Terminal Syntax

Greg Booth bootgr at gmail.com
Mon Jun 25 13:17:11 UTC 2007

On 6/25/07, Ian Whitfield <whitfield at federalsaints.net> wrote:
> Hi all - Me again (as I said still lots to learn... Wish the book I
> ordered would arrive!!!)
> Can someone help out with the syntax in a terminal? I want to try and
> test run a Windows program I use under Linux as the Linux equiv is
> missing one key feature I need. So I have loaded Wine to do this.
> Looking up how Wine works I can find no way of running directly from the
> CD so I created a folder and copied the contents of the CD to this
> folder. I understand I now have to open a Terminal, CD to the folder and
> run the EXE.
> I can see the folder and it's path (/Home/Ian/Max Folder) in Konq but in
> the terminal window I can only CD to Home! Whatever I try it says "no
> such folder". I have tried every variation of Syntax I can think of!
> Why can I see it but not CD to it???
> Thanks as always
> --
> * Ian Whitfield*/* */*
> Pretoria, South Africa

from konsole you need to set up wine first, run winecfg and set your
emulation. I usually emulated Win 2k as opposed to XP cause it seems
to be a bit more stable, but that's purely my perspective.

Then to run ANY windows executable from the command line it's simply
wine ./<EXE NAME> so a file setup.exe would be ( assuming you're in
the directory where the executable is located )

wine ./setup.exe

The . is important so make sure to include it.

Good luck !

Greg Booth

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