[WNYLUG-Users] Text editor with block copy

Tyler Poland tyler.poland at gmail.com
Sun Aug 1 21:25:50 EDT 2010


Texmate, which requires a mac
E-Texteditor which used to be Windows only but appears to now be available
for Linux
http://www.nerdpad.com/how-to/building-and-running-etexteditor-on-ubuntu-64-bit


On Sun, Aug 1, 2010 at 2:52 AM, Joe <josephj at main.nc.us> wrote:

>  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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