[nycbug-talk] console "screencast" tools?

Jason Hellenthal jhell at DataIX.net
Mon Dec 26 09:26:30 EST 2011

See script(1) or vidcontrol(1) -p or -P

On Mon, Dec 26, 2011 at 02:18:01AM -0500, Charles Sprickman wrote:
> I really like to save my late-night oddball questions for this list.
> When I'm documenting things in a wiki (in my case, mediawiki), I
> often find myself doing a tedious series of copy and paste
> operations from my terminal to "pre" blocks in the wiki.  It's time
> consuming, error-prone, and not really great documentation when you
> need to show a longer series of "do this, look for output like this"
> operations.
> I know I could run some fancy screen capture thing, upload some huge
> video to one of the video sharing sites (forgetting the privacy
> concerns for the moment), and then embed that in the wiki.  But that
> seems incredibly wasteful.  We're just talking text here, not a bunch
> of point-n-drool config panels?
> Is there any clever way of doing this that I've missed?  I have seen
> some neat examples of a bunch of text getting "played back" in a
> broswer using javascript to control a page element with a ton of
> text, but not anything that maintains a certain pacing.  I'd settle
> for video as a final format if I could find some alternate way of
> capturing the session that is more like "script" (but with timing
> cues) than a real screen capture.  The idea is that whatever tool
> builds the movie is doing the actual text rendering so I'd at least
> end up with a clean, easy to compress video.  Hope that makes some
> kind of sense.
> Any of you folks that make it to lots of conferences ever see a
> presenter using some novel way of showing a sequence of commands
> like this?
> Thanks,
> Charles
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