Store Text Online at is a website where you can store text for a certain period of time. It allows its users to upload snippets of text, usually samples of source code, for public viewing. The website is mainly used by programmers to store pieces of sources code or configuration information, but anyone is more than welcome to paste any type of text.


  • Pastebin may appear different or target a different user base, but at the core, they take an upload or text paste and provide a sharable HTTP URL that contains the body of text.
  • A pastebin often has the capability to apply formatting and syntax highlighting to the text for easier viewing. The number of languages and formatting styles has grown quickly as the Pastebin user base has grown.
  • A well-known highlighting software package called GeSHi supports the most common pastebins.
  • Some of the newer pastebins provide features for comparing two or more pastes, synchronous notifications through IRC or XMPP, paste histories, encryption, password protection, and virtual subdomains.

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