API Endpoint

dpaste provides a simple API endpoint to create new snippets. All you need to do is a simple POST request to the API endpoint, usually /api/:

POST /api/

Create a new Snippet on this dpaste installation. It returns the full URL that snippet was created.

Example request:

$ curl -X POST -F "format=url" -F "content=ABC" https:/dpaste.de/api/

Host: dpaste.de
User-Agent: curl/7.54.0
Accept: */*

Example response:

  "lexer": "python",
  "url": "https://dpaste.de/EBKU",
  "content": "ABC"
Form Parameters:
  • content – (required) The UTF-8 encoded string you want to paste.
  • lexer – (optional) The lexer string key used for highlighting. See the CODE_FORMATTER property in Settings and Configuration for a full list of choices. Default: _code.
  • format

    (optional) The format of the API response. Choices are:

    • default — Returns a full qualified URL wrapped in quotes. Example: "https://dpaste.de/xsWd"
    • url — Returns the full qualified URL to the snippet, without surrounding quotes, but with a line break. Example: https://dpaste.de/xsWd\n
    • json — Returns a JSON object containing the URL, lexer and content of the the snippet. Example:
        "url": "https://dpaste.de/xsWd",
        "lexer": "python",
        "content": "The text body of the snippet."
  • expires

    (optional) A keyword to indicate the lifetime of a snippet in seconds. The values are predefined by the server. Calling this with an invalid value returns a HTTP 400 BadRequest together with a list of valid values. Default: 2592000. In the default configuration valid values are:

    • onetime
    • never
    • 3600
    • 604800
    • 2592000
  • filename

    (optional) A filename which we use to determine a lexer, if lexer is not set. In case we can’t determine a file, the lexer will fallback to plain code (no highlighting). A given lexer will overwrite any filename! Example:

      "url": "https://dpaste.de/xsWd",
      "lexer": "",
      "filename": "python",
      "content": "The text body of the snippet."

    This will create a python highlighted snippet. However in this example:

      "url": "https://dpaste.de/xsWd",
      "lexer": "php",
      "filename": "python",
      "content": "The text body of the snippet."

    Since the lexer is set too, we will create a php highlighted snippet.

Status Codes:
  • 200 OK – No Error.
  • 400 Bad Request – One of the above form options was invalid, the response will contain a meaningful error message.


If yuo have a standalone installation and your API returns https://dpaste.de/ as the domain, you need to adjust the setting BASE_URL property. See Settings and Configuration.

Third party API integration into editors

a Sublime Editor plugin: https://github.com/bartTC/SubDpaste
an Emacs plugin: http://marmalade-repo.org/packages/dpaste_de
for the Atom editor: https://atom.io/packages/atom-dpaste

You can also paste your file content to the API via curl, directly from the command line:

$ alias dpaste="curl -F 'format=url' -F 'content=<-' https://dpaste.de/api/"
$ cat foo.txt | dpaste


If you wrote or know a third party dpaste plugin or extension, please open an Issue on Github and it’s added here.