Emacs Rectangle Editing quick help

Enter picture mode (ESC-x picture-mode)

Marking rectangle

  • Go to top left corner, press CTRL-Space.
  • Go to bottom right, press CTRL-x-x (This selects the rectangle)

Working on rectangle

  • Press CTRL-x-r-k to kill the rectangle (and make it available as 'last-killed-rectangle')
  • Press CTRL-x-r-d to delete the rectangle
  • Press CTRL-x-r-y to yank 'last-killed-rectangle' with its top right at the mark.
  • Press ESC-x-clear-rectangle to fill the rectangle with spaces.

Finally quit the picture mode with CTRL-c-c