works with Elvis and VIM
indent multiple lines at once
Ctrl-v (select lines) >
mark first character with e.g.
go to last char and cut
d ' a
then paste where you like (p or P).
How do I delete a large block of text without counting the lines? http://vi.stackexchange.com/questions/1915/how-do-i-delete-a-large-block-of-text-without-counting-the-lines
Oh, and man… never ever let Vim write a backup file! https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=1688068