Usage: pastebin.py [-h] [-v] [-cp] [-f FILE] [--paste-name PASTE_NAME] [--paste-expire-date PASTE_EXPIRE_DATE] [--paste-format PASTE_FORMAT] [--username USERNAME] [--password PASSWORD] Options: --version show program's version number and exit -h, --help show this help message and exit -c, --copy-text copy the text that is posted to pastebin.com before copying the pastebin.com URL -f FILE, --file=FILE read from FILE instead of stdin -p, --print-response print the response from the pastebin API instead of copying it to the clipboard Pastebin API Options: These options are passed to the pastebin API request. --paste-name=PASTE_NAME the name to give to the pasted text --paste-private whether to make the paste private --paste-expire-date=PASTE_EXPIRE_DATE when to expire the paste; valid values are N, 10M, 1H, 1D, and 1M --paste-format=PASTE_FORMAT the format used for syntax highlighting; see http://pastebin.com/api.php for valid values --username=USERNAME your pastebin.com username --password=PASSWORD your pastebin.com password
I find it useful to put the script where it is readily available, like so:
$ ln -s ~/path/to/script/pastebin.py /usr/local/bin/pastebin
/usr/local/bin/) with the appropriate paths. If you use the
password options, a cache file called
.pastebin_user_key_cache will be created in the same directory that the script is running in.
-c to copy the contents of what is being posted first. This is useful if you are using a clipboard manager that can handle multiple items, such as Jumpcut.
OS X Service
automator/, there is an OS X Automator workflow. This can aid in using the pastebin script from the OS X Services menu. Put this workflow into
~/Library/Services (create that directory if it does not already exist.) Then open the Keyboard Shortcut preferences and make sure "Paste to pastebin.com" is checked under the Services item. See the
WORKFLOW.md help file under
automator/ for more instructions.