man : sendbug(1)
SENDBUG(1) OpenBSD Reference Manual SENDBUG(1)
sendbug - report a bug in OpenBSD
sendbug is used to submit problem reports (PRs) to the OpenBSD bugs
database. A template PR is opened in a text editor with some system
information already filled in, such as machine architecture, dmesg(8),
usbdevs(8), pcidump(8), and acpidump(8). The pcidump(8) and acpidump(8)
output are important for ACPI development and can only be included if
sendbug is run as root.
Fields enclosed in `<>' should be completed by the user. Once the PR is
filled out, the user exits the editor and is presented with a choice:
a)bort, e)dit, or s)end. If abort is selected, the report is not deleted
and the pathname of the report is printed. If edit is selected, the user
is given a chance to re-edit the report.
If send is selected, the report is mailed to the bugs database, with a Cc
to the author. An auto-generated reply will be sent confirming the mail
has been received. Any follow up mail to the PR should keep the same
The bugs database can be queried using the online bug tracking system
available at http://www.openbsd.org/query-pr.html. This allows users to
search for PRs based on either PR number or content.
The options are as follows:
-D Do not attach dmesg(8), usbdevs(8), pcidump(8), and acpidump(8)
output to the report. This information is very helpful in
reports, but may contain sensitive information about the sender.
This flag helps protect users' privacy in those cases.
-E The acpidump(8) output includes base64 encoded files. This flag
causes sendbug to read a PR from the standard input, decode the
files, and write them into the current directory.
-P Generate and print the template with system information filled
-V Print the version number.
Specifies an editor to use. If both EDITOR and VISUAL are set,
VISUAL takes precedence. If neither EDITOR nor VISUAL are set,
the default is vi(1).
Filename of PR form to use instead of using the built-in form.
Such a PR form can be partially pre-completed to make the process
TMPDIR Specifies a directory for temporary files to be created. The
default is /tmp.
/tmp/p.XXXXXXXXXX temporary PR report
sendbug was written from scratch for the public domain by Ray Lai
The content of the PR is not confidential; it is sent out to a public
mailing list. Sensitive, security related issues should be sent via
email to <securityATOpenBSD.org>.
OpenBSD 4.9 April 20, 2010 OpenBSD 4.9