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    Winetricks download?

    I'm trying to install winetricks, but the download link isn't what I would consider a "download"... It's just a page with some script. I used to use windows but switched to ubuntu just recently- so is this just the way you download things in linux? No dialog boxes, just script that you put into a text editor and turn into a program? I'm confused and I'd like to know for sure what i'm supposed to do with this link... http://winetricks.org/winetricks

    Thanks!

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    Re: Winetricks download?

    That's a script that you need to download and then run, it's akin to a windows 'batch' script but far more powerful. Type the following into a terminal to download and run the script.
    Code:
    wget -O /tmp/winetricks http://winetricks.org/winetricks
    chmod +x /tmp/winetricks
    sudo /tmp/winetricks
    Explanation:
    1) wget downloads the file to the /tmp directory
    2) chmod sets the file as being executable
    3) runs the script as root

    See the install guide for more information.
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    Re: Winetricks download?

    Thank you so much! This whole operating system is so weird to me, I've never actually done this kind of thing with windows

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    Re: Winetricks download?

    Quote Originally Posted by mellottb12 View Post
    Thank you so much! This whole operating system is so weird to me, I've never actually done this kind of thing with windows
    There is a much easier way to install PlayOnLinux and Winetricks:

    http://debianhelp.wordpress.com/2011...neiric-ocelot/

    about half the way down the list..

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