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Shorten url with is.gd using curl, perl

Terminal - Shorten url with is.gd using curl, perl
curl -s "http://is.gd/api.php?longurl=[long_url]"
2009-12-07 18:52:04
User: Josso
Shorten url with is.gd using curl, perl

// 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:

curl http://is.gd/api.php?longurl=http://www.google.com

Most urls doesn't use & and ? anymore (SEO etc) so in most cases you can just use the simple version. :)


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It seems to work just fine without encoding the url as long as it's quoted properly.

curl "http://is.gd/api.php?longurl=http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&source=hp&q=commandlinefu&aq=0&oq=commandline"

returns http://is.gd/5fBTJ

Comment by eightmillion 337 weeks and 4 days ago

Yeah? it actually does.

I didn't think it would. :/

Comment by Josso 337 weeks and 4 days ago

Your point of view

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