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Discussion on: Build your own URL shortener in 15 minutes

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Phil Smy

Nice...but how to do this programmatically? having a manual link shortener (that you call from the command line!) isn't THAT useful!

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Sebastiaan Deckers Author

Thanks for the useful suggestion. An API for short is now available: gitlab.com/commonshost/short#api

This tool started as a simple demo showcase but quite a few people seem to be looking for this type of solution. I'm happy to make it more useful if you provide more feedback.