Apr 25, 2019

5 min read

Record and share your Linux terminal wizardry with two simple tools

Written by

Vippy The VPS

The Linux terminal feels secretive. Intensely private. Like the stuff you keep at the back of the closet or underneath your socks. The stuff you hope no snooping visitor will come across.

But if you’re the kind of person who likes to write about their weird Linux terminal customizations, you might someday find yourself wanting to record and share the input/output of your Linux terminal. It turns out that Linux terminal recordings ar

Why would you want (or need) to record your Linux terminal activity?

I can think of plenty of reasons:

  • You want to show off your cool one-liners.
  • You’re creating Linux/development-focused blog content and you want to show readers exactly how a certain command will run.
  • You want to document and share information with co-workers.
  • You want to record your personal procedures for posterity without typing everything out into a .txt file.
  • You’re having an issue on your Linux terminal and figure the Stack Overflow folks might understand your weird question better if you give them the full picture.
  • Because GIFs (and animated SVGs) are just plain fun!

Using asciinema to create gif recordings of your Linux terminal

Installing asciinema

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