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:
ttyrec which records your terminal session as series of
ttygif to convert the
png files to small
* Concat the
gif files using the concat script.
* Edit the final
gif using whatever tool or online site you like.
#creates series pngs(type exit to finish recording) ttyrec recording-name #convert png -> gif(-f disables cropping) ttygif recording-name -f #concat gif parts into final product concat_osx.sh recording-name.gif