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In vim, there's a CtrlV to do block selection.
How can I do it in screen?

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up vote 8 down vote accepted

Assuming you already know how to use Space to do normal selection in screen's copy mode, the only new keys you need are c to set the left margin, and C to set the right margin.

This is described in the screen manual.

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And how can you past the selected text somewhere else then? – rubo77 Jan 13 '15 at 21:46

Selection for copy: Ctrl+A [

Copy current selection (First to select start corner, second to copy selected area): Enter

Cancel current selection: Esc

Paste into screen: Ctrl+A ]

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Why was this downvoted? Even according to the accepted answer's link, this is correct. – Izkata Dec 26 '11 at 17:38
I wasn't the downvoter but I imagine the reason was because this answer does not address the question of how to do block-wise selection, which is the reason I felt the need to post a 2nd answer in the first place. – jw013 Dec 26 '11 at 17:47
Aha, I suppose that's what I get for not checking immediately before posting - I'm certain there is a key combination similar to what I posted (not using c and C, I've done it before) that does block selection, but mine is regular selection – Izkata Dec 26 '11 at 19:02
Well, if you ever find it, update your answer and I'll give you an upvote myself. – jw013 Dec 26 '11 at 19:22

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