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Sunday, July 10, 2011

Lynx and URL Shortening

I use tmux and normally have 8 virtual terminals running inside
my xterm. Found out I didn't have to run a GUI browser with js
to be able to shorten links. URL Generator does a real nice job
of it from inside lynx. This way I can run lynx in one virtual
terminal and TTYtter inside another and copy my shortened
links over. That is if I do not wish to use Twitter's built-in URL
shortening service which works great in TTYtter. You type

/short http://somewebaddress.com

and it's darned near instantaneous. But there are other times I
can use the URL Generator too, like in mutt in a different terminal,
composing a message and wishing to put in a shortened URL.

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