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Run a command, store the output in a pastebin on the internet and place the URL on the xclipboard

Terminal - Run a command, store the output in a pastebin on the internet and place the URL on the xclipboard
ls | curl -F 'sprunge=<-' http://sprunge.us | xclip
2009-06-06 11:35:14
User: tatwright
Functions: ls
Run a command, store the output in a pastebin on the internet and place the URL on the xclipboard

The URL can then be pasted with a middle click.

This is probably useful when trying to explain problems over instant messaging when you don't have some sort of shared desktop.


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With xsel instead of xclip:

ls | curl -F 'sprunge=<-' http://sprunge.us | xsel -b -i
Comment by Weboide 306 weeks and 6 days ago

or for OSX, using pbcopy:

ls | curl -F 'sprunge=<' http://sprunge.us | pbcopy
Comment by zzamboni 306 weeks and 5 days ago

I use a script for that using the main pastebin.com.

You can see/test it : sputnick-area.net/ftp/downloads/pastebin-grabber-EN.bash

./pastebin-grabber-EN.bash -h

Usage :

pastebin-grabber-EN.bash -i

pastebin-grabber-EN.bash [[-ceth] ]

Options :

-i = interactive mode

You have to type the content ( "/path/to/file" or "-" for STDIN )

With "-", you can paste your clipboard.

and optionally, the type of content. Default is "text"

Example : "#? /tmp/test.bash bash"

-c = content to upload ( file or string )

-e = expiration ( d=day, m=month, f=forever )

-t = type of content ( bash, text, perl, html, php...)

-h = help

Usage example :

bash pastebin-grabber-EN.bash -i

bash pastebin-grabber-EN.bash

Description :

pastebin-grabber-EN.bash is a tool to upload stuff on pastebin.com.

The script display the url at the end and put it in the buffer.

Next step for you is to give this URL for who needs.

Comment by sputnick 306 weeks and 4 days ago

to sputnick:

share your script at some pastebin service please, I can't get it by link you gave - it says "Error 404"...

Comment by Minoru 306 weeks and 2 days ago

If you're using XChat and want to support others, ask them to type this command within XChat's window:

/exec -o ls | curl -sF 'sprunge=<-' sprunge.us

The change is the addition of -s which means silent mode, so all you'll get from the other person is the direct link to the output of the command you ask them to run. Can't get any simpler than this!

Comment by d3Xt3r 184 weeks and 2 days ago

Your point of view

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