WWW::Shorten - Interface to URL shortening sites.
use WWW::Shorten 'BabyURL'; use WWW::Shorten 'Linkz'; use WWW::Shorten 'MakeAShorterLink'; use WWW::Shorten 'Metamark'; use WWW::Shorten 'NotLong'; use WWW::Shorten 'OneShortLink'; use WWW::Shorten 'Shorl'; use WWW::Shorten 'SmLnk'; use WWW::Shorten 'SnipURL'; use WWW::Shorten 'TinyClick'; use WWW::Shorten 'TinyLink'; use WWW::Shorten 'TinyURL'; use WWW::Shorten 'URLjr'; use WWW::Shorten 'V3'; # These 3 are now inactive and will give an # error if you try to use them. use WWW::Shorten 'EkDk'; use WWW::Shorten 'qURL'; use WWW::Shorten 'ShortLink'; # Individual modules have have their # own syntactic varations. # See the documentation for the particular # module you intend to use for details, trips # and traps. $short_url = makeashorterlink($long_url); $long_url = makealongerlink($short_url); # If you don't like the function names: use WWW::Shorten 'SnipURL', ':short'; $short_url = short_link( $long_url ); $long_url = long_link( $short_url );
A Perl interface to URL shortening sites. These sites maintain databases of long URLs, each of which has a unique identifier.
makeashorterlink will call the relevant web site passing it your long URL and will return the shorter version.
makealongerlink does the reverse.
makealongerlink will accept as an argument either the full shortened URL or just the identifier.
If anything goes wrong, then either function will return
Or, if you specify
:short on the import line, you instead get
long_link. If you explicitly want the default set, use
A very simple program called shorten is supplied in the distribution's bin folder. This program takes a URL and gives you a shortened version of it.
Adam Kessel wrote shorlfilter, a program that uses
WWW::Shorten to filter a file, converting long URLs to short ones.
There is also a bin directory in this distribution which contains a sample program.
http://dellah.org/shorten/ has a collection of related resources: articles, services, programs (both to use services and to run services). It's a Wiki --- feel free to edit it.
CGI::Shorten provides building blocks for you to create your own URL shortening service. It provides routines to shoretn a URL, lengthen one, and it keeps a store. Nice and easy.
Dave Cross for WWW::MakeAShorterLink
Alex Page for the original LWP hacking on which Dave based his code.
Simon Batistoni for giving the
makealongerlink idea to Dave.
Eric Hammond for writing the NotLong variant.
Shashank Tripathi <firstname.lastname@example.org> for providing both SnipURL.com and advice on the module.
Kevin Gilbertson (Gilby) supplied information on the TinyURL API.
Matt Felsen (mattf) wanted shorter function names.
Ask Bjoern Hansen for providing both Metamark.net and advice on the module.
Martin Thurn for helping me notice a bug and for a suggestion regarding MASL.pm.
Jon and William (jon and wjr at smlnk.com respectively) for providing SmLnk.com.
P J Goodwin for providing the code for WWW::Shorten::OneShortLink.
And especial thanks to all providers of these services.
Support for this module is provided via the email@example.com email list. See http://lists.perl.org/ for more details.
Alternatively, log them via the CPAN RT system via the web or email:
http://rt.cpan.org/NoAuth/ReportBug.html?Queue=WWW-Shorten ( shorter URL: http://xrl.us/rfb ) firstname.lastname@example.org
This makes it much easier for me to track things and thus means your problem is less likely to be neglected.
WWW::Shorten::NotLong copyright © Eric Hammond <email@example.com>.
WWW::Shorten::MakeAShorterLink copyright © Dave Cross <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Other modules copyright © Iain Truskett, 2002-2003. All rights reserved.
This library is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself, either Perl version 5.000 or, at your option, any later version of Perl 5 you may have available.
Iain Truskett <email@example.com>
Based on WWW::MakeAShorterLink by Dave Cross <firstname.lastname@example.org>