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BASHBUG

Section: bashbug (1)

Updated: 11 December 2007

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NAME

bashbug - report a bug in bash

SYNOPSIS

:bashbug [--help] [--version] [bug-report-email-addresses]

DESCRIPTION

bashbug

is a utility for reporting bugs in Bash to the maintainers.

bashbug will start up your preferred editor with a preformatted bug report template for you to fill in. Save the file and quit the editor once you have completed the missing fields. bashbug will notify you of any problems with the report and ask for confirmation before sending it. By default the bug report is mailed to both the GNU developers and the Debian Bash maintainers. The recipients can be changed by giving a comma separated list of bug-report-email-addresses.

If you invoke bashbug by accident, just quit your editor. You will always be asked for confirmation before a bug report is sent.

OPTIONS

--help

Show a brief usage message and exit.

--version

Show the version of bashbug and exit.

bug-report-email-addresses

Comma separated list of recipients' email addresses. By default the report is mailed to both the GNU developers and the Debian Bash maintainers.

ENVIRONMENT

DEFEDITOR

Editor to use for editing the bug report.

EDITOR

Editor to use for editing the bug report (overridden by DEFEDITOR).

SEE ALSO

bash?(1), reportbug?(1), update-alternatives?(8) for preferred editor.

AUTHOR

This manual page was written by Christer Andersson <[email protected]> for the Debian project (but may be used by others).


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