Program Arguments Broken?

John Peak jpeak at
Thu Jun 10 14:28:47 CDT 2004

>> Thanks for the response.  So I guess I am confused.  Is there any way I
>> can do what I outlined below or is this impossible?  That is can I pass
>> a
>> parameter to the JetProxyServer or does wine always "intercept" it and
>> pass it to java.exe?  Regards, John
>> > On Thu, 10 Jun 2004 08:57:25 -0400 (EDT), you wrote:
>> >
>> >> I have an unusual (although not unheard of) situation where I need to
>> >> pass
>> >> a parameter to a Java program that is running under wine.  My command
>> >> looks something like:
>> >>
>> >> wine ../../Java/j2re1.4.1_01/bin/java.exe \
>> >>       -classpath $LOCALCLASSPATH com.jet.jdbc.server.JETProxyServer \
>> >>       -config $CONFIG_FILE
>> >>
> It is totally impossible, there is no JetProxyServer program to pass it
> parameters. What I think is supposed to happen:
> - wine launches java.exe and passes it ALL the parameters;
> - java.exe inspects the parameters, takes JetProxyServer, launches it
> and passes it the -config parameter.

I completely agree with you on how it should work.

I don't think this is what is happening though.  I get an "Unrecognized
option: -config" from java.exe instead of the config argument actually
being passed into the JetProxyServer.  It appears that wine may somehow be
reordering the command-line parameters.

If I take wine out of the picture and call Java using the following
command it works properly:

java -cp $LOCALCLASSPATH com.jet.jdbc.server.JETProxyServer -config

If I modify this and do

java -cp $LOCALCLASSPATH -config com.jet.jdbc.server.JETProxyServer

I get "Unrecognized option: -config"


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