# Starting the software without specifying the full path in Linux

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To start the product application, like FDTD Solutions, without having to type in the full path in Linux when using the Terminal console, run the setup script ‘fdtd-config.sh’. This setup script is in the bin sub-directory of the product installation folder. The script will add FDTD Solutions to your user’s system path. It also provides the option of adding a shortcut icon on your desktop. For more information, see Step #8 on the KB Article:
FDTD solutions installation instructions.

Run the setup script with the following command

sh /opt/lumerical/fdtd/bin/fdtd-config.sh

Once complete, the software can be started in a Terminal window without including the full path, as shown below:

[username@hostname ~]\$ fdtd-solutions

To add MODE Solutions, DEVICE or INTERCONNECT to your user account’s path setting, please refer to Step #8: Next Steps on each of the Product’s corresponding installation instruction page on our KB:
Lumerical product installation page for Linux