[WNYLUG-Users] Text editor with block copy

Joe josephj at main.nc.us
Mon Aug 2 15:56:02 EDT 2010


  On 08/02/2010 09:43 AM, SilverBear wrote:
> Good old Kate!
> She may be willing to please every other guy in town, too, but I still love her!
> ;-)
>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: fpirrone at verizon.net
>> Sent: Sun, 01 Aug 2010 22:54:47 -0400
>> To: users at wnylug.org
>> Subject: Re: [WNYLUG-Users] Text editor with block copy
>>
>> 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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Thanks.  That works perfectly!

Joe




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