# Copy your clipboard to the pastebin

When you are a power IRC user, you might know the problem. You cannot copy the whole source code, error message or log file etc. directly in the IRC channel. You need a pastebin. I like http://pastie.org really much. It has a clean interface and supports highlighting for many languages. But how to copy the text to the pastebin in a handy and short way?

Do the following to copy the clipboard content to the pastebin by a simple <Ctrl>+<Alt>+<R> (global shortcut to open Klipper actions) and a click:

• Copy the file pastie.rb to a folder which is in your $PATH • Make the file executable for you • Edit the actions of Klipper and add for the .* Regexp (means: no special string) a new action (do not activate automatic). • Add the command echo '%s' | pastie.rb, feedback should go to clipboard and set the description to “post as plain text” for instance • You can add another command echo '%s' | pastie.rb -f ruby to paste the text with ruby syntax highlighting After that you should be able to send your clipboard to the pastebin with one selection (to copy text into clipboard), one hotkey (to trigger Klipper actions) and one click (to choose between different highlighters). You can paste the URL with a single click on the middle button of your mouse. You don’t even have to open the pastebin page yourself! I like it. Just want to share this with you in the case you was locking for something similiar. :) ## pastie.rb Copy this file to your ~/bin and make it executable. A big thank to the unknown author of this file. I found it via google on http://pastie.org and did only some minor modifications on it. You can use the pastie.rb script via command line by pipe a file to it. To set the code highlighting use the switch -f LANG. To get all supported languages you want to try a pastie.rb -h. #!/usr/bin/env ruby # kate: remove-trailing-space on; replace-trailing-space-save on; indent-width 2; indent-mode ruby; syntax ruby; # file: pastie.rb require 'net/http' require 'optparse' require 'timeout' require 'cgi' require 'uri' class Hash def to_query_string map { |k, v| if v.instance_of?(Hash) v.map { |sk, sv| "#{k}[#{sk}]=#{sv}" }.join('&') else "#{k}=#{v}" end }.join('&') end end module Pastie AVAILABLE_PARSERS = %w( objective-c++ actionscript ruby ruby_on_rails diff plain_text c++ css java javascript html html_rails shell shell-unix-generic sql php python pascal perl yaml csharp go apache lua io lisp d erlang fortran haskell literate_haskell makefile scala scheme smarty ini nu tex clojure ) class API PASTIE_URL = URI.parse "http://pastie.org/pastes" def paste(body, format = 'plain_text', is_private = false) raise InvalidParser unless valid_parser? format http = Net::HTTP.new PASTIE_URL.host, PASTIE_URL.port query_string = { :paste => { :body => CGI.escape(body), :parser => format, :restricted => is_private, :authorization => 'burger' }}.to_query_string response, body = http.start do |http| http.post PASTIE_URL.path, query_string end raise Pastie::Error unless response.code == '302' response['location'] end private def valid_parser?(format) Pastie::AVAILABLE_PARSERS.include? format end end class Error < StandardError; end class InvalidParser < StandardError; end class ConsoleOptions attr_reader :parser, :options def initialize @options = { :format => 'plain_text', :private => false } @parser = OptionParser.new do |cmd| cmd.banner = "Ruby Pastie CLI - takes paste input from STDIN" cmd.separator '' cmd.on('-h', '--help', 'Displays this help message') do puts @parser exit end cmd.on('-f', '--format FORMAT', "The format of the text being pasted. Available parsers: #{Pastie::AVAILABLE_PARSERS.join(', ')}") do |format| @options[:format] = format end cmd.on('-p', '--private', 'Create a private paste') do @options[:private] = true end end end def run arguments @parser.parse!(arguments) body = '' Timeout.timeout(1) do body += STDIN.read end if body.strip.empty? puts "Please pipe in some content to paste on STDIN." exit 1 end pastie = API.new puts pastie.paste(body, @options[:format], @options[:private]) exit 0 rescue InvalidParser puts "Please specify a valid format parser." exit 1 rescue Error puts "An unknown error occurred" exit 1 rescue Timeout::Error puts "Could not read from STDIN." exit 1 end end end if ($0 == __FILE__)
app = Pastie::ConsoleOptions.new
app.run(ARGV)
end


pastie.rb