NAME

WWW::Shorten::5gp - Shorten URLs using http://5.gp

SYNOPSIS

    use strict;
    use warnings;

    use WWW::Shorten::5gp;
    # use WWW::Shorten '5gp';  # 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 http://5.gp. The service simply maintains a database of long URLs, each of which has a unique identifier.

FUNCTIONS

The function makeashorterlink will call the http://5gp web site passing it your long URL and will return the shorter version.

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

Michiel Beijen <michielb@cpan.org>

CONTRIBUTORS

  • Chase Whitener <capoeirab@cpan.org>

LICENSE AND COPYRIGHT

Copyright (c) 2015 by Michiel Beijen <michielb@cpan.org>.

This is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as the Perl 5 programming language system itself.