6

I have searched a bite but cannot find a clear cut precise answer. I believe I'm not the only one looking for a clear definition.

  • What is a Wineprefix ?

  • What is it's function ?

  • What is a "clean" Wineprefix ?
3

WINEPREFIX is an envirnomental variable - https://help.ubuntu.com/community/EnvironmentVariables

It sets where wine looks for it's configuration and files, well where it puts it's "C" drive.

By default it is $HOME/.wine

Some programs require very specific configurations and some people will use a specific prefix for different programs.

See https://wiki.winehq.org/FAQ#Wineprefixes for details on how to do so and various options.

| improve this answer | |
2

A Wineprefix is like a small windows system that is run through wine. A clean Wineprefix is a brand new one that does not have any programs installed in it or settings changed. What you can do is have a separate Wineprefix for every program you install on wine to make removal easier and to prevent conflict. I think that is what Winetricks does. The default one is stored in your home folder in .wine.

| improve this answer | |

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.