pastebinit: As in “pastebin it!”

I keep reading pastebinit as pasteb-init, as if it was some sort of newfangled startup script spawned by systemd or something.

That, of course, is way off the mark, since pastebinit — as in “pastebin it!” is another cli-driven pastebin uploader.

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pastebinit is not the only such tool available, since we’ve seen haste, curlpaste, elmer and quite a few others in the past year.

The usefulness of pastebinit or any of the others is more or less dependent on the pastebin you want to use. If pastebinit doesn’t mesh with your bin of choice … well, I guess that makes pastebin clients a little bit like instant messengers.

pastebinit handles quite a few different target sites though, not the least of which is the one you see above.

Double-check which ones your version handles; there are quite a few in the current Arch version:

- cxg.de
- fpaste.org
- lpaste.net
- p.defau.lt
- paste.debian.net
- paste.drizzle.org
- paste.kde.org
- paste.openstack.org
- paste.pound-python.org
- paste.ubuntu.com
- paste.ubuntu.org.cn
- paste2.org
- pastebin.com
- pastebin.mate-desktop.org
- pb.daviey.com
- slexy.org
- sprunge.us

I like pastebinit, but I don’t find it particularly easier or more convenient to use than any of the others. And given that I only rarely use pastebins, this might not be the killer app for me. 😕

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