7449 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #802 / 2020
  • Number of attempts: 3
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: #281 / 634
  • Number of attempts: 2
Line under headers - 1877 entries

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

  • Best score: 24
  • Best player score: 26
  • Position: #67 / 464
  • Number of attempts: 5
Array transposition - 2258 entries

Transpose two arrays into one.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #155 / 426
  • Number of attempts: 3
I forgot quotes - 15666 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #1040 / 4098
  • Number of attempts: 4
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10513 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #1526 / 3629
  • Number of attempts: 2
quotes inside quotes - 2998 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: 15
  • Position: #483 / 1037
  • Number of attempts: 2
Words in parens - 12690 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #1792 / 3906
  • Number of attempts: 2
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: #1783 / 3357
  • Number of attempts: 1
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