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Asciinema vs showterm: What are the differences?

Developers describe Asciinema as "Record and share your terminal sessions, the right way". Asciinema is a free and open source solution for recording the terminal sessions and sharing them on the web. On the other hand, showterm is detailed as "Record a terminal session exactly as you experience it, right down to the syntax highlighting". Termshows are purely text based. This makes them ideal for demoing instructions (as the user can copy-paste), making fail-safe "live-coding" sessions (plain text is very scalable), and sharing all your l33t terminal hacks.

Asciinema and showterm belong to "Terminal Recording" category of the tech stack.

Some of the features offered by Asciinema are:

  • Simple recording - Record right where you work - in a terminal.
  • 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!
  • Embedding - Easily embed an asciicast player in your blog post, project documentation page or in your conference talk slides.

On the other hand, showterm provides the following key features:

  • Copy-paste
  • Plain text
  • Display in realtime, double-speed, and stop

Asciinema and showterm are both open source tools. It seems that Asciinema with 1.45K GitHub stars and 181 forks on GitHub has more adoption than showterm with 556 GitHub stars and 42 GitHub forks.

What is Asciinema?

Asciinema is a free and open source solution for recording the terminal sessions and sharing them on the web.

What is showterm?

Termshows are purely text based. This makes them ideal for demoing instructions (as the user can copy-paste), making fail-safe "live-coding" sessions (plain text is very scalable), and sharing all your l33t terminal hacks.
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