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#571 luffy / @raxcoi - Score: 75 - 08/01/14 @ 13:29
:<Up><Up><Up>%s/[^\[\]]*/\=repeat()/g<Left><Left><Left><Left><Left><Left><Left><Left><Left><Right><Right><Right><Right><Right><Right><Right><Left>' ', strlen()<Left>submatch(0)<CR>:wq<CR>

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