Retrieve the final URL after redirect

curl $URL -s -L -o /dev/null -w '%{url_effective}'
Sometimes it could be very useful to obtain the final URL you'll use after several redirects. (I use this command line for my automated tests to check if every redirections are ok)
Sample Output
$ curl -s -L -o /dev/null -w '%{url_effective}'

By: labynocle
2012-01-25 16:11:24

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nickspark05 · 41 weeks ago

What do you think?

Any thoughts on this command? Does it work on your machine? Can you do the same thing with only 14 characters?

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