shorlfilter(1) text filter that turns long URLs into shorls (short URLs)


Shorlfilter takes piped input or a filename from the command line and returns the same file with any long URLs turned into shorls.

See for more information on shorls.

If shorlfilter is unable to get a replacement short URL from, the long URL will be left unchanged in the output of the filter.


Does not recognize URLs unless they start with http:// or https://. Ideally there would be better heuristics for recognizing long URLs in text even if they don't have the proper protocol string.