Use the defunkt gist script. It now has all the same features and is better maintained -- for very obvious reasons.
Leaving this page here as historic reference.
Gistpaste: Command line paste script
This script can do all that the [defunkt gist script](http://github.com/defunkt/gist can:
- paste a file
- paste from stdin
- copy URL to clipboard
Plus a few things it can't:
- paste multiple files at once
- paste clipboard output
- post anonymously even if a global git config exists
- specify file name
- specify file type
- optionally open paste URL in browser
This script cannot "read" gists like defunkt's script can. I plan to create a gistcopy script for that at some point.
Download and install
wget http://github.com/dblevins/gistpaste/raw/master/gistpaste && chmod 755 gistpaste && sudo mv gistpaste /usr/local/bin/
Add any Perl modules you may not have
sudo cpan LWP::UserAgent
And an optional module if your system's "which" command is disabled for security reasons
sudo cpan File::Which
gistpaste [options] [FILE...]
gistpaste thatfile.txt another.diff
grep "this" thatfile.txt | gistpaste
Paste the clipboard contents
Authentication is not required -- and can be shut off for a paste even once enabled -- but if you'd like to paste as yourself rather than anonymously, just setup your global git config like so:
git config --global github.user "your-github-username" git config --global github.token "your-github-token"
You can find your GitHub username and token at https://github.com/account by clicking the 'Global Git Config' link.
- -h or --help
Display the usage and exit.
- -m or --man
Display the man page and exit.
- -p or --private
- -a or --anonymous
Do not use a username when posting. This is the default when there is no authentication information setup.
- -n or --name
Specifies the desired file name for data read from STDIN or the clipboard. When supplied along with files listed as arguments, the parameter will be given as the file name instead of the name of the file as it exists on the system.
- -t or --type
Specifies the desired content type of the data pasted to Gist, either via STDIN, the clipboard or file. Gist will often ignore this parameter in favor of guessing the type based on the file name.
- -c or --clipboard
Reads and posts data from the clipboard via pbpaste or xclip if available.
- -o or --open
Open the URL in a browser after pasting. Supported via the open command (Mac OSX), or the xdg-open command (Linux) if either are available.
Paste a single file
Paste multiple files of varying types
gistpaste thatfile.txt Some.java another.pl
Paste a single file and override the name, all functionally equivalent.
gistpaste --name=thatfile.diff thatfile.txt gistpaste --name=thatfile.diff < thatfile.txt cat thatfile.txt | gistpaste --name=thatfile.diff
Paste from STDIN
grep "this" thatfile.txt | gistpaste svn diff thatfile.txt | gistpaste -t diff gistpaste < thatfile.txt
Copy content to the system clipboard and paste it
gistpaste -c gistpaste -c -t xml gistpaste -c -n mydata.xml
Paste a file without the name so Gist will not ignore the type parameter
gistpaste --name=" " -t diff thatfile.txt gistpaste -t diff < thatfile.txt cat thatfile.txt | gistpaste -t diff
David Blevins email@example.com