bitly-cli: A command line tool to access URL shortener.

[ bsd3, deprecated, program, utils, web ] [ Propose Tags ]

This package provides a command line utility to shorten and expand URLs using service. To use this tool, an API key is required. Please find yours at

Configuration file (`~/.bitly`) format:

login = your_bit.ly_login
apikey = your_API_key

Usage examples:

$ echo "Text with an URL:" | bitly
Text with an URL:
$ bitly shorten
$ bitly expand


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Versions [RSS] 0.1, 0.1.1, 0.1.2
Dependencies base (>=3 && <5), Bitly (>=0.0.7), directory (>=1.0 && <1.2), filepath (>=1.1), regexpr (>=0.5 && <0.6) [details]
License BSD-3-Clause
Maintainer Sergey Astanin <>
Category Web, Utils
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Uploaded by SergeyAstanin at 2011-12-08T15:37:52Z
Reverse Dependencies 1 direct, 0 indirect [details]
Executables bitly
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