#shorten #prompt #truncate #url #shortener #string #smart


Shrtnr is a smart string shortener

1 unstable release

Uses old Rust 2015

0.0.1 Oct 11, 2020

#8 in #truncate

MIT license



Shrtnr is a smart string shortener, suitable for command prompts, title bars, and other cases where a long string might need to fit into a single short line.


I'm just starting development, definitely not ready for use yet.

Raison D'Etre

There are a few things that sets shrtnr apart from other string shortening tools. First, it is general, the same function can be used on a file path, a URL, a political manifesto, or any combination thereof. And secondly, shrtnr doesn't overdo it, if it only needs to remove two characters to hit its target length, then it will only remove two characters (this is in contrast to many file path shorteners that reduce each directory to a single letter even when they don't need to).


Contributions, both in the form of PRs and Issues are very welcome!

Example Shortenings

TODO (also, see the test cases)

Simpler String Shortening Crates

  • shorten-url
  • tico
  • others? (if you know of more feel free to send a PR that updates this readme!)

No runtime deps