querybts(1)



querybts(1)                 General Commands Manual                querybts(1)

NAME
       querybts - view outstanding bug reports on a debbugs server

SYNOPSIS
       querybts [options] <package | number [number2]...>

DESCRIPTION
       querybts  is designed to provide a convenient and easy-to-use interface
       to the Debbugs bug tracking system, as used by Debian and several other
       projects.   You  can  specify a package name or one or more report num-
       bers.

OPTIONS
       The program follows the  usual  GNU  command  line  syntax,  with  long
       options  starting  with  two  dashes  (`--').  A summary of options are
       included below.

       -h, --help
              Show summary of options.

       --version
              Show the version of querybts and exit.

       -A, --archive
              Browse  archived  bugs  instead  of  current  reports.   Debbugs
              servers clear out closed reports after 28 days and place them in
              a separate archive; this option  allows  those  older,  resolved
              reports  to be viewed (at least for servers that maintain an ar-
              chive).

       -B SYSTEM, --bts=SYSTEM
              Instead of the Debian bug server, use the  server  specified  by
              SYSTEM.   Valid  options are default and debian but check --help
              for an updated list.

       -b, --buglist
              Display a bugs list for the given package.

       --latest-first
              Display the bug reports list sorted and with the latest  reports
              at the top.

       --mbox-reader-cmd=MBOX_READER_CMD
              Specify a command to open the bug reports mbox file. You can use
              %s to substitute the mbox file to be used, and %%  to  insert  a
              literal  percent sign. If no %s is specified, the mbox file name
              is supplied at the end of the argument list.

       -m, --mbox
              Retrieve the given bug number(s) or package name(s) as a mailbox
              file,  instead of viewing it. It will be dumped to standard out-
              put.

       --proxy=PROXY, --http_proxy=PROXY
              Specify the WWW proxy server to use to handle the queries to the
              bug tracking system.  You should only need this parameter if you
              are behind a firewall.

       -s, --source
              Query on source packages, rather than binary packages.

       --timeout=SECONDS
              Specify the network timeout, the number of seconds to wait for a
              resource  to respond. If nothing is specified, a default timeout
              of 1 minute is selected.

              In case of a network error, there are chances it's due to a  too
              low  timeout:  try  passing  the  --timeout option with a higher
              value than default.

       -u INTERFACE, --ui=INTERFACE, --interface=INTERFACE
              Specify the user interface to  use.   Valid  options  are  text,
              urwid,  gtk2;  default is taken from the reportbug configuration
              files.

       -w, --web
              Launch a web browser to view bug reports, instead of  using  the
              internal  interface.   This will also allow you to see the whole
              discussion about a particular bug at once, instead of  one  mes-
              sage at a time as querybts would do.  (Only the first bug number
              on the command line will be opened.)

CONFIGURATION FILES
       querybts supports a simple run control file syntax.  Commands are  read
       from  /etc/reportbug.conf  and  $HOME/.reportbugrc with commands in the
       latter overriding those in the former.

       Commands are not case sensitive, and currently take 0  or  1  argument;
       arguments containing whitespace must be enclosed in quotes.

       Any line starting with # is taken to be a comment and will be ignored.

       Generally,  options  corresponding to the long options for querybts are
       supported, without leading -- sequences.  See the default  /etc/report-
       bug.conf  for  all  acceptable  options  and  reportbug.conf(5) for all
       acceptable options and detailed information.

       Options only supported by reportbug will be silently ignored.

ENVIRONMENT
       http_proxy
              Provides the address of a proxy server to handle the BTS  query.
              This  should  be  a valid http URL for a proxy server, including
              any required port number (simply specifying a hostname, or omit-
              ting a port other than 80, WILL NOT WORK).

SEE ALSO
       reportbug(1), reportbug.conf(5)

AUTHOR
       Chris Lawrence <lawrencc@debian.org>, Sandro Tosi <morph@debian.org>.

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