Sometimes I'll have some text with an arbitrary indentation.

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If I want to bring this text back to the beginning of the line, I'll visually select the line and then indent a large number of times. So I type V5<

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Is there a better way to bring the indentation back to the beginning?

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Use :left

From :h left:

:[range]le[ft] [indent]
            Left-align lines in [range].  Sets the indent in the
            lines to [indent] (default 0).
            Not available when |+ex_extra| feature was disabled at
            compile time.

You can also use :h center and :h right to align the current line to center and right.

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