Create an easy to pronounce shortened URL from CLI

shout() { curl -s "http://shoutkey.com/new?url=${1}" | sed -n "/<h1>/s/.*href=\"\([^\"]*\)\".*/\1/p" ;}
Shorter regex.
Sample Output
http://shoutkey.com/multiple

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By: dabom
2010-10-05 19:15:50

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  • Just add this function to your .zshrc / .bashrc, and by typing "shout *URL*" you get a randomly chosen English word that ShoutKey.com uses to short your URL. You may now go to shoutkey.com/*output_word* and get redirected. The URL will be valid for 5 minutes. (I've never used sed before, so I'll be quite glad if someone could straighten up the sed commands and combine them (perhaps also removing the whitespace). If so, I'll update it right away ;) ) Show Sample Output


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    shout () { curl -s "http://shoutkey.com/new?url=$1" | sed -n 's/\<h1\>/\&/p' | sed 's/<[^>]*>//g;/</N;//b' ;}
    elfreak · 2010-10-04 23:50:54 0

What Others Think

Thank you, I knew someone could improve my regex drastically. One vote up ;)
elfreak · 419 weeks and 2 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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