wineboot performs actions that would normally be done during startup and shutdown on a Windows system (eg. RunOnce and wininit.ini). For example, some installation process delays file operations until the computer is "restarted."
Additionally wineboot will automatically update the WINEPREFIX directory if wine.inf changes (eg as a result of upgrading to a new Wine release).
Note: Some applications use system calls to restart the computer. Under wine, they end up calling wineboot.
Usage: wineboot [options] Options; -h,--help Display this help message -e,--end-session End the current session cleanly -f,--force Force exit for processes that don't exit cleanly -i,--init Perform initialization for first Wine instance -k,--kill Kill running processes without any cleanup -r,--restart Restart only, don't do normal startup operations -s,--shutdown Shutdown only, don't reboot -u,--update Update the wineprefix directory