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gawkbug - report a bug in gawk
gawkbug [--version] [--help] [email-address]
gawkbug is a shell script to help the user compose and mail bug reports
concerning gawk in a standard format. gawkbug 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. gawkbug then mails the completed report to bug-
firstname.lastname@example.org, or email-address. If the report cannot be mailed, it is
saved in the file dead.gawkbug 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
gawk 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.
gawkbug will utilize the following environment variables if they exist:
EDITOR Specifies the preferred editor. If EDITOR is not set, gawkbug
attempts to locate a number of alternative editors, including
vim, and if it must, emacs. If gawkbug cannot locate any of the
alternative editors, it attempts to execute vi.
HOME Directory in which the failed bug report is saved if the mail
TMPDIR Directory in which to create temporary files and directories.
Brian Fox, Free Software Foundation
Chet Ramey, Case Western Reserve University
GNU Awk 5.2 2022 Apr 18 GAWKBUG(1)