Asciinema Instructions

Click the GIF image below to see an asciinema demo!

asciinema test


A demonstration of the asciinema terminal recording tool


2' 25" : The timeline indicates 4' 49" but in fact the recording is fast forwarded 2x with the "speed: 2" option put in the html template.




Terminal recording tool
Preferred recording method: Captured from Alexandre Racine's computer


A demonstration of the commands needed to install it on Mac OS X and Linux Ubuntu

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Maria Dimou

Other information:

One can convert asciinema casts to animated GIFs using this tool: but the copy/paste possibility is lost.
If you face an SSL error such as:
ERROR: Couldn't open
ERROR: SSL handshake failed

Please refer to this issue on Github and replace the content in line 113 in the asciinema2gif script:
phantomjs "${rundir}/render.js" "${asciinema_url}"
phantomjs --ssl-protocol=any "${rundir}/render.js" "${asciinema_url}"

The reply obtained by the developers on Github indicates that a new release should be done soon and the problem corrected.
The GIF image generated and placed in the top of this page is a link to the real video which allows to copy / paste the text.

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I Attachment History Action Size Date Who Comment
Unknown file formatjson asciicast-82223.json r1 manage 31.3 K 2016-08-10 - 10:29 AlexandreRacine asciinema recording (named asciicast) in .json format
GIFgif asciicast.gif r1 manage 495.5 K 2016-08-10 - 10:30 AlexandreRacine  
Cascading Style Sheet filecss asciinema-player.css r1 manage 50.1 K 2016-08-03 - 10:19 AlexandreRacine CSS template for the javascript player
JavaScriptjs asciinema-player.js r1 manage 500.9 K 2016-08-03 - 10:19 AlexandreRacine Script for the .js player
PDFpdf asciinema_installation_instructions.pdf r1 manage 144.2 K 2016-08-03 - 10:19 MariaDimou Terminal recording tool asciinema - installation instructions by Alexandre Racine
HTMLhtml index.html r5 r4 r3 r2 r1 manage 0.3 K 2016-08-10 - 10:29 AlexandreRacine html template to play the asciicast. Links in it to the three other files must be set with the right paths depending on where you store the files. The name does not need to be index.html, you can name your recording as you want.
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