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Played Challenges

Rural Post - 2440 entries

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

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 5
prepend * to every non-blank line - 5122 entries

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

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 5
Triangle of arrows - 72 entries

I made this by accident when working on another challenge. How would you go about making this?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 54
  • Number of attempts: 3
Line under headers - 1707 entries

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

  • Best score: 24
  • Best player score: 34
  • Number of attempts: 1
Add semicolons - 9553 entries

Simply add a semicolon at the end of each line

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 4
Simple addition - 262 entries

The right side of the equation is already there. We just need the left one now.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 2
From argument to object - 1232 entries

This task typifies those programmers endure while coding. This C-family pseudocode needs a function argument to be repurposed as an object call. Simply search and replace? Repeat a pattern of edits?

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 23
  • Number of attempts: 1
Fiddle percentages into real numbers - 765 entries

Get rid of the '%' symbols and shift the decimal place. This is the easier version - all the columns line up.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 4
Combines all items - 255 entries

For each line that starts with the same number I want to combine its contents

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Number of attempts: 4
replace 2nd column blanks with values in same column if blank - 200 entries

Where ,SOMELOGB and ,SOMELOGC replaces each /r carriage return if 2nd column is blank. The replace only happens if 2nd column is blank though and should replace up to the non blank row.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 3
Sort files from hosts - 137 entries

Resume files by host. I hope you enjoy with this challenge

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 18
  • Number of attempts: 2
Order and join - 813 entries

There's something special about the input order.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 6
Every other line - 2711 entries

AaAaAaA

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 24
  • Number of attempts: 1
Paragraph breaks - 431 entries

Swap the blank lines and the aaa lines.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 3
Copy three lines - 2662 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 6
Split line with dots - 2049 entries

This line is too long, split it.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 20
  • Number of attempts: 1
One number per line - 17666 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 21
  • Number of attempts: 4
Swap values - 4313 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 4
Vice versa - 7215 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 6
Simple, Practical, and Common - 31997 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
  • Number of attempts: 10
Collect List - 4059 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 5
Just the middle - 10891 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Number of attempts: 2
I forgot quotes - 15243 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 5
Basic renumbering - 5320 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 7
That hyphen - 2411 entries

"vim vi improved"

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 2
-a-b-c- - 3008 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 7
V to the i - 4523 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Number of attempts: 2
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10391 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 2
attr_aligner - 3282 entries

Two attr keywords. Two separate indentations. Align the colons.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 26
  • Number of attempts: 8
quotes inside quotes - 2973 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: 17
  • Number of attempts: 2
Words in parens - 12439 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 1
switch variable - 4806 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 1
Simple text editing with Vim - 11231 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 21
  • Number of attempts: 2
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