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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.

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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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#1361 梁(Liang リャン) / @starduliang - Score: 421 - 03/01/20 @ 11:54
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