Use Bottles as wine command

Bottles can also works as the default wine command in your system.

In some specific cases it may be useful to have Bottles as a system WINE command, for example when a program needs to access the command and we want it to use a specific bottle.

Custom wine command

Make sure you don't have wine installed on your system before proceeding.

Make a new file named wine in ~/.local/bin or any directory in your PATH with the following content:

flatpak run --command='bottles-cli' com.usebottles.bottles run -b MyBottle -e "$@"

or the following if you are not using the Flatpak:

bottles-cli  run -b MyBottle -e "$@"

and change MyBottle to the name of your chosen bottle. Then make it executable:

chmod +x ~/.local/bin/wine


Now just run:

wine program_name.exe # or installer_name.msi

to launch it with Bottles. It will automatically use your chosen bottle.

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