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Played Challenges

Levenshtein distance - 85 entries

Compute distance for each pair. Notice that this recursive implementation is very inefficient. Wagner-Fischer algorithm is iterative and much faster. #vimscript

  • Best score: 28
  • Best player score: 32
  • Position: #9 / 29
  • 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: 20
  • Position: #13 / 412
  • Number of attempts: 10
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: #4 / 258
  • Number of attempts: 3
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: #34 / 248
  • Number of attempts: 2
Data reformat - 241 entries

Reformat this copy-paste data! #csv

  • Best score: 38
  • Best player score: 89
  • Position: #46 / 57
  • Number of attempts: 5
xrandr outputs and dashes - 613 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: #58 / 199
  • Number of attempts: 10
From a Thunderlink to a Markdown link - 711 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: #25 / 158
  • Number of attempts: 16
Yo To Hello - 1066 entries

Simply Turn Yo To Hello

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #149 / 489
  • Number of attempts: 1
Replace pattern with 1, 2, 3, ... on each line - 1047 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: #20 / 211
  • Number of attempts: 10
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: #2194 / 7290
  • Number of attempts: 10
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: #229 / 1481
  • Number of attempts: 14
One number per line - 18439 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #665 / 3802
  • Number of attempts: 16
Quote modules - 1022 entries

Complete golang import statement.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #26 / 261
  • 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: 13
  • Position: #236 / 821
  • Number of attempts: 7
Add semicolons - 10715 entries

Simply add a semicolon at the end of each line

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #500 / 3019
  • Number of attempts: 13
Bad Copy Syntax - 1951 entries

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

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #196 / 497
  • Number of attempts: 7
remove lines containing the word "reader" - 3480 entries

easy stuff

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #417 / 1127
  • Number of attempts: 8
Com(m)a Trouble - 3454 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #120 / 775
  • Number of attempts: 9
Box it - 7718 entries

Create a box around a line.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #353 / 1841
  • Number of attempts: 11
Just the middle - 11281 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #1394 / 4139
  • Number of attempts: 7
Vice versa - 7598 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #556 / 2059
  • Number of attempts: 5
Line under headers - 1933 entries

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

  • Best score: 24
  • Best player score: 25
  • Position: #34 / 476
  • Number of attempts: 12
I forgot quotes - 15804 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #1044 / 4123
  • Number of attempts: 14
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10560 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #1529 / 3645
  • Number of attempts: 5
Words in parens - 12775 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #1102 / 3926
  • Number of attempts: 8
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