I don’t like URLs with embedded tracking strings. As a result, I find myself editing lots of URLs to remove unnecessary data. Pasting a 300 character Amazon link into IRC dumps me with a bunch of guilt. Any attempt to navigate between Amazon pages produces these monstrosities:
When all you really need to get to the product is:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0196I9O3A. From over 300 characters down to less than 50. About an 85% reduction in characters, and much less likely to wrap around a terminal window.
I’ve had hammerspoon installed for years and don’t do much with it, partially because I’m just frustrated with Lua for being so minimalistic that I have to scour a score of string.split implementations to perform simple tasks.
This autosuggestor will trim an Amazon URL, removing both the querystring tracking parameters as well as any unnecessary URL segments.
You can find the Clipboard Autosuggest Spoon in my dotfiles.
I found a Rock to parse and manipulate a URL, and manually copied it into my .hammerspoon directory.