Terminal Session Recording

termtosvg – terminal recorder written in Python

termtosvg is a terminal recorder that renders your command line sessions as standalone SVG animations.

The default behavior of termtosvg is to render an SVG animation of a shell session. If no output filename is provided, a random temporary filename is automatically generated.

The developer stopped development of the software in June 2020.

termtosvg is free and open source software.

Features include:

  • Produce lightweight and clean looking animations or still frames embeddable on a project page.
  • Custom color themes, terminal UI and animation controls via user-defined SVG templates.
  • Rendering of recordings in asciicast format made with asciinema.
  • Template customization. Templates make it possible to customize the SVG animation produced by termtosvg in a number of ways including, but not limited to:
    • Specifying the color theme and font used for rendering the terminal session.
    • Adding a custom terminal window frame to the animation to make it look like a real terminal.
    • Adding JavaScript code to pause the animation, seek to a specific frame, etc.
  • termtosvg will modify the template in a number of ways including template scaling, style update, script update, and animation update.
  • Cross-platform software – runs under Linux, macOS and BSD operating systems.

Website: github.com/nbedos/termtosvg
Support: Documentation
Developer: Nicolas Bedos and contributors
License: BSD 3-Clause “New” or “Revised” License

termtosvg is written in Python. Learn Python with our recommended free books and free tutorials.

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