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Whitespace, empty lines and tabs

Convert tabs to spaces, strip empty lines and trailing whitespace.

Start file
	convert tabs to spaces

		strip all blank lines 

	and remove any trailing spaces   
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  convert tabs to spaces
    strip all blank lines
  and remove any trailing spaces

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>   and remove any trailing spaces

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#672 Zac sliker / @Zacsliker - Score: 125 - 01/29/20 @ 16:29
<Left>d5w<Down>dwd<Left><Left><Left><Left>d5w<Down>dw<Left>d6wi<Up><Up><50-53>  convert tabs to spaces<CR>    strip all blank lines<CR>  and remove any trailing spaces<Esc>[201~<Down><Down><BS><BS><Esc>:wq!<CR>

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