How do you select a column of text in BBedit? 1st turn off “Soft Wrap Text,” then option-select columns or rectangles of text.
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With “Soft Wrap Text” off, hold down the option key while dragging the cursor with mouse or trackpad. With the selection you want highlighted, release option and mouse/trackpad; command-c to copy.
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An alternate if you want to kill the 2nd column of text would be to do a regular expression (grep) find/replace. Find: