Google URL shortener

curl -s ''"$1" | sed -e 's/{"short_url":"//' -e 's/"}/\n/g'
use curl and sed to shorten an url via

By: mvrilo
2010-03-26 22:31:06

What Others Think

Note that $1 must be complete URL(http://host/path), or you will get this: {"error_message":"Bad request
minux · 552 weeks ago
see this script created with idea:
voyeg3r · 552 weeks ago
this is just a simple one-line code.. i have built a more complex one:
mvrilo · 551 weeks and 6 days ago
@mvrilo: is there anyway to use a .txt with the url inside of it?
dancelikeaindian · 539 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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