[Wine] Easily changing directory where program files should be inst

Paul Menzel paulepanter at users.sourceforge.net
Sat Jan 2 06:45:34 CST 2010

Dear oiaohm,

Am Samstag, den 02.01.2010, 06:04 -0600 schrieb oiaohm:
> Paul I am sorry to say I don't see that much advantage since we
> already have a way.
> WINEPREFIX="location" wine <application.exe>
> This creates a full new virtual drive system at the location.
> Unless applications need to interact with each other they don't need
> to be in the same WINEPREFIX.  The advantage here is by using wine
> prefixs is if one prefix goes south due to something strange happening
> the other wine prefixs operate perfectly.
> "man wine" does give useful options.

that is indeed interesting. Thank you for your answer. I have three more
questions though.

1. How is a CLI illiterate user supposed to do this?
2. Would the use of different Wine prefixes result in more resource
usage since for example the registry is not shared?
3. Using Wine prefixes gives me more than I asked for, I think. I just
want all files belonging to program files go into a different directory
than `~/.wine/`. Still if I do this with Wine prefixes I have to set the
`WINEPREFIX` variable for the user and the whole Wine configuration and
installed applications will go there? Is this recommended?


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