gEdit - select blocks of text?

Matthew Flaschen matthew.flaschen at
Tue May 8 23:58:02 UTC 2007

Mitch Contla wrote:
> On 5/8/07, Dave M <DaveM at> wrote:
>> Can gedit select (and cut/paste) a block of text? For example, all
>> characters between column 8 and 16 in rows 32 through 64? If so, how do I
>> do it? If not, is there an easy to use editor (in the repository) that
>> will?
> Don't you consider vim easy to use?  Ctrl-V! :)

Seriously, Emacs ( has this
capability built-in (maybe vi does too); see
Emacs does have a learning curve, but I'm finding it worth it.

Matt Flaschen

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