What is pastebay?
pastebay is here to help you collaborate on debugging code snippets. If you're not familiar with the idea, most people use it like this:
- submit a code or textfragment to pastebin, getting a url like http://pastebay.com/1234
- paste the url into an IRC or IM conversation
- someone responds by reading and perhaps submitting a modification of your code
- you then view the modification, and collaborate with others
How can I view the differences between two posts?
When you view a post, you have the opportunity of editing the text - this creates a new post, but when you view it, you'll be given a 'diff' link which allows you to compare the changes between the old and the new version
This is a powerful feature, great for seeing exactly what lines someone changed
How can I delete a post?
If you clicked the "remember me" checkbox when posting, you will be able to delete post from the same computer you posted from - simply view the post and click the "delete post" link.
In other cases, contact us and we will delete it for you
What's a private pastebay and how do I get one?
You get a private pastebay simply by thinking up a domain name no-one else is using, e.g. http://private.pastebay.com or http://this-is-my.pastebay.com. Posts made into a subdomain only show up on that domain, making it easy for you to collaborate without the 'noise' of the regular service at http://pastebay.com
All you need to do is change the web address in your browser to access a private pastebay, or you can simply enter the domain you'd like below.
Please note that there is no password protection - subdomains are accessible to anyone who knows the domain name you've chosen, but we do not publish a list of domains used.
Subdomains for your language...
If a subdomain matches a language name, the required syntax highlighting is selected for you, so ruby.pastebay.com will preselect Ruby automatically.
And this is all free?
It will always be free, our hosting and maintenance costs are paid for through advertising.