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SENDBUG(1)                   BSD Reference Manual                   SENDBUG(1)

NAME
     sendbug - mail a system bug report to 4bsd-bugs

SYNOPSIS
     sendbug [address]

DESCRIPTION
     Bug reports sent to `4bsd-bugsATBerkeley.EDU' are intercepted by a program
     which expects bug reports to conform to a standard format.  Sendbug is a
     shell script to help the user compose and mail bug reports in the correct
     format.  Sendbug works by invoking the editor specified by the environ-
     ment variable EDITOR on a temporary copy of the bug report format out-
     line. The user must fill in the appropriate fields and exit the editor.
     Sendbug then mails the completed report to `4bsd-bugsATBerkeley.EDU' or
     the address specified on the command line.

ENVIRONMENT
     Sendbug will utilize the following environment variable if it exists:

     EDITOR  Specifies the preferred editor. If EDITOR is not set, sendbug de-
             faults to vi(1).

FILES
     /usr/share/misc/bugformat  Contains the bug report outline.

SEE ALSO
     vi(1),  environ(7),  bugfiler(8),  sendmail(8)

HISTORY
     The sendbug command appeared in 4.2BSD.

4.2 Berkeley Distribution        June 4, 1993                                1