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Terminalizer is a terminal recorder application that allows you to record your terminal session in real-time, and then play it back at a later date.

It works in the same way as a desktop screen recorder, but instead runs in your terminal.

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.

Here at LinuxAPT, as part of our Server Management Services, we regularly help our Customers to perform Linux related queries and Software Installation tasks.

In this context, we shall look into the step-by-step procedure of installing Terminalizer tool on a Linux system.


How to install Terminalizer on Linux Mint ?

To install Terminalizer on your Linux system, you will have to go through the series of steps shared below.


1. Update your System:

To update your Linux system, you will have to execute this command in the terminal:

$ sudo apt update


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.


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 will be displayed on the terminal.


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


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 will be displayed on the terminal.


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

To confirm the installation of the Build Essential tools on your system, you will have to successively run the commands stated below:

$ gcc –v
$ make –v


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" is installed on your Linux Mint 20 system, you can conveniently install Terminalizer on it by performing the next step.


8. Install Terminalizer on your System:

To install Terminalizer on your Linux system, you should execute the command shared below:

$ sudo npm install –g terminalizer


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