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Can I convert a .json file; generated by a program like asciinema; into an animated .gif?

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Yes. While asciinema doesn't provide this natively, there are tools out there that can facilitate that for you.

You can create your local recording like so:

asciinema rec my_recording.json

And then feed that into a tool like asciicast2gif:

./asciicast2gif my_recording.json my_recording.gif
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  • $ asciinema rec my_recording.json asciinema: Too many arguments. See 'asciinema --help'.
    – user84207
    Nov 28, 2017 at 2:17
  • @user84207: I'm not sure what's going on; I just tested this on the latest version of asciinema (1.4.0) and it still seems to be working for me. If you run asciinema without any parameters (or asciinema --help), you should see almost the exact same command listed.
    – mcmahoniel
    Nov 28, 2017 at 19:13
  • It was an older version
    – user84207
    Nov 28, 2017 at 20:53
  • From a comment in the source code: # run phantomjs to take screenshots while asciinema-player runs. That's a pretty poor solution, oops! I would use a recording utility other than asciinema, like ttystudio.
    – Kaz
    May 5, 2020 at 6:14

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