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A utility to paste to pastebin from the command line.

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README.md

PASTEBIN-CL

Use pastebin from the commandline. See the blog post for information on how this script came to be and to leave any comments or questions.

USAGE

Usage: pastebin.py [-h] [-v] [-cp] [-f FILE] [--paste-name PASTE_NAME]
                       [--paste-email PASTE_EMAIL]
                       [--paste-subdomain PASTE_SUBDOMAIN] [--paste-private]
                       [--paste-expire-date PASTE_EXPIRE_DATE]
                       [--paste-format PASTE_FORMAT]

Options:
  --version             show program's version number and exit
  -h, --help            show this help message and exit
  -c, --copy            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-email=PASTE_EMAIL
                        the email to send a confirmation with a paste link
    --paste-subdomain=PASTE_SUBDOMAIN
                        the subdomain (e.g. http://subdomain.pastebin.com) to
                        use when pasting
    --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

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

Obviously, replace path/to/script (and/or /usr/local/bin/) with the appropriate paths.

Use -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

Under 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.

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