The easy way

On Linux and Mac OS X, the easiest way to install asciinema recorder is to run the following shell command:

curl -sL | sh

This script will download the latest asciinema recorder binary for your platform, and install it in your $PATH.

Manual download

You can download the latest binary for your platform and place it in your $PATH.

Using package manager

You can also use your favorite package manager to install asciinema recorder. Note that it takes time for native packages to be updated so you may not get the latest released version.


On OS X asciinema is available in Homebrew:

brew update
brew install asciinema

Arch Linux

Arch Linux users can install the AUR package:

sudo yaourt -S asciinema


asciinema rpm package is included in the main Fedora 19 and 20 repository:

sudo yum install asciinema

Gentoo Linux

Gentoo Linux users can install the portage package:

sudo emerge asciinema


To install Ubuntu package add zanchey ppa to your software sources list:

sudo apt-add-repository ppa:zanchey/asciinema
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install asciinema

No package for your operating system?

If you use other operating system and you know how to build a native package for it then don't hesitate, build one and let us know.

From source

For instructions on building asciinema from source please refer to the README file.