A pure-Python command-line url unshortener
Obfuscated urls got you down? Not going to click on some shady link? Want to find out where it goes, quickly? Feed it to unshorten. Note: this isn't secure. So if you were hoping https would hide the post-host part of the URL, you're out of luck here.
unshorten [-v] url
If you specify verbose mode, it prints any intermediate redirects. Try it with https://goo.gl/hnpGjq (should redirect to the GitHub repo).
Only that Python is installed, and on your path. Should run on 2 and 3.
- Make it executable.
$ chmod u+x unshorten.py
- Move it to some place on your path, like
$ mv unshorten.py /usr/local/bin/unshorten.
- That's it. There is no step 3.
The MIT License (MIT)
Copyright (c) 2015 Ryan Fox
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