View Full Version : What is (your-prefix)

February 3rd, 2013, 12:13 PM
Hey, very basic question that is hindering me at the moment, when someone advises the following

env WINEDEBUG="fixme-all" WINEPREFIX="(your-prefix)" wine msiexec /i SteamInstall.msi

I'm lost as to what (your-prefix) is reffering too. I've been searching here and in the winehq, as well as google so far and no luck.

Thanks for the help!

February 3rd, 2013, 12:16 PM
Thread moved to the "Wine" forum.

February 3rd, 2013, 01:52 PM
You can have multiple WINE installs under your user account. Usually ~/.wine is the prefex, but often getting different programs to work requires very different and incompatible settings, so people will setup multiple WINE installations using different directories.

You get the idea. If you are using defaults, use ~/.wine/
The ~/.wine may need to be converted to $HOME/.wine or /home/{userid}/.wine, actually, that is how I specify it in my launch scripts - with a full and complete path.