A Mastodon bot that expands shortened URLs.
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README.md

expandurl-mastodon is a Mastodon bot that expands shortened URLs.

If you want the bot to expand an URL, reply to the post with the URL in it and
mention the bot account (@expandurl@botsin.space for example).

Example screenshot

This bot uses the same visibility as you, but posts unlisted instead of public.
It retains the sensitive flag and spoiler warnings.

Some tracking parameters, like those beginning with
utm_ are stripped. It also tries
to rewrite AMP URLs to
point at the real webpages.

Please report any bugs via the
issue tracker on GitHub
or to @tastytea@soc.ialis.me.

Install

Dependencies

  • Tested OS: Linux
  • C++ compiler (tested: gcc 6.4)
  • cmake (tested: 3.9.6)
  • curlpp (tested: 0.8.1)
  • mastodon-cpp (at least: 0.15.0)
  • jsoncpp (tested: 1.8.4)

Get sourcecode

Latest release

https://github.com/tastytea/expandurl-mastodon/releases/latest

Development version

git clone https://github.com/tastytea/expandurl-mastodon.git

Compile

mkdir build
cd build/
cmake ..
make

Install with make install.

Usage

The config file has changed from cfg to JSON in 0.4.0.

Start expandurl-mastodon without parameters.

If no config file is found, you will be asked to provide your account address
and an access token is generated. The config file can be found in
${HOME}/.config/expandurl-mastodon.json and looks like this:

{
    "account": "expandurl@example.social",
    "access_token": "abc123",
    "proxy":
    {
        "url": "socks5h://[::1]:1080/",
        "user": "user23",
        "password": "supersecure"
    }
}

If you want to use a proxy, you have to edit the configuration file manually.
After the configuration file is generated, you can start expandurl-mastodon as
daemon.

Copyright

Copyright © 2018 tastytea <tastytea@tastytea.de>.
License GPLv3: GNU GPL version 3 <https://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl-3.0.html>.
This program comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY. This is free software,
and you are welcome to redistribute it under certain conditions.