Record terminal sessions as SVG animations
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termtosvg is a Unix terminal recorder written in Python that renders your command line sessions as standalone SVG animations.
termtosvg is compatible with Linux, macOS and BSD OSes, requires Python >= 3.5 and can be installed as follows using pip: ```shell
python3 -m venv .venv
source .venv/bin/activate pip3 install termtosvg ``
Then run termtosvg by calling either
python3 -m termtosvg`.
Various independently maintained, OS specific packages have been made available by the community:
| OS | Repository | Installation command | |----------|-------------|---| | Archlinux | Arch |
pacman -S termtosvg
| | macOS | Homebrew |
brew install termtosvg
Start recording with:
$ termtosvg Recording started, enter "exit" command or Control-D to end
You are now in a subshell where you can type your commands as usual. Once you are done, exit the shell to end the recording:
$ exit Recording ended, file is /tmp/termtosvg\_exp5nsr4.svg
Then, use your favorite web browser to play the animation:
$ firefox /tmp/termtosvg\_exp5nsr4.svg
Finally, embedding the animation in e.g. a README.md file on GitHub can be achieved with a relative link to the animation:
See the manual page for more details.