[Wine] windows programms starting linux programms

L. Rahyen research at science.su
Tue Nov 21 13:37:29 CST 2006

On Tuesday November 21 2006 11:41, Jan Murawski wrote:
> Hi.
> I have got the following problem: I'd like to use the windows version of
> firefox in linux. When I download a file and tell firefox which
> application to use with it, the application opens fine. But the path of
> the file given to it by firefox is in windows style (C:\...). Is there a
> (easy) way to tell wine to covert the path to linux style? If yes, where
> can I read more about it?

	Forgot to say. You can also use winepath to convert between different paths. 
So you can easy convert from Windows path to Unix path. You can to use this 
command to provide Unix path for Linux applications from within Windows 
application. Just instead of application use simple script. For example 
create with your favorite text editor file /usr/bin/linuxapplication.win with 
following content:

for i in $@
        paths="$paths `winepath --unix $i`";
linuxapplication $paths

	Call linuxapplication.win instead of linuxapplication from Windows 
application under Wine. It should work for most cases. Of course you should 
replace "linuxapplication" with actual name of your linux application.

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