Shorten url with using curl, perl

curl -s "[long_url]"
// 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`perl -MURI::Escape -e "print uri_escape('');"` Example without Perl: curl Most urls doesn't use & and ? anymore (SEO etc) so in most cases you can just use the simple version. :)
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By: Josso
2009-12-07 18:52:04

What Others Think

It seems to work just fine without encoding the url as long as it's quoted properly. curl "" returns
eightmillion · 654 weeks and 4 days ago
Yeah? it actually does. I didn't think it would. :/
Josso · 654 weeks and 4 days ago ????? ??? ????? ???? SEO ????? ????? ????? ???? ????? ????? ??? ???? ???? ??????? Search Engine Optimization ??? ????? ??????????? ?? ????? ?????????? ????? ????? ?? ????
seofox · 20 weeks and 6 days ago
seofox · 19 weeks and 4 days 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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