You can use vim mappings to make some of your editor tasks very simple. Here I am giving you just a example, but you could always let your imagination run wild.
:nmap ,b Oj0c$**hP
And what do we do here.
O – Add a new line
– Go to normal mode
j – go to newly added line
0 – Go to begining of line
c$ – Change till end of line
– Enter four stars
h – go back one character.
P – Paste the last deleted line, which is what we deleted with c$.
This is just to show you how powerful, mappings can be. So, GO WILD with imagination.
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