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reportbug: Write the bug report to a file instead of sending it by e-mail.
$ reportbug -o ${filename} ${package}
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The command reportbug -o ${filename} ${package} is a command-line command used in Linux systems to report a bug in a specific package. Let's break down the command:

  • reportbug: It is the name of the command itself. It is a tool used to report bugs in Debian-based systems.

  • -o ${filename}: The -o option specifies the output file for the bug report. ${filename} is a placeholder for the actual name of the file you want to use. You can replace ${filename} with the path and name of the file where you want to save the bug report. For example, -o ~/bug_report.txt means the bug report will be saved in the home directory with the file name bug_report.txt.

  • ${package}: It represents the package that you want to report a bug for. ${package} is again a placeholder for the actual name of the package. You need to replace ${package} with the name of the package you want to report a bug for. For example, firefox or apache2.

When you execute this command, it will generate a bug report for the specified package and save it in the file specified with the -o option. The report can then be shared or submitted to the appropriate bug tracking system or developers for further investigation and resolution.

This explanation was created by an AI. In most cases those are correct. But please always be careful and never run a command you are not sure if it is safe.
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