regedit.exe notepad.exe and other wine substitutes

Raul Dias chaos at
Wed Apr 17 22:08:53 CDT 2002

Tony Lambregts <tony_lambregts at> wrote:
>The programs in /programs clock etc. are winelib programs.  They are 
>*nix programs that require the wine libraries to run hense "WineLib". 
>You first have to comple them.

Yes, I understand this.

>if I want to run clock  I run "clock" not "wine clock" or "wine 
>clock.exe".  One thing though. clock and should be accessable 
>from a a drive defined in  ~/.wine/config otherwise it can give you 
>errors. If you do not do the final make install as root clock is not in 
>the unix path but I can still run by specifying exactly where it is, for 
>example ~/wine/programs/clock.  Beware I use clock as an example but it 
>is not a really really great program.


However the point is that some programs like installers needs to run 
a few windows program like regedit.exe (office 95 needs it) and notepad.exe
(as when displaying a README file at the end of the installation).

I don't want to add a copy of window's real notepad.exe and regedit.exe
(unless necessary) in a windows free wine c: tree.

So, if I move regedit from the program/ dir to c:\windows and rename it
to regedit.exe (as a link to wine) and mv the .so file too renaming it to will work?

Or win32 intallers uses some file extension association (mime/type) api in the
registry to know which app should be run?

If the later is true, can I access these file associations in the registry?

Raul Dias

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