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Old 02-25-2004, 06:19 PM   #1
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how do i open wine?


ok so i just reinstalled redhat 9 and well i installed wine.
last time around i could launch wine via a button on my toolbar in gnome(i was running it through terminal). well this time around i cant seem to figure out what im doing wrong. can someone please point me in the right direction?
thanks,
dylan
 
Old 02-25-2004, 06:21 PM   #2
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just type wine in a terminal

eg

wine notepad
 
Old 02-25-2004, 06:29 PM   #3
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this is what i get.
Wine 20040213

Usage: wine [options] [--] program_name [arguments]
The -- has to be used if you specify arguments (of the program)

Options:
--debugmsg name Turn debugging-messages on or off
--dll name This option is no longer supported
--help,-h Show this help message
--version,-v Display the Wine version

i think i should of been more spicific. i ment the directory thing to get into the c drive with all the windows stuff. such as some file sharing and swish and other installed exe file
thanks
 
Old 02-25-2004, 06:47 PM   #4
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that will be in you user directory

when you are in there type

ls -a

this will show you all the files in your files including hidden files.

there should be a directory called .wine (note the period)

type

cd ./wine

type ls and you should see a directory called c

cd c

and you will now be in the c drive

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Old 02-25-2004, 07:03 PM   #5
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im sorry for asking for even more help... but program files i cant change into that directory... i always had a thing that poped up that i could just pick my files to open. so how do i deal with the space in program files? i went cd program files and it said "bash: cd: Program: No such file or directory"
 
Old 02-25-2004, 07:27 PM   #6
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There are a couple of ways. One is to add in a backslash before the space, which tells bash to include the space as part of the name. The other (much easier, but not useful for scripting) is to change to the directory, then type 'cd' and the first part of the name, and hit the 'Tab' key.

The tab key will expand the name of the directory for you, and save you a lot of typing. If there are two or more similar names, hit tab again to see a list of them. This is a good thing to remember, write it down even, because it not only works with bash, but a lot of command line programs use it as well, and it will save you a ton of typing over the years--and allow you to use more descriptive names, not short ones that are easy to type, but cryptic. Naturally, tab can only expand exact matches, so remember that Linux filenames are case sensitive.

An example of how I'd type something similar (and no laughing from those of you who know other shortcuts--we don't want to confuse the newbie ) :

The directory:
/home/myfiles/windows/Program Files/bug-ridden

The keypresses(don't include the <>):
cd /h<tab>my<tab>win<tab>Pro<tab>bug<tab>

This will look like:
cd /h
cd /home/my
cd /home/myfiles/win
cd /home/myfiles/windows/Pro
cd /home/myfiles/windows/Program\ Files/bug
cd /home/myfiles/windows/Program\ Files/bug-ridden

The reason I typed a few letters in some of the places was to narrow down the number of similar files. For instance, typing 'win' instead of just 'w' means you won't get other w words. If there are a ton of similar names, typing tab twice at the same places will give you a list.

Hope this helps, and don't worry about asking too many questions. Sometimes a "dumb" question can net you some really useful stuff.

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Old 02-25-2004, 08:32 PM   #7
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yeah dont wanna do that
 
Old 02-25-2004, 08:34 PM   #8
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thank you my good man
 
  


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