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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.

SEE ALSO
       bash(1)

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

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

GNU Bash-4.4		       2016 February 15			    BASHBUG(1)

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