2018-11-29

Recording Linux Terminal Session to GIF with asciinema

The asciinema is a good and simple to use tool to record a screencast from the terminal session.

And asciicast2gif allows to convert the recording to gif animation.

virtualenv -p python3 venv
source venv/bin/activate

pip install asciinema
$ asciinema
asciinema: recording asciicast to demo.cast
asciinema: press <ctrl-d> or type "exit" when you're done

...

$ <ctrl-d>
asciinema: recording finished
asciinema: asciicast saved to demo.cast

And convert it to gif:

docker run --rm -v $PWD:/data asciinema/asciicast2gif -t solarized-dark demo.cast demo.gif

The result looks like this:

asciinema demo

And the recording of the recording process :)

asciinema self-recording

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