WWW::Shorten - Interface to URL shortening sites.
use WWW::Shorten 'TinyURL'; # Recommended
# use WWW::Shorten 'Bitly'; # or one of the others
# Individual modules have have their own syntactic variations.
# See the documentation for the particular module you intend to use for details
my $url = 'https://metacpan.org/pod/WWW::Shorten';
my $short_url = makeashorterlink($url);
my $long_url = makealongerlink($short_url);
# - OR -
# If you don't like the long function names:
use WWW::Shorten 'TinyURL', ':short';
my $short_url = short_link($url);
my $long_url = long_link( $short_url );
A Perl interface to various services that shorten URLs. These sites maintain databases of long URLs, each of which has a unique identifier.
The following shorten services have been deprecated as the endpoints no longer exist or function:
When version 3.100 is released, these deprecated services will not be part of the distribution.
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.
Please submit any issues you might have. We appreciate all help, suggestions, noted problems, and especially patches.
* If you know of a shorten service that we don't already have, make your own service and release it as a separate module, like WWW::Shorten::Googl or WWW::Shorten::Bitly. Alternatively, you can let us know and we'll be happy to work it up for you.
Iain Truskett firstname.lastname@example.org
Alex Page -- for the original LWP hacking on which Dave based his code.
Ask Bjoern Hansen -- providing WWW::Shorten::Metamark
Chase Whitener email@example.com
Dave Cross firstname.lastname@example.org -- Authored WWW::MakeAShorterLink on which this was based
Eric Hammond -- writing WWW::Shorten::NotLong
Jon and William (wjr) -- smlnk services
Kazuhiro Osawa email@example.com
Kevin Gilbertson (Gilby) -- TinyURL API information
Martin Thurn -- bug fixes
Matt Felsen (mattf) -- shorter function names
Neil Bowers firstname.lastname@example.org
PJ Goodwin -- code for WWW::Shorten::OneShortLink
Shashank Tripathi email@example.com -- for providing WWW::Shorten::SnipURL
Simon Batistoni -- giving the `makealongerlink` idea to Dave.
Everyone else we might have missed.
In 2004 Dave Cross took over the maintenance of this distribution following the death of Iain Truskett.
In 2016, Chase Whitener took over the maintenance of this distribution.
Copyright (c) 2002 by Iain Truskett.
This library is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.
To install WWW::Shorten, copy and paste the appropriate command in to your terminal.
perl -MCPAN -e shell
For more information on module installation, please visit the detailed CPAN module installation guide.