I want to use visual block mode (ctl-v) to select all the comments but none of the code:
a = 1 // short comment b = 2 // this one is a longer comment c = 3 // shortest
My selection is marked with X characters here. Notice that if I start at the top-left my selection is unsatisfactory:
a = 1 XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX b = 2 XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX longer comment c = 3 XXXXXXXXXXX
If I start middle-left I lose either the first or third line:
a = 1 // short comment b = 2 XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX c = 3 XXXXXXXXXXX
And so on. I'm missing something here. What is the secret? I've tried :help and searched here and Google.