option --root-directory supported?

Asked by Karl-Philipp Richter on 2014-03-28

grub-install 2.00-19ubuntu2 on Ubuntu 13.10

In the man page the --root-directory option is not listed, but specifying it with the grub-install command neither causes an exception nor a message to be printed that the option is ignored. Is it supported? If yes, why is is ignored silently?

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Thomas Kr├╝ger (thkrueger) said : #1

Many commands in shell tool are kept without effect in order not to break backwards compatibility.
And for the other question: If the tool itself tells you that the parameter is ignored, the changed of it to be NOT ignored are rather few.

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