wine program [arguments] wine --help wine --version
For instructions on passing arguments to Windows programs, please see the PROGRAM/ARGUMENTS section of the man page.
wine loads and runs the given program, which can be a DOS, Windows 3.x, Win32 or Win64 executable (on 64-bit systems).
For debugging wine, use winedbg instead.
For running CUI executables (Windows console programs), use wineconsole instead of wine. This will display the output in a separate window. Not using wineconsole for CUI programs will only provide very limited console support, and your program might not function properly.
When invoked with --help or --version as the only argument, wine will simply print a small help message or its version respectively and exit.
The program name may be specified in DOS format (C:\\WINDOWS\\SOL.EXE) or in Unix format (/msdos/windows/sol.exe). You may pass arguments to the program being executed by adding them to the end of the command line invoking wine (such as: wine notepad C:\\TEMP\\README.TXT). Note that you need to '\' escape special characters (and spaces) when invoking Wine via a shell, e.g.
wine C:\\Program\ Files\\MyPrg\\test.exe
It can also be one of the Windows executables shipped with Wine, in which case specifying the full path is not mandatory, e.g. wine explorer or wine notepad.
wine makes the environment variables of the shell from which it is started accessible to the Windows/DOS processes started. So use the appropriate syntax for your shell to enter environment variables you need.
class is optional and can be one of the following: err, warn, fixme, or trace. If class is not specified, all debugging messages for the specified channel are turned on. Each channel will print messages about a particular component of Wine. The following character can be either + or - to switch the specified channel on or off respectively. If there is no class part before it, a leading + can be omitted. Note that spaces are not allowed anywhere in the string.
For more information on debugging messages, see the Running Wine chapter of the Wine User Guide.
Each dll may have its own specific load order. The load order determines which version of the dll is attempted to be loaded into the address space. If the first fails, then the next is tried and so on. Multiple libraries with the same load order can be separated with commas. It is also possible to use specify different loadorders for different libraries by separating the entries by ";".
The load order for a 16-bit dll is always defined by the load order of the 32-bit dll that contains it (which can be identified by looking at the symbolic link of the 16-bit .dll.so file). For instance if ole32.dll is configured as builtin, storage.dll will be loaded as builtin too, since the 32-bit ole32.dll contains the 16-bit storage.dll.
Wine is available thanks to the work of many developers. For a listing of the authors, please see the file AUTHORS in the top-level directory of the source distribution.
Wine can be distributed under the terms of the LGPL license. A copy of the license is in the file COPYING.LIB in the top-level directory of the source distribution.
A status report on many applications is available from the Wine Application Database Please add entries to this list for applications you currently run, if necessary.
Bugs can be reported on the Wine bug tracker
The most recent public version of wine is available through WineHQ, the Wine development headquarters
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