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Re: cd to directory in paste buffer : shell function

On Fri, 13 Jan 2006, zzapper wrote:

> Hi,
> I often want to cd to a (DOS) path that I've copied from some Windows
> App.
> The following function (put in one of your startup files .bashrc
> .profile etc)  saves a few clicks and is forward or backslash proof
> function cdp()
> {
> # cdp(aste)
> # description : Cd to path in paste buffer: convert from DOS if required
> # set -x
> getclip
> echo ''
> getclip|sed 's#\\#\/#g'|putclip
> cd $(getclip)
> }
> I can already see a few improvements, and it would also be nice to have
> a check that paste buffer actually contains a path

How about simply

cd $(cygpath -f - < /dev/clipboard)

?  Or, in a more robust form,

DIR="$(cygpath -f - < /dev/clipboard)"
[ -d "$DIR" ] && cd "$DIR"

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