record your scripts into a gif

View the Project on GitHub z24/tty2gif


tty2gif let you record scripts and their outputs into both binary and gif formats.

Just like the original script, tty2gif first pomp up a temporary shell where you can type in your shell commands. Meanwhile, tty2gif will record both your inputs, and the output results. When you finish recording, just execute exit in the temporary terminal. Finally, tty2gif will store all above information into a binary file, named file.raw. If you provide the second argument, named out.gif, tty2gif will replay recorded process, and convert the it into a gif animation.

tty2gif also can be used to convert an exist binary file into a gif animation. Just feed it with an exist binary file name as the first argument, and the output gif file name as the second argument.

Unlike other implementations, tty2gif provides a uniform solution with a single simple C/C++ source file. I only tested it on Linux with Bash. Feel free to report any bugs or port it into other systems, like BSD based systems.

The script function part is inspired by the code in the book: The Linux Programming Interface


$ ./tty2gif file.raw [out.gif] [delay(ms)]

file.raw: output binary file name OR an exist binary script
out.gif: output gif animation file name
delay: change speed in milliseconds for gif, e.x., +10 or -10


tty2gif depends on the Magick++ library.
After that, just make



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