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Is there any Linux console (konsole, gnome-terminal, etc.) that allows selecting text in a block mode, like you can in a Windows cmd.exe window, using Mark and drawing a rectangle?

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    In case anybody is wondering, on Windows it is alt + drag.
    – Damien
    Commented Aug 2, 2019 at 5:19

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Holding down the Ctrl-Alt while dragging the left mouse button.

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    Thanks! Using Linux for so many years and it's the first time I needed this :)
    – Unknown
    Commented Sep 20, 2012 at 9:00
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    FYI - Option-Command will do this on a Mac (at least on Terminal and iTerm2)
    – Cakemox
    Commented Sep 20, 2012 at 9:25
  • Works with gnome-terminal :D Commented Sep 22, 2014 at 21:13
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    Works in gnome-terminal in tmux as well with shift-ctrl-alt
    – Dmitri DB
    Commented Sep 21, 2016 at 4:26
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    just ctrl worked for me Commented Sep 7, 2017 at 20:37

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