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Script to follow HTTP redirects and print the resulting URL - a.k.a. URL un-shortener
#!/usr/bin/env python
#-*- coding:utf-8 -*-
import sys
import urllib2
# This script uses HEAD requests (with fallback in case of 405)
# to follow the redirect path up to the real URL
# (c) 2012 Filippo Valsorda - FiloSottile
# Released under the GPL license
class HeadRequest(urllib2.Request):
def get_method(self):
return "HEAD"
class HEADRedirectHandler(urllib2.HTTPRedirectHandler):
Subclass the HTTPRedirectHandler to make it use our
HeadRequest also on the redirected URL
def redirect_request(self, req, fp, code, msg, headers, newurl):
if code in (301, 302, 303, 307):
newurl = newurl.replace(' ', '%20')
newheaders = dict((k,v) for k,v in req.headers.items()
if k.lower() not in ("content-length", "content-type"))
return HeadRequest(newurl,
raise urllib2.HTTPError(req.get_full_url(), code, msg, headers, fp)
class HTTPMethodFallback(urllib2.BaseHandler):
Fallback to GET if HEAD is not allowed (405 HTTP error)
def http_error_405(self, req, fp, code, msg, headers):
newheaders = dict((k,v) for k,v in req.headers.items()
if k.lower() not in ("content-length", "content-type"))
# Build our opener
opener = urllib2.OpenerDirector()
for handler in [urllib2.HTTPHandler, urllib2.HTTPDefaultErrorHandler,
HTTPMethodFallback, HEADRedirectHandler,
urllib2.HTTPErrorProcessor, urllib2.HTTPSHandler]:
response =[1]))
print response.geturl()

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ri-sh commented Aug 18, 2015

how to make a post request with form data ?

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