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Old 05-06-2014, 07:17 AM   #1
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How to record and replay a terminal session on Linux


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How to record and replay a terminal session on Linux
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Posted on May 5, 2014 by Dan Nanni

Suppose you are a go to person among your friends and family when it comes to Linux related questions. Someone asked you how to install and configure a tool, and you wanted to show the procedures. How would you do that if he or she is not in front of you? There could be various ways (e.g., by documenting and emailing the procedures, or explaining verbally over the phone, etc), but probably the most clearcut solution would be to demonstrate it yourself. If the demonstration only requires a terminal, then the best way would be use terminal screencast or terminal session recorder.

In this tutorial, I am going to demonstrate how to record and replay a terminal session on Linux.

There are several online services (e.g., showterm.io or asciinema.org) which allow you to record and share your terminal sessions on the web. However, if you want privacy, or want to archive the recordings locally, I would recommend TermRecord.

TermRecord is an open-source tool written in Python, which records a terminal session into a standalone HTML file. Since the HTML-formatted output file is self-contained, anyone can replay the captured terminal session using a web browser, which is cross-platform.
Note for Slackware users, Slackbuilds.org provides Python packages for Slackware 14.1 Termrecord & pip.
 
Old 05-06-2014, 09:04 AM   #2
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I like it, nice find there onebuck! Something to recommend to the OP from this thread.
 
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Yeah great find onebuck. Never heard of TermRecord until today. In the past. I've used script and ffmpeg with x11grab to record my sessions.
 
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This looks to be an awesome tool, too bad I don't have 14.1 installed.
 
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Glad to hear this link has helped.

 
  


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