Re: [chromium-dev] A new URL shortener for Chromium developers

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Mike Frysinger

Jun 14, 2021, 3:26:44 PMJun 14
to Nicolas Ouellet-Payeur, Chromium-dev, infra-dev
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we've had problems in the past with one-off shorteners being maintained by one person.  they move on or forgot to renew the domain or something like that, and then it's a firedrill to recover.  if it actually catches on, then it needs to maintained by chops, and i don't think forcing it onto them after the fact is the right way to go.

On Mon, Jun 14, 2021 at 11:02 AM Nicolas Ouellet-Payeur <> wrote:
Right now it's just me, but I can hand it off to chops if it gains any traction
On Monday, June 14, 2021 at 10:55:55 AM UTC-4 Mike Frysinger wrote:
who is maintaining the service ?  just you, or is chops handling it ?

On Mon, Jun 14, 2021 at 10:50 AM Nicolas Ouellet-Payeur <> wrote:
Hello chromium-dev,

I made this thing over the weekend. It's a URL shortener meant for Chromium developers. It's available at

It's inspired by,, and go-links. It generalizes to more sites we use daily.

(BTW, getting a 4-letter domain name is hard these days)

Let's say you want to a particular file in the codebase, via CodeSearch. The URL is pretty long:

The shortened version takes up less space, so it flows better in your emails/codereviews:

Or say some tests failed on linux-ozone-rel, and you want to link to it. You can use:

You get the idea. On, you'll find the list of supported URLs and a config for the Linkable extension (so you can easily create a link for the page you're currently on).

(Sadly, the Linkable extension is only available for Googlers... And I couldn't find another extension that would let us do the same thing :-/)

Anyways, that's it for today, and thanks for taking a look

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