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querybts(1)							   querybts(1)

       querybts - view outstanding bug reports on a debbugs server

       querybts [options] 

       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

       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.

       -v, --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

       -B SYSTEM, --bts=SYSTEM
	      Instead of the Debian bug server, use the  server  specified  by
	      SYSTEM.	You  can  specify  help  to  get  a  list of supported

       -m, --mbox
	      Retrieve the given bug number as	a  mailbox  file,  instead  of
	      viewing it.  It will be dumped to standard output.

       --proxy=PROXY, --http_proxy=PROXY
	      Specify  the  WWW proxy server to use to handle the query of 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.

       -w, --web
	      Launch  a  web browser to view bug reports, instead of using the
	      internal interface.  This will also allow you to see all of  the
	      discussion  about  a  particular	bug,  instead  of  the initial
	      report.  (Only the first bug number on the command line will  be

       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 sensi
       tive, and currently take 0 or 1 arguments; arguments containing whites
       pace  must be enclosed in quotes.  Any line starting with # is taken to
       be a comment and will be ignored.

       Generally, options corresponding to the GNU long options  for  querybts
       are   supported,   without  leading  --	sequences.   See  the  default
       /etc/reportbug.conf for all acceptable options.	Options only supported
       by reportbug will be silently ignored.

	      Colon-separated  list of web browsers to try; they will be tried
	      in order, until one succeeds.  You can use %s to substitute  the
	      URL  to be used, and %% to insert a literal percent sign.  If no
	      %s is specified, the URL will be supplied as a normal  argument.

	      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).

       Pythons getopt module is pickier than GNU getopt() about the order  of
       command line arguments; all switches must be specified before the pack
       age name.

       You must have the python-newt package installed to run this program.


       Chris Lawrence .


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