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Use dpaste.com to share pieces of code in chat rooms, forums, and the like, without pastebombing the conversation. Your submission will be given a nice short URL like dpaste.com/ABCD23456.

You can set expiration from 1 day to 365 days (7 days is the default). After that it's deleted from our database and its URL will return a 404.

After you paste into the Content field, dpaste will automatically set the Syntax menu if it can.

There's a simple API for creating new pastes.

All paste URLs are "private" by default. The IDs are non-sequential, and the links are not published anywhere on the site unless they belong to an account with a public profile.


  • Click the "Soft wrap" button to wrap long lines to window width, no horizontal scrolling. The resulting URL (ends with #wrap) can be shared too.
  • Add .txt to any paste URL to see it as raw text.
  • Click any line number for a permalink.
  • To preset fields in the submission form, pass any of these URL parameters: syntax, expiry_days, title. (Here's an example, and here's the list of syntax choices.)
  • Compare any two items via the Diff button.
  • Size limit is 250,000 bytes.
  • Follow @dpaste@fosstodon.org (aka status.dpaste.com) for status updates.

Scripts, Tools, Integrations

Keyboard shortcuts

  • Edit item properties (expiry/syntax/title): E
  • Delete: Delete/Backspace
  • Duplicate: D
  • Favorite: *
  • Raw text view: R
  • Submit: ctrl-Enter
  • Toggle soft wrap: W

Additional features for account holders

Anonymous use is the default, but if you create an account you can:

  • Add others' items to your favorites list (great for teams)
  • Delete any of your items
  • Change expiry, syntax, or title of any of your items
  • Get a personal dashboard with:
    • Running list of items you've pasted
    • Items you've starred
    • Your API token
    • Preferences (default syntax, default expiry, syntax-guessing, colorizing style)
  • Optional public profile with links to your ten most recent items
  • Markup items (Markdown, reStructuredText) can be previewed


See the "Solutions" section in the help portal.

Account management