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$ gem install vimgolf
$ vimgolf setup
$ vimgolf put 9v0060b47a55000000000207

Create a diamond comment

Encapsulate the text in a diamond pattern.

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This is some text
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  #             #
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#This is some text#
 #               #
  #             #
   #           #
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>        #   #
>       #     #
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>   #             #
>  #               #
> #This is some text#
>  #               #
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#61 zmf_tim / @zmf_tim - Score: 307 - 05/31/21 @ 20:06
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Created by: @Kyle98675198

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#61 - zmf_tim / @zmf_tim

05/31/2021 at 08:06PM