PASTER(1) - General Commands Manual


paster - simple paste service client


paster [-LDvx] [-a author] [-l language] [-d duration] [-t title] filename host


The paster tool is the convenient brother to pasterd, it will paste some content into an instance.

The filename argument can points to a file whose content will be pasted, if it is set to “-” then standard input is read instead.

The host argument is a URL where a pasterd instance is running.

Available options:


List all supported languages.


List all supported durations.


Be more verbose.


Store the paste as private.

-a author

Sets the author, defaults to “Anonymous”.

-l language

Sets the code snippet language, defaults to “nohighlight”.

-d duration

Sets the paste lifetime, defaults to “month”.

-t title

Sets a title to the paste, defaults to “Untitled”.


Paste the script shell with a title and an author.

paster -t "Some shell script" -a Francis -l shell

Read standard input and paste it.

grep error logs.txt | paster -

Paste a non-listed file with a short duration.

paste -x -d hour private.txt


paster was written by David Demelier <>



macOS 13.5 - 06 February, 2020