BBEdit Rectangular Select

How do you select a column of text in BBedit? 1st turn off “Soft Wrap Text,” then option-select columns or rectangles of text.

Rafferty	31
Jones	33
Steinberg	33
Robinson	34
Smith	34

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.


An alternate if you want to kill the 2nd column of text would be to do a regular expression (grep) find/replace. Find: ^(.*)\t.*$ Replace: \1

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