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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 '17 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 '17 at 19:13
  • It was an older version – user84207 Nov 28 '17 at 20:53

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