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Unshortens,,, and any 301 redirected shortener urls

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Unshortens ad-based urls and 301 redirects. Supports,, and

  • and support temporarly removed.


  • Supports unshortening the following ad-based shortners:
    • and related subdomains
    • Custom domains by passing the type=’adfly’ parameter
  • Supports any 301 redirected urls
  • Python 2.7, 3.3, and 3.4 support


import unshortenit unshortened_uri,status = unshortenit.unshorten(’’)

> unshortenit.unshorten will return a tuple (unshortened_uri,status)

> unshortened_uri will contain the unshortened uri. If you pass in a non-shortener url it will return the original url. > status will contain the status code or any error messages


pip install unshortenit


0.1.0 (2013-10-08)

  • First release.

0.1.1 (2013-10-11)

  • Added support for custom domains via the type=’adfly’ variable.

0.1.2 (2013-10-11)

  • Fixed bug with not working.

0.1.3 (2013-10-11)

  • Added a timeout parameter

0.1.4 (2013-10-12)

  • Added support for
  • Fixed blocking issue with direct links to file downloads

0.1.6 (2014-02-01)

  • Fixed issues resulting from changes to their site
  • Fixed issues resulting from changes to their site

0.1.7 (2014-02-03)

  • Fixed issues resulting from additional changes to their site

0.1.8 (2014-02-04)

  • Fixed issues resulting from additional changes to their site

0.1.9 (2014-02-08)

  • Switched to use selenium PhantomJS driver due to ongoing challenges with their site

0.2.0 (2014-02-25)

  • Removed PyV8 requirement for
  • Added domain for regex
  • Added support

0.2.1 (2014-05-18)

  • Removed tests for and Support has been temporarly removed.
  • Merged Debian Python 3.2 fix by anaconda

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