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$ gem install vimgolf
$ vimgolf setup
$ vimgolf put 5ebe8a63d8085e000c2f5bd5

Alphabet soup

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

Start file
a
End file
abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz
bcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyza
cdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyzab
defghijklmnopqrstuvwxyzabc
efghijklmnopqrstuvwxyzabcd
fghijklmnopqrstuvwxyzabcde
ghijklmnopqrstuvwxyzabcdef
hijklmnopqrstuvwxyzabcdefg
ijklmnopqrstuvwxyzabcdefgh
jklmnopqrstuvwxyzabcdefghi
klmnopqrstuvwxyzabcdefghij
lmnopqrstuvwxyzabcdefghijk
mnopqrstuvwxyzabcdefghijkl
nopqrstuvwxyzabcdefghijklm
opqrstuvwxyzabcdefghijklmn
pqrstuvwxyzabcdefghijklmno
qrstuvwxyzabcdefghijklmnop
rstuvwxyzabcdefghijklmnopq
stuvwxyzabcdefghijklmnopqr
tuvwxyzabcdefghijklmnopqrs
uvwxyzabcdefghijklmnopqrst
vwxyzabcdefghijklmnopqrstu
wxyzabcdefghijklmnopqrstuv
xyzabcdefghijklmnopqrstuvw
yzabcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwx
zabcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxy

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1c1,26
< a
---
> abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz
> bcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyza
> cdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyzab
> defghijklmnopqrstuvwxyzabc
> efghijklmnopqrstuvwxyzabcd
> fghijklmnopqrstuvwxyzabcde
> ghijklmnopqrstuvwxyzabcdef
> hijklmnopqrstuvwxyzabcdefg
> ijklmnopqrstuvwxyzabcdefgh
> jklmnopqrstuvwxyzabcdefghi
> klmnopqrstuvwxyzabcdefghij
> lmnopqrstuvwxyzabcdefghijk
> mnopqrstuvwxyzabcdefghijkl
> nopqrstuvwxyzabcdefghijklm
> opqrstuvwxyzabcdefghijklmn
> pqrstuvwxyzabcdefghijklmno
> qrstuvwxyzabcdefghijklmnop
> rstuvwxyzabcdefghijklmnopq
> stuvwxyzabcdefghijklmnopqr
> tuvwxyzabcdefghijklmnopqrs
> uvwxyzabcdefghijklmnopqrst
> vwxyzabcdefghijklmnopqrstu
> wxyzabcdefghijklmnopqrstuv
> xyzabcdefghijklmnopqrstuvw
> yzabcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwx
> zabcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxy

Solutions

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#48 Arijus / @argshook - Score: 47 - 05/15/20 @ 12:39
Y25p:set nf=alpha<CR><C-V>Gg<C-A>-qqyG26gJpddGp''q25@qdGZZ

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