winetricks man page

winetricks — manage virtual Windows environments using Wine

Synopsis

winetricks [options] [verb ... ]

Description

winetricks is an easy way to work around common problems in Wine.

It provides simple commands to tweak Wine settings, download and install missing Windows DLLs and fonts, or install various games or apps with appropriate workarounds for the current version of Wine.

It can be used via GUI or command line.  The command-line mode is intended both for interactive use and as a building block in fancier Wine frontends and in automated regression testing.

winetricks with no arguments displays a GUI using either Zenity or Kdialog.

Options

--force

Don't check whether packages were already installed

--gui

Show GUI diagnostics even when driven by the command-line interface

--isolate

Install each app or game in its own bottle

-k, --keep_isos

Cache ISOs (allows later installation without disc)

--no-isolate

Don't install each app or game in its own bottle (default)

--no-clean

Don't delete temp directories (useful during debugging)

-q, --unattended

Don't ask any questions, just install automatically

-r, --ddrescue

Retry hard when caching scratched discs

--showbroken

Even show verbs that are currently broken in Wine

-v, --verbose

Echo all commands as they are executed

-h, --help

Display this message and exit

-V, --version

Display version and exit

Commands

apps list

list verbs in category 'applications'

benchmarks list

list verbs in category 'benchmarks'

dlls list

list verbs in category 'dlls'

games list

list verbs in category 'games'

list

list categories

list-cached

list cached-and-ready-to-install verbs

list-download

list verbs which download automatically

list-manual-download

list verbs which download with some help from the user

list-installed

list already-installed verbs

prefix=foobar

select WINEPREFIX=$HOME/.local/share/wineprefixes/foobar

settings list

list verbs in category 'settings'

Examples

To see list of available packages to install:

winetricks list-download

To install a package:

winetricks 7zip

Environment Variables

Wine checks several environment variables on startup:

WINE

If set, this specifies which wine binary to use by default

WINESERVER

If set, this specifies which wineserver to use by default

WINEPREFIX

If set, this specifies the location of the default .wine directory ( usually $HOME/.wine ).

XDG_CACHE_HOME

If set, this is path to system's user data cache (default: $HOME/.cache) W_CACHE path to Winetricks' user data cache (default: $XDG_CACHE_HOME/winetricks}

Authors

Dan Kegel, Austin English, and many others.  For a complete list, please see the "Copyright" section in the file 'winetricks'.

Bugs

Bugs may be reported at http://winetricks.org

Availability

The most recent version of winetricks can be downloaded from http://winetricks.org/download/releases/

The latest snapshot of the code may be obtained via git; see https://github.com/Winetricks/winetricks/

For further information about winetricks see http://winetricks.org

See Also

wine(1)

Info

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