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This is a new version of ZeroBin in CouchDB.


  1. git clone git://
  2. cd MultiBin
  3. couchapp push . http://localhost:5984/multibin

CouchApps are a breeze to use, aren't them ?


You can see what it looks like here.

Be advised : this is a test service : data can be deleted at any time.

Why CouchDB ?

Because it is an awesome piece of tech, and I like it. There are also more valid reason:

  • One software. Instead of needing a webserver with PHP, you now only need CouchDB. It also has the benefit of storing everything in a database instead of plain files (note: plain files are not especially that bad).
  • Replication ! You want to replicate someone else's multibin ?

    curl -X POST http://localhost:5984/_replicator -d '{"_id":"from_source", "source":"", "target":"multibin", "create_target":"true"}'

    And you're done. You can even use continuous replication, to provide a live backup of the source multibin... This is the true power of CouchDB.

    Note that this will also replicate the application, so you won't have to install it manually.

No drawbacks ?

Yes, there is one : most (if not all) online hosting services provide a Webserver with PHP. Only a few provide CouchDB. If you want to use it, chances are you'll do it from home. But this is what Internet is, after all. =]


Because CouchDB is a database and not a web server, it is not designed to do internal processing. To manage expire dates, see MultiBin-burner, an erlang tool that watches the documents as they arrive and deletes the expired docs.


This is public domain. See UNLICENSE for the legal stuff, and for more info.

Original Licenses

I stole a lot from ZeroBin. Most of the files I used are modified, so here is the original License :

Copyright (c) 2012 Sébastien SAUVAGE (

This software is provided 'as-is', without any express or implied warranty. In no event will the authors be held liable for any damages arising from the use of this software.

Permission is granted to anyone to use this software for any purpose, including commercial applications, and to alter it and redistribute it freely, subject to the following restrictions:

1. The origin of this software must not be misrepresented; you must
   not claim that you wrote the original software. If you use this
   software in a product, an acknowledgment in the product
   documentation would be appreciated but is not required.

2. Altered source versions must be plainly marked as such, and must
   not be misrepresented as being the original software.

3. This notice may not be removed or altered from any source

Other parts of the code from various places :

  • CouchDB is under the Apache License 2.0
  • SJCL, the crypto library, is under BSD or GPL>=2.0
  • I might have forgotten other things; don't hesitate to contact me so I can mention it
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