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I'm trying to build a teleport system in Minecraft, but the command blocks that have the teleport command (/tp @p x y z) are far away from the pressure plate I use to activate it. I use this world with other people, so I'm worried that other people might be closer to the command blocks than I am, and they will accidentally get teleported. Is there any way to make it so the command blocks teleport the closest person to a certain set of coordinates instead of the command block itself? Is that even possible?

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why not put the block next to the pressure plate? –  ratchet freak Dec 24 '13 at 9:11
@ratchetfreak I can only speculate, maybe he wants a switch where you can deactivate the teleporter. –  Andalur Dec 24 '13 at 10:04

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Yes, you can. It's pretty simple, use the following code:

/tp @p [x=0,y=0,z=0,r=0] tp coordinates

Where the values x, y, z define the center of the search (the player nearest to these coordinates would get teleported) and r defines the radius of the search. If you don't want to limit the radius omit r.

Do not use decimal values for the search center, this will not work.

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You may want to mention the wiki page which contains those arguments, plus more: minecraft.gamepedia.com/Command_block#Arguments –  IQAndreas Dec 24 '13 at 10:30
Also, you can use the r argument to set the radius, and only pick the nearest player if he also is within a certain radius of that center (in case there is more than just a pressure plate that you want to trigger the redstone). –  IQAndreas Dec 24 '13 at 10:32

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