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Thread: Which is best way to start Wine (.exe files) ?

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    Question Which is best way to start Wine (.exe files) ?

    I am copying some application launchers from and old computer that had Wine on it, to my new Ubuntu desktop. Problem: There are at least 4 different ways of launching a Wine program. Can someone explain them to me and tell me which is the best way?

    1. A whole ton of stuff
    Code:
    env WINEPREFIX="/home/griffin/.wine" wine C:\windows\command\start.exe /Unix /home/griffin/.wine/dosdevices/c:/windows/profiles/All\ Users/Start\ Menu/Programs/Notepad++/Notepad++.lnk
    2. Call the program directly (and pass it parameters if need be)
    Code:
    /home/griffin/.wine/drive_c/apps/filesync/FileSync.exe c:/apps/filesync/writings.fsy
    3. run Wine and pass the program to it
    Code:
    /usr/bin/wine /home/griffin/.wine/drive_c/apps/DU_meter/DUMeter.exe
    4. set up a special launcher script
    Code:
    notepad

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    Re: Which is best way to start Wine (.exe files) ?

    Thread moved to the "Wine" forum.

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    Re: Which is best way to start Wine (.exe files) ?

    Any method which is more convenient to you

    The 4th is ok but before running it make sure you export WINEPREFIX pointing to your installation so:

    1) export wineprefix
    2) run wine

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