shorten man page

shorten — CLI program to demonstrate use of WWW::Shorten

Synopsis

    # 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

    # Lengthen a URL
    $ shorten -l http://tinyurl.com/ye7gjf4

Configuration

The service used can be controlled in various ways. The program will use the first of the following values that it finds:

Configuration File

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.

Author

Iain Truskett <spoon@cpan.org>

Contributors

See Also

WWW::Shorten

Info

2016-03-25 perl v5.26.0 User Contributed Perl Documentation