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       rhino  - invokes the JavaScript shell for running scripts in batch mode
       or interactive


       rhino [options] script_filename_or_url [script_arguments]


       This manual page documents briefly the rhino command.  This manual page
       was  written  for  the Debian distribution because the original program
       does not have a manual page.  It  is  written  according  to  the  html

       rhino is a start script for the rhino JavaScript shell which provides a
       simple way to run scripts in batch mode or an  interactive  environment
       for exploratory programming.


       -e script_source
              Executes script_source as a JavaScript script.

       -f script_filename_or_url
              Reads   script_filename_or_url  content  and  execute  it  as  a
              JavaScript script.

       -opt, -O optLevel
              Optimizes at level optLevel, which must be an integer between  0
              and 9.

       -version versionNumber
              Specifies  the  language  version  to  compile  with. The string
              versionNumber must be one of 100, 110, 120,  130,  or  140.  See
              JavaScript  Language  Versions  for more information on language


       Scripts  executing  in  the  shell  have  access  to  some   additional
       properties of the top-level object.

              The  arguments  object is an array containing the strings of all
              the arguments given at the  command  line  when  the  shell  was

       help() Executing  the help function will print usage and help messages.

              Define an extension using the Java class named with  the  string
              argument   className.   Uses  ScriptableObject.defineClass()  to
              define the extension.

              Restore from the specified file an object previously written  by
              a call to serialize.

              Load  JavaScript  source  files  named  by  string arguments. If
              multiple arguments are given, each file is read in and  executed
              in turn.

              Load  and  execute  the  class  named  by  the  string  argument
              className. The class must be a class that implements the  Script
              interface, as will any script compiled by jsc.

              Evaluate  and  print  expressions.  Evaluates  each  expression,
              converts the result to a string, and prints it.

              Read given file and convert its bytes  to  a  string  using  the
              specified  character  coding  or  default  character  coding  if
              explicit coding argument is not given.

              Open an input connection to the given string url, read  all  its
              bytes and convert them to a string using the specified character
              coding or default character coding if explicit  coding  argument
              is not given.

              Execute  the  specified  command  with  the  given  argument and
              options as a separate process and return the exit status of  the
              process.       For       details,      see      JavaDoc      for

              Serialize the given object to the specified file.

              Run the given function or script in a different thread.

              creates  a  synchronized  function  (in  the  sense  of  a  Java
              synchronized method) from an existing function. The new function
              synchronizes on the this object of its invocation.

       quit() Quit shell. The shell will also quit in interactive mode  if  an
              end-of-file character is typed at the prompt.

              Get  or  set  JavaScript  version  number.  If  no  argument  is
              supplied, the current version number is returned. If an argument
              is  supplied, it is expected to be one of 100, 110, 120, 130, or
              140 to indicate JavaScript version 1.0, 1.1, 1.2,  1.3,  or  1.4


       The online documentation under


       This  manual  page was written by Wolfgang Baer <>, for the
       Debian project (but may be used by others).

                              February  12, 2005                      RHINO(1)