Thank you for downloading the LexAccess Tool Java, UTF-8, 2023. This package includes one compressed file: LexAccess2023.tgz.
- Memory: 36 MB
- Disk: 1.5 GB
- Platform: Solaris, Linux, or Windows.
- Archive program:
- Solaris: gtar
- Linux: gtar
- Windows: WinZip or pkzip
- Java Runtime Environment, 1.8.0_202 or later
Download the LexAccess2023.tgz file from
LexAccess Tool web site
Uncompress and unarchive this file into the location where
you intend to have it installed. On a Linux machine, this would look like:
shell> gtar -xzvf LexAccess2023.tgz
If you are on a windows platform, pkzip and WinZip may be used
to uncompress and unarchive this file. Please make sure the file you download has the right extension (tgz) before you unzip it.
Change the extension to tgz if it is not.
WinZip looks into the file to check if there is tar file within it,
and it asks if it should create a temporary file with the tar file in it.
The proper response is to allow this to happen. Once the
temporary file has been created, WinZip reads it and displays
the archive as it would any other zip'ed file. Unzip the
resulting contents to the location you want to install to.
Make sure that you preserve the directory structures when unarchiving.
Once the files are in place, change directories to the top
level. This should be LexAccess2023. If you are on a windows platform,
this will involve opening up a DOS command window (cmd), and changing
directories to where you have put these files.
We will henceforth refer to this top level directory as the
From the LA_DIR, invoke the appropriate installation command.
These are installation scripts appropriate to the platforms we know about:
The scripts shown above will alter the configuration file settings to set the install location.
Please notes that the default DB come with LexAccess is HSqlDb and works pretty well. If you wish to use your own database server (such as MySql), please make sure it provides compatible JDBC and refer to OtherDB (MySql) pages for details.
The script will create shell files in the LA_DIR bin
directory for the LexAccess tool, with the proper environment set up.
Once done, the script will attempt to verify that the installation
If the installation was successful, there will be a congratulation
message that finishes off this process.
If the installation is not successful, there will be a message
indicating so. Please refer to the LA_DIR logs directory for
a complete transcript of the process. It is likely that there
were error messages indicating the source of the failure.
After a successful installation
The LexAccess tool is now ready to be used. It can
be found in the LA_DIR/bin directory. On the Linux
platforms, it includes the following shell script:
On the Windows platform, they include the following batch file:
Each may be used from any location on the machine.
If you put the LA_DIR bin path in your $PATH environment
variable they do not have to be referenced with the whole path.
shell> lexAccess -f:id
An Example Installation
Altering your environment to use the LexAccess tool,
once they have been installed
You may invoke these tools from a command line. These tools are found in the __LA_DIR__/bin directory. You can add this __LA_DIR__/bin path to your $PATH environment variable. This would enable you to find and run these tools from any location.
In Linux, this would be done by adding this path to your ~/.cshrc or ~/.profile startup script.
In Windows, this would be done by appending this path to the PATH variable from the "control panel\System\Advanced\Environment variable\Edit" menus.