I regularly need to edit and transform lot of texts. So my dream is to select parts of text in other way (not only inline)

This is a example:


I would like to be able to select for example the red section or purple section of the text. And be able to "search/replace", delete, modify this selection like I can do with the "classical" linear selection.

Is there a text processor who allow to do that?


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    Quite a few text editors support rectangular selection, e.g. TextMate or Eclipse. I know of no editor that can handle freeform selection. This sounds so odd I have to ask, are you sure this is the problem to need to solve? – Daniel Beck Dec 16 '11 at 7:40
  • What is the use case for discontinuous and rectangular selection? – Dan D. Dec 16 '11 at 10:04

Find it.. Notepad++ do the stuff with an Alt+Click selection In facts I found the answer on stackOverFlow

Sorry if my question my appear stupid to some people.

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