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Assuming I have a text like

abc121313131abc
abc13153545464abc
abc4325435345abc
abc343535353535353abc

I want to select the abcs in front of the 4 lines.How can I do this?

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CtrlV will allow you to visually select a rectangular block. Under Windows, try CtrlQ instead.

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