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Re: How to do rectangular cut(visual block) in emacs


From: Tim X
Subject: Re: How to do rectangular cut(visual block) in emacs
Date: Wed, 25 Mar 2009 20:11:21 +1100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.0.91 (gnu/linux)

Francis Moreau <address@hidden> writes:

> Hello,
>
> On Mar 24, 8:59 am, Tim X <address@hidden> wrote:
>> Move point to the top left corner and set the mark
>> Move point to the bottom right hand corner
>> Hit C-x r r <reg> where <reg> is a register. This will copy the
>> rectangle defined by the region into register <reg>
>>
>> Later, when you want to get that rectangle of text back, just hit C-x r
>> i <reg> and the contents of <reg> will be pasted into the buffer where
>> point is.
>>
>
> Now let say's I have the following text:
>
> a/ this is a line
> b/ this is a very long line
> c/ a short one
>
> and I want to copy the rectangle of this text without the a/ b/ c/
>
> How do I move to the bottom right corner without adding space to the
> last
> line ?
>

You can't. You have to make it a rectangle. However, you can remove the
extra spaces afterwards. 

Tim

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