installing and using terminal recorder asciinema

Asciinema is a terminal recorder application, can be used to record the sessions and share , recordings are called as asciicasts , you can find some publicly available asciicasts at tps://

getting started with installation, install can be done from yum/dnf or pip python installer

#sudo pip3 install asciinema
WARNING: Running pip install with root privileges is generally not a good idea. Try `pip3 install --user` instead.
Collecting asciinema
  Downloading asciinema-2.0.0.tar.gz
Installing collected packages: asciinema
  Running install for asciinema ... done
Successfully installed asciinema-2.0.0
You are using pip version 9.0.1, however version 9.0.3 is available.
You should consider upgrading via the 'pip install --upgrade pip' command.
 sudo dnf install asciinema
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Last metadata expiration check: 0:00:01 ago on Saturday 24 March 2018 03:55:19 PM IST.
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 asciinema                                             noarch                                             1.4.0-1.fc26                                             fedora                                              57 k

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Installed size: 144 k
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  asciinema.noarch 1.4.0-1.fc26                                                                                                                                                                                             


to record a session use asciinema rec

asciinema rec testing 
asciinema: recording asciicast to testing
asciinema: press <ctrl-d> or type "exit" when you're done

For uploading asciinema upload will upload recording to asciinema site.

asciinema upload testing
Authenticating your machine to asciinema site
 asciinema auth 
Open the following URL in a web browser to link your install ID with your user account:

This will associate all recordings uploaded from this machine (past and future ones) to your account, and allow you to manage them (change title/theme, delete) at

#By default when you record a session it will have title default to specify a title use -t option
more information can be found at

 asciinema rec test2 -t cipher
asciinema: recording asciicast to test2
asciinema: press <ctrl-d> or type "exit" when you're done

 asciinema upload test2