octave-bug(1) 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, [email protected].


-s subject
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
<[email protected]>