Section: Windows on Unix (1)
Updated: August 2006
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wineprefixcreate - create or update the Wine configuration
creates or updates a Wine configuration directory. When running Wine,
the base name of the configuration directory is specified in the
WINEPREFIX variable, hence the name of this tool.
is launched automatically by
if you don't have an existing configuration. However, it can sometimes
be useful to run it explicitly to create a different directory, or
update an existing one.
- --prefix directory
Create the specified directory (or update it if it exists already). If
this option is not specified,
defaults to the
environment variable, or to
if not set.
- -h, --help
Display a usage message.
- -q, --quiet
Don't display any status messages.
- -w, --wait
to save everything before returning. This is necessary for instance if
you are planning to rename the directory once created; otherwise a
running server could still try to access the directory under its old
If set, the content of this variable is taken as the name of the directory where
stores its data (the default is $HOME/.wine). All
processes using the same prefix share certain things like registry,
shared memory and kernel objects. By setting
to different values for different Wine processes, it is possible to
run a number of truly independent Wine sessions.
Default location for the
Many people have contributed to the development of Wine. Please check
the file Changelog in the Wine distribution for the complete details.
If you find a bug, please submit a bug report at
is part of the Wine distribution, which is available through WineHQ,
the Wine development headquarters, at
It is distributed under the terms of the GNU Lesser General Public
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