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[Python] Path shortener

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  1. def cut_path(path):
  2.     ''' This function takes a path and outputs the path cut with the ... after the
  3.     the first folder after the first character and completes the name with the filename or the last folder
  4.    Example:
  5.    C:/Users/Mauro/Desktop/DenoiseAvg/DenoiseAverage/test_cut_path.py
  6.    C:/Users/.../test_cut_path.py
  7.     '''      
  8.     endidx = 5
  9.     char = path[endidx]    
  10.     while char != '/' and endidx < len(path):
  11.         endidx += 1
  12.         char = path[endidx]
  13.        
  14.     inpath = path[:endidx + 1 ]
  15.    
  16.     rpath = path[::-1]    
  17.     idx = 1  
  18.     char = rpath[idx]    
  19.     while char != "/" and idx < len(rpath):
  20.         idx += 1
  21.         char = rpath[idx]
  22.  
  23.     endpath = path[len(path) - idx - 1 : ]
  24.    
  25.     outpath = inpath + "..." + endpath
  26.     return outpath
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