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Updated: Thursday, June 13, 2019
 
 

bashbug (1)

Name

bashbug - report a bug in bash

Synopsis

bashbug [--version] [--help] [email-address]

Description

BASHBUG(1)                  General Commands Manual                 BASHBUG(1)



NAME
       bashbug - report a bug in bash

SYNOPSIS
       bashbug [--version] [--help] [email-address]

DESCRIPTION
       bashbug is a shell script to help the user compose and mail bug reports
       concerning bash in a standard format.  bashbug invokes the editor spec-
       ified by the environment variable EDITOR on a temporary copy of the bug
       report format outline. The user must fill in the appropriate fields and
       exit  the  editor.   bashbug  then  mails  the completed report to bug-
       bash@gnu.org, or email-address.  If the report cannot be mailed, it  is
       saved in the file dead.bashbug in the invoking user's home directory.

       The  bug report format outline consists of several sections.  The first
       section provides information about the machine, operating  system,  the
       bash  version,  and  the  compilation  environment.  The second section
       should be filled in with a description of the bug.  The  third  section
       should  be  a  description  of  how to reproduce the bug.  The optional
       fourth section is for a proposed fix.  Fixes are encouraged.

ENVIRONMENT
       bashbug will utilize the following environment variables if they exist:

       EDITOR Specifies the preferred editor. If EDITOR is  not  set,  bashbug
              attempts  to  locate  a number of alternative editors, including
              emacs, and defaults to vi.

       HOME   Directory in which the failed bug report is saved  if  the  mail
              fails.

       TMPDIR Directory in which to create temporary files and directories.


ATTRIBUTES
       See attributes(7) for descriptions of the following attributes:


       +---------------+------------------+
       |ATTRIBUTE TYPE | ATTRIBUTE VALUE  |
       +---------------+------------------+
       |Availability   | shell/bash       |
       +---------------+------------------+
       |Stability      | Volatile         |
       +---------------+------------------+
SEE ALSO
       bash(1)

AUTHORS
       Brian Fox, Free Software Foundation
       bfox@gnu.org

       Chet Ramey, Case Western Reserve University
       chet@po.cwru.edu



NOTES
       This     software     was    built    from    source    available    at
       https://github.com/oracle/solaris-userland.   The  original   community
       source                was                downloaded                from
       https://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/bash/bash-4.4.18.tar.gz

       Further information about this software can be found on the open source
       community website at https://www.gnu.org/software/bash.



GNU Bash-4.4                   2016 February 15                     BASHBUG(1)