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BASHBUG(1)                                                          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 specified 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 com-
       pleted report to bug-bashATgnu.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 defaults to emacs.

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

       TMPDIR Directory in which to create temporary files and directories.

SEE ALSO
       bash(1)

AUTHORS
       Brian Fox, Free Software Foundation
       bfoxATgnu.org

       Chet Ramey, Case Western Reserve University
       chetATpo.edu



GNU Bash-4.0                     1998 July 30                       BASHBUG(1)