Detecting Wine

Austin English austinenglish at
Mon Sep 29 15:52:14 CDT 2008

On Mon, Sep 29, 2008 at 3:39 PM, Mark Wagner <carnildo at> wrote:
> What's the best way for an application to detect that it's running under Wine?
> As part of the installation process, under Windows our program does a
> full-disk search of all local hard drives, but ignoring network drives
> and removable media.  Under Wine, this doesn't work too well, as
> there's not a one-to-one mapping between disks and drive letters, and
> there's usually at least one way to access the entire *nix filesystem.
>  If someone's got a few network drives mounted, the installer could
> spend hours searching them.
> --
> Mark Wagner

Easiest way is probably searching for wine specific registry keys.

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