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It's showtime in a terminal near you! Put on your best colours, resize to 80 columns, and let your fingers fly!

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.

Installation instructions have been showtermed for your enjoyment :)


There are two ways to install showterm. The recommended way is to use ruby:

This works for all Mac users, and Linux users with ruby configured correctly.

If you are a Linux user who does not have ruby configured correctly, you can install showterm with:


If you have installed showterm, you can just run it:

If [program to run] is omitted it defaults to your shell (usually bash)

If you have not installed showterm, you can run the standalone version:

Each termshow gets its own link. You can add hash-fragments to customize playback,

access the site over https,

and embed termshows in your own website with iframes.

<iframe src="http://showterm.io/7b5f8d42ba021511e627e" width="640" height="480"></iframe>


The code is hosted on Github (client, server). Please file issues if you need anything!

~ Conrad Irwin