"installer --extract --help" command does not extract nor show help nor install
anything. Installer just prepares something then exit silently.
Actually it does extract the data to directory named "--help" as it should do.
Really, I missed somehow...
Anyway --something should be treated as argument not as parameter.
--extract --javahome <java> doesn't extract anything to --javahome directory as
I`d rather say no, it should not.
The supported launcher arguments are specified as well as their syntax.
If I really wanna to extract to "--help" directory what should I do in the case
you are proposing? :)
--javahome arguments (with <java> parameter) is read first so the rest of the
command results in data extracting to the current directory.
Did you ever try to use ant task name with dash first? :)
> --javahome ... is read first
Very good, how about "--extract --verbose"?
> If I really wanna to extract to "--help" directory...
Currently I want to extract to "--verbose". Help me! :)
what is the common between ant and nbi launcher?
To extract to "--verbose" directory just try
<installer> --verbose --extract --verbose
Common way to treat parameters with special prefixes - or -- or / or something
else. There are some limitations, yes.
> <installer> --verbose --extract --verbose
I hope you agree this is bit sophisticated :)
Not really, given that the workaround is nicely described here.
This issue is in fact an issue in the NBI engine, not the NetBeans installer.