A couple weeks ago, I wrote up how to get overall progress with rsync. I’ve been meaning to use Asciinema to show terminal screen recordings, and figured this would make a good example.

Asciinema is nice in that the recording is just a JSON file, not a video, so it is very small. It is played back via Javascript, and you can even select the text that is displayed. Unfortunately, due to the Javascript, it won’t play back in the Atom feed, so you’ll need to follow the link through to the page, if you are reading in a news reader. I thought about using an animated GIF in the news feed, but then you’d lose part of the magic of Asciinema.