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Re: block based selection


From: EScott
Subject: Re: block based selection
Date: Fri, 15 Apr 2005 10:49:55 -0400


address@hidden wrote on 04/15/2005 10:04:55 AM:

> Hi,
>
> how do you change the way emacs selects regions of text? Currently it works
> line based, but I need to select a rectangular region from within a text.
> Can anyone help me with how to change the selection mode?
>
> Thanks
> Uwe    


What you are looking for is rectangle editing.  

Define a rectangle in the usual way (mark upper left corner, then move to bottom right plus one).

Then use the commands
kill-rectangle
delete-rectangle
yank-rectangle
clear-rectangle
open-rectangle

HTH

EricS

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