Terminalizer is a free, open source, simple, highly customizable and cross-platform program to record your Linux terminal session and generate animated gif images or share a web player.
To install Terminalizer, first you need to install Node.js and then install the tool globally using the following command.
The installation should be very easy with Node.js v10 or lower. For newer versions, if the installation is failed, you may need to install the development tools to build the C++ add-ons.
Once the installation completes, you can start recording your Linux terminal using the record command as shown.
To logout of the recording session, press CTRL+D or terminate the program using CTRL+C. After stopping the recording, a new file called test.yml will be created in the current working directory. You can open it using any editor to edit the configurations and the recorded frames. You can replay your recording using the play command as shown.
To render your recording as an animated gif, use the render command as shown.
Use the generate command to create/generate a web player for a recording file.
Last but not least, to create a global configuration directory, use the init command. You can also customize it using the config.yml file.
That’s all! Terminalizer is a very useful program to record your Linux terminal session and generate animated gif images or share a web player. If you have any questions, feel free to reach us via the comment form below.