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Latest version: v2.0.3

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Queerlink v2 Made in Elixir Made with Queerness

A simple and efficient link shortener.


  • [x] A super-easy-to-use JSON API;
  • [x] Your data is stored in an sqlite3 database. Backup with rsync or scp;
  • [x] A clean, no-fuss web interface;
  • [ ] A documentation.

Using the API

With HTTPie, simply type http POST :4000/s url=https://elixir-lang.org (for instance). You can test what you get with http http://localhost:4000/l/20gd6ne.

the POST request will, in case of success, return this schema:

    "longUrl": "https://elixir-lang.org",
    "shortUrl": "http://localhost:4000/l/20gd6ne",
    "status": "success"


Local Installation

Queerlink requires Elixir v1.4 and (it's in your best interest) OTP20.
Don't forget to export the PORT and MIX_ENV environment variables, the latter being prod when you're reading for launching live!


  1. Install dependencies with mix deps.get;
  2. In an prod environment, don't forget to generate a secret key base with mix phx.gen.secret and add this snippet in config/prod.secret.exs: elixir config :queerlink, QueerlinkWeb.Endpoint, secret_key_base: "mysecret"
  3. Create and migrate your database with mix ecto.create && mix ecto.migrate;
  4. Install Node.js dependencies with npm install;
  5. Start the beast with iex -S mix phx.server

Producing a release

$ export MIX_ENV=prod PORT=4000
$ cd assets/ && npm i
$ ./node_modules/brunch/bin/brunch b -p
$ cd ../ && mix phx.digest
$ mix release --env=prod
$ _build/prod/rel/queerlink/bin/queerlink migrate
$ _build/prod/rel/queerlink/bin/queerlink start|foreground|console

In addition…

The doc/nginx/ directory contains the necessary configuration to run Queerlink behind an Nginx reverse proxy. You can find a wrk lua script in doc/ as well.


This software is licensed under the [MIT license](LICENSE).

*Note that all licence references and agreements mentioned in the Queerlink README section above are relevant to that project's source code only.