SENDBUG(1) BSD General Commands Manual SENDBUG(1)NAMEsendbug — mail a system bug report to 4bsd-bugs
Bug reports sent to `4bsd-bugs@Berkeley.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-bugs@Berkeley.EDU' or
the address specified on the command line.
Sendbug will utilize the following environment variable if it exists:
EDITOR Specifies the preferred editor. If EDITOR is not set, sendbug
defaults to vi(1).
/usr/share/misc/bugformat Contains the bug report outline.
SEE ALSOvi(1), environ(7), bugfiler(8), sendmail(8)HISTORY
The sendbug command appeared in 4.2BSD.
4.2 Berkeley Distribution June 4, 1993 4.2 Berkeley Distribution