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A bit of git.io url fun for your sunday

Filipe Herculano
Hi. I like web dev, music, rock climbing and gymnastics. 👋
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I was bored and browsing around today and happened to find this old gist from GitHub's cofounder for generating a more personalized git.io url

I thought it was cool — although for some reason the script wasn't working for me — so I just extracted the important part:

curl -i https://git.io -F 'url=<YOUR_GITHUB_URL>' -F code=<YOUR_CODE>
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Then it occurred to me I could just use a # identifier used for scrolling to generate a more useless personalized fun url for myself

Try going to https://git.io/fifo

Hopefully you see this cool greeting like I do in Firefox

👋

Anyways, all I had to do was get the url encoded value of the 👋 emoji which is %F0%9F%91%8B and use that in the curl request

curl -i https://git.io -F 'url=https://github.com/this-fifo/#%F0%9F%91%8B' -F code=fifo
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Hope you enjoy your sunday!

ʕ •ᴥ•ʔ

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