Slugify: converts strings in any language into Slugs (friendly names to use in URLs and filenames)

function slugify() { tr '[:upper:]' '[:lower:]' <<< "$(sed -z -r -e 's~[^[:alnum:]]+~ ~g' -e 's~^ *~~;s~ *$~~' -e 's~ +~-~g' - <<< "$(iconv -c -t ASCII//TRANSLIT//IGNORE - <<< "$@" )")"; }
Slug the part of an URL which identifies a page using human-readable keywords. Slugs are used to construct friendly URLs (often for permalinks) that are easy to type, descriptive, and easy to remember.
Sample Output
function slugify() { tr '[:upper:]' '[:lower:]' <<< "$(sed -z -r -e 's~[^[:alnum:]]+~ ~g' -e 's~ (he|here|how|it|she|there|what|when|where|who) s ~ \1 is ~gi' -e 's~^ *~~;s~ *$~~' -e 's~ +~-~g' - <<< " $(iconv -c -t ASCII//TRANSLIT//IGNORE - <<< " $@ " ) ")"; }

# testing special characters and spaces:
slugify " Test: µÀÁÂÃÄÅÆÇÈÉÊËÌÍÎÏÐÑÒÓÔÕÖØÙÚÛÜÝß      and àáâãäåæçèéêëìíîïðñòóôõöøùúûüýÿ ";

# output:

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geebranz · 28 weeks and 4 days ago

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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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