Terminalizer – A Tool to Record your terminal and generate animated Gif images
This is know topic for most of us and I don’t want to give you the detailed information about this flow. Also, we had written many article under this topics.
Script command is the one of the standard command to record Linux terminal sessions. Today we are going to discuss about same kind of tool called Terminalizer.This tool will help us to record the users terminal activity, also will help us to identify other useful information from the output.
What Is Terminalizer
Terminalizer allow users to record their terminal activity and allow them to generate animated gif images. It’s highly customizable CLI tool that user can share a link for an online player, web player for a recording file.
There is no distribution official package to install this utility and we can easily install it by using Node.js.
How to install Noje.js in Linux
Node.js can be installed in multiple ways. Here, we are going to teach you the standard method.
$ curl -sL https://deb.nodesource.com/setup_8.x | sudo -E bash - $ sudo apt-get install -y nodejs
# curl -sL https://deb.nodesource.com/setup_8.x | bash - # apt-get install -y nodejs
RHEL/CentOS, use YUM Command to install tmux.
$ sudo curl --silent --location https://rpm.nodesource.com/setup_8.x | sudo bash - $ sudo yum install epel-release $ sudo yum -y install nodejs
Fedora, use DNF Command to install tmux.
$ sudo dnf install nodejs
Arch Linux, use Pacman Command to install tmux.
$ sudo pacman -S nodejs npm
openSUSE, use Zypper Command to install tmux.
$ sudo zypper in nodejs6
How to install Terminalizer
As you have already installed prerequisite package called Node.js, now it’s time to install Terminalizer on your system. Simple run the below npm command to install Terminalizer.
$ sudo npm install -g terminalizer
How to use Terminalizer
To record your session activity using Terminalizer, just run the following Terminalizer command. Once you started the recording then play around it and finally hit
CTRL+D to exit and save the recording.
# terminalizer record 2g-session defaultConfigPath The recording session is started Press CTRL+D to exit and save the recording
Just type few commands to verify this and finally hit
CTRL+D to exit the current capture. When you hit
CTRL+D on the terminal and you will be getting the below output.
# logout Successfully Recorded The recording data is saved into the file: /home/daygeek/2g-session.yml You can edit the file and even change the configurations.
How to play the Recorded File
Use the below command format to paly your recorded YAML file. Make sure, you have to input your recorded file instead of us.
# terminalizer play 2g-session
Render a recording file as an animated gif image.
# terminalizer render 2g-session
Note: Below two commands are not implemented yet in the current version and will be available in the next version.
If you would like to share your recording to others then upload a recording file and get a link for an online player and share it.
terminalizer share 2g-session
Generate a web player for a recording file
# terminalizer generate 2g-session