WSL: Change the current directory converting a Windows path to a Linux Path

function _cd() { local dir; dir="$(sed -e 's~\([a-z]\):~/mnt/\L\1~gi' <<< "${*//'\'/"/"}" )"; if [ -d "$dir" ]; then cd "$dir" || exit; fi; }
The Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) is a compatibility layer for running binary Linux executables natively in Windows. A folder such as "C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files" is represented as "/mnt/c/Program Files (x86)/Common Files". This function allows you to change the current directory to a Windows folder.
Sample Output
function _cd() { local dir="$(sed -e 's~\([a-z]\):~/mnt/\L\1~gi' <<< "${*//'\'/"/"}" )"; if [ -d "$dir" ]; then cd "$dir"; fi; }

# quotes are necessary:
_cd 'C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files';

# result: cd '/mnt/c/Program Files (x86)/Common Files'

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