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command-line pastebin client


pastebinit [-abfhiljmrtup]

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This manual page documents briefly the pastebinit commands

pastebinit reads text and sends it to a "pastebin" on the internet, returning the URL to the user.

It allows the text to be passed through a pipe (|) or from a file passed as an argument.


Optional arguments (not supported by all pastebins)
-a [author]
(default: $USER)

-b [pastebin url] (default is distro-specific with a fallback to

-f [format for syntax-highlighting] (default: text) (check pastebin's website for complete list, example: python)

-h Help screen

-i [filename] Use filename for input

-l List all the supported pastebins

-j [jabberid] (default: none)

-m [permatag] (default: none)

-r [parent post ID] (default: none)

-t [title of paste] (default: none)

-u [username] (default: none)

-p [password] (default: none)

configuration file

If a .pastebinit.xml file is found in the user's home directory, pastebinit will use it for its configuration.

Here's an example file:

<author>Stephane Graber</author>


Copyright © 2007-2011 Stephane Graber


Pastebinit is currently written by Stephane Graber.

username, password, format, title, arguments and redirect support added by Daniel Bartlett.


E-mail: stgraber[:at:]ubuntu[:dot:]com

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