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Re: [SLE] Wine.
  • From: Anders Johansson <andjoh@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 7 Nov 2002 20:03:01 +0100
  • Message-id: <200211072003.01759.andjoh@xxxxxxxxxx>
On Thursday 07 November 2002 19.57, rex wrote:
> John Pettigrew <john@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> [2002-11-07 10:08]:
> > Spaces aren't valid in unix filenames, so try
> > wine /home/erik/.wine/fake/Program\ Files/a32-192.exe
>
> Spaces work in *nix filenames. Not a good idea to use them, but they work.

Sure, but you have to escape them, as John did, or enclose the whole thing in
quotes, thusly

wine "/home/erik/.wine/fake/Program Files/a32-192.exe"

The point is that if you have just a space, your shell will interpret it as
separate parameters and pass it to the program as

parm 1: /home/erik/.wine/fake/Program
parm 2: Files/a32-192.exe

which will obviously fail

Anders

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