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Re: Direct/efficient way to chop off trailing \n
- From: Gary Johnson <garyjohn at spocom dot com>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Wed, 1 Oct 2014 15:08:08 -0700
- Subject: Re: Direct/efficient way to chop off trailing \n
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- References: <loom dot 20141001T235147-60 at post dot gmane dot org>
On 2014-10-01, Paul.Domaskis wrote:
> Running bash in a Windows environment, I often find the need to
> generate a full Windows path to a file so that I can access the file
> from a Windows app.
> If I use
> cygpath -aw TheFile > /dev/clipboard
> I can paste into the Windows file-opener without browsing. Also, I
> don't need to mouse around to highlight the result of cygpath.
> However, the clipboard always contains an invisible carriage return,
> which I have to remove by pressing backspacing. This doesn't visibly
> change anything, but it does remove the trailing \n which chokes up
> Since I hate manually deleting stuff that I can't see, the most
> efficient way around this seems to be:
> cygpath -aw | tr -d '\n' > /dev/clipboard
> This is starting to get longer and longer. It is comprising the whole
> goal of getting a sequence of operations that is so brief that one
> does not sigh at having to do it countless times.
> Is there a more succinct way to get a clean path for a file from the
> bash shell into the Windows clipboard?
Define a function in your ~/.bashrc.
cygpath -aw "$@" | tr -d '\n' > /dev/clipboard
Then just execute
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