[Reportbug-maint] Bug#677515: reportbug: response options undocumented

Thilo Six T.Six at gmx.de
Thu Jun 14 13:50:15 UTC 2012

Hello whatmeurgent,

Excerpt from whatmeurgent:

> Package: reportbug
> Version: 6.3.1
> Severity: important
> Dear Maintainer,
> This is a bug that's trivial to fix but greatly impacts usability
> for a user, and also usefulness of bug reports for package
> maintainers.
> Here are pastes of two of reportbug's prompts:
> Is the bug you found listed above [y|N|b|m|r|q|s|f|e|?]

If you enter '?' it will display:

Is the bug you found listed above [y|N|b|m|r|q|s|f|e|?]? ?
y - Problem already reported; optionally add extra information.
N - (default) Problem not listed above; possibly check more (skip to Next page).
b - Open the complete bugs list in a web browser.
m - Get more information about a bug (you can also enter a number without
selecting "m" first).
r - Redisplay the last bugs shown.
q - I'm bored; quit please.
s - Skip remaining problems; file a new report immediately.
f - Filter bug list using a pattern.
e - Open the report using an e-mail client.
? - Display this help.

same here:

> Submit this report on ------ (e to edit) [Y|n|a|c|e|i|l|m|p|q|d|t|s|?]?

Submit this report on kdm (e to edit) [Y|n|a|c|e|i|l|m|p|q|d|t|s|?]? ?
Y - (default) Save the report into bugreport-20120614_135108 .
n - Don't submit the bug report; instead, save it in a temporary file (exits
a - Attach a file.
c - Change editor and re-edit.
e - Re-edit the bug report.
i - Include a text file.
l - Pipe the message through the pager.
m - Choose a mailer to edit the report.
p - print message to stdout.
q - Save it in a temporary file and quit.
d - Detach an attachment file.
t - Add tags.
s - Add a X-Debbugs-CC recipient (a CC but after BTS processing).
? - Display this help.

> Great. Most users will know what options Y and N mean, and (e to edit)
> is explained. That leaves just 12 unexplained options ...
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