Coming back to OS X means that I wanted rhino but had no idea how to install. This is how I did it. If you come across this page and it’s wrong please let me know. I just wanted to get something running.
1. Get the source file and extract it. I used ftp://ftp.mozilla.org:21/pub/mozilla.org/js/rhino1_7R1.zip. Use unzip rhino_7R1.zip if it doesn’t extract.
2. In the top level you’ll see a js.jar file – copy that to /usr/share/java (sudo cp js.jar /usr/share/java)
3. Create the following script in /usr/local/bin/rhino (this is copied from the rhino install on Ubuntu Hardy)
/usr/bin/java -jar /usr/share/java/js.jar $@
4. Make it executable (chmod +x /usr/local/bin/rhino)
Now if you type rhino you can do the following
mbp:java icottee$ rhino
Rhino 1.7 release 1 2008 03 06
js> x = 23 * 44
js> y = 'fish'