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
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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By: tatwright
2009-06-06 11:35:14
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What Others Think

With xsel instead of xclip: ls | curl -F 'sprunge=<-' http://sprunge.us | xsel -b -i
Weboide · 496 weeks ago
or for OSX, using pbcopy: ls | curl -F 'sprunge=<' http://sprunge.us | pbcopy
zzamboni · 495 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.
sputnick · 495 weeks and 5 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"...
Minoru · 495 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!
d3Xt3r · 373 weeks and 3 days ago
Combining a couple of functions, eg pasting both stdin and files, along with sending to the clipboard but also echoing to the terminal: clbinit() { curl -sF 'clbin=<'"${1:--}" https://clbin.com | xclip -f -se c; } sprungeit() { curl -sF 'sprunge=<'"${1:--}" https://sprunge.us | xclip -f -se c; } (First one works; second one should also, but sprunge ratelimits quickly, so I couldn't test further.)
diagon · 5 weeks and 6 days ago

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Any thoughts on this command? Does it work on your machine? Can you do the same thing with only 14 characters?

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