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How do I copy a vertical text block in vim on a Mac?

On a PC on would just do ctrl-c at starting point and ctrl-c at the end point and it would copy between these two coordinates. How do I do that on a Mac?

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Don't know if Vim under Mac is different, but in Linux you can do this - press Ctrl+V to enter VISUAL BLOCK mode, then select usually (e.g. move with hjkl), then y to yank when done.

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Awesome. Didnt know there was a visual block mode. – Guhlino Feb 22 '12 at 8:30

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