Local Installation of Strap

Frequent users are recommended to locally install Strap on their PC.

Local installation is more robust than Java Webstart.
It enables:

Installation on
Windows Windows     Macintosh Mac Unix/Linux Linux    


Download the file strap-windows.zip.

The zip archive contains the files strap.bat and strap.jar.
Drag them to the desktop.

To start Strap, double click strap.bat.
The jar file will disappear.
Download the file strap-linux-unix.zip.

The zip archive contains the files strap.sh and strap.jar.
Drag them to the desktop.

To start Strap, double click strap.sh.
Or start strap.sh from the command line.
The jar file will disappear.
Download the file strap-macintosh.zip.

The zip archive contains three files strap.command, strap.jar and proxy-config.
Drag them to the desktop.

To start Strap, double click strap.command.
The jar file will disappear.




To change settings, open the script file strap. using a text editor. Find the line with the java command.


Strap offers some utilities. They are activated with certain command line parameters.