Direct/efficient way to chop off trailing \n

Keith Christian
Wed Oct 1 22:54:00 GMT 2014

This function echoes the present directory to the clipboard, so that I
don't have to enter the path manually.

I use this function in a script that sources when a bash shell is
started.  Also echoes the path to the terminal for verification.
Handy for pasting directly into windows file dialogs.

function xx() {
        DESCRIPTION="Copy the Windows drive/path/filename to the clipboard"
        cygpath -w "`pwd`"|tr -d "\012"|sed -e

On Wed, Oct 1, 2014 at 4:50 PM, Jim Garrison <> wrote:
> On 10/1/2014 2:52 PM, 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.
> [snip]
>>... but it does remove the trailing \n which chokes up
>> Windows.
> Sounds like cygpath needs a "-n" option which eliminates the
> trailing newline.
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