Command line parameters

John Emmas johne53 at
Thu Jun 7 13:57:37 CDT 2012

On 7 Jun 2012, at 19:30, Dan Kegel wrote:

> John asked
>> [ How do I launch Windows apps from Unix apps and pass filenames to them?]
>>   execl (the_path_to_wine, "wine", path_to_the_windows_program, command_line_parameter_for_windows_app, NULL);
> Relative unix paths will often work with Windows apps, but
> in general, you will have to translate
> command_line_parameter_for_windows_app, and any
> paths that appear in data files, from Unix to Windows before launching the app.

Thanks Dan,

Paths in data files I can understand but from what Hin-Tak said earlier, it sounds like Wine itself will translate any paths that I pass as a command line parameter (or did I misunderstand that?)

FWIW the Windows app launches perfectly if I use execl() in the Linux app - and in fact, this has all worked perfectly for years.  It was only yesterday that I began to wonder if there might be a problem in non-English locales.  Up to now, nobody's ever reported a problem (though, as we all know in programming, that doesn't mean there isn't one!)


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