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♡ Tidy URL

A Node Package & Userscript that removes tracking or garbage parameters from URLs making them shorter, cleaner and a lot nicer to read.

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Install:

You can use this automatically in the browser with the userscript.

NodeJS

npm install tidy-url

Require

import { TidyURL } from 'tidy-url';
// or
const { TidyURL } = require('tidy-url');

Usage

Then pass it a URL and let the magic happen:

const link = TidyURL.clean('https://open.spotify.com/track/1hhZQVLXpg10ySFQFxGbih?si=-k8RwDQwTCK923jxZuy07w&utm_source=copy-link');
console.log(link.url); // https://open.spotify.com/track/1hhZQVLXpg10ySFQFxGbih

Validating

You can validate a URL using the validate function.

TidyURL.validate('https://example.com'); // true
TidyURL.validate('cat'); // false
TidyURL.validate('google.com'); // false (protocol is required!)

AMP & Redirects

By default, tidy-url will remove redirect parameters and AMP links if the rule supports it.
You can disable this feature with allowRedirects and allowAMP. Examples:

// These are the defaults.
TidyURL.config.setMany({
    allowAMP: false,
    allowRedirects: true
});

TidyURL.clean('https://www.google.com/amp/s/github.com');
TidyURL.clean('https://steamcommunity.com/linkfilter/?url=https://github.com');
// Result for both: https://github.com

More info about AMP on the wiki.

Note

You will always receive a valid response, even if nothing was modified. For example:

const link = TidyURL.clean('https://duckduckgo.com/this-is-fine');

link.url; // https://duckduckgo.com/this-is-fine
link.info.reduction; // 0 (percent)

Supported Sites

You can view all custom supported sites here.
However, the global rules will be enough to work with thousands of sites around the internet. You should be able to pass any URL for cleaning.
Request direct support for a website here

Response

The response will always be an object with details of what was cleaned or modified in the URL.
This can be used for debugging, testing or a simple way of letting users know they could have sent a shorter link.

{
    "url": "https://open.spotify.com/track/1hhZQVLXpg10ySFQFxGbih",
    "info": {
        "original": "https://open.spotify.com/track/1hhZQVLXpg10ySFQFxGbih?si=-k8RwDQwTCK923jxZuy07w&utm_source=copy-link",
        "reduction": 47,
        "difference": 47,
        "replace": [],
        "removed": [
            {
                "key": "utm_source",
                "value": "copy-link"
            },
            {
                "key": "si",
                "value": "-k8RwDQwTCK923jxZuy07w"
            }
        ],
        "match": [
            {
                "rules": ["si", "utm_source", "context"],
                "replace": [],
                "redirect": "",
                "name": "spotify.com",
                "match": "/open.spotify.com/i"
            }
        ],
        "decoded": null,
        "isNewHost": false,
        "fullClean": true
    }
}

Example

Turn these monstrosities:

https://poetsroad.bandcamp.com/?from=search&search_item_id=1141951669&search_item_type=b&search_match_part=%3F&search_page_id=1748155363&search_page_no=1&search_rank=1&search_sig=a9a9cbdfc454df7c2999f097dc8a216b

https://www.audible.com/pd/Project-Hail-Mary-Audiobook/B08G9PRS1K?plink=GZIIiCHG0Uo5V8ND&ref=a_hp_c9_adblp13nmpxxp13n-mpl-dt-c_1_2&pf_rd_p=164101a8-2aab-4c5e-91ee-1f39e10719e6&pf_rd_r=2Q5R6VH8HJAD48PSQRS4

https://www.amazon.com/Alexander-Theatre-Sessions-Poets-Fall/dp/B08NT852YT/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=Poets+of+the+fall&qid=1621684985&sr=8-1

https://open.spotify.com/track/1hhZQVLXpg10ySFQFxGbih?si=-k8RwDQwTCK923jxZuy07w&utm_source=copy-link

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/1005001913861188.html?spm=a2g0o.productlist.0.0.b1c55e86sFKsxH&algo_pvid=b4648621-2371-4d1e-9a9c-89b4d6c59395&algo_expid=b4648621-2371-4d1e-9a9c-89b4d6c59395-0&btsid=0b0a556816216865399393168e562d&ws_ab_test=searchweb0_0,searchweb201602_,searchweb201603_

https://www.google.com/search?q=cat&source=hp&ei=AwGpYKzyE7uW4-EPy_CnSA&iflsig=AINFCbYAAAAAYKkPE4rmSi0Im0sHgmOVb3DYosyq2B0B&oq=cat&gs_lcp=Cgdnd3Mtd2l6EAMyBQguEJMCMgIILjICCAAyAggAMgIILjICCAAyAggAMgIILjICCC4yAgguOggIABDqAhCPAToLCC4QxwEQowIQkwI6CAguEMcBEKMCUNgEWIQHYMwIaAFwAHgAgAHIAYgB2ASSAQMyLTOYAQCgAQGqAQdnd3Mtd2l6sAEK&sclient=gws-wiz&ved=0ahUKEwjs_9PdrN3wAhU7yzgGHUv4CQkQ4dUDCAY&uact=5

https://www.emjcd.com/links-i/?d=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%3D%3D

https://www.youtube.com/redirect?event=video_description&redir_token=QCFCLUhqbUVVVVc2Vm53OGdFMi15NU1vSzloWkZveGcyUXxBQ3Jtc0tsR143azQxRVpxZ3lUampXUEkyaTdpdy1reU1OVGcyb3pmOUhzU22Ldm5QZ0tueEMzMy1TQTA1Mm85SEpCUW14UHlq11ZCUVlhU3QzdW52U2Uyd01pbTVINDRjNlhf124ySEZqMHBJbnFEWDdiMTNUVQ&q=https%3A%2F%2Ftomscott.com%2F&v=k7fXbdRH9v4

Into these:

https://poetsroad.bandcamp.com/

https://www.audible.com/pd/Project-Hail-Mary-Audiobook/B08G9PRS1K

https://www.amazon.com/Alexander-Theatre-Sessions-Poets-Fall/dp/B08NT852YT

https://open.spotify.com/track/1hhZQVLXpg10ySFQFxGbih

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/1005001913861188.html

https://www.google.com/search?q=cat

https://www.vudu.com/content/movies/details/Moonlight-Season-1/133120

https://tomscott.com/

🤝 Contributing

Contributions, issues and feature requests are welcome and greatly appreciated!
Feel free to check issues page. If you find a website that is not supported, please create an issue and I'll be more than happy to add it.

👤 Author

This project was made by Kain (ksir.pw)
Feel free to contact me if you have any trouble with this package.

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