[Wine] Re: Make Office 2007 in Ubuntu + Wine, available to all users

DaVince wineforum-user at winehq.org
Fri Sep 17 09:55:45 CDT 2010

adinugro wrote:
> Thanks for the quick reply. I read the faq as follow 
> > Wine does not currently allow sharing its configuration ("prefixes") between users, due to the risk of registry corruption from running multiple wineservers simultaneously (bug #11112). At present, applications must be installed separately for each user.
> > However, you can copy Wine prefixes; you can install everything to one prefix, then make a copy of it in each user's home directory. This saves running installers repeatedly.
> What is exactly wine prefixes? is it the .wine folder?
> Thanks a lot!

Yup. It can be changed by prepending WINEPREFIX=directory before your wine command, like to:

WINEPREFIX=/home/someuser/.newwinedir wine command.exe


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