[WNYLUG-Users] Text editor with block copy

frank pirrone fpirrone at verizon.net
Sun Aug 1 22:54:47 EDT 2010


On 08/01/2010 02:52 AM, Joe 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
 From KATE, Edit, Block Mode (or ctrl-shift-b), and have at it.  Does 
exactly what you ask here.



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