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 completed report to email@example.com, or
address. If the report cannot be mailed, it is saved in the
file dead.bashbug in the invoking users 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.
bashbug will utilize the following environment variables if they exist:
Specifies the preferred editor. If
EDITOR is not set,
bashbug defaults to
Directory in which the failed bug report is saved if the mail fails.