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Xanda - /dev/project - Convert Shorten URL (bit.ly, tinyurl, ow.ly) to Full URL in Ruby

You might worry to visit directly to a shorten URL because who knows it may contain some malicious script/code

I’ve found a solution “Python: Convert those TinyURL (bit.ly, tinyurl, ow.ly) to full URLS” in stackoverflow.com but the code is in Python.

Here is how you can perform the conversion in Ruby

#!/usr/bin/ruby
 
require 'net/http'
 

def ConvertToFull(tinyurl)
   url = URI.parse(tinyurl)
   host, port = url.host, url.port if url.host && url.port

   req = Net::HTTP::Get.new(url.path)
   res = Net::HTTP.start(host, port) {|http|  http.request(req) }

   return res.header['location']
end
 
puts ConvertToFull('http://bit.ly/rgCbf') #here is how you can call the function. Thank you Captain Obvious!