playonlinux - Man Page

front-end for Wine


playonlinux [options]


PlayOnLinux is a front-end for Wine. It allows you to easily install and use numerous games and softwares designed to run with Microsoft®'s Windows®.
Few games are compatible with GNU/Linux at the moment and it certainly is a factor preventing the migration to this system.

PlayOnLinux performs installations in ~/.PlayOnLinux and uses separate Wine prefixes to avoid conflicts between applications.



Show version number and exit.

--run <prog>

Run directly the specified program.


playonlinux was written by Quentin Pâris <>.

This manual page was written by Bertrand Marc <>, for the Debian project (but may be used by others).


February 6, 2009