Quick Tip! Sharing terminal output with Termbin
Dec 31 2019
Ever find yourself in a situation where you simply want to save or share the output of a terminal command? Selecting, copying and pasting text from stdout always feels quite tedious, if you just want to share the contents of a file.
A project called Termbin tries to simplify this process. Just pipe the command you want to save to the following url on port
9999, using Netcat:
echo "Hello, Blog!" | nc termbin.com 9999
Instead of showing the output, it will be forwarded to Termbin and show the URL, under which your output will be available:
➜ blog git:(master) ✗ cat ./some_file.txt | nc termbin.com 9999 https://termbin.com/faos ➜ blog git:(master) ✗
Sure enough, after navigating to
https://termbin.com/faos, we will see the contents of
⚠️Word of Caution⚠️
Do not pipe any personal information, credentials or any other private data into termbin. It will be instantly available to the general public, and theres no quick way to remove it.