WWW::Pastebin::PastebinCa::Create - create new pastes on from Perl


    use strict;
    use warnings;

    use WWW::Pastebin::PastebinCa::Create;

    my $paster = WWW::Pastebin::PastebinCa::Create->new;

        or die $paster->error;

    print "Your paste can be found on $paster\n";


The module provides means of pasting large texts into pastebin site.



    my $paster = WWW::Pastebin::PastebinCa::Create->new;

    my $paster = WWW::Pastebin::PastebinCa::Create->new( timeout => 10 );

    my $paster = WWW::Pastebin::PastebinCa::Create->new(
        mech => WWW::Mechanize->new( agent => '007', timeout => 10 ),

Bakes and returns a fresh WWW::Pastebin::PastebinCa::Create object. Takes two optional arguments which are as follows:


    my $paster = WWW::Pastebin::PastebinCa::Create->new( timeout => 10 );

Takes a scalar as a value which is the value that will be passed to the WWW::Mechanize object to indicate connection timeout in seconds. Defaults to: 30 seconds


    my $paster = WWW::Pastebin::PastebinCa::Create->new(
        mech => WWW::Mechanize->new( agent => '007', timeout => 10 ),

If a simple timeout is not enough for your needs feel free to specify the mech argument which takes a WWW::Mechanize object as a value. Defaults to: plain WWW::Mechanize object with timeout argument set to whatever WWW::Pastebin::PastebinCa::Create's timeout argument is set to as well as agent argument is set to mimic FireFox.



    my $uri = $paster->paste('some long text')
        or die $paster->error;

    my $uri2 = $paster->paste(
        'some long text',
        name    => 'Zoffix',
        lang    => 6, # perl syntax highlights
        expire  => '5 minutes',
        desc    => 'some codes',
        tags    => 'some space separated tags',
    ) or die $paster->error;

Instructs the object to create a new paste. If an error occured during pasting the method will return either undef or an empty list depending on the context and the error will be available via error() method. On success returns a URI object poiting to the newly created paste (see also uri() method). The first argument is mandatory content of your paste. The rest are optional arguments which are passed in a key/value pairs. The optional arguments are as follows:


    { name    => 'Zoffix' }

Optional. Takes a scalar as an argument which specifies the name of the poster or the titles of the paste. Defaults to: empty string, which in turn results to word Stuff being the title of the paste. Defaults to: empty string.


    { lang    => 6 }

Optional. Takes an integer value from 1 to 34 representing the (computer) language of the paste, or, in other words, the syntax highlights to turn on. Defaults to: 1 (Raw). The integer lang codes are as follows:

         1 => 'Raw',
         2 => 'Asterisk Configuration',
         3 => 'C Source',
         4 => 'C++ Source',
         5 => 'PHP Source',
         6 => 'Perl Source',
         7 => 'Java Source',
         8 => 'Visual Basic Source',
         9 => 'C# Source',
        10 => 'Ruby Source',
        11 => 'Python Source',
        12 => 'Pascal Source',
        13 => 'mIRC Script',
        14 => 'PL/I Source',
        15 => 'XML Document',
        16 => 'SQL Statement',
        17 => 'Scheme Source',
        18 => 'Action Script',
        19 => 'Ada Source',
        20 => 'Apache Configuration',
        21 => 'Assembly (NASM)',
        22 => 'ASP',
        23 => 'BASH Script',
        24 => 'CSS',
        25 => 'Delphi Source',
        26 => 'HTML 4.0 Strict',
        27 => 'JavaScript',
        28 => 'LISP Source',
        29 => 'Lua Source',
        30 => 'Microprocessor ASM',
        31 => 'Objective C',
        32 => 'Visual Basic .NET',
        33 => 'Script Log',
        34 => 'Diff / Patch',


    { expire  => '5 minutes' }

Optional. Takes a "valid expire string" as an argument. Specifies when the paste should expire. If the value is set to an empty string, the paste will be set to never expire. Defaults to: empty string (Never). Possible "valid expire string"s are as follows:

    '2 hours'
    '4 hours'
    '1 year'
    '2 weeks'
    '45 minutes'
    '2 months'
    '30 minutes'
    '1 week'
    '1 hour'
    '15 minutes'
    '10 minutes'
    '3 days'
    '5 months'
    '4 months'
    '5 minutes'
    '8 hours'
    '2 days'
    '3 months'
    '1 day'
    '12 hours'
    '3 weeks'
    '6 months'
    '1 month'


    { desc => 'some codes' }

Optional. Takes a scalar string representing the description of the paste. Defaults to: empty string.


    { tags => 'some space separated tags' }

Optional. Takes a scalar string which should be space separated "tags" to tag the paste with. Defaults to: empty string.


    my $uri = $paster->paste('some long text')
        or die $paster->error;

If an error occured during a call to paste() it will return either undef or an empty list depending on the context and the error will be available via error() method. Takes no arguments, returns an error message explaining why paste() failed.


    my $paste_uri = $paster->paste_uri;

    print "Paste was pasted on $paster\n";

Must be called after a successfull call to paste(). Takes no arguments, returns a URI object pointing to a newly created paste. This method is overloaded with q|""|, thus you can simply interpolate your object in a string to obtain the URI of newly created paste.


    my %valid_lang_codes_and_descriptions = $paster->valid_langs;
    use Data::Dumper;
    print Dumper \%valid_lang_codes_and_descriptions;

Takes no arguments. Returns a flatened hash of valid language codes to use in lang argument to paste() method as keys and the language descriptions as values.


    print "'$_' is a valid expire value\n"
        for $paster->valid_expires;

Takes no arguments. Returns a list of valid values for expire argument to paste() method


    my $old_mech = $paster->mech;

    $paster->mech( WWW::Mechanize->new( agent => '007' ) );

Returns a WWW::Mechanize object used internally for pasting. When called with an optional argument (which must be a WWW::Mechanize object) will use it for pasting.


Please note that has a spam protection and will ban you for pasting too much. So don't abuse it, ktnx.


Zoffix Znet, <zoffix at> (,


Please report any bugs or feature requests to bug-www-pastebin-pastebinca-create at, or through the web interface at I will be notified, and then you'll automatically be notified of progress on your bug as I make changes.


You can find documentation for this module with the perldoc command.

    perldoc WWW::Pastebin::PastebinCa::Create

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Copyright 2008 Zoffix Znet, all rights reserved.

This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.