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q4wine-cli(1) Q4Wine Manual q4wine-cli(1)

q4wine-cli - console utility for wine applications and prefixes management.

q4wine-cli [KEY] ...
q4wine-cli -p <prefix_name> [-d <dir_name>] -i <icon_name>
q4wine-cli -p <prefix_name> -b <windows_binary_path> [args]

q4wine-cli is part of the Q4Wine project. It provides a console interface to the Q4Wine database and its core functions.

A summary of options is included below.
-ps, --procs
output Wine process list for current prefix or for all prefixes and exit
-p, --prefix
sets the current prefix name
-d, --dir
sets the current directory name
-i, --icon
sets the current icon name
-cd, --cdimage
sets the cd image name
-b, --binary
sets the path to Windows binary for execute with current prefix settings
-k, --kill
sends -9 term signal to current prefix process or for all prefixes processes
-pl, --prefixlist
output all existing prefix names and exit
-dl, --dirlist
output all existing dir names for current prefix and exit
-il, --iconlist
output all existing icon names for current prefix/directory and exit
-cl, --cdlist
output list of all cd images and exit
-ml, --mountlist
output all mounted media for current prefix or all prefixes and exit
-m, --mount
mount a cd image or drive for current prefix and exit
-u, --umount
umount a cd image or drive for current prefix and exit
-h, --help
display help and exit
-v, --version
output version information and exit

0 if OK or -1 if serious troubles

The Q4Wine main gui program
The Q4Wine command line interface program
The Q4Wine runner helper program
Directory containing Q4Wine's shared libraries
Directory containing Q4Wine config, icons, database and temporary files.

Q4Wine is available thanks to the work of many to all people, who was involved in the development process, testing, bugreporting, packaging or translation creation. For a full listing of the authors, please see the file AUTHORS in the top-level directory of the source distribution.

Alexey S. Malakhov (brezerk) <brezerk at>
Project maintainer, lead developer, web site designer and developer, project documentation, support, etc. ;)
Sergey Skrypnic (opium) <>
Website developer, hosting administration

Pavel Zinin (pashazz) <pzinin at>
Winetricks plugin developer
Dmitry Marakasov (amdmi3) <amdmi3 at>
FreeBSD support fixes

Q4Wine can be distributed under the terms of the GPLv3 license. A copy of the license is in the file LICENSE in the top-level directory of the source distribution.

The most recent public version of wine can be downloaded from
The latest snapshot of the code may be obtained via GIT for information on how to do this, please see
Q4Wine, development headquarters, is at This website contains a great deal of information about Q4Wine.

If you find a bug in Q4Wine please report it to < brezerk at> or directly to Q4Wine bug tracker

q4wine(1), q4wine-helper(1), wine(1), wineserver(1)
27 Dec 2010 Q4Wine 1.0-r3 Manual

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