Given a highlighted/copied block of columnar text that is on say 10 lines. The objective is to overlay that area on top of a different set of 10 rows.
Well what happens is when you "paste" in Column mode it creates 100 rows - 10 copies of the highlighted text.
How to achieve the simple overlay required here?
Update: I found a mention of using Shift-L or Shift-R. That does take care of making 10 rows instead of 100.
However when pasting, i now get a different issue: which is that maybe 6 to 8 of the lines go exactly as placed, but the others end up pasted somewhere incorrectly in their respective overlay lines. That is happening even though the target area has uniform / equal length lines.
The first screenshot shows the selected/copied text. Second screenshot shows the "target": notice that some of the cursors are aligned before the stringified date but others are too far to the left or right.
I suspect actually this is a bug in Sublime - does anyone have a workaround?