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21.5.2. Reporting Crashes

To report a certain crash, enter abrt-cli --report <UUID> or abrt-cli --r <UUID>, where UUID is a Universally Unique Identifier of a crash from the list of crashes; to view this list, execute the abrt-cli --list command. You do not need to remember the exact UUID; either use a mouse to copy and paste it, or enter a unique prefix and press <ENTER>.
~]$ abrt-cli --report 480
>> Starting report creation...
ABRT analyzes the crash and creates a report about it. This might take a while. When the report is ready, abrt-cli opens a text editor with the content of the report. You can see what is being reported, and you can fill in instructions on how to reproduce the crash and other comments. You should also check the backtrace, because the backtrace might be sent to a public server and viewed by anyone, depending on the plugin settings.

Preferred Text Editor

You can choose which text editor is used to check the reports. abrt-cli uses the editor defined in the ABRT_EDITOR environment variable. If the variable is not defined, it checks the VISUAL and EDITOR variables. If none of these variables is set, vi is used. You can set the preferred editor in your .bashrc configuration file. For example, if you prefer GNU Emacs, add the following line to the file:
export VISUAL=emacs
When you are done with the report, save your changes and close the editor. You will be asked which of the enabled ABRT plugins you want to use to send the report. Respond Y to send the report using your desired plugin or N to skip a plugin you wish not to use.

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