I need to attach a log file to a question I'm going to ask on Ask Ubuntu. Is this allowed by the site rules and if yes, how to do it?

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If you have a long log-file, use something like the Ubuntu Pastebin and link it up in your question.

This makes the question far easier to read, and neat and tidy questions always have a better chance of getting answered quickly.

  • Hi, thanks. Ubuntu Pastebin doesn't support uploads. My file is > 400kb and I don't want to copy/paste the content manually inside a textarea! I'll look for an alternative.
    – Paolo
    Jun 9, 2011 at 20:01
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    @Guandalino - a log file that large isn't going to help anyone only copy the information that pertains to your issue. Jun 9, 2011 at 20:39
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    Agreed. That's far too long. The only point of posting a log file is if you expect somebody to read it. Nobody is going to trawl through something that big.
    – Oli Mod
    Jun 9, 2011 at 22:19
  • how is this a good idea? the service explicitly states that it has no guarantees on long-term hosting of content. Stack Exchange is supposed to be about long-term value.
    – starball
    Nov 11, 2023 at 0:25

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