Recording and sharing shell commands with Shelr

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Back Ends, Sound, and Dumps

Shelr isn't limited to the script program as a back end. You can change the back end (to ttyrec , for example) with the following command:

$ shelr setup recorder backend ttyrec

Mac OS X provides an outdated version of script that isn't compatible with Shelr, so in the case of Mac OS, ttyrec is currently the only solution.

Shelr not only records off the terminal but also provides the opportunity to enrich it with sound. Enter the record --sound command to create a parallel audio file in the OGG format.


With Shelr, it is easy to record, reproduce, and publish the output of terminal procedures. The biggest advantage of Shelr over an ordinary screen recording tool is that you can copy-and-paste commands from a playback session.

A shell cast is useful locally as a memory or training tool, but you can also upload scripts through services such as Shelr also lets you add audio to the script. The online service is free software, which means you can even feature shell casts on your own website.

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