Section: User Commands (1)
Updated: 2016 February 15
bashbug - report a bug in bash
is a shell script to help the user compose and mail bug reports
concerning bash in a standard format.
invokes the editor specified by the environment variable
on a temporary copy of the bug report format outline. The user must
fill in the appropriate fields and exit the editor.
then mails the completed report to firstname.lastname@example.org
. If the report cannot be mailed, it is saved in the
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.
will utilize the following environment variables if they exist:
Specifies the preferred editor. If
is not set,
attempts to locate a number of alternative editors, including
and defaults to vi.
Directory in which the failed bug report is saved if the mail fails.
Directory in which to create temporary files and directories.
Brian Fox, Free Software Foundation
Chet Ramey, Case Western Reserve University