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    URL Lengthener

    Tired of your URLs being just too darn short? Worry no further, as aaa.aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa.com has got your back. No need to be anxious about people thinking the size of your URL is too small, as it will guarenteed be the largest one around. What are you waiting for, give it a go!

    Your date will be impressed with the sheer size of your URLs, and forget having to take time spelling them out to your coworkers, just yell at the top of your lungs. Want to automate it? Check out the docs for more info.

    Disclaimer: Since there is a maximum letter count to a URL, there is a slight chance your resulting URL will be too long to use. No worries, just try running it through a site like bit.ly and then paste that one over here. Every resulting url ends up having a minimum number of characters, so your URL will still be plenty long!


    URL Lengthener - Docs

    Using the URL lengthener is super easy and totally free. How? Everything is actually encoded into the URL served. This is how you do it:

    Get the script:

    The script is located at /url-lengthener.js of this site or you can use the mirror from JSDelivr which is located at https://cdn.jsdelivr.net/npm/url-lengthener@latest/url-lengthener.min.js. If you would like to link it directly into your website, place either of the two lines in the <head> section of your site, with the JSDeliver file being quicker (though not by much) to fetch and the one from this site being more updated:

    <script src="https://cdn.jsdelivr.net/npm/url-lengthener@latest/url-lengthener.min.js"></script>
    <script src="https://aaa.aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa.com/url-lengthener.min.js"></script>

    If you prefer the unminified version of the code, just remove the .min from whichever link you are using.

    Use the script (web):

    Using the script is quite simple, as it is less than 115 lines in length. Encoding a url takes two steps, converting from a url to base16, and then base16 to the string of "A"s. While you could call these functions (str2hex() and hex2a() respectively), the easiest way to get a URL encoded is to use the lengthen(url) function, where url is the URL which you would like to lenghten. The function then returns a lenghened URL, which when visited, will redirect to it's final destination.

    Use the script (Node):

    1. Install the npm package (url-lengthener)
    2. Require the library:
    const urlLengthener = require("url-lengthener")
    1. Use the lenghten() function to run the code:
    let lengthened_url = urlLengthener.lengthen("https://piemadd.com/");


    The API is currently planned, but check back in a few days, as it will probably be available by then.


    npm i url-lengthener@1.2.4





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