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Is there a way to select only the path component of an url, similar to how command + L select the entire url?[my/awesome/path]

I want to select only the section in brackets.

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There are a couple of extensions that copy the whole URL to the clipboard. I will try to fork one and see if I can modify it! – slhck Apr 28 '11 at 10:43
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Update: The extension below was updated and renamed to Template which seems to provide what you were looking for.

I forked NeoCotic's URL-Copy Chrome extension and reprogrammed it to add another option.

It now has the option to just copy the path:

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... which does exactly what you need. So, for example, is copied as questions/276362/.

In order to install it, you must

  • download the prebuilt ZIP file and unzip it somewhere
  • Go to the Wrench menu - Tools - Extensions
  • Click the Developer sign in the upper right corner
  • Click Load unpacked extension... and select the unzipped folder:

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Et voila! It's still far from perfect, but I'll contact the developer.

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why don't you just submit it to chrome web store? – user Apr 28 '11 at 17:16
@crucified soul Because 1) it's not my own work and already released as a Chrome extension 2) it's not fully implemented (icons and options missing) and 3) I contacted the developers to integrate it into their extension if they like – slhck Apr 28 '11 at 20:24
Excellent, that is some impressive effort for an answer! :) – sandstrom Apr 30 '11 at 7:02
No problem, I was bored at work haha :) – slhck Apr 30 '11 at 7:11
Apologies and well cited :) Template can do exactly what the OP wanted. He simply needs to create a new Template (via the Options page) with the contents {path}. It's that easy. – Alasdair Mar 8 '12 at 13:50

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