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I am running Avisynth witih avidemux+avsproxy in wine, but the files which AviSynth needs to access via its .avs scripts must be in Windows format (eg. "C:\my\avisynth.avs").
Most of the files I want to access are not in wine's drive_c...
Is there some way to address my home directory, and other drives/directories? .. eg. as drive_d..drive_n perhaps?

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is it not possible to run avisynth natively? – RolandiXor Mar 28 '11 at 5:00
@Ronald... AviSynth is definitely Windows only.. I've read (somewhere) that there was an attempt several years ago to port it to 'nix.. (as a multi-platorm Avisnth 3.0, I believe), but the developer couldn't get around some of the Windows specific issues that were deeply embedded in his original design. It's a pity, becaue it is such a powerful audio/video scripted language....(you can do "almost" anything with it... It is a scriptable frame server, so there are no gi-normous temp files floatting around. – Peter.O Mar 28 '11 at 6:10
up vote 7 down vote accepted

Wine manages the drive letters through the ~/.wine/dosdevices directory. On my system with the default configuration, I have:

$ ls ~/.wine/dosdevices/ -l
total 0
lrwxrwxrwx 1 james james 10 2010-07-21 22:51 c: -> ../drive_c
lrwxrwxrwx 1 james james  1 2010-07-21 22:51 z: -> /

So, the ~/.wine/drive_c folder is mapped to c:, and the root folder is mapped to z: (which means wine programs can access my home directory as z:\home\james).

If I wanted to expose my home directory as h: directly, I could do it as follows:

$ ln -s $HOME ~/.wine/dosdevices/h:
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Thanks mate! brilliant! ... For a fully qualified filename, all that is needed is: fnameWin="Z:$fnameNix" does the trick... '/' and '\' are both accepted. – Peter.O Mar 28 '11 at 5:57
@fred: You can use the GUI for that too... Menu > Wine > Configure Wine > Drives tab. Also, as security measure, I suggest you create a drive D: mapping to your $HOME folder, and delete the Z: association. You don't want windows apps having access to your entire tree. – MestreLion Jun 29 '11 at 16:15

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