Dave Cross
and 2 contributors

NAME

WWW::Shorten::Linkz - Perl interface to lin.kz

SYNOPSIS

  use WWW::Shorten 'Linkz';

  $short_url = makeashorterlink($long_url);

  $long_url  = makealongerlink($short_url);
  $long_url  = makealongerlink($nickname);

DESCRIPTION

A Perl interface to the web site lin.kz. lin.kz simply maintains a database of long URLs, each of which has a unique identifier.

Functions

The function makeashorterlink will call the lin.kz web site passing it your long URL and will return the shorter (Linkz) version.

Multiple submissions of the same URL will result in different codes being returned.

The function makealongerlink does the reverse. makealongerlink will accept as an argument either the full Linkz URL or just the Linkz identifier/nickname.

If anything goes wrong, then either function will return undef.

EXPORT

makeashorterlink, makealongerlink

SUPPORT, LICENCE, THANKS and SUCH

See the main WWW::Shorten docs.

AUTHOR

Iain Truskett <spoon@cpan.org>

SEE ALSO

WWW::Shorten, perl, http://lin.kz/