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:





  • 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])


basename =
regexp =

content = text
title = filename
format = contenttype
page = page
password = token

page = +upload



echo "test" | pastebinit

More advanced:

# give title (filename), password, input file
pastebinit -t -p yourpassword -i

# 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.