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Played Challenges

swap number pairs - 1664 entries

Swap the numbers in a bunch of 2-element arrays.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #143 / 311
  • Number of attempts: 5
Python: Def to Lambda - 392 entries

LAMBDA!!!

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #22 / 135
  • Number of attempts: 1
Turn the x - 263 entries

Turn the x to a +

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #4 / 68
  • Number of attempts: 6
Rural Post - 4152 entries

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

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #137 / 1029
  • Number of attempts: 6
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: #10 / 412
  • Number of attempts: 5
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: 9
  • Position: #101 / 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: #74 / 248
  • Number of attempts: 2
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: #35 / 199
  • Number of attempts: 4
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: #19 / 158
  • Number of attempts: 8
Capitalize the Names - 328 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: 21
  • Position: #13 / 83
  • Number of attempts: 7
Yo To Hello - 1066 entries

Simply Turn Yo To Hello

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #44 / 489
  • Number of attempts: 2
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: #10 / 211
  • Number of attempts: 8
Simple, Practical, and Common - 33028 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: #2152 / 7289
  • Number of attempts: 7
Hogwarts Email Sorting - 841 entries

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

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #34 / 243
  • Number of attempts: 5
Get mail address from outlook format - 600 entries

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

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #41 / 188
  • Number of attempts: 4
Swap values - 4484 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #327 / 1245
  • Number of attempts: 4
prepend * to every non-blank line - 6059 entries

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

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #168 / 1481
  • Number of attempts: 5
One number per line - 18439 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #652 / 3802
  • Number of attempts: 9
Quote modules - 1022 entries

Complete golang import statement.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #62 / 261
  • Number of attempts: 8
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: 31
  • Position: #22 / 146
  • Number of attempts: 14
Swap values inside brackets - 2440 entries

Easy challenge.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #90 / 563
  • Number of attempts: 7
V to the i - 4647 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #747 / 1861
  • Number of attempts: 3
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: #231 / 821
  • Number of attempts: 5
Add string initializers to an enum - 802 entries

Change Typescript enum so that it has string initializers.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #54 / 240
  • Number of attempts: 7
SCREAMING_SNAKE_CASE to Title Case - 1123 entries

Convert strings in SCREAMING_SNAKE_CASE to Title Case. Examples: EMPLOYEE_NAME -> Employee Name REVENUE_YEAR_TO_DATE -> Revenue Year To Date SALARY -> Salary

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #45 / 234
  • Number of attempts: 10
Add semicolons - 10714 entries

Simply add a semicolon at the end of each line

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #540 / 3018
  • Number of attempts: 3
Bad Copy Syntax - 1949 entries

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

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #191 / 496
  • Number of attempts: 4
Split line with dots - 2113 entries

This line is too long, split it.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #260 / 625
  • Number of attempts: 3
remove lines containing the word "reader" - 3479 entries

easy stuff

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #408 / 1127
  • Number of attempts: 3
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: #116 / 775
  • Number of attempts: 7
Box it - 7718 entries

Create a box around a line.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #333 / 1841
  • Number of attempts: 6
Cool or not? - 765 entries

abc trying to be cool or not...

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #59 / 218
  • Number of attempts: 7
Two pairs of cluster of letters creates word - 718 entries

Clean and group.

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #50 / 169
  • Number of attempts: 6
Every other line - 2850 entries

AaAaAaA

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #69 / 690
  • Number of attempts: 8
Just the middle - 11281 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #1386 / 4139
  • Number of attempts: 3
Basic renumbering - 5476 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #235 / 1237
  • Number of attempts: 1
ninja substitution - 1323 entries

How can you reuse a previous substitution ?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #68 / 252
  • Number of attempts: 11
Vice versa - 7598 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #553 / 2059
  • Number of attempts: 5
One to Ten - 2116 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: #298 / 647
  • 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: 24
  • Position: #3 / 476
  • Number of attempts: 7
Increment each number - 957 entries

Increment each number individually by one

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #53 / 236
  • Number of attempts: 5
Reorder the groups - 1119 entries

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

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #75 / 254
  • Number of attempts: 5
Array transposition - 2321 entries

Transpose two arrays into one.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #161 / 434
  • Number of attempts: 8
Collect List - 4203 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #612 / 1173
  • Number of attempts: 5
I forgot quotes - 15804 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #1034 / 4123
  • Number of attempts: 5
-a-b-c- - 3129 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #287 / 1116
  • Number of attempts: 6
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10560 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #1527 / 3645
  • Number of attempts: 2
Words in parens - 12775 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #1097 / 3926
  • Number of attempts: 6
Alphabet soup - 396 entries

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

  • Best score: 25
  • Best player score: 25
  • Position: #6 / 96
  • Number of attempts: 7
switch variable - 4974 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #619 / 1715
  • Number of attempts: 6
Simple text editing with Vim - 11742 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #1805 / 3442
  • Number of attempts: 1
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