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Turn a github.com URL into a git.io URL.
#!/usr/bin/env ruby
# Usage: gitio URL [CODE]
#
# Turns a github.com URL
# into a git.io URL
#
# Copies the git.io URL to your clipboard.
url = ARGV[0]
code = ARGV[1]
if url !~ /^(https?:\/\/)?(gist\.)?github.com/
abort "* github.com URLs only"
end
if url !~ /^http/
url = "https://#{url}"
end
if code
code = "-F code=#{code}"
end
output = `curl -i http://git.io -F 'url=#{url}' #{code} 2> /dev/null`
if output =~ /Location: (.+)\n?/
puts $1
`echo #$1 | pbcopy`
else
puts output
end
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commented Sep 11, 2011

Sweet.

@NARKOZ

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commented Sep 17, 2011

Change the url pattern to /^(https?:\/\/)?(gist\.)?github.com/ if you want to gitio gist urls too.

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commented Sep 17, 2011

@NARKOZ Updated, thanks!

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commented Sep 17, 2011

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commented Oct 5, 2011

@shurizzle, thanks :)

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commented Oct 5, 2011

np

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commented Oct 10, 2011

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commented Nov 4, 2011

I get 503 if a URL has already been shortened, if they are unique is there any way to retrieve an shorturl for a given longurl?

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commented Feb 16, 2012

Made a small fix to make this not report an error on non-os x environments: https://gist.github.com/1844374

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commented Jun 22, 2012

Maybe you should change the pattern again in order to get the raw version of the gists (useful from a shell perspective ;-)
->
if url !~ /^(https?://)?((gist|raw).)?github.com/

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commented May 6, 2013

It is great if you name it git-io in your path. Then you can use it with git io.

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commented Aug 16, 2013

👍

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commented Oct 16, 2013

I notice you can pass codes, where can I find out what codes can be passed and what they do?

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commented Nov 15, 2014

Any chance that githubusercontent.com will be handled by git.io too?

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commented Mar 29, 2015

This will handle raw code: https://git.io/git.io and insure uniqueness -- written in Bash though.

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commented Jan 14, 2016

the urls has changed. it's now a post to git.io/create but the code option no longer seems to work 😭 no more vanity urls

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commented Jan 31, 2016

@branderxero are you sure /create works? Has the request structure changed in any other way? I can't get it to work. Just keeps giving me a 301 pointing to whatever URL I use.

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commented Jan 31, 2016

Okay, I've had some success. /create doesn't make any difference, and you can still use the code option but the request has to be secure. https://git.io

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commented Feb 21, 2016

@basicallydan Are you sure you can still use the code option? Can you provide a complete example? Because I'm finding that I can't..

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commented Feb 21, 2016

@basicallydan @dwijnand - Yep seems code no longer works. A bug was reported in my library (https://github.com/tanepiper/node-gitio) and I can't get it to work with new urls (test pass because it's older urls that were set)

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