[WNYLUG-Users] Text editor with block copy
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.
From KATE, Edit, Block Mode (or ctrl-shift-b), and have at it. Does
exactly what you ask here.
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