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6.6 Running LispWorks

The LispWorks executable is located in the /usr/local/lib/LispWorks or /usr/local/lib/LispWorksPersonal directory of the installation (assuming the default prefix of /usr/local) and should not be moved without being resaved because it needs to be able to locate the corresponding library directory on startup. There is also a symbolic link from the /usr/local/bin directory.

The LispWorks executable is named as shown here:.


Personal Edition


32-bit LispWorks


64-bit LispWorks

When you run LispWorks, the splashscreen should appear, followed by the LispWorks Podium and a Listener. See Troubleshooting for details if this does not happen.

6.6.1 Entering the license data

When you run LispWorks for the first time, you will need to enter your license details. This should be done as follows (all on one line):

lispworks-7-0-0-x86-freebsd --lwlicenseserial SERIALNUMBER --lwlicensekey LICENSEKEY

where SERIALNUMBER and LICENSEKEY are the strings supplied with LispWorks. A message

LispWorks license installed successfully.

should be printed and thereafter you can run LispWorks without those command line arguments.

Your license key will be supplied to you in email from Lisp Support.

If you have problems with your LispWorks license key, send it to, showing the complete output after you enter it.

LispWorks Release Notes and Installation Guide - 2 Mar 2015