shorten - CLI program to demonstrate use of WWW::Shorten
# Default shortening service is Metamark $ shorten books.perl.org/book/171 http://xrl.us/dv8 # Change with an environment variable $ SHORTEN_SERVICE=TinyURL shorten books.perl.org/book/171 http://tinyurl.com/ye7gjf4 # Change with command line option $ shorten --service=TinyURL books.perl.org/book/171 http://tinyurl.com/ye7gjf4 # Change using config file $ cat ~/.shortenrc service = TinyURL $ shorten books.perl.org/book/171 http://tinyurl.com/ye7gjf4
The service used can be controlled in various ways. The program will use the first of the following values that it finds:
--servicecommand line option.
serviceoption from the configuration file (see below).
As we use the
Config::Auto module for configuration, shorten's fairly flexible when it comes to format.
Configuration will be found in whichever of the following files comes first.
shortenconfig ~/shortenconfig /etc/shortenconfig shorten.config ~/shorten.config /etc/shorten.config shortenrc ~/shortenrc /etc/shortenrc .shortenrc ~/.shortenrc /etc/.shortenrc
Generally, I use the format:
service = MakeAShorterLink
which is simple and works.
service is the only configuration keyword at present. Its value should be a correctly capitalized service name as per WWW::Shorten's documentation.
Please report any requests, suggestions or bugs via the system at http://rt.cpan.org/, or email <bug-WWW-Shorten@rt.cpan.org>. This makes it much easier for me to track things and thus means your problem is less likely to be neglected.
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This library is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.
Dave Cross <firstname.lastname@example.org>, taking over from Iain Truskett <email@example.com>