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NAME ^

WWW::Shorten::VGd - Shorten URLs using https://v.gd/

SYNOPSIS ^

  use strict;
  use warnings;

  use WWW::Shorten::VGd;
  # use WWW::Shorten 'VGd';  # or, this way

  my $short_url = makeashorterlink('http://www.foo.com/some/long/url');
  my $long_url  = makealongerlink($short_url);

DESCRIPTION ^

A Perl interface to the web site https://v.gd/. The service simply maintains a database of long URLs, each of which has a unique identifier.

By default, this URL shortening service will show you a preview page before redirecting you. This can be turned off by setting a cookie at https://v.gd/previews.php.

FUNCTIONS ^

makeashorterlink

The function makeashorterlink will call the https://v.gd/ web site passing it your long URL and will return the shorter version.

makealongerlink

The function makealongerlink does the reverse. makealongerlink will accept as an argument either the full URL or just the identifier.

If anything goes wrong, then either function will return undef.

AUTHOR ^

Mike Doherty <doherty@cpan.org>

CONTRIBUTORS ^

LICENSE AND COPYRIGHT ^

Copyright 2011 by Mike Doherty <doherty@cpan.org>.

This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.

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