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Record and share your terminal sessions, the right way. Forget screen recording apps and blurry video. Enjoy a lightweight, purely text-based approach to terminal recording.

Social recommendations and mentions

We have tracked the following product recommendations or mentions on Reddit and HackerNews. They can help you see what people think about asciinema and what they use it for.
  • Terminal Gif Maker - We are back with huge updates. v2 is ready.
    I've never had the need to use any of them, but I've always felt like has to be the end-game of these tools. If for no other reason than the fact that when playing it back you can pause and copy the text from the terminal. - Source: Reddit / 20 days ago
  • AWS Cost CLI: CLI tool for AWS cost analysis with Slack integration
    Asciinema to record the terminal and then agg to convert that to gif. - Source: Reddit / about 2 months ago
  • The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Command Line
    Cd changes the directory—by default it goes to the home directory ( recording or screenshot). - Source: / 2 months ago
  • Solving Advent of Code with Jq
    A nice little Makefile driving each day too: And I somehow just learned about asciicinema from it: - Source: Hacker News / 3 months ago
  • A Simple Google CLI crawler written in Go. I welcome requests and improvements :)
    For visual-demo purposes you may be interested in: ( - Source: Reddit / 3 months ago
  • ASCII Pendulum written in BASH script
    Https:// is waaaay better than youtube for this sort of thing, lol. - Source: Reddit / 4 months ago
  • Recreating sci-fi terminals using VHS
    Https:// If you want to record and playback actual terminal activity instead of writing a script that’s somewhat more likely to become out of date. - Source: Hacker News / 4 months ago
  • Recreating sci-fi terminals using VHS
    I feel like the blog post is at fault for not introducing VHS, more so than the tool itself for calling itself that. Of course, for something as ubiquitously known as VHS it needs no introduction...except it's not actually talking about the magnetic storage format, it's a "tool" named VHS[0]. All of that aside, it seems like a poor alternative to asciinema[1] [0] [1]... - Source: Hacker News / 4 months ago
  • Show HN: Game of Life on non-square topologies with 2^32 update rules
    Or a recording, could use something like or - Source: Hacker News / 4 months ago
  • VHS: a tool for generating terminal GIFs with code (written in Go)
    This is so great. Using was nice, but it required me to be a perfect typist in real time or go back and painstakingly fix a bunch of imperfect stuff. - Source: Reddit / 5 months ago
  • VHS: CLI Home Video Recorder
    Similar tool: It does not generate a GIF file, but can be easily published on the web. The recorded terminal session is clipboard friendly: you can select and copy. - Source: Hacker News / 5 months ago
  • VHS: a tool for generating terminal GIFs with code (written in Go)
    Reminds me of Asciinema, but Asciinema is exported I believe as an animated SVG, allowing you to actually select and highlight text. Https:// - Source: Reddit / 5 months ago
  • Racing Cats to the Exit: A Boring Linux Kernel Use-After-Free
    That asciinema used for this "in action" thing is really cool. - Source: Reddit / 5 months ago
  • Let's try Asciinema
    Asciinema is a very simple tool to records a terminal session, this could be usefull to write an article or during a technical presentation, let's see how it works. - Source: / 6 months ago
  • Day 1 : Getting started with self-hosting
    Also, may I introduce you to a tool called ? You might have heard if it already, but if not you might quite like it! - Source: Reddit / 7 months ago
  • How did screenshots become 'authoritative'?
    Pull out for the 'wow, they know their stuff'. - Source: Reddit / 7 months ago
  • Creating animated gifs from your terminal
    First, we need to capture the console interation, and this is done using the Terminal Session Recorder asciinema. Installation instructions can be found here. - Source: / 7 months ago
  • What Is TTY?
    There's also . It makes recordings which can be replayed just like video (colors and all), but weigh almost nothing and let you select and copy text. There are lots of examples on the main page. - Source: Hacker News / 7 months ago
  • How to stop Vim from guessing you want to go into insert mode
    In that case please do elaborate or record a screencast if its a convoluted scenario.. - Source: Reddit / 9 months ago
  • Tailscale SSH
    > is that Teleport gives you transcript-level audit logs of your SSH sessions That is extremely valuable. Just in case 'transcript-level audit' didn't sink in - not only you can see the all keystrokes typed but you can see all the outputs, the whole state. Someone doing a TOP command for an hour? You can watch the same thing later. Think asciinema ( - Source: Hacker News / 9 months ago
  • Are there any lesser-known tools you use a lot in your work?
    Asiinema - Another screen recorder but for you terminal. - Source: Reddit / 9 months ago

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