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turl – Mac Command Line tool for creating smaller URLs

Friday, October 26, 2007

I have just released a simple Mac OS X app named “turl”, that provides a command line / shell interface to online URL shortening services (including urltea.com and tinyurl.com).

Usage is pretty simple:

turl URL

For example:

turl http://www.mikechambers.com/blog/

will create:


There are a number of other options, including the ability to specify which URL service is used.

Source is written in Objective-C and released under an MIT License.

You can find more information, as well as download the app and source code from the turl google code project page.

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