a bug in OpenBSD
is used to submit problem reports (PRs) to
bugs database. A template PR is opened in
a text editor with some system information already filled in, such as machine
are important for ACPI development and can only be included if
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. Any follow up mail to the PR should keep the same mail subject.
The status of bug reports can be followed by checking the
mailing list archive available at
The options are as follows:
- Do not attach
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.
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.
- Generate and print the template with system information
- Specifies an editor to use. If both
VISUAL are set,
VISUAL takes precedence. If neither
VISUAL are set, the default is
- 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
- temporary PR report
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