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PyBit is a small application written in wxPython for shortening URLs using some of the best shortening engines like: bit.ly, is.gd, cli.gs, smsh.me, tr.im and posting status updates to Twitter or identi.ca. It tries to be as simple and as user-friendly as possible. Configuration uses a simple preferences dialog, and all the buttons and text are bigger. All passwords (for twitter and identi.ca) are stored in plain text, so it’s currently not secure. Under GNOME, pyBit stores the shortened URL directly to your clipboard, so you don’t have to select and copy the short URL.
Install pybit in ubuntu

Download .deb package from here or using the following command from your terminal

wget http://pybit.vladimirkolev.com/lib/exe/fetch.php/pybit_2.0.deb

Now install .deb packing by double clicking or using the following command from your terminal

sudo dpkg -i pybit_2.0.deb

The only problem that this debian package has is that it will not add a menu entry in your Applications menu, and you will still need to do it manually.

Add pybit to your applications menu

1.Open System ? Preferences ? Main Menu

2.Select Internet and click on +New Item

3.Enter the following:

o Name: pyBit
o Command: pybit
o Comment: URL shortening

4.For icon you could select /opt/pybit/icons/icon.png

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