[Wine] problem running quickbooks

Martin Gregorie martin at gregorie.org
Wed Jan 11 17:26:02 CST 2012

On Wed, 2012-01-11 at 16:10 -0600, Emegra wrote:

> I checked the path and noticed one directory is missing which is
> "Quickbooks Basic" inside the Program Files Folder I tried both the
> syntax you posted:
What is that directory used for? What is supposed to be inside it?

> and then tried adding the missing directory as follows
> graeme at Emegra ~ $ .wine/drive_c/Intuit/Program Files/qbw32.exe 
> bash: .wine/drive_c/Intuit/Program: No such file or directory
bash, the Linux shell, treats all spaces in a commend as parameter
separators, so its necessary to hide them. You can either escape them by
putting a backslash in front of them:
.wine/drive_c/Intuit/Program\ Files/qbw32.exe

( see that ' ' is now written as '\ ') or enclose the whole filename in
double quotes:

".wine/drive_c/Intuit/Program Files/qbw32.exe"

I didn't notice the missing space (I should have) and so the line
containing it should read:

	cd "$HOME/.wine/drive_c/Intuit/Program Files/qbw32.exe"

You should really read up a little on using the command line since its
essential to applying what you'll learn here: most Linux users and all
developers use the command line in preference to clicking icons because
its faster, easier, and lets you do more with your system.. 

Using the built-in manuals, known as manpages ("man bash" shows you the
bash manpage) will tell you everything there is to know about almost
every program you'll ever need but its very terse. A
teach-yourself-Linux book is a much gentler way to get into it because
it will explain how and why to do things and provide examples.


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