Using bepasty with non-web clients¶
pastebinit is a popular pastebin client (included in debian, ubuntu and maybe elsewhere) that can be configured to work with bepasty:
<pastebinit> <pastebin>https://bepasty.example.org</pastebin> <format></format> </pastebinit>
we set an empty default format so pastebinit will transmit this (and not its internal format default [which is “text” and completely useless for us as it is not a valid contenttype])
[pastebin] basename = bepasty.example.org regexp = https://bepasty.example.org [format] content = text title = filename format = contenttype page = page password = token [defaults] page = +upload
echo "test" | pastebinit
# give title (filename), password, input file pastebinit -t example.py -p yourpassword -i example.py # read from stdin, give title (filename), give format (contenttype) cat README | pastebinit -t README -f text/plain
we use -t (“title”) to transmit the desired filename (we do not have a “title”, but the filename that is used for downloading the pastebin is prominently displayed above the content, so can be considered as title also).
bepasty guesses the contenttype from the filename given with -t. if you do not give a filename there or the contenttype is not guessable from it, you may need to give -f also (e.g. -f text/plain).
if you give the contenttype, but not the filename, bepasty will make up a filename.
you need to use -p if the bepasty instance you use requires you to log in before you can create pastebins.