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bug #39217: document booting submenu items in the grub-reboot --help output and manual page

Submitted by:  Paul Wise <pabs>
Submitted on:  Mon Jun 10 04:12:46 2013  
Category: DocumentationSeverity: Major
Priority: 5 - NormalItem Group: Feature Request
Status: FixedPrivacy: Public
Assigned to: NoneOriginator Name: 
Open/Closed: ClosedRelease: 
Release: otherReproducibility: None
Planned Release: None

Fri Jun 21 01:14:00 2013, comment #1:

This also applies to grub-set-default.

Also, using > as the submenu separator is problematic, as you have to quote it or escape it with a backslash to prevent the shell from interpreting it as a redirection. Any documentation update should clearly mention that quoting is required.

Ideally, it should be : or . or something else that doesn't require quoting.

Craig Sanders <csanders>
Mon Jun 10 04:12:46 2013, original submission:

Please add a sentence in the grub-reboot --help output and manual page mentioning that rebooting submenu items requires a special syntax, something like this:

ENTRY is a number or a menu item title. Please note that menu items in submenus or sub-submenus require specifying the submenu titles and then the menu item title. The titles should be separated using the greater-than character (>) with no extra spaces. More information about this is available in the GRUB Manual in the section about the 'default' command.

Paul Wise <pabs>


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