This past week, Stack Exchange changed the method of linking from its "weekly highlights" email, and the new url encoding scheme is onerous for command line use (at least for me).
I subscribe to several of the stackexchange mailing lists, read the
mutt, and use either
urlscan to open links of
emacs-w3m. (BTW, I'm grateful to the
developers of the Stack Exchange API and
sx.el for enabling me to post
this question from an
Prior to this week, the urls in the emails were short and sensible, and were easy to identify and use with my workflow technique, mainly because links to questions included the cleartext title of a page's question.
However, this week's edition of "Unix & Linux Stack Exchange
Newsletter - Wednesday, January 24, 2018" changed all that, and has
left me puzzling how to continue to navigate directly from the email
to a specific Stack Exchange url. The new links are 728 characters
long, beginning with the form
http://sg-links.stackoverflow.email/wf/click?upn= and continuing
with what I'm guessing is base64 encoding.
- Consider reverting, or otherwise making the links text-friendly.
- Advise how I might easily use the current links.