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Manual Reference Pages  -  WWW::SHORTEN::GOOGL (3)

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NAME

WWW::Shorten::Googl - Perl interface to goo.gl

CONTENTS

SYNOPSIS



  use WWW::Shorten::Googl;
  use WWW::Shorten Googl;

  $short_url = makeashorterlink($long_url);

  $long_url  = makealongerlink($short_url);

  # Note - this function is specific to the Googl shortener
  $stats = getlinkstats( $short_url );



DESCRIPTION

A Perl interface to the goo.gl URL shortening service. Googl simply maintains a database of long URLs, each of which has a unique identifier.

Functions

    makeashorterlink

The function makeashorterlink will call the Googl web site passing it your long URL and will return the shorter Googl version.

If you provide your Google username and password, the link will be added to your list of shortened URLs at <http://goo.gl/>. See AUTHENTICATION for details.

    makealongerlink

The function makealongerlink does the reverse. makealongerlink will accept as an argument either the full goo.gl URL or just the goo.gl identifier.

    getlinkstats

Given a goo.gl URL, returns a hash ref with statistics about the URL.

See <http://code.google.com/apis/urlshortener/v1/reference.html#resource_url> for information on which data can be present in this hash ref.

AUTHENTICATION

If you provide your Google username and password, all shortened URLs will be available for viewing at <http://goo.gl/>

You provide these details by setting the environment variables GOOGLE_USERNAME and GOOGLE_PASSWORD, such as



 GOOGLE_USERNAME=your.username@gmail.com
 GOOGLE_PASSWORD=somethingVerySecret



EXPORT

makeashorterlink, makealongerlink

SUPPORT, LICENCE, THANKS and SUCH

See the main WWW::Shorten docs.

AUTHOR

Magnus Erixzon <magnus@erixzon.com>

SEE ALSO

WWW::Shorten, <http://goo.gl/>, <http://code.google.com/apis/urlshortener/v1/reference.html#resource_url>
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