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NAME

       wineserver - the Wine server

SYNOPSIS

       wineserver [options]

DESCRIPTION

       wineserver  is  a  daemon process that provides to Wine roughly the same services that the
       Windows kernel provides on Windows.

       wineserver is normally launched automatically when starting wine(1), so you shouldn't have
       to  worry about it. In some cases however, it can be useful to start wineserver explicitly
       with different options, as explained below.

OPTIONS

       -d[n], --debug[=n]
              Set the debug level to n.  0 means no debugging information, 1 is the normal level,
              and  2 is for extra verbose debugging. If n is not specified, the default is 1. The
              debug output will be sent to stderr. wine(1) will automatically set the debug level
              when starting wineserver if the +server option is set in the WINEDEBUG variable.

       -f, --foreground
              Make  the  server  remain in the foreground for easier debugging, for instance when
              running it under a debugger.

       -h, --help
              Display a help message.

       -k[n], --kill[=n]
              Kill the currently running wineserver, optionally by sending signal n. If no signal
              is  specified, sends a SIGINT first and then a SIGKILL.  The instance of wineserver
              that is killed is selected based on the WINEPREFIX environment variable.

       -p[n], --persistent[=n]
              Specify the wineserver persistence delay, i.e. the amount of time that  the  server
              will  keep  running when all client processes have terminated. This avoids the cost
              of shutting down and starting again when programs are launched in quick succession.
              The timeout n is in seconds, the default value is 3 seconds. If n is not specified,
              the server stays around forever.

       -v, --version
              Display version information and exit.

       -w, --wait
              Wait until the currently running wineserver terminates.

ENVIRONMENT VARIABLES

       WINEPREFIX
              If set, the content of this variable is taken as the name of  the  directory  where
              wineserver  stores  its data (the default is $HOME/.wine). All wine processes using
              the same wineserver (i.e.: same user) share certain things  like  registry,  shared
              memory and kernel objects.  By setting WINEPREFIX to different values for different
              Wine processes, it is possible to run a number of truly independent Wine sessions.

       WINESERVER
              Specifies the path and  name  of  the  wineserver  binary  that  will  be  launched
              automatically  by  wine. If not set, wine will try to load /usr/bin/wineserver, and
              if this doesn't exist it will then look for a file named wineserver in the path and
              in a few other likely locations.

FILES

       ~/.wine
              Directory containing user specific data managed by wine.

       /tmp/.wine-uid
              The  directory containing the server Unix socket and the lock file. These files are
              created in a subdirectory generated from the WINEPREFIX directory device and  inode
              numbers.

AUTHORS

       The  original  author  of  wineserver  is  Alexandre  Julliard.  Many  other  people  have
       contributed new features and bug fixes. Please  check  the  file  Changelog  in  the  Wine
       distribution for the complete details.

BUGS

       If   you   find   a   bug,   please   submit   a  bug  report  at  http://bugs.winehq.org.
       ⟨http://bugs.winehq.org

AVAILABILITY

       wineserver is part of the Wine distribution, which is available through WineHQ,  the  Wine
       development headquarters, at http://www.winehq.org/.  ⟨http://www.winehq.org/

SEE ALSO

       wine(1).