Getting at the "default Windows short date"

Andriy Palamarchuk apa3a at
Wed Jun 12 12:35:45 CDT 2002

--- Simon Taylor <simon at> wrote:
> I've had some great success with wine recently, but
> am a little unsure about  
> the best way to attack this problem.
> I want to run an accounting program called Cash Flow
> Manager under wine.
> (As it happens, this program is our last dependency
> on Windows apps in our 
> office, everything else is and RH
> Linux).
> When I run the application:
>     wine /c/Program\
> Files/CashflowGST/CASHFLOWGST.exe
> I get a popup window with:
>     Cashflow Manager requires the default Windows
> short date 
>     format for your selected language.
>     Your currently selected short date format does
> not match the
>     Windows default. You will need to
>     select the default Windows Short Date format
> before
>     proceeding.
> On the Windows 2000 machine, the so called short
> date in
> "Settings/Control Panel/Regional Options/Date", is:
>     d/MM/yyyy
> and I suspect that I need to make this same entry in
> my wine environment, 
> (perhaps in system.reg?), but where do I start? 

This is described here:

Let us know if this does not work or you have other

Good luck in getting rid of Windows ;-)

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