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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/winetrick…

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

See Also

wine(1)

Info

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