[Wine] Re: problem running quickbooks

Emegra wineforum-user at winehq.org
Thu Jan 12 01:11:57 CST 2012

Hi Martin
When I said the "Quickbooks Basic" folder is missing what I mean was it was missing from the path I gave you the folder is actually there so the path is wine/drive_c/Program Files/Intuit/Quickbooks Basic/qbw32.exe, I'm sorry I don't think I explained it very well.

Quote: 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 

On the above command I think you have the Intuit & Program Files in the wrong order but If I understand you correctly if I replace the spaces with a backslash linux will ignore the space and go to that directory so the command would be


graeme at Emegra ~ $ .wine/drive_c/Program\Files/Intuit/Quickbooks\Basic/qbw32.exe
bash: .wine/drive_c/ProgramFiles/Intuit/QuickbooksBasic/qbw32.exe: No such file or directory
graeme at Emegra ~ $ 

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" 

I tried the above format changing the Intuit & Program Files order and adding the Quickbooks Basic folder

graeme at Emegra ~ $ cd "$HOME/.wine/drive_c/Program Files/Intuit/Quickbooks Basic/qbw32.exe"
bash: cd: /home/graeme/.wine/drive_c/Program Files/Intuit/Quickbooks Basic/qbw32.exe: No such file or directory
graeme at Emegra ~ $ bash: cd: /home/graeme/.wine/drive_c/Program Files/Intuit/Quickbooks Basic/qbw32.exe: No such file or directory
No command 'bash:' found, did you mean:
 Command 'bash' from package 'bash' (main)
bash:: command not found

Enclosing the whole file namr in double quotes and adding a backslash between the spaces returned this.

graeme at Emegra ~ $ cd "$HOME/.wine/drive_c/Program\Files/Intuit/Quickbooks\Basic/qbw32.exe"
bash: cd: /home/graeme/.wine/drive_c/Program\Files/Intuit/Quickbooks\Basic/qbw32.exe: No such file or directory
graeme at Emegra ~ $ 

I don't have a clue what I'm doing wrong but I'm obviously missing something fundamental

Quote: 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.. 

It's obvious to me that I have a helluva lot to learn if I cant do something as simple as open a program from the terminal, and it's equally obvious that I'm wasting your time Martin the problem is that I'm a self employed man with very little time to read and study a new subject, I was only wanting to get this to work because I wanted to change my business computers over to Linux and changing to another accounting program is not an option for various reasons, however if your prepared to struggle on with me I'll keep trying but if you think I'm not up to it please say I would completely understand and wouldn't  be in the least bit offended.

Many Thanks


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