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    Downloaded this zip folder "ctbrec-4.4.5-macos-jre.zip", extracted to "ctbrec-4.4.5-macos-jre", and there are 3 folders and 5 files in it (see attached), how do I run this?


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    I don't know anything about mac but i do know about Linux.
    So start by reading README.md..

    My guess is that this is a java program, if so install java ( i don't know if that is necessary hence the jre folder?) and double click ctbrec-4.4.5-final.jar
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    Originally Posted by jan5678 View Post
    I don't know anything about mac but i do know about Linux.
    So start by reading README.md..

    My guess is that this is a java program, if so install java ( i don't know if that is necessary hence the jre folder?) and double click ctbrec-4.4.5-final.jar
    Thanks for the reply, I will try to double click on the .jar and pray that I don't have to factory reset my new Mac, lol!
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    Originally Posted by tigerb View Post
    Originally Posted by jan5678 View Post
    I don't know anything about mac but i do know about Linux.
    So start by reading README.md..

    My guess is that this is a java program, if so install java ( i don't know if that is necessary hence the jre folder?) and double click ctbrec-4.4.5-final.jar
    Thanks for the reply, I will try to double click on the .jar and pray that I don't have to factory reset my new Mac, lol!
    might try reading the Mac OS user guide - https://support.apple.com/guide/mac-help/welcome/mac
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    Originally Posted by october262 View Post
    might try reading the Mac OS user guide - https://support.apple.com/guide/mac-help/welcome/mac
    Thanks for the link, but their instructions are only for using the default store or .dmg, my challenge here is macOS portable software!
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    can you share what is inside ctbrec.sh?
    Open it with a texteditor.

    It could be a installer, but it also can be a script to start the application
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    Originally Posted by jan5678 View Post
    can you share what is inside ctbrec.sh?
    Open it with a texteditor.

    It could be a installer, but it also can be a script to start the application
    Hi Jan, using Notepad++, I got:

    #!/bin/bash

    DIR=$(dirname $0)
    pushd "$DIR"
    JAVA_HOME="$DIR/jre/Contents/Home"
    JAVA="$JAVA_HOME/bin/java"
    $JAVA -version
    $JAVA -cp "${DIR}:ctbrec-4.4.5-final.jar" -Dfile.encoding=utf-8 ctbrec.ui.Launcher
    popd
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    The .sh file is a application start script, but it needs java to be installed in /bin/java

    So install a java version (witch version i don't know) and give ctbrec.sh execute rights (i don't know how this is done on mac but Linux right click ctbrec.sh and choose properties, tab permission)

    Then open a terminal with the directory where you extracted the zip (thus where the files are from the first image of this topic)
    and type: ./ctbrec.sh (without root rights, sudo under linux)

    This should start the application, but if not i can't help you any further
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    Originally Posted by jan5678 View Post
    The .sh file is a application start script, but it needs java to be installed in /bin/java

    So install a java version (witch version i don't know) and give ctbrec.sh execute rights (i don't know how this is done on mac but Linux right click ctbrec.sh and choose properties, tab permission)

    Then open a terminal with the directory where you extracted the zip (thus where the files are from the first image of this topic)
    and type: ./ctbrec.sh (without root rights, sudo under linux)

    This should start the application, but if not i can't help you any further
    Hi Jan, thanks for taking the time to write.

    I'll give it a try and install Java and hope for the best.....

    Wishing you a wonderful day!
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    Originally Posted by jan5678 View Post
    The .sh file is a application start script, but it needs java to be installed in /bin/java

    So install a java version (witch version i don't know) and give ctbrec.sh execute rights (i don't know how this is done on mac but Linux right click ctbrec.sh and choose properties, tab permission)

    Then open a terminal with the directory where you extracted the zip (thus where the files are from the first image of this topic)
    and type: ./ctbrec.sh (without root rights, sudo under linux)

    This should start the application, but if not i can't help you any further
    Hello Jan , don't care if you're a boy or girl, I just want to kiss you.

    I got it working from your instructions!

    - Install zulu17.36.13-ca-jre17.0.4-macosx_aarch64.dmg (Optimized for Apple Silicon M1/M2)
    - Terminal check Java -version (to check JRE installation)
    - Terminal CD and drag ctbrec folder after CD
    - Terminal issue command ./ctbrec.sh
    - Success

    Wishing you a great, happy and sexy day!

    Those who bring sunshine into the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves.
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    Thanks, i'm glad it worked out, and for a guy that don't know jack shit about mac i did a good job haha
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    Thanks, i'm glad it worked out, and for a guy that don't know jack shit about mac i did a good job haha
    Mac OS is just a glorified+worsened Unixoid
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    @El Heggunte very true!
    I use Manjaro Linux
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    Originally Posted by jan5678 View Post
    Thanks, i'm glad it worked out, and for a guy that don't know jack shit about mac i did a good job haha
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