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Record and share your terminal sessions

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Asciinema [as-kee-nuh-muh] is a free and open source solution for recording terminal sessions and sharing them on the web.

Forget screen recording apps and blurry video. Enjoy a lightweight, purely text-based approach to terminal recording.


Tags screen recording
Version 2.0.1
Price Free
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License GPL3


For more details, check out the external changelog.

  1. Asciinema 2.0.1

    Released on 2018-04-04

    • Fixed example in asciicast v2 format doc (thanks Josh "@anowlcalledjosh" Holland!)
    • Replaced deprecated encodestring (since Python 3.1) with encodebytes (thanks @delirious-lettuce!)
    • Fixed location of config dir (you can mv ~/.asciinema ~/.config/asciinema)
    • Internal refactorings
  2. Asciinema 2.0.0

    Released on 2018-02-10

    • New asciicast v2 file format
    • Recording and playback of arbitrarily long session with minimal memory usage
    • Ability to live-stream via UNIX pipe: asciinema rec unix.pipe + asciinema play unix.pipe in second terminal tab/window
    • Optional stdin recording (asciinema rec --stdin)
    • Appending to existing recording (asciinema rec --append <filename>)
    • Raw recording mode, storing only stdout bytes (asciinema rec --raw <filename>)
    • Environment variable white-listing (asciinema rec --env="VAR1,VAR2...")
    • Toggling pause in asciinema play by Space
    • Stepping through a recording one frame at a time with . (when playback paused)
    • New asciinema cat <filename> command to dump full output of the recording
    • Playback from new IPFS URL scheme: dweb:/ipfs/ (replaces fs:/)
    • Lots of other bugfixes and improvements
    • Dropped official support for Python 3.3 (although it still works on 3.3)

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