Using Gifs for terminal explanations and usages aren’t new and exciting anymore but they are still useful. This is how to create them quickly on OSX.
The tool we will use to capture our gif ttygif.
brew install imagemagick ttyrec
brew install https\://raw.githubusercontent.com/icholy/ttygif/master/ttygif.rb
The process of creating the gif is:
ttyrecwhich records your terminal session as series of
ttygifto convert the
pngfiles to small
- Concat the
giffiles using the concat script.
- Edit the final
gifusing whatever tool or online site you like.
#creates series pngs(type exit to finish recording)
#convert png -> gif(-f disables cropping)
ttygif recording-name -f
#concat gif parts into final product