[Wine] Newbie Question Minimum DLLs or Components Required

James McKenzie jjmckenzie51 at gmail.com
Sat Aug 6 17:04:00 CDT 2011

On 8/6/11 5:45 AM, Quix0r wrote:
> To add more: Recommended way is to use WINEPREFIX (sometimes misleading-called as "wine bottle", e.g. by myself ..  [Embarassed] ):
> Code:
> cd ~/.wine-foo-app/drive_c/MyFooApp/
> $ WINEPREFIX=~/.wine-foo-app/ wine foo.exe
To answer this question (and it is or should be in the FAQ)

A Wine Prefix is a directory where Wine's file structure is stored.
To use another Wine Prefix you can preface the wine command with 
WINEPREFIX=<path to Wine Directory>
You can set the Environment variable WINEPREFIX on a more permanent 
basis by using the export WINEPREFIX command:
export WINEPREFIX=<path to new wine prefix directory>
By default this variable is set to $HOME/.wine (also called ~/.wine)

Either method is acceptable to run a program.


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