Ubuntu: How can I redirect the contents of a file to the pastebinit command? [duplicate]


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Whenever I was to store something to show someone here, I run

command-with-output | pastebinit.  

That returns the link to the paste online. For example:

echo sometext | pastebinit  

gave me the link


Which I can share. How can I do this with a file - for example a log file. Surely I don't have to open - > copy all - > open paste.ubuntu.com -> paste it?


cat is the command to do that:

cat filename | pastebinit  

From man cat:

cat - concatenate files and print on the standard output

    -A, --show-all            equivalent to -vET     -b, --number-nonblank            number nonempty output lines     -e     equivalent to -vE     -E, --show-ends            display $ at end of each line     -n, --number            number all output lines     -s, --squeeze-blank            suppress repeated empty output lines     -t     equivalent to -vT     -T, --show-tabs            display TAB characters as ^I     -v, --show-nonprinting            use ^ and M- notation, except for LFD and TAB       With no FILE, or when FILE is -, read standard input.  


I'd personally use cat (per Rinzwind's answer) but there's also an -i flag:

pastebinit -i [filename]  

From man pastebinit:

  OPTIONS           -i [filename] Use filename for input  

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