[WNYLUG-Users] Text editor with block copy

Joe josephj at main.nc.us
Sun Aug 1 02:52:29 EDT 2010


  Is there a text editor that supports "block copy" - the ability to 
copy/paste a block  (rectangle) of text - multiple columns across 
multiple rows - like in a spreadsheet?
I don't see any way to do that in kate or gedit.  I'll bet emacs can do 
it, but that's one editor I've never tried.

Long ago, in the CP/M, MSDOS world, I used Multiedit and it could do 
that (among many other cool things).

Example:  copy and paste just the Bs.
AAAAAAAAAAAA
AAABBBAAAAAA
AAABBBAAAAAA
AAABBBAAAAAA
AAAAAAAAAAAA

TIA

Joe






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