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octave-bug - report a bug in GNU Octave
octave-bug [-s subject]
octave-bug is a shell script to help the user compose and mail bug reports concerning
Octave in a standard format. octave-bug is typically invoked by the Octave command
bug_report which is intended to be called interactively from within Octave. This provides
the best way to submit a bug report for Octave. It creates a template bug report file and
starts an editor on that file. The bug report will be sent to the bug-octave mailing list
once the editing has been completed (this assumes of course that your system can use
email). However, the user could also call octave-bug outside of Octave.
Please read the `Bugs' chapter in the Octave manual to find out how to submit a bug report
that will enable the Octave maintainers to fix the problem. If you are unable to use the
bug_report command, send your message to the bug-octave mailing list, bug-
Specify a subject line for the bug report. Spaces in the subject must be quoted.
octave-bug uses the environment variables USER, EDITOR, and PAGER which can be used for
This document was last revised for Octave version 2.0.16.
John W. Eaton
Department of Chemical Engineering
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Madison, WI 53706
GNU 6 March 2000 octave-bug(1)
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