|specify a file (problem-report) which already contains a complete problem report. cvsbug sends the contents of the file without invoking the editor. If the value for problem-report is -, then cvsbug reads from standard input.|
|Change mail address at the support site for problem reports. The default mail-address is the address used for the default site. Use the site argument rather than this option in nearly all cases.|
|-P||print the form specified by the environment variable PR_FORM on standard output. If PR_FORM is not set, print the standard blank PR template. No mail is sent.|
|-L||print the list of available categories. No mail is sent.|
|sends mail to the default support site, or site if specified, with a request for your submitter-id. If you are not affiliated with site, use a submitter-id of net.|
|-v||Display the cvsbug version number.|
The environment variable EDITOR specifies the editor to invoke on the template.
If the environment variable PR_FORM is set, then its value is used as the file name of the template for your problem-report editing session. You can use this to start with a partially completed form (for example, a form with the identification fields already completed).
Problem reports have to be in a particular form so that a program can easily manage them. Please remember the following guidelines:
See the GNU Info file cvsbug.info or the document Reporting Problems With cvsbug for detailed information on reporting problems
o describe only one problem with each problem report. o For follow-up mail, use the same subject line as the one in the automatic acknowledgement. It consists of category, PR number and the original synopsis line. This allows the support site to relate several mail messages to a particular PR and to record them automatically. o Please try to be as accurate as possible in the subject and/or synopsis line. o The subject and the synopsis line are not confidential. This is because open-bugs lists are compiled from them. Avoid confidential information there.
Submit small code samples with the PR. Contact the support site for instructions on submitting larger test cases and problematic source code.
/tmp/p$$ copy of PR used in editing session
/tmp/pf$$ copy of empty PR form, for testing purposes
/tmp/pbad$$ file for rejected PRs
See INSTALL for installation instructions.
Jeffrey Osier, Brendan Kehoe, Jason Merrill, Heinz G. Seidl (Cygnus Support)
Copyright (c) 1992, 1993 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
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|February 1993||CVSBUG (8)||xVERSIONx|