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No curl and no sed, just wget :)
Just add this function to your .zshrc / .bashrc, and by typing "shout *URL*" you get a randomly chosen English word that ShoutKey.com uses to short your URL. You may now go to shoutkey.com/*output_word* and get redirected. The URL will be valid for 5 minutes.
(I've never used sed before, so I'll be quite glad if someone could straighten up the sed commands and combine them (perhaps also removing the whitespace). If so, I'll update it right away ;) )
use curl and sed to shorten an url via goo.gl
// This is description for the old command:
Unfortunately we to encode the URL.
It can't be done with bash (without building it ourselves) so I used Perl?
Example with Perl:
curl -s http://is.gd/api.php?longurl=`perl -MURI::Escape -e "print uri_escape('http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&source=hp&q=commandlinefu&aq=0&oq=commandline');"`
Example without Perl:
Most urls doesn't use & and ? anymore (SEO etc) so in most cases you can just use the simple version. :)
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