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git-bugreport - Collect information for user to file a bug report


git bugreport [(-o | --output-directory) <path>] [(-s | --suffix) <format>]


Collects information about the user’s machine, Git client, and repository state, in addition to a form requesting information about the behavior the user observed, and stores it in a single text file which the user can then share, for example to the Git mailing list, in order to report an observed bug.

The following information is requested from the user:

  • Reproduction steps

  • Expected behavior

  • Actual behavior

The following information is captured automatically:

  • git version --build-options

  • uname sysname, release, version, and machine strings

  • Compiler-specific info string

  • A list of enabled hooks

  • $SHELL

Additional information may be gathered into a separate zip archive using the --diagnose option, and can be attached alongside the bugreport document to provide additional context to readers.

This tool is invoked via the typical Git setup process, which means that in some cases, it might not be able to launch - for example, if a relevant config file is unreadable. In this kind of scenario, it may be helpful to manually gather the kind of information listed above when manually asking for help.


-o <path>
--output-directory <path>

Place the resulting bug report file in <path> instead of the current directory.

-s <format>
--suffix <format>

Specify an alternate suffix for the bugreport name, to create a file named git-bugreport-<formatted suffix>. This should take the form of a strftime(3) format string; the current local time will be used.


Create a zip archive of supplemental information about the user’s machine, Git client, and repository state. The archive is written to the same output directory as the bug report and is named git-diagnostics-<formatted suffix>.

Without mode specified, the diagnostic archive will contain the default set of statistics reported by git diagnose. An optional mode value may be specified to change which information is included in the archive. See git-diagnose[1] for the list of valid values for mode and details about their usage.


Part of the git[1] suite