octave-bug(1) General Commands Manual octave-bug(1)
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 customization.
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
6 March 2000 octave-bug(1)