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hpr2904 :: DIY URL shortening

Quick tip on how to shorten an URL without a silly SaaS

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Hosted by Klaatu on 2019-09-19 is flagged as Clean and is released under a CC-BY-SA license.
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Make a directory to house your shortened URLs.

$ ssh mkdir public_html/u

On demand, create a subdirectory for the shortened URL you want to create.

$ ssh mkdir public_html/u/hpr

Create an HTTP redirect in an index.html file.

$ ssh echo ""<html><title>Shortened URL</title><head><meta http-equiv='refresh' content='0; URL=' /></head></html>"" > www/u/hpr/index.html

Your shortened URL is


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Comment #1 posted on 2019-09-23 11:16:43 by tuturto


Really clever way of doing this. When I saw the headline, my mind started immediately working through all kinds of algorithms one could use shortening urls. Turns out, nothing complicated is needed.

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