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?

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

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 Sep 20 '12 at 9:00
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    FYI - Option-Command will do this on a Mac (at least on Terminal and iTerm2) – Cakemox Sep 20 '12 at 9:25
  • Works with gnome-terminal :D – ThorSummoner Sep 22 '14 at 21:13
  • @Cakemox Thank god someone added info on how to perform block selection on mac!!! :D – Rubens Mar 13 '15 at 21:12
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    Works in gnome-terminal in tmux as well with shift-ctrl-alt – Dmitri DB Sep 21 '16 at 4:26

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