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How to get the full URL from a list of short URLs?



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How to get the full URL from a list of short URLs?

Hello all. Does anyone know of some online site or something I can use to get the full URL of a list of shortened URLS?

I don't want to visit them all myself, one by one, that would take too long.

I'm talking about a list of shortened URLs that is about 500 URLs long.

So it would take too long to get the full URL for them all that way.

I need to know of some online site/tool I can paste the URLs into it and hit submit and it just basically gets me the full URL for them.

Does anyone know of anything like that?

Thanks guys!

Mike.

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Tronia

Do you mean something like this Mike?

http://www.checkshorturl.com/ or maybe this one http://www.searchcommander.com/seo-tools/bulk-url-checker/

I have never done something like this myself since I never needed to so I hope one of these works!




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idealmike

Thanks Tron sort of yeah! But on a much larger scale! How to get the full URL from a list of short URLs?

Thanks anyway!




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MendasDigital

If anyone needs, here is a Bash script for expanding short URLS. It's pretty basic, so you might need to tweak it to your usage.

#!/bin/bash
#Expander v0.1
#A bash script which creates a list of expanded urls ($PWD/long.txt) from a list of short urls ($PWD/short.txt). 1 URL per line. This script depends on Wget, Grep, and Sed (sudo apt-get install wget grep sed). This script does not do any error checking; you should probably add some to avoid getting bad results if a url fails to resolve. This script is released to the public domain via CC0 1.0 < https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/ >.
while read short; do
wget --max-redirect=0 -O- "$short" 2>&1 | grep -a "Location:" | sed 's/Location: //g' | sed 's/ \[following\].*//g' >> long.txt
done <short.txt




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Corzhens

It looks like the short URL is getting very popular now because that’s what I usually see now when someone would share a link of a media like a newspaper. At first I thought that the shortened link was not coming from the online newspaper’s site but when I checked on one of those links, I was surprised that it was indeed a legitimate site. Now this question of mine – why would webmasters use the shortened link, what is the benefit?




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