The problem here is a simple one – contrary to what CJ posted, the ‘.exe’ is NOT necessary in a Windows machine.
Since the early days of the PC, a .com or . exe extension was automatically executed when I entered a ‘program-name’ without an extension.
The problem is, finding the executable. In your example, you showed the command running from your home directory in the Windows machine. The writefreely.exe is not located there, so it will look for it in the $PATH environment variable. And did not find it.
You CAN run it fine with a shortcut - using this :
You might not even need the Quote marks around the path; I used them here in case your installation path has spaces in it, eg : C:\Program Files\WriteFreely .
Have had my own personal instance here for a year now, and can confirm it works well – if you get over the poor installation instructions and manage to get the necessary SQL server installed. (that was the hardest part).