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$ gem install vimgolf
$ vimgolf setup
$ vimgolf put 5e4dfcccaa2db400090b66c3

prepend * to every non-blank line

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

Start file
This is a
very short

file, but it is 
still
full

of

surpises.
End file
*This is a
*very short

*file, but it is 
*still
*full

*of

*surpises.

View Diff

1,2c1,2
< This is a
< very short
---
> *This is a
> *very short
4,6c4,6
< file, but it is 
< still
< full
---
> *file, but it is 
> *still
> *full
8c8
< of
---
> *of
10c10
< surpises.
---
> *surpises.

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Solutions by @Brain_Bacon:
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#6 - Brian Jesse / @Brain_Bacon

02/21/2020 at 08:51AM

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#>407 - Brian Jesse / @Brain_Bacon

02/21/2020 at 08:48AM

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#>407 - Brian Jesse / @Brain_Bacon

02/21/2020 at 08:50AM

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#>676 - Brian Jesse / @Brain_Bacon

02/21/2020 at 08:47AM

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#>676 - Brian Jesse / @Brain_Bacon

02/21/2020 at 09:21AM

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#>809 - Brian Jesse / @Brain_Bacon

02/21/2020 at 09:13AM

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#>888 - Brian Jesse / @Brain_Bacon

02/21/2020 at 08:20AM

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#>888 - Brian Jesse / @Brain_Bacon

02/21/2020 at 08:24AM

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#>888 - Brian Jesse / @Brain_Bacon

02/21/2020 at 08:44AM

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#>888 - Brian Jesse / @Brain_Bacon

02/21/2020 at 08:45AM

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#>970 - Brian Jesse / @Brain_Bacon

02/21/2020 at 08:20AM

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#>1061 - Brian Jesse / @Brain_Bacon

02/21/2020 at 08:19AM