Code Quality Rank: L4
Programming language: Python
License: GNU General Public License v3.0 only
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A simple python based pastebin you can run locally, with curl for input, just like clbin.com

Requirement: Python3

Debian/Ubuntu OS:

 apt-get install -y python3

Fedora/CentOS/RedHat: compile from source

 yum install openssl-devel bzip2-devel expat-devel gdbm-devel readline-devel sqlite-devel

 # download and verify 
 wget https://www.python.org/ftp/python/3.4.3/Python-3.4.3.tar.xz
 wget https://www.python.org/ftp/python/3.4.3/Python-3.4.3.tar.xz.asc
 gpg --recv-keys '97FC 712E 4C02 4BBE A48A  61ED 3A5C A953 F73C 700D'
 gpg --verify Python-3.4.3.tar.xz.asc || mv Python-3.4.3.tar.xz Python-3.4.3.tar.xz.corrupt

 # extract and install the simple bad way (prefer to use rpmbuild instead)
 tar xf Python-3.* 

 cd Python-3.*



 sudo make install


 git clone https://github.com/petermaloney/localpaste
 cd  localpaste/
  useradd localpaste


To run it:

 sudo nohup ./localpaste.py -f --user localpaste &

To send input:

 echo -n "hello" | curl -F 'clbin=<-' http://localhost/

To get pastes:

 curl http://localhost/XXXX

Create an alias replace localhost with your Hostname/External IP

echo "alias lpaste=\"curl -F 'clbin=<-' http://localhost/"\" >> ~/.bashrc

Using your alias:

cat <YOUR FILE>| lpaste


Creating and using a self-signed SSL Certificate

openssl req -new -x509 -keyout server.pem -out server.pem -days 365 -nodes

The private key and cert must reside in the same folder as localpaste.py and be combined together in one file named server.pem. If your file has another name, you'll have to use the --certfile option to specify it's location. (e.g. --certfile /etc/myserver.pem)

sudo nohup ./localpaste.py --scheme https -f --user localpaste &

./localpaste.py -h

  usage: localpaste.py [-h] [--foreground | --daemon] [--debug]
                     [--datadir DATADIR] [--name-min-size NAME_MIN_SIZE]
                     [--no-create-datadir] [--user USER] [--port PORT]
                     [--scheme {http,https}] [--hostname HOSTNAME]
                     [--certfile CERTFILE] [--listen-address LISTEN_ADDRESS]

A daemon to record input in some temporary files.

optional arguments:
  -h, --help            show this help message and exit
  --foreground, -f      run in foreground mode
  --daemon, -d          run in daemon mode
  --debug               run in debug mode
  --datadir DATADIR     dir to store data files (default=localpaste_data)
  --name-min-size NAME_MIN_SIZE
                        minimum number of chars in the name that goes in the
                        url and filename (default=4)
  --no-create-datadir   prevent automatically creating a data dir if one does
                        not exist
  --user USER           run as root first and then the server will switch to
                        this user after listening to the port
  --port PORT, -p PORT  port to listen on
  --scheme {http,https}, -s {http,https}
                        scheme to use (default=http)
  --hostname HOSTNAME   hostname to send to clients in the url so they can
                        retrieve their paste (default=use host and port from
                        http request)
  --certfile CERTFILE   file containing both the SSL certificate and key for
                        https (default=server.pem)
  --listen-address LISTEN_ADDRESS
                        listen address (default=