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JS++ | How to install JS++ on different Operating Systems

  • Last Updated : 06 Oct, 2021

To use JS++, the first step is to install it on your computer. Go to the JS++ home page at and click on the “Install Now” button. The website will detect which kind of operating system your computer uses (Windows, Mac OS, or Linux), so when you click on the install button, you’ll get the right download for your computer.

Installing JS++

Installing on Windows

After you click “Install Now”, you’ll see a pop-up which says something like “setup-JS++-0.7.0.exe” (don’t worry if it’s slightly different). Click on it. You’ll be asked to choose where on your computer you’d like JS++ to be installed: click “Next” to select the default location. You’ll then see a “Select Additional Tasks” box, which gives you the options: “Add to PATH variable” and “Add to context menu”.

Installing on Windows

Make sure both options are selected, and click “Next”. Click “Install” to complete the installation.

Note: To use JS++, you will need to have a software package named Visual C++ Redistributable installed on your computer. You will probably already have it installed, since many applications require it. If you do not have it installed, however, you can download it here:

Installing on Mac OS

After you click “Install Now”, you’ll download a file named something like “JS++-0.8.1-macosx.tar” (don’t worry if it’s slightly different).

Installing on Mac OS

Double click on the file to extract the JS++ folder. Open this folder and find the “js++” executable file. Right click and copy this file. From the Finder’s “Go” menu, select “Go to Folder” and type in “/usr/local/bin” without the quotes.

Installing on Mac OS

Right click and paste the “js++” file into this directory.

Open the Terminal app, and navigate to the “/usr/local/bin” directory: to do this, type “cd /usr/local/bin”.

Installing on Mac OS

Type “ls” to see a list of files in this directory: you should see the file “js++” listed there. Finally, type “chmod +x js++” without the quotes.

Installing on Linux

Linux installation works in a similar way to Mac OS installation (see above). After clicking the install button, you’ll need to find the “js++” executable file and copy it to the “/usr/local/bin” directory. Then open the terminal, navigate to the “/usr/local/bin” directory, and type in “chmod +x js++” without the quotes.

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