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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • C-space to mark at the beginning of the first line;
    cursor down to the 7th row of the last line;
    C-X r k to delete the characters (mnemonic: region-kill)

    -DA []

    • Whoops, sorry; it's short for rectangle-kill.

      -DA []

    • Or, in VIM ctrl-shift-v (for visual block mode), then use your arrow keys, then x to delete. Newer versions of VIM use ctrl-v instead of ctrl-shift-v.
    • :) Sounds like emacs subscribes to Perl's TMTOWTDI philosophy.

      J. David works really hard, has a passion for writing good software, and knows many of the world's best Perl programmers