ttygif converts a ttyrec file into gif files. It’s a stripped down version of ttyplay which calls
xwdon every frame.
$ sudo apt-get install imagemagick ttyrec gcc $ git clone https://github.com/icholy/ttygif.git $ cd ttygif $ make
$ sudo yum install ImageMagick gcc $ # install ttyrec from source ~> https://github.com/mjording/ttyrec $ git clone https://github.com/icholy/ttygif.git $ cd ttygif $ make
$ brew install imagemagick ttyrec $ brew install https://raw.githubusercontent.com/icholy/ttygif/master/ttygif.rb
1. Create ttyrec recording
$ ttyrec myrecording
- Hit CTRL-D or type
exitwhen done recording.
2. Create gif frames
$ ttygif myrecording
- Dumps a bunch of gif images into the current directory.
- File names have this pattern:
On OSX optionally you can set a -f flag which will bypass cropping which is needed for terminal apps which aren’t full screen. Both standard Terminal and iTerm apps are supported.
$ ttygif myrecording -f
3. Create animated gif
$ concat.sh terminal.gif
- Concatenates all the images in the current directory
On OSX use concat_osx.sh since in OSX version bunch of PNGs are dumped into a folder and used as source (for better image quality).
$ concat_osx.sh terminal.gif
The idea and approach was adapted from tty2gif