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TWS Installation Instructions

TWS Installation Instructions

This instruction walks you through the standard installation procedure for installing the TWS, and provides the command line entries you will need. You can copy and paste the text to make it easier for you to install.

Click the Download button and save the TWS installation file to a desired location. The remaining instructions assume that you have saved the file to the default Downloads folder. If you have saved it to a different location, replace "Downloads" in the instructions with the appropriate directory/folder.

1. Open Terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T on most distributions) and navigate to the directory where the installer was downloaded:

Copy: cd ~/Downloads

2. Make the installer executable by using: chmod u+x before the filename:

Copy: chmod u+x tws-stable-linux-x64.sh

3. Run the installer to start the wizard by typing "./" before the file name:

Copy: ./tws-stable-linux-x64.sh

TWS Install for Linux Screen

Click the "Next" button on the Setup Wizard to extract files.

TWS Install for Linux Screen

TWS Install for Linux Screen

Uncheck the "Run Trader Workstation" checkbox and click the "Finish" button. A TWS icon is installed on your desktop.

TWS Install for Linux Screen

Find the TWS icon on your desktop and double-click to launch the Login box.

The risk of loss in online trading of stocks, options, futures, currencies, foreign equities, and fixed income can be substantial. Options are not suitable for all investors. For more information read the "Characteristics and Risks of Standardized Options". For a copy click here.

Your capital is at risk and your losses may exceed the value of your original investment.

Interactive Brokers (U.K.) Limited is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. FCA Reference Number 208159.

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products are only covered by the UK FSCS in limited circumstances.

Before trading, customers must read the relevant risk disclosure statements on our Warnings and Disclaimers page.

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