Simple tinyurl expansion

I just downloaded the longurl expander Firefox plugin which  works great, but since I often have a terminal open, I decided to offer this to my fellow n00bs.

For all those running some flavor or Unix, Linux, or OS X:

1. Open a terminal
2. type wget and the tinyurl
3. After the HTTP response code 301 or 302 you’ll see the real url

For the paranoid who don’t want to download anything at all:
1. Open a terminal
2. Create a directory and set permissions to read and execute.
Example:  “mkdir expandTiny”  then type “chmod 550 expandTiny”
3. cd to that directory
4. type wget and the tinyurl
5. After the HTTP response code 301 or 302 you’ll see the real url