shorten url using curl, sed and is.gd

curl -s -d URL="$1" http://is.gd/create.php | sed '/Your new shortened/!d;s/.*value="\([^"]*\)".*/\1/'
Just create a function in your .bashrc like this shorturl() { curl -s -d URL="$1" http://is.gd/create.php | sed '/Your new shortened/!d;s/.*value="\([^"]*\)".*/\1/' }

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By: tatsu
2009-09-17 12:53:46
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Well, I can't do it much shorter: curl http://is.gd/api.php?longurl=[url] But it uses less bandwidth. :D Unfortunately we have to encode the url in case it contains & (ampersand). Check this tip for solution: http://www.commandlinefu.com/commands/view/4253/shorten-url-with-is.gd-using-curl-perl
Josso · 445 weeks ago

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