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Access the oh by shortener ( from your code.


Add this line to your application's Gemfile:

gem 'ohby'

And then execute:

$ bundle

Or install it yourself as:

$ gem install ohby


Use it like so:

require 'ohby'

# a public message, expiring in 10 minutes
code = Ohby.shorten "a message", "10m"

or to look up a code:

require 'ohby'

message = Ohby.lookup "HVRMFJ"

Nothing else needed really. Read the docs for details.


Bug reports and pull requests are welcome on Bitbucket at This project is intended to be a safe, welcoming space for collaboration, and contributors are expected to adhere to the Contributor Covenant code of conduct.


The gem is available as open source under the terms of the MIT License.