#+title: url-rewrite
#+author: Yuchen Pei
#+language: en

* Introduction
  :UPDATED:  [2023-10-30 Mon 21:45]

~url-rewrite~ is an elisp library for rewriting URLs. Usecases include
redirecting to an random alternative client (e.g. invidious and
nitter), removing tracking queries (e.g. utm parameters), replace a
link by its redirect url which is encoded in one of its queries,
converting a zoom link to a dial-in number, etc, etc.

* Usage
  :UPDATED:  [2023-10-30 Mon 21:41]

One way to use it would be utilising the collection of building block
functions for URL rewriting, like ~url-rw-replace-random-host~ and

Another, more streamlined usage would be:

1. Declare rewriting rules in ~url-rw-rules~ (see
   ~url-rw-example-rules~ for example)

2. Then declare some ad-hoc rewriting functions and add them to
   ~url-rw-extra-rewriters~. An example is

3. Eval ~(url-rw-refresh)~ to populate the rewrite function list

4. The function ~url-rw~ can now be used on any url you wish to

* Copyright and contact
  :UPDATED:  [2023-10-30 Mon 21:39]

~url-rewrite~ is maintained by Yuchen Pei <id@ypei.org> and covered by
[[https://www.gnu.org/licenses/agpl-3.0.en.html][GNU AGPLv3+]]. You may find the license text in a file named
COPYING.agpl3 in the project tree. For comments, bug reports or
patches, please use the mailing list [[https://lists.sr.ht/~ycp/gym][~ycp/gym@lists.sr.ht]].