Terminalizer is a very useful terminal recording tool designed for different distributions of the Linux operating system. It has the capability to record all the activities that you perform on the Linux terminal and then save them in the form of an animated GIF. Today, we will take a look at the step-by-step procedure of installing this tool on a Linux system.
Note: The following method is performed on a Linux Mint 20 system.
Method of Installing Terminalizer on Linux:
For installing Terminalizer on your Linux system, you will have to go through the series of steps shared below:
Step # 1: Update your System:
For updating your Linux system, you will have to execute this command in the terminal:
$ sudo apt update
The completion of the update process will display the messages shown in the following image on your screen:
Step # 2: Install Node.js on your System:
Now, you need to install Node.js on your Linux system with the command shown below:
$ sudo apt-get install node.js
Once Node.js is installed on your system, you can confirm its installation by following the next step.
Step # 3: Verify Node.js Installation on your System:
To confirm Node.js installation on your system, you will have to check its version with the command shown below:
$ node --version
The version of Node.js installed on our Linux Mint 20 system is 12.20.1 as shown in the following image:
Step # 4: Install “npm” on your System:
After installing Node.js on your system, you have to install “npm” on it by executing the command shown below:
$ sudo apt install npm
Step # 5: Verify “npm” Installation on your System:
To confirm “npm” installation on your system, you will have to check its version with the following command:
$ npm --version
The version of “npm” installed on our Linux Mint 20 system is 6.14.10 as shown in the image below:
Step # 6: Install the Build Essential Tools on your System:
For being on the safe side, you should also install the Build Essential tools on your system with the following command:
$ sudo apt install build-essential
For confirming the installation of the Build Essential tools on your system, you will have to successively run the commands stated below:
$ gcc –v
$ make –v
Step # 7: Install “node-gyp” on your System:
At times, when you head on directly to the installation of Terminalizer on Linux after following the above-mentioned steps, you still face some issues during the installation. To avoid those issues, it is advisable to install “node-gyp” on your Linux Mint 20 system with the following command:
$ sudo npm install –g node-gyp
When “node-gyp” will be installed on your Linux Mint 20 system, you can conveniently install Terminalizer on it by performing the next step.
Step # 8: Install Terminalizer on your System:
For installing Terminalizer on your Linux system, you should execute the command shared below:
$ sudo npm install –g terminalizer
When the installation of Terminalizer will complete successfully on your system, you will see the following messages on your screen:
By installing this terminal recording tool on a Linux distribution of your choice, you will be able to conveniently record all your terminal-related activities. Hence, at any desired time in the future, you will be able to go through all the operations that you performed earlier using the Linux terminal.
Karim Buzdar holds a degree in telecommunication engineering and holds several sysadmin certifications including CCNA RS, SCP, and ACE. As an IT engineer and technical author, he writes for various websites.