Record and share your terminal sessions, the right way.

Forget screen recording apps and blurry video. Enjoy a lightweight, purely text-based approach to terminal recording.


Supports Linux, macOS and *BSD

asciinema [as-kee-nuh-muh] is a free and open source solution for recording terminal sessions and sharing them on the web. Read about how it works.

Simple recording

Record right where you work - in a terminal. To start just run asciinema rec, to finish hit Ctrl-D or type exit.

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Copy & paste

Any time you see a command you'd like to try in your own terminal just pause the player and copy-paste the content you want. It's just a text after all!


Easily embed an asciicast player in your blog post, project documentation page or in your conference talk slides.

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Example sessions recorded with asciinema

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