Unix shell script to shorten URLs with tny.im URL shortener. wget must be installed for this to work.
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|if [ -t 0 ]; then|
|if [ -z "$1" ]; then|
|echo "usage: tny long_url [custom_keyword]"|
|echo "Shorten URLs with tny.im URL shortener"|
|echo "This script expects a long URL to shorten either as an argument or passed through STDIN."|
|echo "When using arguments, an optional second argument can be provided to customize the later part of the short URL (keyword)."|
|while read -r line ; do|
|echo `wget -q -O - http://tny.im/yourls-api.php?action=shorturl\&format=simple\&url=$url\&keyword=$2`|
Jan 25, 2016
Hi I added a little improvement (at least I think), check out my gist https://gist.github.com/schtibe/49e133c0a2a66d567bc0.
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To install this as a standard Linux command, download the gist and rename it "tny". Then, on a shell, do the following:
Now you can simply do
to shorten URLs from the shell.
As said on the script, you can also have a second parameter to create a custom short URL. Example:
And you can use pipes redirection too: