A URL is a Uniform Resource Locator or Universal Resource Locator, a unique string of characters that identifies a reference to a resource on the internet. It can be used as a readable text address to redirect users to the internet resource.

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Can I get a .patch file from a svn commit without svn?

I was wondering if it's possible to extract a diff or patch file from a svn commit, directly from the url without needing svn? For example, if I'm given the following GitHub url of a specific commit, ...
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Is there a way to see the final page address in the url preview?

Usually when you hover cursor above a url, the link hint appears in the lower left/right corner of the browser window. These days people use link shorteners which don't allow to see what the target ...
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In modern webbrowsers is there any point in putting www infront of a url that uses it?

When going to www.facebook.com or www.cbc.ca is there any benefit or difference made by omitting the www? EDIT: so it could be a problem if www is omitted but not automatically added, could it ever ...
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What is the differences between server and domain name?

An URL is in the format of: scheme://server:port/pathname What is the differences between server and domain name here? //superuser.com/questions/ask is a (relative) URL. The scheme is ...
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How do I create a .url file on OS X?

I am creating a zip file and would like to include a link to a website within it so that users can double-click on the file and go straight to the website. In my research, I discovered that what I ...
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Is there a way to redirect certain URLs to specific web browsers in Linux?

I'm using Chrome as my default browser in Ubuntu 12.10. I need to use Firefox for business purposes (certain websites pertaining to my work only work with Firefox). Is there a way to force Ubuntu to ...
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Rewrite all web requests in Chrome

I'd like to rewrite all web requests in Chrome, including js/css includes and ajax requests. For example: change http://foo.com/index.htm to http://bar.com?url=http://foo.com/index.htm I've tried ...
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Url rewriting faliure in case of UTF8 urls in nginx

I am using Nginx webserver and I want to rewrite some old urls on my site to new ones inorder to prevent 404 errors. For English urls everything is OK and adding a rewrite rule like the following to ...
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Can't Open URLs in Lync 2010

On my workstation computer running Windows Vista, I am unable to open URLs in both Lync 2010 and Communicator 2007 R2 by clicking on them. The problem started with Communicator 2007 R2, and we since ...
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Website available ofline

How can I make complete website/Url and child pages associated with Url available offline? E.g. I want the android sdk at javadoc to be available offline so that I can go through it any time even ...
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How to print on Chrome with website info (printed file URL)?

I am trying to print this pdf file through Google Chrome. For administrative reasons I would like to prove on the printed page that this comes from a certain website. How to print this document in ...
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Is there an easy way to always redirect facebook.com to facebook.com/events/list (Firefox, Osx)

I often use facebook for communication while working. When I do, I'd rather not see the facebook newsfeed. Unfortunately it's hard to remember to not go to the frontpage and use facebook.com/messages ...
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How would I resolve a large batch of redirect URLs?

I have a .csv file will 1000s of aliased/shortened links (such as bit.ly etc.). I need to find out where they redirect to. Is there a simple program that could complete this task?
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Firefox bookmark with wildcard and keyword

In Firefox, how do I set up URL shortcuts that include a wildcard, %s? I have definitely set this up before on another computer. For example, if I wanted to view a Jira ticket, I would enter jira ...
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How do I copy the URL contained in the internet shortcut in Windows 7?

Sometimes my Internet shortcut doesn't work properly when I double-click on it. Is there a way to easily copy the URL contained in the shortcut for Windows 7.
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What is “o-o---preferred---yh---www.google.com”?

I am using Google search in Chrome and I noticed that the URL looks very strange. I searched something and I got normal results. Somehow, the URL in the address bar just caught my eye and it looked ...
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Downloading a file just using an URL [closed]

I created a local file as below, but when I click on the URL, browser adds the file address before actual URL (e.g. file:///G:/Proj/taxo/www.xabcd.com/~abcd/example.csv) and it does not work <html&...
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Full URL of PDF in Google search results

When I click a PDF link in Google search, in the Google Chromium web browser, it does not display the URL of the PDF in the address bar - it just downloads the PDF. Often, the green URL displayed ...
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Why the other URL is opening instead of the expected URL after clicking on a link received from google search in Firefox?

I'm using Mozilla Firefox on my PC. When I search something using google a list of results get displayed, till then it functions properly. But when I right click or left click on any of the links from ...
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Connect to site with IP but showing as URL

I think this may not be possible because of the way the TCP/IP protocol defines packets, but I figured I'd ask. Some sites, such as those on shared servers, use the same IP and the server delivers ...
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Redirect URL Warning (like Firefox) equivalent for IE, Firefox, & Maxthon

Firefox has an option (Option | Advanced | General): Warn me when websites try to redirect or reload a page. This isn't precisely the behavior I want (lots of pop-ups and slows things down) but it ...
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How can I find a deleted URL?

I have a URL of a tumblr picture that was deleted this morning, and I want to get the picture back. Because it's just one picture, it hasn't been stored in something like the wayback machine. Is ...
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How do I link directly to a specific PART of a blog post or online article? (e.g. to a paragraph or heading)

I want to link to some really cool PART of an article, like this blog post announcing the card ageing power-up in Trello, amongst other things. What can I use, using Google Chrome, or in any browser ...
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How to configure Chrome to automatically fix URLs?

I am using URL Fixer add-on in Firefox (https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/url-fixer/) which automatically corrects the URLs, if I mistype them. How do I set up Chrome to act like that>
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How do I edit a URL so that it forces you to a particular spot on the page it opens?

When I post a link, I want to make sure the page opens at a particular place on the page by editing the URL. Is there a simple way to do that? I must say I figured this was a simple enough question ...
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Clickable URLs in PDF output created by Inkscape/SVG

I guess the title pretty much describes the problem. I'm using Inkscape to write a SVG document, and convert it to PDF to share on the web (keeping SVG as original file is safer) I have many URLs in ...
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How do these characters (%25u, %25U) in a URL, pose a security risk?

I was reviewing some SiteMinder APACHE 2.2 WebAgent configuration files when I came across '%25u,%25U' in the list of ASCII/URL-encoded characters in the attribute badurlchars as below: [Wed Jun 19 ...
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Notes client shows error of when opening document via Notes URL

I am having issues when I try to open a document via Notes URL Notes://<SERVER>/<DB_UNID>/<VIEWD_UNID>/<DOCUMENT_UNID>. If I have Notes client already running it shows me ...
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When I ping valid URL without www resolves to localhost instead of host server IP

I'm having a problem where a valid URL kerfpress.com (without www.) is bringing up localhost when I ping on my Mac. $ ping kerfpress.com PING localhost (127.0.0.1): 56 data bytes 64 bytes from 127.0....
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Is there a web page that will let me paste ugly URL and convert it into nice - change %3A into : [closed]

Here is my ugly URL: http://feedsifter.com/?f=http%3A%2F%2Fstatic.rozhlas.cz%2Fnews%2Fpodcast.rss&23%3A00%2Cplus The nice webpage should allow me to paste the ugly URL and get this as output: ...
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Is there any way to open a file which is already saved locally by clicking a URL in a browser?

I want to be able to do the following: I will click a URL www.xxxxxxxx.com/xx/x.doc but the browser will open a local instance of the file at C:/x2.doc. Can this be done?
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How to resolve a web address ip [closed]

Let's say I have http://some.site-address.com and I want to find the IP that this address resolves to. How do I do that?
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sed: extracting value of a key-value pair in a URL query string

I am trying to use sed to extract the value part of one of the many key-value pairs in a URL's query string This is what I am trying: echo 'http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=abc&g=xyz' | sed 's@^...
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Website pulling in content from other website, but the URL is the same. Possible redirection? [closed]

I am facing a bit of a unique situation here. So I have a website say http://www.website1.com Now, sometimes, when I browse to that site, I am redirected to http://www.website2.com, but the url in ...
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Excel: URL with normal Text in a Cell

How can you add an HTML URL to a cell with normal text? I have a cell with normal text, but want to add a URL, but I don't want the whole cell to be the URL. i.e. Please go to this link: www.123....
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Using Excel to capture URL redirects

In Excel is it possible to have a list of URLs in column A and have a column B auto-populate with the URL of the page you get to if you click the link in Column A. (I would like to audit all the 301/...
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Is it possible to enable javascript for a specific URL?

There are many users who have JavaScript disabled and deny to enable it even for some business applications. Is there any way to allow a user to enable a JavaScript for a specific URL in order to use ...
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How can I copy the URL of a Google search in Safari (after searching via address bar)?

When I enter www.google.com in Safari's address bar and enter a search term in Google's search box I can later copy the URL of that particular Google search from the address bar. However when I ...
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Why do My Google Search Results Not Visit Page? [closed]

Hardware: Ubuntu 13.04, firefox-trunk When I do a google search for "test search," the results returned don't actually link to the URL I thought it would. Instead of pointing to wikipedia, for ...
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KeePass wildcard in url

I started using Keepass yesterday and it's really useful however I cannot find a way to add wildcard into the url... I want one key being used on all url(s) that met the following rule: http://www*....
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url containing query string in vlc

I am trying to open a network stream in VLC. The URL of the content is of the form http://192.168.0.1:80/content/recordings?dataid=myid&key1=value1&key2=value2 Whenever I append the query ...
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What exactly happens step by step from when I type in a URL on my browser to when a page loads? [closed]

I was recently asked this at a job interview, specifically when I type facebook.com. I'm not quite sure what the interviewee was looking for exactly since I was applying for a programming position but ...
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How can I import several URLs to wget?

I use the following code to download "example1.com" with Windows. However, this code is limited to only one URL. Is it possible to import a txt file which contains several URLs instead? wget -...
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Apache rewrite downside?

Say I have my website stored on domain.com/mysite I add a rule in .htaccess to rewrite the URL to domain.com Is there any downside to storing the site in a subfolder and rewriting the URL like this? ...
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What kind of encoding is this?

I found some base64 encoded text in a compromised php file. When I decoded the base64 string, it was the following directive: header("R\145\x66resh\072\x20\x32\x35\x3b\x20\x75r\x6c\075\"\x68\164\164\...
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Extension/Script/Program that will refresh page until a certain phrase/keyword is found or is not found?

Is there any program/extension that I can use with browser that will refresh a webpage and search for a certain phrase or text and then stop once the phrase is found or is not found. For example say ...
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What code to put in the URL to link it in a new tab?

I have a PDF file. Created from Kingsoft Presentation. I have images there, where I put hyperlinks. That is Ctrl+K then i put the link. When I converted it to PDF ang click the images, I want it to ...
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Access xampp outside localhost

I have created a xampp page on Windows server 2008. I am successfully able to load the xampp page and other php pages that I have created using localhost:8080/. Firstly : I want to know how can I ...
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Why are website URLs not case-sensitive? [closed]

What was the design choice here? Why are URLs designed to not be case-sensitive? For example: When I type "gaming.stackexchange.com", it will take me to Arqade.SE. If I type "GaminG.StackExchangE....
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How do I copy hyperlinks in non-encoded format in Firefox? [duplicate]

When I copy the following URL from FireFox https://example.com/away.php?to=http://example.com/page/42 and then paste, I get a link like: https://example.com/away.php?to=http%3A%2F%2Fexample.com%...