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

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NAME

WWW::Shorten::Yourls - Interface to shortening URLs using <http://yourls.org>

CONTENTS

VERSION

$Revision: 0.06 $

SYNOPSIS

WWW::Shorten::Yourls provides an easy interface for shortening URLs using http://yourls.org. In addition to shortening URLs, you can pull statistics that yourls.org gathers regarding each shortened WWW::Shorten::Yourls uses XML::Simple to convert the xml response for the meta info and click stats to create a hashref of the results.

WWW::Shorten::Yourls provides two interfaces. The first is the common makeashorterlink and makealongerlink that WWW::Shorten provides. However, due to the way the yourls.org API works, additional arguments are required. The second provides a better way of retrieving additional information and statistics about a yourls.org URL.

use WWW::Shorten::Yourls;

my $url = http://www.example.com;

my $tmp = makeashorterlink($url, ’MY_YOURLS_USERNAME’, ’MY_YOURLS_PASSWORD’); my $tmp1 = makealongerlink($tmp, ’MY_YOURLS_USERNAME’, ’MY_YOURLS_PASSWORD’);

or

use WWW::Shorten::Yourls;

my $url = http://www.example.com; my $yourls = WWW::Shorten::Yourls->new(USER => my_user_id, APIKEY => my_api_key);

$yourls->shorten(URL => $url); print shortened URL is $yourls->{url}\n;

$yourls->expand(URL => $yourls->{url}); print expanded/original URL is $yourls->{longurl}\n;

FUNCTIONS

    new

Create a new yourls.org object using your yourls.org user id and yourls.org api key.

my $yourls = WWW::Shorten::Yourls->new(URL => http://www.example.com/this_is_one_example.html, USER => yourls_user_id, PASSWORD => yourls_password);

    makeashorterlink

The function makeashorterlink will call the yourls.org API site passing it your long URL and will return the shorter yourls.org version.

yourls.org requires the use of a user id and password to shorten links.

makeashorterlink($url,$uid,$passwd,$base);

    makealongerlink

The function makealongerlink does the reverse. makealongerlink will accept as an argument either the full yourls.org URL or just the yourls.org identifier. yourls.org requires the use of a user name and API Key when using the API.

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

makealongerlink($url,$uid,$passwd,$base);

THIS IS NOT WORKING RIGHT NOW AS YOURLS DOESN’T SUPPORT EXPANDING A URL.

    shorten

Shorten a URL using http://yourls.org. Calling the shorten method will return the shortened URL but will also store it in yourls.org object until the next call is made.

my $url = http://www.example.com; my $shortstuff = $yourls->shorten(URL => $url);

print yurl is . $yourls->{url} . \n; or print yurl is $shortstuff\n;

    expand

Expands a shortened yourls.org URL to the original long URL.

THIS ONLY WORKS WITH YOURLS 1.4+ Versions prior to Yourls 1.4 don’t support expansion of shortened URLs.

    clicks

Get click thru information for a shortened yourls.org URL. By default, the method will use the value that’s stored in $yourls->{url}. To be sure you’re getting info on the correct URL, it’s a good idea to set this value before getting any info on it.

THIS HAS NOT BEEN IMPLEMENTED YET AS YOURLS DOESN’T SUPPORT THIS FUNCTIONALITY.

    errors

THIS IS NOT WORKING RIGHT NOW AS YOURLS DOESN’T SUPPORT ERROR RESPONSES FROM A URL.

    version

Gets the module version number

FILES

$HOME/.yourls or _yourls on Windows Systems.

You may omit USER and PASSWORD in the constructor if you set them in the .yourls config file on separate lines using the syntax:

USER=username PASSWORD=password

AUTHOR

Pankaj Jain, <pjain at cpan.org>

BUGS

Please report any bugs or feature requests to bug-www-shorten-yourls at rt.cpan.org, or through the web interface at <http://rt.cpan.org/NoAuth/ReportBug.html?Queue=WWW-Shorten-Yourls>. I will be notified, and then you’ll automatically be notified of progress on your bug as I make changes.

SUPPORT

You can find documentation for this module with the perldoc command.

perldoc WWW::Shorten::Yourls

You can also look for information at:
o RT: CPAN’s request tracker

<http://rt.cpan.org/NoAuth/Bugs.html?Dist=WWW-Shorten-Yourls>

o AnnoCPAN: Annotated CPAN documentation

<http://annocpan.org/dist/WWW-Shorten-Yourls>

o CPAN Ratings

<http://cpanratings.perl.org/d/WWW-Shorten-Yourls>

o Search CPAN

<http://search.cpan.org/dist/WWW-Shorten-Yourls/>

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

http://yourls.org for a great tool.
Larry Wall, Damian Conway, and all the amazing folks giving us Perl and continuing to work on it over the years.
Mizar, <mizar.jp@gmail.com>, Peter Edwards, <pedwards@cpan.org >>, Joerg Meltzer, <joerg@joergmeltzer.de> for great patches to WWW::Shorten:Bitly which this module is based on.

COPYRIGHT & LICENSE

Copyright (c) 2009 Pankaj Jain, All Rights Reserved <http://blog.linosx.com>.
Copyright (c) 2009 Teknatus Solutions LLC, All Rights Reserved <http://www.teknatus.com>.
This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.

DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTY

BECAUSE THIS SOFTWARE IS LICENSED FREE OF CHARGE, THERE IS NO WARRANTY FOR THE SOFTWARE, TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW. EXCEPT WHEN OTHERWISE STATED IN WRITING THE COPYRIGHT HOLDERS AND/OR OTHER PARTIES PROVIDE THE SOFTWARE AS IS WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. THE ENTIRE RISK AS TO THE QUALITY AND PERFORMANCE OF THE SOFTWARE IS WITH YOU. SHOULD THE SOFTWARE PROVE DEFECTIVE, YOU ASSUME THE COST OF ALL NECESSARY SERVICING, REPAIR, OR CORRECTION.

IN NO EVENT UNLESS REQUIRED BY APPLICABLE LAW OR AGREED TO IN WRITING WILL ANY COPYRIGHT HOLDER, OR ANY OTHER PARTY WHO MAY MODIFY AND/OR REDISTRIBUTE THE SOFTWARE AS PERMITTED BY THE ABOVE LICENCE, BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR DAMAGES, INCLUDING ANY GENERAL, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF THE USE OR INABILITY TO USE THE SOFTWARE (INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO LOSS OF DATA OR DATA BEING RENDERED INACCURATE OR LOSSES SUSTAINED BY YOU OR THIRD PARTIES OR A FAILURE OF THE SOFTWARE TO OPERATE WITH ANY OTHER SOFTWARE), EVEN IF SUCH HOLDER OR OTHER PARTY HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.

SEE ALSO

perl, WWW::Shorten, <http://yourls.org>.
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